Kodak Archives

Eastman Kodak has a long history in both Rochester and the rest of the world. They maintained a library and archives here in Rochester that no one I know of has ever seen.  As Kodak is going through a bankruptcy, I wondered what would happen to Kodak archival materials. After some digging, I found that …

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Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

The Girl Scouts of the USA was formed on March 12, 1912. It was founded by Juliette Gordon Low who organized it after meeting Robert Baden-Powell who had started the Scouting movement a few years earlier. The Girl Scouts help to teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through …

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Kodak News; March 5 – 9, 2012

Leaders from the Rochester Business Alliance met in Albany on Monday with top state officials, including Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy (former Rochester Mayor). New York state has agreed to hire a consultant to study the situation of 1,200 acre Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). The consultant will study future expenses to maintain and/or upgrade …

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Kodak News; Feb. 22, 2012

As part of Kodak’s bankruptcy protection, they asked the US Court for permission to back out of their sponsorship of the Theatre in Hollywood where the Academy Awards are held. Last week, the court agreed. Kodak had signed an agreement for 20 years sponsorship of the theater back in 2000 for a reported $74. It …

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Kodak News; Feb. 6 – 10, 2012

Yesterday it was announced that Eastman Kodak would be phasing out digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital frames. Many media outlets are saying that they are eliminating all cameras but it appears that Kodak will still be making and selling disposable film cameras. Kodak refers to them as ‘OTUC’ for ‘one time use.’ Last …

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My Computer Anniversary

I got my first computer about 30 years ago. I really don’t have an exact date but doing some research, I think am fairly correct. My first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 which I ordered via mail order after seeing an ad in Popular Science. It cost $149 and it was about 6.5 inches square …

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Talk on Agricultural Fairs; Jan. 10

The Greece Historical Society presents: “Innocent Recreation – the Development of the Agricultural Fair” Tuesday, January 10th , 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall by Lynn Belluscio, Curator of the Jell-O Museum In 1812, Elkanah Watson exhibited three Merino sheep under the elm trees on the square in Pittsfield Massachusetts.  The success of this humble agricultural exhibition …

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Local Authors at the Greece Museum

On Sunday, November 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm several local authors will be available to autograph their books. This event will take place at the Greece, NY Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. 14612. Each author will sell their own books accepting only cash or checks (sorry no plastic).   Do some early holiday shopping …

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Happy 125th Birthday to Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on 28 Oct. 1886. It was a gift, through donations, from the people of France to the U.S. The base is a former Army Fort in the shape of an 11 pointed star. The pedestal that the statue sits on was funded by donations in the U.S. A great …

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Edsel

On September 4, 1957 (also known as “E-Day”) Ford Motor Co. unveils the Edsel. Thirteen hundred Edsel dealers offered four models for sale: the larger Citation and Corsair and the smaller Pacer and Ranger. For months, the company had been running ads that simply pictured the car’s hood ornament. Everything else about the car was …

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