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Guide to the Wayne P. Ellis Collection of Kodakiana, 1886-1989 and undated

Collection Overview

The Wayne P. Ellis Collection of Kodakiana spans the dates 1886 to 1989, and was created by Mr. Ellis over the period of nearly four decades. Whereas many photographic collectors concentrate on cameras and photographs, Ellis emphasized advertising and marketing material. As a consequence, the collection is especially rich in print advertisements for Eastman Kodak products that were published in general interest periodicals beginning in the late 19th century. More unusual items are the product catalogs, how-to manuals for both amateur and professional photographers, serial publications for salesmen and photographers, and a variety of marketing and promotional items. There are several scrapbooks of advertising materials with considerable marginalia. The collection also includes training manuals and other publications for Kodak employees. In addition, many items in the collection deal with various aspects of the corporate history of Eastman Kodak from its earliest years up to the mid-20th century.

The collection contains little or no correspondence. There are scattered groups of photographs throughout the collection, though they are few in number. Many are formal and casual black and white photographs of Kodak staff members. Others were used for promotional or sales activities.

Processing Note

Some of Mr. Ellis's material was in excellent order; other items were in greater disarray. The collection has been arranged, as far as practical, according to the type of material. The series names given to each category are as clear and descriptive as possible.

No items were removed from the collection except for some duplicates. Decisions were made early in the processing of this collection, however, to separate several titles for individual cataloging. Notable among these is the entire run of the early periodical Kodakery(v. 1-19, 1913-1932) as well as many issues of the variably titled Photographic Reviewand Photographic Digest,and several others. All of these titles are part of the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library and may be located using that library's online catalog by searching "Wayne P. Ellis" as a keyword. The separation of items may cause some small inconvenience to users of the collection, but it has been deemed impractical to reverse the situation after the fact.

Mr. Ellis also contributed over 160 books on various aspects of advertising to the Duke University Libraries; the titles have been cataloged in the usual fashion as individual books, and are identified in the library catalog as being part of the Wayne P. Ellis collection.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wayne P. Ellis Collection of Kodakiana 1886-1989 and undated
Creator
Ellis, Wayne P.
Extent
8.0 Linear Feet, 6620 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Chiefly single-sheet loose advertisements related to photographic products. Color and monochromatic illustrations. Organized chronologically within boxes or folders. Several collections of advertisements are housed in scrapbooks. NOTE: Serials titles given in boxes 11-14 represent full issues of these titles; issues contain at least one Kodak advertisement (many are on back covers).

[circa 1890]-[circa 1909] and undated
(12 folders)
Box 1
1905-1909
(8 folders)
Box 2
1910-[circa 1920]
(9 folders)
Box 3
1914-1916
(8 folders)
Box 4
1917-1920
(9 folders)
Box 5
1920-1923
(9 folders)
Box 6
1923-1929
(11 folders)
Box 7
1930-1940
(12 folders)
Box 8
1940-1952
(14 folders)
Box 9
1953-1977; international materials [197-]
(12 folders)
Box 10
Ladies Home Journal, June 1905
(7 folders)
Box 11
Youth's Companion, July 1900-Nov. 1913
Box 11
Youth's Companion, 1914 June 19-1926 August 5
(5 folders)
Box 12
Outlook, 1898 June 4
Box 13
Popular Photography, Sept. 1937, Aug. 1948
Box 13
Life, 1911 June 15
Box 13
Saturday Evening Post, 1942 Aug. 2
Box 13
U.S. Camera, Apr. 1947
Box 13
Illustrated London News, 1926 Oct. 16
Box 13
Country Life In America, 1902-1903
Box 13
Harper's, Dec. 1888, June 1905
Box 14
National Geographic, Mar. 1908
Box 14
Outing, May 1905, June 1906, May 1907
Box 14
F. Leslie's Popular Monthly, July 1902
Box 14
Advertisement Scrapbook, 1913-1914 and undated

The two scrapbooks in boxes 15 and 16 contain many corporate ads for the Eastman Kodak Company, with considerable marginalia that detail aspects of publication. Includes many slight variants (near duplicates) of ads, order lists for ad publishing, clipped articles, typed speech on "The Romance of Photography, " personally created ads, and magazine article about George Eastman.

Box 15
Advertisement Scrapbook, 1914-1915 and undated
Box 16
Still cameras, 1916-1973
Box 17
Movie cameras, 1920-1967 and undated
Box 17
1900-1943
Box 17
1940-1973
Box 17
Photography advertisements, Kodak and other, 1889-1911
Box 18
Kodak camera ads by camera type, 1892-1959
Box 18
Kodak lenses and filters, [1901?]-[1954?]
Box 18
Graflex-Graphic, [1908?]-[1946?]
Box 18
Hawk-eye cameras, [1892?]-[1934?]
Box 18
Premo cameras and film, [1893?]-[1922?]
Box 18
Kodak developing machines, [1902?]-[1912?]
Box 18
Kodak film and paper, [1892?]-[1968?]
Box 18
Kodak advertisements from Punch (London), [ca. 1920]-1931
Box 18
Kodak Bulletin, [1939?]-[1945?]
Box 18
Scrapbook #1 (advertisements) 1886-1901
Box 94
Scrapbook #2 (advertisements) 1907-1924
Box 95

Reports, pamphlets, employee handbooks, and various other printed materials related to Kodak's corporate history. Includes annual reports and directors' reports, and several biographical works about George Eastman. Contents of title folders arranged chronologically.

Annual reports: Eastman Kodak Company, 1927-1946
(20 items)
Box 19
1902-1914,
Box 19
1906-1910,
Box 19
1913-1916,
Box 19
1918-1925
(19 items)
Box 19
Kodak Works, 1897
Box 19
The Home of Kodak, 1928-1934
(6 items)
Box 20
George Eastman, 1930
Box 20
George Eastman: A Brief Biography, 1953
(3 items)
Box 20
George Eastman and the Research Bureau, 1954
Box 20
Aristotle to Eastman, [1945?]
Box 20
The Kodak Museum, 1947
Box 20
Hawk-Eye..Kodak's Optical Works, 1951
Box 21
Booklets about the George Eastman House, 1954, 1979
(2 items)
Box 21
Kodak Milestones, 1967-1977
(5 items)
Box 21
Welcome to Kodak Park, 1976
Box 21
How Your Pictures are Processed at Kodak, 1975-1976 and undated
(3 items)
Box 21
A Brief History: Eastman Kodak Company, 1978, 1957, [ca. 1966]
(3 items)
Box 21
How Kodak Got Its Name, 1980
Box 21
Click! A Story About George Eastman, 1986
Box 21
C. E. Kenneth Mees: Pioneer of Industrial Research, undated
Box 21
Kodak Park: Its Products and People, 1949-1959
(4 items)
Box 21
Story of the Kodak Camera, 1951
Box 21
Various employee handbooks, 1919, 1925, 1935, 1938, 1942, 1947, 1985, undated
(12 items)
Box 22
Honorary Master's Degree in Color Processing for employees completing informational assignment, 1965
Box 22
Kodak Photographic Training Department Orientation (notebook), 1952
Box 22
Kodak Color Print and Processing and Photographic Technology Informational Assignment (notebook), 1965
Box 22

Publications relating to photography and commercial activities related to photography. The majority are published by Kodak. Audiences include amateur and professional photographers, employees, and salespersons. Holdings are not complete in most cases. Arranged alphabetically by periodical title, and therein by volume numbers and dates. When it is not clear how many issues there are of each title by reading the volumes and dates, item numbers are given after the title.

For professional photographers. A "source book of examples." Contains short articles on photographs in advertising, many large illustrative photographs featuring various photographers and art directors, and highlights from Kodak Roundtable discussions of photographic issues. First run of each issue features a theme (Composition, Lighting and Interiors, etc.).

Old run: 1:2 (July 1931), 2:2 (Apr. 1932), 2:4 (Oct. 1932), No. 9-13 (July 1933-Sept. 1935)
Box 23
New Run: 1-7 (1954-1957), 9-12 (1957-1959), 14 (1960)
Box 23
17 (1962), 19-23 (1963-1964), 25 (1965), 28-29 (1966), 34 (1967), 36 (1968), 46 (1970), 49 (1972), 54 (1973), 60-61 (1975-1976)
Box 24

For employees. Contains lists of employee suggestions adopted with monetary reward, articles on safety, information on employee clubs (Glee Clubs etc.), inspirational poems and paragraphs.

2:3 (Nov. 25, 1913), 6:3-6:4 (June-Sept. 1916), 7:1-7:2 (Jan.-Mar. 1917), 7:4 (July 1917)
Box 24

For amateurs and the general public. Some original mailing envelopes. Contains how-to articles (stills, shooting in sunlight, focusing techniques, seasonal film hints, etc.), advice columns, information on new products and Kodak services, and "Good Shots" section featuring amateur photos.

4:5 (Oct. 1927), 5:4 (Sept. 1928), 5:8-6:6 (Jan. 1929-Nov. 1929), 6:9-7:7 (Feb. 1930-Dec. 1930), 7:9-8:5 (Feb. 1931- Nov./Dec. 1931)
Box 24
8:6 ? 8:12 (Jan./Feb. 1932-Jan./Feb. 1933), 9:2 (June/July 1933), 9:5 (Dec. 1933), 10:2-10:6 (Mar./Apr.-Nov./Dec. 1934), 11:1 (Feb. 1935), 11:3-11:5 (May/June-Nov./Dec. 1935), 12:1-13:1 (Feb. 1936-Feb./Mar. 1937), 13:3 (July/Aug. 1937), 14:1-17:2 (Jan./Feb. 1938- Mar./Apr. 1941), 17:4-18:2 (July/Aug. 1941-June 1942)
Box 25
New Run: 19:1-19:2 (June-Fall 1946), Holiday Issue 1946, 20:3 (Fall 1947)
Box 25

For professionals (commercial and industrial photographers). Contains many illustrative photographs, information on various types of commercial photography (food illustrations, architectural illustration, etc.), information on new Kodak products, articles on the current trends of photography in advertising (color vs. black-and-white, industry vs. consumer ads, etc.). "Supplement" is thinner, more focused on Kodak products than information by and for colleagues (though some is still present).

8:6-8:12 (Jan./Feb. 1932-Jan./Feb. 1933), 9:2 (June/July 1933), 9:5 (Dec. 1933), 10:2-10:6 (Mar./Apr.-Nov./Dec. 1934), 11:1 (Feb. 1935), 11:3-11:5 (May/June-Nov./Dec. 1935), 12:1-13:1 (Feb. 1936-Feb./Mar. 1937), 13:3 (July/Aug. 1937), 14:1-17:2 (Jan./Feb. 1938-Mar./Apr. 1941), 17:4-18:2 (July/Aug. 1941-June 1942)
Box 25

For professional salespersons. Contains product information (new, updated, replaced) and suggested uses; tables and charts; pictures of products, and sales hints (e.g. recommending Super Ortho-Press Films for medical photography).

3:1-3:6 (Jan.-June 1939), 3:8-3:9 (Aug.-Sept. 1939), 7:1-7:9 (Jan.-Sept. 1943), 1944:1-4
Box 26

For amateurs and the general public using 8 mm and 16 mm films. Features many advertisements for photo products; information on world-wide 8mm and 16mm movie clubs; "Cine Capsules" column with short tips on film-making; features on professionals ("Hollywood Pros at work"); articles on angles, make-up use, splicing, caring for your equipment, etc.; and letters from the public.

25:1-26:10 (Jan. 1958-Oct. 1959)
Box 26

For employees. Contains photographs of employees in the armed services during war years; articles on wartime issues (bonds, conditions in England, rationing, etc.); information on employee clubs and events; information on Kodak Company growth, history, and branches around the world; sections devoted to events and people of each factory (Hawk-Eye, Kodak Park, etc.); and tips for employees on safety, home building, health and hygiene, interior decoration, and even vegetable cookery.

1:1-1:3 (June-Aug. 1920), 1:5-3:2 (Oct. 1920-July 1922), 3:4-5:7 (Sept. 1922-Dec. 1924)
Box 27
5:8-6:1 (Jan.-June 1925), 6:3 (Aug. 1925), 6:5-6:11 (Oct. 1925-Apr. 1926), 7:1-10:9 (June 1926-Feb. 1930), 10:11-11:1 (Apr.-June 1930)
Box 28
11:2-11:9 (July 1930-Feb. 1931), 11:11-12:10-11 (Apr. 1931-Mar./Apr. 1932), 13:1-2 (June/July 1932), 13:4 (Sept. 1932), 14:1-2 (June-Aug. 1935), 17:4 (Aug. 1938), 18:1 (Jan. 1939), 18:3 (Mar. 1939), 18:6-18:8 (June-Aug. 1939), 18:10 (Oct. 1939), 19:6-19:8 (June-Aug. 1940), 19:10 (Oct. 1940), 19:12 (Dec. 1940), 20:2-20:3 (Feb.-Mar. 1941), 21:4 (Apr. 1942), 21:9 (Sept. 1942), 21:12-22:6 (Dec. 1942-June 1943), 23:3 (Mar. 1944), 23:5-23:6 (May-June 1944), 23:8 (Aug. 1944)
Box 29

For amateurs and the general public taking 8mm and 16mm films. Comes with plastic magazine holder. Contains basics of film-making (pacing, distance, hot weather filming and other seasonal techniques etc.); "Good Shots" pages with amateur film clippings; information on Kodak movie aids, viewers, and other products; ideas for amateur films; letters to the editor; advice columns; and public contests.

2:4-3:5 (July/Aug. 1954-Christmas 1955), 4:1-5:1 (Winter 1956-Winter 1956/7), 6:1-16:3 (Winter 1958-Winter 1968/9)
Box 30

For employees. Contains lists of employee suggestions implemented and monetary awards given; employee events; patriotic articles on the military and the war; features on specific employees; and humorous cartoons.

20:5 (May 1917), 21:1 (Jan. 1918), 22:2-22:3 (Feb.-Mar. 1919), 22:7 (July 1919), 22:11-23:3-4 (Nov. 1919-Mar./Apr. 1920)
Box 30

For professional sales staff. Comes with some original mailing envelopes. Contains humorous comics, poems, and stories conveying sales morals ("A fellow ought to know his game well enough to play it outside of hours"); information about and sneak previews of Kodak ads and promotions (e.g., campus ads, seasonal ads, photo contests, etc.); hints on sales (allow the customer to handle the merchandise, show related items in pairs, etc.) and targeting specific markets (farmers, boy scouts, sportsmen, new parents); and information on new Kodak merchandise.

5:11 (Nov. 1919), 6:3-4 (Mar.-Apr. 1920), 6:6 (June 1920), 8:7 (July 1922), 9:1-11:1 (Jan. 1923-Jan. 1925), 12:12 (Dec. 1926), 14:6 (June 1928)
Box 30
16:1-9 (Jan.-Sept. 1930), 16:11-17:9 (Nov. 1930-Sept. 1931), 17:11-12 (Nov.-Dec. 1931), 19:12 (Dec. 1933), 21:11 (Nov. 1935), 22:2 (Feb. 1936), 23:1-12 (Jan.-Dec. 1937), 24:2-9 (Feb.-Sept. 1938), 24:11-12 (Nov.-Dec. 1938), 29:1 (Jan./Feb. 1943), 32:2 (Mar./Apr. 1946), 34:10-12 (Oct.-Dec. 1948)
Box 31

For professionals (dealers/finishers); official magazine of the Master Photo Dealers' and Finishers' Association. Contains "Sales Scents" idea column; advice from experts and colleagues; many ads for photographic products (as well as section devoted to them called "Scouting the Market"); column on retail advertising; articles on customer service; and information on convention of MPD and FA.

40:2-5 (Feb.-May 1965), 40:7-8 (July-Aug. 1965), 41:2-5 (Feb.-May 1966)
Box 32

For professional photographers; official journal of the Photographers' Association of America Contains many ads for photography products; information on exhibits and conventions; professional advice with such issues as price setting and coping with film shortages; series of analyses of one photograph per issue giving constructive criticism; features on individual photographers.

70:1659-71: 1591 (Feb. 1943-Dec. 1944), 73:1604-1615 (Jan.-Dec. 1946)
Box 33

Various titles: until 1908, Aristo Eagle; circa 1909, Studio Light and the Aristo Eagle; circa 1913, Studio Light,incorporating the Aristo Eagleand the Artura Bulletin;by 1931, Studio Light;between 1946 and 1950, called Studio Light Bulletinand/or Studio Light.

For professional photographers; official journal of the Photographers' Association of America Contains many ads for photography products; information on exhibits and conventions; professional advice with such issues as price setting and coping with film shortages; series of analyses of one photograph per issue giving constructive criticism; features on individual photographers.

Aristo Eagle: 7:11 (Dec. 1907), 8:4 (May 1908), 8:10 (Nov. 1908)
Box 34
Studio Light (and the Aristo Eagle): 1:9 (Nov. 1909)
Box 34
Studio Light (incorporating other titles): 4:11 (Jan. 1913), 5:2-4 (Apr.-June 1913)
Box 34
Studio Light: 23:7 (Sept. 1931), 23:9-10 (Nov.-Dec. 1931), 27:2 (June 1936), 27:5 (Dec. 1936), 28:5 (Apr. 1938), 29:1-3 (Oct. 1938-May 1939), 29:5 (Sept. 1939), 29:1-30 (Jan./Feb.-Aug./Sept. 1940), 30:4 (Dec. 1940), 30:5-6 (Mar.-June 1941), 31:1 (June 1942), 32:1 (Aug. 1943)
Box 34
Studio Light Bulletin (and Studio Light): Mar. 1946, May-June 1946, Mar. 1947, July 1947, Sept. 1947, Nov. 1947, Apr. 1948, July 1948, Sept. 1948, Dec. 1948, Mar. 1949, July 1949, Sept. 1949
Box 34
Studio Light: Jan. 1950, Mar. 1950, Aug. 1950, Dec. 1950, Spr. 1951, Fall 1951, Spr. 1952, Fall 1952, Spr.-Summer 1953, Winter 1953, Spr. 1954, Fall 1954-Winter 1954/5, Summer 1955, Winter 1955/6-Spr. 1956, Fall 1956-Winter 1956, Fall 1957, Spr. 1958, Fall 1958
Box 34
48:2 (1959), 49:1-2 (1960), 50:1-3 (1961), 52:1-3 (1963), 53:2-3 (1964), 54:1-3 (1965), 55:4 (1967), 56:3 (1967), 57:1-3 (1968-1969)
Box 35
New Run: 2-4 (1971-1972), Anniversary Issue (1901-1976), Centennial Issue (1880-1980)
Box 35

For professional photographers. Contains many ads, chiefly for Kodak products. Also offers trade articles (sales methods, hot weather developing, etc.), information on photographic tools (printing papers, innovations in color photography), and information on new Kodak products and sales.

18:4 (Feb./Mar. 1940), 18:6 (July 1940), 19:3-4 (Jan./Feb.-Mar./Apr. 1941), 20:1 (Apr. 1942)
Box 36

For professionals. Contains information on Kodak products, and articles on using audio-visual equipment (slide cropping, loading slide trays, storyboarding, presentation design).

1977, 1978
Box 36

For professional photographers. Features articles on professional topics (halftones, stopping lenses, etc.) linked to highlights of useful Kodak products; illustrative photographs; and features on Kodak services.

7 (1945), 13 (undated)
Box 36

For professionals. Includes article presented at International Quantum Electronics Conference in June 1974 (highly technical information on quantum yields, etc.), and a list of laser dyes available from Kodak (several of which are mentioned in the article).

46:3 (1974)
Box 36

Seems to be for employees. Contains information on policies relating to Kodak employees in the military, new Kodak military teaching films, excerpts from speeches by Lincoln.

21:2 (Feb. 1942)- excerpt
Box 36

For professional photographers. Contains articles based on technical memoranda or convention papers, on professional topics (halftones, duotones, posterized negatives, mechanized film processing, etc.). Also offers information on Kodak products and articles on their use, with many illustrative photographs.

2-6 (undated), 8-9 (undated), 13 (1968), 15 (1968), 17 (1969), 19 (undated)
Box 36

For amateurs and the general public. Contains picture-taking tips (taking photographic membership cards, creative still-lifes or reflections, etc.), information on new Kodak books and products, and information on specific camera clubs (e.g., Toronto Camera Club). Issues lack volume numbers and other issue identifiers.

[cover with sunlight effect], [circa 1970], [cover with child's face], [ca. 1975]
Box 36

For professional sales staff. Contains advance information on the new Kodak Instamatic Camera and Kodapak Film Cartridges, with parts breakdown, selling-point highlights, reasoning behind the products, promotional signs to purchase, and questions and answers about the products.

April 1963
Box 36

For professional photographers. Contents include photographs from professional international photographers; essays on specific photographers; and articles on photographic exhibits, types of commercial photography (record jackets), and types of camera.

10 (1974)
Box 36

For professional photographers. Contains informational articles on photography (halftones, phototypesetting, etc.), and information on Kodak products, trade shows, etc.

3 (1985)
Box 36

For professional sales staff. Contains advance notice of new Kodak products; information on promotional items, contests, displays; and sales ideas (TV ads, showing related accessories, etc.).

35:8 (Aug. 1949), 35:12 (Dec. 1949), 40:5-7 (June/July-Oct. 1954), 41:3-4 (Mar.-May 1955)
Box 36

For amateur photographers. Contains educational articles on photography (primarily color photography) in non-technical language; advertisements for Kodak products; many illustrative photographs; and section with suggestions for individuals about submitted photographs.

1:1 (1946)
Box 37

For amateur photographers. Contains many articles on photography (mounting in albums, seasonal photography, series shots, indoor v. outdoor lighting, etc.); many illustrative photographs; information about new Kodak products; and "Good Shots" section with amateur photographs.

Fall 1946, Holiday 1946, Feb./Mar. 1947, Fall 1947
Box 37

For amateurs. Contains primarily detailed information on new Kodak products and shows (including "Profile '76," a multimedia show focusing on people across the country for the bicentennial), also "Tear-Out Tips" on photography.

1975:2-3, 1976:1, 1976:3, 1983:1, 1985:1
Box 37

For professional sales personnel, labeled "Confidential-For Trade Circulation Only-Read and file for future reference." Contains information on new and discontinued Kodak products, price changes, advance information about Kodak ads and promotions, display window and sales suggestions.

24:4 (Apr. 1923), Index for 30 (Jan.-Dec. 1929), 39:1 (Jan. 1938), 39:10 (Oct. 1938), 42:1 (Jan. 1941), 43:11-12 (Nov.-Dec. 1942)
Box 37

For professional photographers. Contains professional articles (doretype processing, darkroom efficiency, fluorescent lighting), many advertisements for Kodak products, and commercial articles (training apprentices, boosting business. etc/)

19:3 (Jan./Feb. 1941)
Box 37

For professional photographers (finishers). Contains advance information on new Kodak products, services, and promotions with ordering information; professional articles (hot weather finishing, copying photographs, coloring photos, etc.); and commercial articles ( advertising, keeping agents interested).

3:3 (July 1929), 3:7 (Nov. 1929), 3:9 (Jan. 1930), 3:11 (Mar. 1930), 4:2 (June 1930), 5:1 (Jan. 1931), 5:7 (July 1931), 5:11 (Nov. 1931), 6:3 (Apr./May 1932), 7:2-3 (Mar.-Apr. 1934), 8:3 (Apr. 1935), 8:5 (June 1935), 9:1 (Jan. 1936), 10:3-5 (Apr.-Sept. 1937), 11:6 (Nov./Dec. 1938), 12:2 (Mar. 1939), 13:2 (Mar. 1940), 15:1 (Jan./Feb. 1942), 20:5 (Nov. 1948)
Box 37

For professional photographers. Contains many ads for Kodak photographic products, information on conventions, commercial articles (national advertising, training apprentices, gift certificates), professional articles (hot weather fixing, focusing wide angle lenses), joke page entitled "Retouching Some Old Ones." Regionally published magazine with slightly differing cover design, but virtually identical contents. Titles vary with region.

4:12 (June 1926)
Box 37
[vol. page cut off] (June/July 1938)
Box 37
6:4 (Oct. 1927), 8:7 (Jan. 1930), 9:6 (Dec. 1930), 9:11 (May 1931), 10:1 (July 1931), 11:7 (Jan. 1933), 11:10 (Apr. 1933)
Box 37
16:4 (Feb./Mar. 1938)
Box 37

For professional scientists and engineers. Contains highlights of Kodak products and articles on photography topics (cleaning plates, washing photographic materials, making microscopic reticles, splicing films, etc.). Technical language used throughout and illustrated with many graphs.

1963:3, 1964:1-4, 1965:2, 1966:1-4, 1968:2-3, 1969:1, 1969:4
Box 37

Contains a variety of catalogs describing a wide array of photographic products. Audiences are both professional persons and the general public. Arranged chronologically within folders or boxes.

Multi-product catalogs, 1890-1916
(26 items)
Box 38
Multi-product catalogs, 1917-1931
(21 items)
Box 39
Multi-product catalogs, 1932-1955
(34 items)
Box 40
Multi-product catalogs (oversize), 1931, 1955, 1961, 1966, 1971-1973, undated
(9 items)
Box 41
Cine-Kodak equipment catalogs (oversize), 1927-1941, 1946-1947, 1950, 1957, undated
(59 items)
Box 42
Kodascope Library catalogs 1924-1938
(9 items)
Box 43
Kodascope Library Review, undated
(2 items)
Box 43
Kodak schools, teaching guides, contests, 1905-1980
(12 items)
Box 44
Multi-product catalogs for graphic arts professionals (oversize), 1910-1985 and undated
(14 items)
Box 45
Materials for the graphic arts (oversize), 1948-1967 and undated
(7 items)
Box 46
Photographic products catalogs (oversize), 1977-1983 and undated
(4 items)
Box 46
Kodak Products for the Professional (oversize), 1953-1974
(6 items)
Box 46
Ansco, 1906-1918 and undated
(4 items)
Box 47
E. and H. T. Anthony, [1860?]-1891
(3 items)
Box 47
Blair Camera, 1895-1911
(10 items)
Box 47
Borsum Camera, 1900
Box 47
Burke and Ames (Rexo Camera), undated
Box 47
Calumet Photographic, [1970?]
(4 items)
Box 47
Camera Place, undated
Box 47
Canadian Card Company, 1907, 1911
(2 items)
Box 47
Central Camera, 1930-1938
(3 items)
Box 47
Century Camera, 1901-1910
(4 items)
Box 47
Commercial Camera Company (Photostat Camera), undated
Box 48
Conley Camera Company (Kewpie Camera), undated
Box 48
Dallmeyer, undated
(4 items)
Box 48
Elko, 1942
Box 48
GAF Corporation, 1972
(2 items)
Box 48
Gundalch Optical (Korona Camera), 1899-1915
(7 items)
Box 48
Hasselblad, [1966?], undated
(2 items)
Box 48
Horne, Thornwaite and Wood, 1890
Box 48
Ilex Optical, undated
Box 48
International Photo Sales Company (Ipsco Camera), undated
(2 items)
Box 48
Manhattan Optical, 1895-1900
(3 items)
Box 48
Minox, undated
Box 48
George Murphy, Inc., 1900-1932
(3 items)
Box 48
Photo Printer Manufacturing Company, undated
Box 48
James W. Queen and Company, 1892
Box 48
Ray Camera, 1898, 1900
(2 items)
Box 48
Riley Brothers, 1896-1897
Box 48
Scovill Manufacturing Company, 1883
Box 49
Seneca Camera, 1904-1925, undated
(13 items)
Box 49
Solar Cine Products, 1970-1972
(3 items)
Box 49
Stirn and Lyon, reprint, undated
Box 49
Sunart Photo, 1896
Box 49
Vives Camera Company, 1901
Box 49
Voigtlander, [1906?]-[1910?], undated
(7 items)
Box 49
Wollensak Optical, 1919, undated
(2 items)
Box 49
American Optical (oversized), [1946?]
Box 50
E. and H. T. Anthony (oversized), 1896
Box 50
Bausch and Lomb Optical (oversized), 1913
Box 50
Bell and Howell (Filmo Camera, oversized), 1939
Box 50
Burke and James (oversized), 1969
Box 50
Calumet Manufacturing (oversized), 1966
Box 50
Central Camera Company (oversized), undated
Box 50
Century Camera (oversized, plus close-ups of cover), 1905
(2 items)
Box 50
Graflex (oversized), 1967, undated
(7 items)
Box 50
Andrew Lloyd and Company (oversized), [1901?]
Box 50
Montgomery Ward (oversized), 1898-1952
(3 items)
Box 50
Photo-Porst (oversized), [ca. 1937]
Box 50
Rieztschel (oversized), 1909, undated
(2 items)
Box 50
Premo (Rochester Optical Company) catalogs, 1890-1909
(26 items)
Box 51
Premo catalogs, 1910-1922
(18 items)
Box 52
Graflex ( Folmer and Schwing Division of Kodak), 1907-1929, 1935, 1940, 1956, 1967, and undated
(30 items)
Box 53

Ephemeral publications promoting a variety of Kodak products, including cameras, lenses, photographic papers and films, darkroom equipment, and photography albums. Arranged by date within folders.

Kodak Instamatic, 1963, 1969, 1974
(3 items)
Box 54
Kodak Signet 40, 1953, 1956
(4 items)
Box 54
Kodak Retina Cameras, 1955, 1957
(3 items)
Box 54
Kodak Medalist and Medalist II, 1941, 1947, 1949
(3 items)
Box 54
Kodak Bantam Special, 1931, 1936
(3 items)
Box 54
Continental Kodaks, 1930, undated
(2 items)
Box 54
Kodak Ektra, undated
Box 54
Super Kodak Six-20, undated
Box 54
Kodak Brownie Cameras, 1958, 1962
(2 items)
Box 54
Kodak Stereo Camera, 1957
(2 items)
Box 54
Kodak Miniature Cameras, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1955, undated
(5 items)
Box 54
Kodak Reflex, 1946
Box 54
Kodak Tourist Cameras, 1949
Box 54
Kodak 35mm Cameras, 1957
Box 54
Kodak Movie Cameras, 1960, 1973, undated
(3 items)
Box 54
Kodachrome, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1964
(4 items)
Box 54
Eastman Professional Films, 1918, 1928, 1931-1933, 1936-1938, undated
(10 items)
Box 55
Kodak Films, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1949, undated
(5 items)
Box 55
Vitava Portrait Papers, 1925, 1930, undated
(4 items)
Box 55
Eastman Plates, 1924, 1930, 1935-1938, undated
(8 items)
Box 55
Eastman Photographic Papers, 1935
Box 55
Velox Papers, 1912, 1915, 1922, 1928, 1934, undated
(7 items)
Box 55
Eastman Professional Films, Plates and Papers, 1938, 1940, 1942, undated
(8 items)
Box 56
Kodak Movie Projectors, 1941, 1953, 1954, 1964, 1936, undated
(6 items)
Box 56
Kodak Slide Projectors, 1937, 1947-1950, 1952, 1954-1956
(11 items)
Box 56
Kodak Filters, 1938, 1940, 1946-1947, 1954
(6 items)
Box 56
Lens Attachments, undated
(2 items)
Box 56
Kodak Albums, 1948
Box 56
Kodak Enlarging Equipment, 1941-1942, 1945, 1948-1950, undated
(10 items)
Box 56
Kodak Pola-Lights, 1949
Box 56
Kodak Darkroom Equipment, 1947-1948, undated
(4 items)
Box 56
Kodak Accessories, 1951, 1964
(2 items)
Box 56
Eastman X-Ray Materials and Accessories, 1922
Box 56
Kodak Programs for Home Viewing, 1979, 1989, undated
(3 items)
Box 56
Guide to Kodak How-To Books, 1974
Box 56
Kodachrome and Kodacolor from All Angles (book), 1942
Box 57
Kodachrome and Ektachrome from All Angles (book), 1949
Box 57
Miscellaneous oversized leaflets, 1948, 1950, 1959, 1966, 1984
(5 items)
Box 57

Pamphlets, bound volumes, and audio-visual publications aimed chiefly at amateur photographers, although some are also directed at professionals. Includes both general reference works and works relating to specific photographic techniques such as flash photography and portraits. Many of these publications are connected with specific equipment. Arranged in chronological order within folders or boxes.

How to Make Good Pictures, 1912, 1928, 1935-1940
(7 items)
Box 58
How to Make Good Pictures, 1941, 1943
(6 items)
Box 59
How to Make Good Pictures, 1951-1952, 1957, 1967, 1972, 1981
(6 items)
Box 60
How to Make Good Pictures, undated
(6 items)
Box 61
Picture Taking and Picture Making , 1898 (5th and 7th editions)
(2 items)
Box 61
Picture Taking and Picture Making, 1898 (8th and 11th editions)
(2 items)
Box 62
How to Make Good Movies, [1953?]
(2 items)
Box 62
How to Make Good Home Movies, 1958-1966
(3 items)
Box 63
Junior Scenarios for Home Movies, 1928
Box 63
Home Movies Made Easy, 1970
Box 63
How to Make Good Sound Movies, 1973
Box 63
Better Movies in Minutes, 1972
Box 63
Maintaining Your Still and Movie Camera and Projector, 1975
Box 63
Kodak Pocket Guide to Video, 1987
Box 63
The Modern Way in Picture Making, 1905, 1907
Box 64
The Fundamentals of Photography, 1928
Box 64
At Home with Your Kodak, [1935?]
Box 64
The Modern Kodak - How to Make the Most of It, [1928?]
(4 items)
Box 64
Photography, 1937, 1942
(2 folders)
Box 64
The Way to Better Pictures, undated
Box 65
Photography Simplified, 1938
Box 65
Photography in Wartime, 1944
Box 65
What to Photograph, 1945
Box 65
X-Rays and You, 1948
Box 65
Photo Tips, 1950
Box 65
The Kodak Camera Guide, 1959
Box 65
The Here's How Book of Photography, 1971
Box 65
The Here's How Book of Photography, vol. 2, 1977
Box 65
Kodak Master Photoguide, 1981
Box 65
Kodak Pocket Guide to Great Picture Taking, 1984
Box 65
Kodak Reference Handbook, 1940-1949, [1943?], 1948
(3 items)
Box 66
Kodak Photographic Handbook, [1952?], [1964?], [1973?]
(3 items)
Box 67
Kodak Information Book, 1943
Box 68
The Joy of Photography, 1979
Box 68
More Joy of Photography, 1981
Box 68
What You Can do With a Kodak, undated
Box 68
About Lenses, 1921-1922, 1923, 1925
(4 items)
Box 69
Artura Results, undated, 8th, 9th, 17th, 19th eds.
(4 items)
Box 69
Cine-Kodak, 1923-1924, 1928, 1931-1932, 1936, 1946, undated
(15 items)
Box 69
Kodak Films, 1947, 1952-1954, 1956, 1975, 1978
(8 items)
Box 69
Seed Plates, undated
Box 69
Slide Showmanship with a Kodak Carousel Projector, 1975
Box 69
Kodak Filters, 1956
Box 69
Picture Taking at Night, 1935
Box 69
Let's Take Kodacolor Pictures, 1952
Box 69
Enlarging, 1897, 1910, 1915, 1921-1922, 1924, 1926, 1934-1935, 1952
(10 items)
Box 70
Kodascope, 1926-1927, 1929, 1932, 1934, 1937, 1945
(7 items)
Box 70
Brownie Hawkeye Camera, 1952-1955
(4 items)
Box 70
Kodak Duraflex II and III, 1952-1954
(5 items)
Box 70
An Amateur Photoplay in the Making, [ca. 1927]
Box 70
Flash Photography, 1915, 1917, 1965
(3 items)
Box 70
Picture Taking with Still Cameras, 1948
Box 70
Better Snapshots of Your Children, 1954
Box 70
Travel Pictures, 1963
Box 70
The Photography of Colored Objects, 1923, 1928, 1938
(3 items)
Box 71
Kodak Guide to 35mm Photography, 1986
Box 71
Photography by Polarized Light, 1938
Box 71
How to Make Ten Dollars a Day with Your Kodak, 1926
Box 71
Adventures in Existing-Light Photography, 1978
Box 71
Kodak Pocket Guide to Sports Photography, 1984
Box 71
Minitography and Cinetography, 1931
Box 71
The Kodak Manual for No. 4 Folding Kodak, 1891
Box 72
Printing, Developing and Enlarging, 1947-1948, 1982
(3 items)
Box 72
Graphic Graflex Photography, 1944
Box 72
Picturing the Times of Your Life, 1980
Box 72
Picturing People, 1976
Box 72
The Joy of Photographing People, 1983
Box 72
Agfa/Ansco, 1943-1958, undated
(9 items)
Box 73
Argus, 1954, undated
(3 items)
Box 73
Bausch and Lomb, undated
Box 73
DuPont Film, undated
Box 73
Federal Manufacturing and Engineering Company, 1948
Box 73
Flashlight Portraiture, 1912
Box 73
General Electric, [1939?]
Box 73
Kalart Company, 1955
Box 73
Medo Photo Supply, undated
Box 73
Sears, Roebuck and Company, undated
(4 items)
Box 73
Sylvania Electric, 1954-1966
(3 items)
Box 73
Practical Photography, 1919, 1923
(2 items)
Box 73
Photography Outdoors, 1911
Box 73
The New Photo-Miniature, [ca. 1890]
Box 73
How to Process Color Negatives (audiocassette), 1975
Box 74
How to Process Black and White Films and Prints (audiocassette), 1975
Box 74
How to Process Color Prints (audiocassette), 1977
Box 74
Introduction to Photography (videotape 101), 1985
Box 74
Basic Picture-Taking (videotape 102), 1985
Box 74
The Art of Photo Composition (videotape 103), 1985
Box 74
Effective Use of Lenses (videotape 104), 1985
Box 74
Existing-Light Photography (videotape 105), 1985
Box 75
Photographers and Their Films (videotape 108), 1985
Box 75
Prize-Winning Pictures (videotape 110), 1985
Box 75
Action Photography (videotape 112), 1985
Box 75
Advanced Existing-Light Photography (videotape 113), 1985
Box 75
Scenic Photography (videotape 115), 1985
Box 75
The Way I See It (videotape 116), 1985
Box 75
Images with Imagination (videotape 123), 1985
Box 75
Glamour Photography (videotape 124), 1985
Box 75
Creating the Print (videotape 502), 1987
Box 75
From Dry Plates to Ektachrome Film, 1921
Box 76
The Silver Bromide Grain of Photographic Emulsions, 1921
Box 76
Gelatin in Photography, 1923
Box 76
The Physics of the Developed Photographic Image, 1924
Box 76
Motion Picture Laboratory Practice, 1936
Box 76
Photographic Sensitometry, 1934
Box 77
Photomicrography, 1944
Box 77
Photographic Chemistry, 1980
Box 77
Commercial Photo and Amateur Finishing, 1924?-1925?, 1935, 1938
(4 items)
Box 77
Films, Plates and Papers for Commercial Photography, 1920, 1923, 1927, 1930, 1934-1935, 1937-1938
(8 items)
Box 77
Color Printing with Wash-Off Relief Film, 1938-1939
(2 items)
Box 77
Kodak Lenses for Professional Photography, 1951
Box 77
Cinematographer's Field Guide, 1978
Box 77
Book of Formulas for Professional Films and Plates, 1932-1934, 1937-1938
(5 items)
Box 78
Kodacolor Portraiture, undated
Box 78
X-Rays, 1922, 1924, 1929, 1933, 1936
(5 items)
Box 78
Motion Picture Films, 1931, 1935, 1938-1939, 1942, 1945, 1947
(8 items)
Box 78
Lantern Slides, 1919, 1927
(4 items)
Box 78
Collodion and the Making of Wet Plate Negatives, 1929
Box 78
Kodachrome Professional Film, 1941
Box 78
Making Service Pictures for Industry, 1952
Box 78
Photomicrography, 1932
Box 78
Professional Enlarging, 1917-1918, 1926
(3 items)
Box 78
Advice for Photographic Studios, 1927, undated
(2 items)
Box 78
Stains on Negatives and Prints, 1938
Box 78
Materials for the Construction of Photographic Processing Apparatus, 1929
Box 78
A Way to Do It Better, [196-]
Box 79
Photo Topics and Techniques, 1980
Box 79
Clinical Photography, 1972
Box 79
Photography from Light Planes and Helicopters, 1971
Box 79
Ultraviolet and Fluorescence Photography, 1972
Box 79
Photomicrography of Metals, 1971
Box 79
Basic Scientific Photography, 1973
Box 79
Photography in ..., 1954
(4 items)
Box 79
Photographic Surveillance Techniques for Law Enforcement Agencies, 1972
Box 79
High-Speed Photography in Product Development, 1955
Box 79
Kodak Plates for Scientific and Technical Applications, 1968
Box 79
Expand Applications of High Speed Photography, 1955
Box 79
Incidental Intelligence About Kodak Resists, 1968, 1969
Box 79
Promotional Programs for the Professional Studio, 1966
Box 79

Training materials for sales personnel and Kodak dealers. Arranged in chronological order within folders.

Sales/dealer manuals, [191-]-[194-]
(7 items)
Box 80
Promotional materials and catalogs for dealers, [194-]-[195-]
(10 items)
Box 80
Eastman Photographic Course for Salesmen, 1938-1944
(3 folders)
Box 80
Conference notes from Kodak photographic sales training, 1956
Box 81
Loose materials from notebook above, 1956
Box 81
Eastman Reference Manual for Salesmen, [1937?]-[1941?]
Box 81

Chiefly ephemeral non-serial publications related to Kodak products, company history, or photographic activities sponsored by Kodak. The novels listed were acquired by Mr. Ellis in order to document the unauthorized use of the Kodak trade name. Arranged in original order.

Proceedings of the Golden Anniversary Convention of the Photographers Association of America, 1930
Box 82
Stereo Photography in Rochester NY up to 1900, 1975
Box 82
The Gospel Kodak Abroad (novel), 1893
Box 82
Down in Porto Rico With a Kodak (novel), 1898
Box 82
Captain Kodak (novel), 1899
Box 82
Publicit├ęs Kodak, 1910-1939, 1983
Box 83
Invoices, 1910
Box 83
Part 1 - Elementary
Box 83
Part 2 - Secondary
Box 83
Hawk Eye Club Awards programs (25-year Kodak service club), 1952-1953

Includes handwritten manuscript of presentation speech by President J. Kowalski.

Box 83
Kodak Park 50 Years Ago: A Boy's Eye View of 1904, [1954?]
Box 83
20 Years of the Kodak Camera Club of Rochester, 1940
Box 83
Program from Army-Navy Production award presentation, 1942
Box 83
The American Boy Photographer, undated
Box 83
Photographic Mosaics: An Annual Record of Photographic Progress, 1888
Box 83

Wide variety of Kodak artifacts such as samples books, albums, and promotional novelties. Arranged in original order.

Velox books (sample black and white photographs), undated
(3 items)
Box 84
Photographic paper samples book, 1953
Box 84
Kodak Portfolio: Sample black and white photographs from exhibition, 1897
Box 84
Album of Dekko prints ( black and white photographs shot with various Kodak cameras), [189-]
Box 84
Kodak photo albums, [circa 1939], [195-], and undated
(4 items)
Box 85
Negative book, 1929
Box 86
Empty photo album, undated
Box 86
Empty negative book, undated
Box 86
Photo album, 1902
Box 86
Sample packaging/film processing envelopes, photos printed as promotional materials, [189?]-[192?]
(76 items)
Box 87

Wide variety of Kodak promotional materials used as giveaways and for in-store use. Almost all have no date, but most are 20th century artifacts.

Stuffed kangaroo with Pocket Kodak in pouch
Box 88
Counter mat
Box 88
Pocket Instamatic matchboxes, various matchbooks
Box 88
Kodak "facts" playing cards
Box 88
Negative pencil, Kodak pen
Box 88
Kodaslide noise-making postcard
Box 88
Kodak Park postcard
Box 88
"Photographic oracle"
Box 88
Processing/calendar cards
Box 88
Kalart sunlight guide for taking pictures
Box 88
Ads/instructions for Kodak Bank
Box 88
Pocket coin bank
Box 88
Kodak coin
Box 88
Instamatic mini-notebook
Box 88
"Filmsbee" (frisbee with film)
Box 88
Magnifying glass
Box 88
65th anniversary buttons
Box 88
Kodak pin
Box 88
French calendar, 1973
Box 88
French paperweight
Box 88
"German Schnapps Novelty" (for New Year's?)
Box 88
Kodak T-shirt
Box 88
Calendar holder
Box 88
Kodak medal
Box 88
Kodak lighter
Box 88
Kodak keychains
Box 88
Kodak puzzle pieces
Box 88
Filter test chart
Box 88
Ma-Time Computer
Box 88
Kodak Banner
Box 88
Kodak reflector
Box 88
"Brownies in Stock!" stamp
Box 88

Chiefly photographs used by Kodak for promotional campaigns, but also includes counter signs and some company history materials, including employee photographs.

Promotional materials, 1931-1978 and undated

Includes advertisement samples, sample scripts for demos, and some foreign advertising materials.

(4 folders)
Box 89
Framed black and white photograph - "No. 4 Panorama," undated
Box 90
Unframed black and white photographs - includes Kodak girl, Velox display, undated
Box 90
Framed photograph - Kodak girl, undated
Box 91
Promotional materials, store-printed, ca. 1920
(22 items)
Box 92
Kodak employee photographs, circa 1918-ca. 1924
(3 items)
Box 93
Biographical information about George Eastman, 1954, 1976, 1988
(3 items)
Box 93
Early Kodak advertisements scrapbook 1, 1880s-1912

[Contents digitized in the Emergence of Advertising in America online collection, numbers K0525-K0565.]

Box 94
Early Kodak advertisements scrapbook 1, 1905-1919

[Contents digitized in the Emergence of Advertising in America online collection, numbers K0566-K0579.]

Box 95

Historical Note

DateEvent(s)
1915Born in Des Moines, Iowa
1937B.S. in chemistry from the University of Maryland
1937Became a member of the American Society for Testing and Materials. Also eventually became a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists.
1939-1989Worked for H. B. Fuller Company
1940-1990Began collecting Kodakiana and related materials because of a "personal interest in business history and American entrepreneurs."
1974-1977Served as Member of Board of Directors, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
1977-1979Vice-President, ASTM
1989Retired and became consultant on stands for materials such as thermal insulation, packaging, adhesives, building sealants and other materials.
1993 25 Sept.Died in Sellersville, Pa.

Wayne P. Ellis was a professional chemist who spent 45 years in industrial research, product development, and marketing of coatings, adhesives, and sealants. He was widely known as an expert in standards and was a leader in the American Society for Testing and Materials. He won awards in the field, published many articles and coauthored a book. Mr. Ellis also was an extraordinary collector in several areas, including Eastman Kodak Company advertising-related materials. He was well known to photographic history enthusiasts and dealers in photographic and advertising ephemera.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Wayne P. Ellis Collection of Kodakiana, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Wayne P. Ellis Collection of Kodakiana was acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1993. The processing of this collection was supported in part by gifts from the John and Kelly Hartman Foundation.

Processing Information

Processed by Imke Rissop-Nickelson, Catherine Saleeby, Stacey Clarke, and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico

Completed August 12, 2001

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico

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