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Kodak Canada Corporate Archives and Heritage Collection Kodak Canada Ltd.--Kodak Heights
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Graphic materials series

Series contains graphic materials related to the operations of Kodak Canada Limited including Blueprints and Plans, Kodak Advertising Materials, and Posters and Signs. Blueprints and plans document the establishment of Kodak facilities in Ontario, including historical blueprints of the Kodak King street plant, as well as early diagrams and cyanotype blueprints of the Kodak Heights property drafted by The Canadian Pacific Railway. Kodak Advertising Materials includes a group of 35 Ad Ledgers containing proofs for Kodak ad campaigns from 1920-1987. Poster and signage include a group of posters publicizing Kodak's The Techniques of the Masters Videoconference Series, early images of Kodak Heights operationas reproduced on large-scale foamcore boards, and Kodak advertising campaigns reprinted on foam-core boards for the Kodak Heritage Museum.

Blueprints and Plans

Sub-series contains plans and blueprints of Kodak factories and facilities in Ontario including : early blueprints and schematics for the King Street plant, approval drawings and area plans for the Kodak Heights facility showing buildings 1, 3,5, and 8, and detailed blueprints relating to the construction of Kodak Brampton Paper Finishing Plant, Building #35. Subject terms have been used to indicate Kodak site locations in Ontario, specifically the King street, Brampton and Kodak Heights operations.

Proposed sidings for the Canadian Kodak Co. Ltd. [Kodak Heights]

File contains 3 blueprints (2 cyanotype reproductions) related to the original land proposal for the Kodak Heights factory in Ontario, showing the outline of the area including proposed buildings, Eglinton and Yonge streets, as well as surrounding lots and concessions. Blueprints pertain specifically to the construction of a steel railway trestle connecting Canadian Pacific rail lines to the Kodak Heights power house (Building 1)

The Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Approval plan for proposed siding to serve the Canadian Kodak Company Ltd. [Kodak Heights]

Item is a blueprint showing the Kodak Heights property in 1930, including Eglinton and Yonge streets in Weston-Mount Denis area. The blueprint, created by the Ontario & Quebec Railway Co. and its lessee the Canadian Pacific Railway Co., outlines railway car clearances required for proposed additional buildings, number 5 and 8.

The Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Posters and Signage

Series contains posters and signs from Kodak Canada Ltd. Most posters are reproductions of the original Eastman Kodak advertisements on foamcore boards for the purposes of display in the Kodak Heritage Museum. Objects originally intended for the Kodak Heritage Museum have been indicated in the notes field of the record. Subjects include: promotional posters from Kodak's The Techniques of the Masters Videoconference Series, advertising campaigns and Kodak slogans printed on posters, historical images of Kodak cameras, and medical imaging posters from the Health Sciences Division of Eastman Kodak Company. Also included are a group of large-scale foamcore posters of Kodak Heights operations reproduced from glass plate negatives in the collection.

Photograph album of Kodak Heights property

Album contains gelatin silver prints mounted on black cardboard inserts. Below each image is a handwritten caption including the subject and date. The images are landscape views of the Kodak Heights property circa 1913 during initial preparations for construction, specifically documenting the wells. Includes several images taken in 1921 of the 4th well, a Kodak building can be seen in the background.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Heights photograph albums

File contains six photograph albums documenting the development of the Kodak Heights property and the construction of the first Kodak Heights buildings during 1913-1916. These albums are consistent in their presentation and physical characteristics, including bindings, construction, and gelatin silver prints and includes inscribed captions in the lower right corner with the title and dates.

Each album is organized by building or site with indexed tabs to indicate the building or construction project. Prints are arranged chronologically within each section, presenting a detailed progression of the building projects from start to finish. Kodak Heights buildings documented include: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 as well as site projects including reservoirs, chimney, sewage disposal, trunk sewage, tunnels, plant nursery. Highlights include a series of images of the Canadian Battalion at Kodak Heights during WWI.

Several images are printed from the glass plate negatives in the collection.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Heights

A photographic album that documents the construction of the first Kodak Heights buildings during 1913-1915. Each gelatin silver photograph is the same size and contains an inscribed caption in the lower right corner of each print. Highlights include a series of images on the Canadian Battalion at Kodak Heights, an image of a sign announcing the new Kodak Heights facilities, and images of the construction of Kodak Heights building no. 1 as well as other site projects. Index tabs: Canadian Battalion, Nursery, Fence, Pile Driver, Chimney, Bldg. #1, Equip't, Coal Trestle, Water Soft'n'r.

Album is arranged according to building or site with prints ordered chronologically within each section, presenting a detailed progression of the building projects from start to finish.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Photographs

Photograph album contains images of various Kodak Heights subjects including: recreational activities including baseball, lawn ball; company field trips, election campaigns for the Board of Governors and the K.A.A. Governorship; rallying support for WWI soldiers and campaigns for victory bonds. Includes a portrait of John G. Palmer (d. 1921), who acted as Canadian Kodak Co.'s first President and General Manager from 1918 to 1921.

Kodak Canada Inc.

Opening of PET plant, Pro Convention & Kodak Fun Night

File contains contact sheets featuring images of Kodak employees at Kodak events, including the at the opening of Canada's first PET Bottle Polymer Plant (28 September 1990). There are also images of Kodak employees dressed up for Halloween at the Kodak Fun Night (4 March 1990). and at the Pro Convention Auction (5 March 1990).

Kodak Canada Inc.

Kodak Heights aerial views 1970s, with text

Item is a print featuring an aerial view of Kodak Canada with text that reads: "KODAK WAS FOUNDED AND GREW TO ITS PRESENT SIZE / PRIMARILY BECAUSE OF THE HIGH QUALITY OF ITS PRODUCTS, / WHICHOVER THE YEARS BROUGHT CUSTOMER PRAISE AND / PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP. THE FUTURE OF THIS COMPANY AND / CONSEQUENTLY THE WELFARE OF ALL THE KODAK PEOPLE, / DEPENDS ON MAINTAINING THIS REPUTATION FOR HIGH / QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTS. / WE CANNOT BY INSPECTION ALONE GUARANTEE THE QUALITY / OF KODAK PRODUCTS - IT MUST BE BUILT INTO THEM BY THE / SKILLED CRAFTMANSHIP AND PRIDE OF WORKSMANSHIP ON / THE PART OF EVERY OPERATOR."

Kodak Canada Inc.

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