Expanding the Technicolor Online Research Archive

Material Description

The Technicolor Online Research Archive currently holds 40,000 digitized documents from the George Eastman Museum. This project will expand the archive to hold digital images of documents, photographs, and technology dating from 1913 to 2000, including the remaining 87% from the Technicolor collections at the Eastman Museum, and significant documents from the Margaret Herrick Library and the Smithsonian Institution. These unique collections encompass business, financial and technical documentation, photographs, and motion picture filming, processing and printing equipment used to accomplish the company's signature dye-transfer printing process. The George Eastman Museum cares for nine sub-collections, collectively grouped as the Technicolor Research Archive. These collections include Technicolor documentation, technology, and photographs donated by the Eastman Kodak Company; Technicolor; the family of Dr. John M. Andreas; Karl Thiede (Bill Gleason interviews); Frank J. Ricotta; Dr. Richard J. Goldberg; and purchases recently made by the museum. Linda Mehr, Director of The Margaret Herrick Library in Beverly Hills, and Shannon Perich, Associate Curator for the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., have each agreed to provide the Eastman Museum access to their significant Technicolor related collections for the purpose of digitization and online publication. These collections include Technicolor documentation and technology donated by Technicolor, the Estate of Tom Tarr, Clara Nielsen, Ronald Haver, and Daniel F. Comstock.

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George Eastman Museum


Mr. Jared Case
George Eastman Museum

Ms. Nancy Kauffman
George Eastman Museum

Mr. Ken Fox
George Eastman Museum

Collaborating Institution(s)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science's Margaret Herrick Library; Smithsonian Insitution's National Museum of American History

Date Range

1913 - 2000

Geographic Scope

The nominated Technicolor collections originated in the following geographic regions: California, China, Delaware, Florida, Italy, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and London, UK.


  • 260379 Mixed Archival Collections