Booklet celebrating the 50 Year Golden Jubilee of Kodak Limited's Research Division at Harrow, England, in 1978.

The full colour booklet features significant individuals involved in the Research Division, as well as some of the important work that the Division has done over time, and outlines its ambitions for the future.

Part of a collection of research material and artefacts assembled by former Kodak Australasia employee Nigel Beale while he was writing Kodak Australasia's company history in the 1980s. An invitation list for the Golden Jubilee Dinner in Harrow, kept as a memento with this booklet, shows that Nigel Beale was invited, but could not attend.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical, educational, defence, scientific and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Description of Content

Seventeen men and five women seated on chairs and standing in two rows in front of a brick building. There is an archway in the background with a metal plaque mounted on white stone set within the bricks. Ivy or trees are visible at the sides of the building, and there are several concrete steps behind the rows of people. Several men and women are wearing or holding hats. The men are all wearing suits, some with long coats over their suits. The women are wearing dresses with handbags and hats. The woman in the middle of front row is holding what appears to be a feathered fan.

Physical Description

16 page full colour booklet bound with two metal staples. The cover is dark blue with a microscopic image or graphic of black molecules. The front has the red and yellow Kodak logo and a white title, Two typed invitation lists for the Harrow Golden Jubilee dinner were found inside the booklet and are registered separately.


This item enhances our understanding of photographic manufacturing and retailing in Australia, by highlighting the global nature of the Kodak company and its subsidiaries around the world, and providing key achievements in photographic research in the late 1970s which was relevant to Kodak manufacturing and consumer success in Australia.

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