George Eastman House Construction Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: George Eastman House Construction Papers
Creator: George Eastman House
Call Number: D.85
Dates: 1902-1906
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical/Historical Note
George Eastman (1854-1932), the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, was a Rochester, New York industrialist, civic leader, and philanthropist.

The George Eastman House Construction Papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduScope and Content
The collection contains correspondence (including some to and from George Eastman), agreements, contracts, etc. relating to the construction of the home of George Eastman at 350 (now 900) East Avenue, Rochester, New York. Topics include shingling, painting, plumbing, electrical work, plastering, telephone system, and interior decorating and furnishings. J. Foster Warner, the Rochester architect, oversaw the construction. The former home is now (1980) the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.

New York (State)--Rochester
Eastman, George, 1854-1932
Warner, J. Foster, 1859-1937
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were received from Richard J. Crego, Assistant Treasurer of the University of Rochester, May 27, 1976.Citation
[Item title, item date], George Eastman House Construction Papers, D.85, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Material
The George Eastman House Construction Papers is one of five collections of materials relating to George Eastman in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The other four collections are:

D.4, the Eastman-Butterfield Collection , a set of notes, interviews and printed information gathered as the resource material for a proposed biography of Eastman;

D.137, the Lawrence Bachmann Papers , also a collection of notes and a draft of a proposed biography of Eastman; an

D.138, the George Eastman Papers , composed of Eastman's correspondence, printed ephemera, and over 4,000 photographs and negatives depicting George Eastman, his family, his friends, his homes in Waterville and at 900 East Avenue, and early Kodak factories and workers. and

D.139, Eastman Research Materials , is a collection of miscellaneous items, including scrapbooks, taped oral histories, photographs, and an extensive newspaper clipping file. As relevant material is acquired, it will be added to this collection.

The collection has been arranged in one chronological order. In the few instances where there were several items of different dates together, they have been filed under the first date.
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055

Content List
Box 1:
Folder 1. August 1902 - March 1903
Folder 2. April 1-5, 1903
Folder 3. April 6 - May 10, 1903
Folder 4. May 11-31, 1903
Folder 5. June - July 1903
Folder 6. August - September 1903
Folder 7. October 1903
Folder 8. November 1903
Folder 9. December 1-29, 1903
Folder 10. December 30-31, 1903
Folder 11. January 1904
Folder 12. February - March 1904
Folder 13. April - May 1904
Folder 14. June 1904
Folder 15. July 1904
Folder 16. August - September 1904
Folder 17. October - November 1904
Folder 18. December 1904
Folder 19. January - March 1905
Folder 20. April 1905
Folder 21. May 1905
Folder 22. June 1905
Folder 23. July - August 1905
Folder 24. September 1905
Folder 25. October - November 1905
Folder 26. December 1905
Folder 27. January - March 1906, n.d.

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