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McKearin, George S. (George Skinner), 1874-1958

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874 (date of birth) - 1958 (date of death)

George S. McKearin was born in 1874. He owned an antiques shop in New York City and became an expert on American glass. Along with his daughter, Helen McKearin, he wrote two books that became indispensable for glass collectors and scholars: _American Glass_ (1941) and _Two Hundred Years of American Blown Glass_ (1950). McKearin died in 1958. Much of his substantial personal glass collection was donated to the Corning Museum of Glass after his death.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen McKearin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0100
Scope and Contents The Helen McKearin Papers include a wide range of materials, from her many writing and research projects to her time spent working for the WPA. Researchers interested in the publishing process prior to the digital age will find material related to every step of the process. The papers consist of five series:(1) Biographical Information, 1921-1988(2) Correspondence, 1927-1988(3) Index of American Design, Federal Art Project, WPA, 1936-1939(4)...
Dates: 1807-1988; Majority of material found within Circa 1930-1988