Library & Research

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The Kodak Collection comprises 857 items assembled from the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak Company, supplemented by duplicates from the libraries of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House. The collection covers every aspect of photographic literature, with emphasis on early editions of technical treatises and manuals. Titles in English, French and German record technical advances and historical developments at every step in the evolution of photography; documentation of the decades 1880 to 1910 is particularly rich. In addition to classics in the field, the collection includes very rare material and books with distinguished provenance, such as forty volumes from the library of Josef Maria Eder (1855-1944).