Kodak Canada Ltd.--Brampton



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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.

Records pertaining to plant, equipment, and supplies

Sub-series consists of records related to the construction, outfitting, maintenance and/or use of Kodak Canada's facilities in Toronto, Brampton, Montreal and Vancouver from roughly 1900 to 1987. Includes correspondence, contracts, notes, technical drawings, inventories, order forms, and other ephemera related to plant construction, particularly Kodak Canada's main manufacturing facility, Kodak Heights, at Eglinton Avenue and Weston Road in Toronto, Ontario. Also includes: publicity and public relations records related to plant open houses; records pertaining to Kodak Heights' use as military barracks in WWI; engineering field notes compiled during Kodak Heights construction; records pertaining to the opening of the Kodak processing laboratory in Vancouver, as well as plant procedures and engineering codes.

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Records pertaining to the Kodak Brampton plant

Sub-sub-series consists of records pertaining to the purchase, construction, opening, and closing of the Kodak Plant in Brampton, Ontario from 1968 to 1987. Kodak purchased land for the site in 1968. Construction on the first building--the Distribution Centre--was completed in 1971. Kodak closed down operations of the Brampton plant in 1987 as part of its "Toronto Expansion Program," designed to consolidate Kodak Canada's facilities at its expanded Kodak Heights site. Sub-sub-series includes correspondence, press and publicity records, records pertaining to the planning of open houses and other events, news clippings, construction orders and contracts, and records pertaining to the Toronto Expansion Program.

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Internal documents and correspondence related to land purchase and construction

File contains miscellaneous internal records related to the purchase of land and the construction of Kodak Canada's Brampton facility. Includes speech scripts, internal memos and correspondence, correspondence with Eastman Kodak, documents related to the township of Chinguacousy, and other ephemera.

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Records pertaining to the Kodak Brampton distribution centre opening ceremony

File contains records related to the planning and execution of the opening ceremony for Kodak Canada's Brampton facility. The event was held at the Brampton plant on June 7, 1971. Many regional politicians were invited to attend and Ontario Premier William G. Davis helped preside over the ribbon cutting. File includes: notes, meeting minutes, project reports, order forms, correspondence, site plans, press releases, event programs, and other ephemera.

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Records pertaining to the Kodak Canada Toronto Expansion Program

File contains records pertaining to the Kodak Canada "Toronto Expansion Program" (TEP). Instigated in 1986, the program involved the closure of Kodak Canada's Brampton facilities and the expansion of its facilites at Kodak Heights. File includes the TEP internal newsletter from August 1986 to October 1987, photocopies of news clippings posted to the internal TEP bulletin board, and a draft document overviewing the history of the program.

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Kodak Heights and Kodak Brampton aerial views

File contains many duplicates of two views of Kodak Canada Inc. Brampton location that appear to be from the 1980s. Also, there are a number of views of Kodak Heights that appear to be from the 1960s. Additional prints feature views of the Kodak Processing Laboratory. One print, featuring a painted image by H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd. (engineers) and Allward & Gouinlock (architect) is housed with a caption that reads: Canadian Kodak's new processing laboratory will be the second major building at the company's new 200-acre property near Brampton, Ontario. A final print is a contact sheet featuring images of employees sitting around a computer monitor.

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