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Spillman, Jane Shadel (1942 (date of birth))



  • Existence: 1942 (date of birth)


Jane Shadel Spillman worked at The Corning Museum of Glass from 1965 to 2013. She held a variety of positions, most notably associate curator of American glass from 1978 until her retirement. Born in 1942, Spillman attended Vassar College (AB 1964) and Cooperstown Graduate Program (MA 1965).

Spillman is the author of many books and articles, including _The American Cut Glass Industry: T. G. Hawkes and His Competitors_ (1996) and _Mt. Washington & Pairpoint Glass, Vol. 2)_. She curated many exhibitions at The Corning Museum of Glass, including Glass from the World's Fairs (1986), Dining at the Whitehouse (1989), The Queen's Collection: DAnish Royal Glass (1996), and European Glass Furninshings for Eastern Palaces (2006).

Spillman has been professionally active in glass and museum associations as well, serving as editor of The Glass Club Bulletin.


"American Glass Curator Jane Shadel Spillman Retires," The Gather (Spring / Summer 2013), 4.

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Kenneth M. Wilson and Jane Shadel Spillman References to Glass Found in 19th Century Sources

Identifier: MS-0213
Scope and Contents This collection consists of index cards containing citations that point to 19th century published sources (newspapers, periodicals, and books). Researchers will also find 18th and 20th century references, including references to The Journal of Glass Studies. Citations are not always complete and may require additional research to verify and locate the cited source. The cards are arranged into two categories: Glass Topics and Glass Companies. Within each category, the cards are...
Dates: Circa 1950-1979