Robert C. Friedrich Collection of Glassware Advertisements
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of magazine advertisements for glassware for the table and home. The U.S. American magazines _House and Garden_ and _House Beautiful_ are the primary sources of the advertisements. Companies represented include Steuben, Libbey, Cambridge, Fostoria, Blenko, Seneca, Westmoreland, Duncan, Heisey, Anchorglass, and others. Some of the ads depict women using glassware in domestic settings; one features a woman working in a glass factory during World War II.
The advertisements are largely organized chronologically. A substantial portion of them are pasted into a scrapbook.
- Majority of material found within 1940-1955
- Friedrich, Robert C., 1934-2006 (Person)
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
The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rakow Research Library against all claims, demands, costs and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Library materials.
Biographical / Historical
Robert Friedrich spent most of his career as a librarian with the Queens Library System in New York and was known as the College Point Neighborhood historian. He also owned a collectables shop in California in the 1970s. Friedrich was a collector of milk glass, and he wrote a number of articles for the periodical of the National Milk Glass Collectors Society.
2.7 Linear Feet (2 flat boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from Robert C. Friedrich in 2006.
Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2020.
- Advertising -- Archival resources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Glassware industry -- Marketing -- Archival resources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Robert C. Friedrich Collection of Glassware Advertisements, 1939-1954
- A Guide to the Collection
- Colleen McFarland Rademaker
- March 9, 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description