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New England Paperweight Collectors Association Records

Identifier: MS-0182

Scope and Contents

This small set of organizational records documents the activities of paperweight collectors, dealers, and makers based in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other northeastern states. The association's newsletter, largely complete from 1978 to 2014, makes up the bulk of the collection. Other materials include membership forms and photographs of members and events.

Materials are arranged in chronological order.


  • 1978-2014


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

The New England Paperweight Collectors Association was organized in 1977 and held its first meeting in September of that year. The first president was Frank Keaney and it was largely through the efforts of Keaney and Roger Jacobsen that the organization came into being. The president is elected for a two-year term.

Meetings are held twice a year, in the Spring and Fall for members to learn more about paperweights through topical programing.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

85.6 Megabytes (2 electronic files)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Digital files created by Ed Poore require PowerPoint and QuickBooks software.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Bernard A. Drabeck in 2014. Acc. 2014.007. Additional materials received from Bernard A. Drabeck in 2016. Acc. 2016.007.

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker and Sarah Tronkowski in 2021.

New England Paperweight Collectors Association Records, 1978-2014
A Guide to the Collection
Sarah Tronkowski
August 12, 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