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Williams, Dianne M. (Approximately 1950 (date of birth))



  • Existence: Approximately 1950 (date of birth)


In 2004, after thirty-two years as a teacher and librarian, Dianne Williams turned her energies to collecting Pyrex Ware. Over the next six years her personal collection grew to over a thousand pieces of Pyrex items dating from 1915 -1983, and included Transparent Ovenware, Flameware, Opal Ware (decorated and plain), and hundreds of pieces of print ephemera such as catalogs and original magazine advertisements for nearly every year from 1915 – 1983. After having collected and researched Pyrex Ware in all its many forms, Williams had developed the resources necessary to create a comprehensive collector’s guide for Corning Incorporated’s most recognized name in consumer products. In 2010, the Corning Museum of Glass acquired Williams’s Pyrex Ware collection and the print ephemera as well as her manuscript for a collector’s guide is housed in the Rakow Library.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dianne M. Williams Collection on Pyrex

Identifier: MS-0156
Scope and Contents

The collected primary source materials assembled by Pyrex collector Dianne M. Williams are arranged into five series:

(1) Advertisements, 1915-1980

(2) Photocopied Advertisements, 1915-1986

(3) Booklets, 1922-1943

(4) Ephemera, 1907-1949

(5) Dianne M. Williams Pyrex Book Manuscript, Circa 2010

Dates: 1907-2010