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Bandhu Scott Dunham Papers

Identifier: MS-0038

Scope and Contents

The Bandhu Scott Dunham Papers are largely composed of collected materials about glass artists, including articles, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and photographs of their work. Materials by and about Dunham, including articles, correspondence, exhibition announcements, and a sticker for his "Xorplex" line of glass pipes, may be found in Box 2. Also of interest are materials pertaining to the glass pipe industry, including material on the exhibition "Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes."


  • 1989-2016


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 this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Born Scott Dunham in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Dunham changed his name to Bandhu Scott Dunham as an adult. The name Bandhu, which means “friend” or “brother” in Bengali, was given to him by his spiritual teacher Lee Lozowick. He has participated in exhibitions around the world, including Japan, Canada, Germany, and Taiwan. In 2010, Bandhu was Foreign Guest Professor at Osaka University of Arts, in Osaka, Japan. He is the author of Contemporary Lampworking (three volumes), considered to be the authoritative text on the subject. He attended Princeton University, where he received informal training from the University glassblower. He founded Salusa Glassworks in 1980 in Arizona. He is best known for his goblets, spheres, menorahs, and kinetic sculptures. His work is displayed in museums throughout the world, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, Kobe Lampwork Glass Museum, Kobe, Japan, and Museum für Glaskunst, Lauscha, Germany.


3.3 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Boxes, 2 Flat Boxes)

Bandhu Scott Dunham Papers, 1989-2016
A Guide to the Papers
Joe Schill and Colleen McFarland Rademaker
September 19, 2017
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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