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Jay and Micki Doros Collection of American Glass Manufacturing Ephemera

Identifier: MS-0036

Scope and Contents

This collection contains glasshouse money and ephemera assembled by avid collectors, Jay and Micki Doros. The collection is divided into five series:

(1) Assorted Ephemera, 1810-2009

(2) Glasshouse Money, Circa 1813-1994

(3) Postcards, 1901-1990

(4) Stereoscopic Cards, 1862-1905

(5) Clippings, 1903-1996


  • 1798-2009


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Jay and Micki Doros were avid collectors of glass and glass ephemera. Regular attendees of The Corning Museum of Glass’ Annual Seminar, they became active supporters of the Museum. Both Jay and Micki were elected Museum Fellows, and together they were founding members of the Museum’s Ennion Society. Jay served as president of the Fellows from 2015 to 2017.

Jay Doros (1927-2018) graduated summa cum laude from New York University at the age of 18 and became the youngest person to become a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey. A successful businessman, Jay became a recognized authority on antique glass. The couple originally focused their collections on cut glass, then art glass, and eventually turned their attention to Tiffany glass, jewelry, and other works.


4.4 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger boxes, 1 card file box, and 1 flat box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Jay and Micki Doros in 2011-2012. Additional materials were received from Paul Doros in 2021.

Accession 2021.023

Related Materials

Related glass accessions at The Corning Museum of Glass include 2021.4.31 through 2021.4.50 and 2021.7.1 through 2021.7.28.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Tronkowski in 2022.

Jay and Micki Doros Collection of American Glass Manufacturing Ephemera, 1798-2009
A Guide to the Collection
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Sarah Tronkowski
January 06, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA