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Phoenix Award Committee



  • Existence: 1971 (date of establishment)


The Phoenix Award Committee formed in 1971 when representatives of nineteen major suppliers to the glass industry met to form an association to recognize individuals for excellence in their contributions to the field of glass. Burt Gussow, then publisher of _The Glass Industry_ magazine, led the formation of the committee. Committee members serve as individuals, not representatives of corporations, but must be employed by a company which is a supplier to the glass manufacturing industry.

Since 1971, awards have been made annually to living individuals with noteworthy work in glass science, production, or education. Each Phoenix Award winner receives a Steuben crystal phoenix bird, standing on a glass flame, and mounted on a wooden pedestal. The award is conferred at a formal dinner, accompanied by a press release and publicity in local and international media, as well as in glass industry publications.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Phoenix Award Committee Records

Identifier: MS-0196
Scope and Contents

These records, which document the honoring of outstanding individuals in the field of glass science, production, and education, are divided into two series:

(1) Administrative Records, 1971-2019

(2) Award Ceremony Records, 1971-2016

Dates: 1971-2019