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George L. Thompson Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 01, Folder: 01
Identifier: SC-0001

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of one letter written by George L. Thompson to Lynn B. Rogut in 1975. In the letter he responds to questions received in an earlier letter from Rogut about his background and what influenced his design for Steuben's glass sculpture "Sea Breeze." In conclusion, he asks to see a copy of her finished paper.


  • 1975


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

George L. Thompson was born in Nebraska and received degrees in architecture from the University of Minnesota and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Thompson joined the design department at Steuben Glass Works in 1936 and was a senior staff designer until his retirement in 1974. Thompson's designs were included in every Steuben Glass exhibition during his tenure. His works are in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City; Palais du Louvre, Paris; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Lynn B. Rogut in 2021.

Accession 2021.008

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Tronkowski in 2021.

George L. Thompson Correspondence, 1975
A Guide to the Collection
Sarah Tronkowski
July 6, 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