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James H. Rose Collection on Glass Cup Plates

Identifier: MS-0130

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains a hodgepodge of materials pertaining to Rose's research about and selling of American glass cup plates. It includes photographs of glass objects (mostly unidentified), price lists, annotated copies of Rose's own publications, scattered correspondence, materials relating to his wife (Mary Rose), and other miscellaneous materials. Perhaps the most interesting materials in the collection pertain to Albert C. Marble and include what are presumed to be photographs of his glass and porcelain collections in his home, as well as photographic Christmas postcards portraying items from his collection arranged to form holiday scenes. The materials are arranged alphabetically.


  • 1930-1985


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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

James H. Rose was born in 1899 and resided in Canton, Ohio for much of his life. He was an antique dealer and expert on American glass, particularly cup plates. He wrote several books on the subject of cup plates and worked with The Corning Museum of Glass to curate the 1954 exhibition "The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period, 1825-1850."

Rose died in 1975.


0.7 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box, 1 half Hollinger box)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Photographs of glass objects in Box 2 / Folder 2 are partially or fully laminated, seemingly due to past water damage. Some of the images in this folder will remain inaccessible until conservation work occurs. Use caution when examining the photographs.

Custodial History

Gift of Pam Christoffel, 2007

James H. Rose Collection on Glass Cup Plates, 1930-1985
A Guide to the Collection
Mackenzie Kriel
June 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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