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Eastman Chemical Company


In 1920 George Eastman of Eastman Kodak Company purchased a wood distillation plant in Kingsport, Tennessee and founded the Tennessee Eastman Corporation to make Eastman Kodak independent of European sources of chemicals critical to the manufacture of photographic film. In 1951 Tennessee Eastman Corporation became Tennessee Eastman Company, Division of Eastman Kodak Company. Tennessee Eastman Company became part of the Eastman Chemicals Division in 1968, and in 1990 Eastman Chemical Division became Eastman Chemical Company, a division of Eastman Kodak Company.

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Eastman Chemical Company History

 Collection — other: 1 folder in Box 16
Identifier: 500-AppMs 418
Arrangement The collection consists of one folder.