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Kate Elliott Papers

Identifier: MS-0238

Scope and Contents

This small manuscript collection consists mainly of correspondence between staff at the Pilchuck Glass School as they assembled a comprehensive list of glass artists from around the world who would eventually receive program materials from the School. Included is the original letter and request for information, a list of recipients, and their replies as well as the final list of glass artists.


  • 1972-1980


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

Kate Elliott started her career in glass as a student of Harvey Littleton at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1971. Elliott was among the earliest participants at the Pilchuck Glass School (1972). Later she taught Professional Practices for Artists there, served as acting director (1990) and still serves on the Trustee Circle. She was the artistic and business assistant to Dale Chihuly (1974-88) and the secretary of the Sculpture Department at Rhode Island School of Design (1976-1979) where she expedited the Visiting Artists Program instituted by Chihuly in 1976. Elliott worked as a private art dealer specializing in glass (1980-93) in Arizona and Washington. She is now a certified appraiser of contemporary studio glass based in Oregon.


.2 Linear Feet (01 half Hollinger boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Kate Elliott in 2021.

Accession 2021.010

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Tronkowski in 2021.
Kate Elliott Papers, 1972-1980
A Guide to the Collection
Sarah Tronkowski
July 15, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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