Kodak Ephemera Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Kodak branded promotional items including: inflatable beach balls, wallet, bags, scarf, photo album, money-belt and slide boxes. Also a limited edition Denby ceramic mug with a cartoon about photographic film developing entitled “The assistant who turned the lights on while the boss was printing”, and pin badges showing Disney characters to celebrate Kodak's sponsorship of the EuroDisney theme park.

There are also items relating to sales and photograph processing such as a Kodak 12 photograph 35mm panoramic camera with film (box still sealed with camera inside), “Advanced Photos” box for panoramic prints, a selection of photograph wallets, “Gold Ultra Film” box, and a prestige stand for the display of cameras on the shop counter. There are several copies of the Marketing Education Center Benefits Analysis Workbook entitled “How to turn Features into Sales” from 1974.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Eastman Kodak Company is a multinational technology company based in the United States. It was founded by George Eastman in 1888. Kodak is widely known for its photographic film products. It was one of the foremost photographic film businesses of the 20th Century.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the archivist.

Acquisition Information

This material was transferred to the archive from the National Media Museum.

Other Finding Aids

A box list is available from the Archivist on request.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Frances Lund, Assistant Archivist, March/April 2014. Amendments by Katharine Short, May 2016.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of this material originates with Kodak.

Related Material

Books and journals donated to DMU from the Kodak research department library have been catalogued as a sequence within the DMU Rare Books. These can be searched on the main DMU Library catalogue: http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/dmu/.

The company archives of Kodak's British branch are held at the British Library. There is also a significant Kodak collection at the National Media Museum.