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Stained Glass Association of America



  • Existence: 1903 (date of establishment)


The Stained Glass Association of America was founded in 1903 as the National Ornamental Glass Manufacturers Association in Columbus, Ohio. Representatives of approximately 45 stained glass comapanies gathered to create a national association, an idea which had been in circulation for several years. The first officers were Mr. Flanagan of Chicago (President), Mr. Mueller of Milwaukee (Treasurer), and Mr. Ludwig von Gerichten (Secretary). The association was founded to help stained glass manufacturers respond to organized labor and decreasing prices for stained glass installations.

The association founded a periodical in 1906, which continues to be published today as Stained Glass: Quarterly of the Stained Glass Association of America. In the mid 1920s, the organization changes its name to its current name, Stained Glass Association of America.


Paul von Gerichten, "Founding the Association -- A Retrospect." Stained Glass, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Winter 1936-1937).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Millard Papers

Identifier: MS-0208
Content Description The bulk of Richard Millard's papers consists of printed posts to the _Stained Glass Forum_, an online discussion group created in 2004. While Millard's own posts comprise the majority of the material, researchers will find posts of others to whom Millard responded or who responded to Millard. Other email correspondence may occasionally be found among the discussion group posts. The posts are organized chronologically largely address stained glass techniques and education. Millard's role in...
Dates: 1977-2010

Stained Glass Association of America Records

Identifier: MS-0205
Scope and Contents The Stained Glass Association of America Records document the activities of a professional association for stained glass designers, fabricators, and studio owners. The collection is divided into seven series: (1) Executive Functions, 1922-2008(2) Committees, 1922-2012(3) Photographs and Negatives, 1952-2000(4) Slides, 1947-1991(5) Scrapbooks, Circa 1960-1969(6) Artifacts, 1981-2003(7) Audiovisual...
Dates: 1922-2012