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Adolphe Bournique Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0015

Scope and Contents

The Adolphe Bournique Collection, 1881-1925, consists of documents tracing the working history of Adolphe Bournique’s glass profession. The collection is arranged into two series:

(1) Batch Books and Ledgers, 1882-1925

(2) Correspondence, Print Materials and Photographs, 1883-1925

Dates

  • 1881-1977
  • Majority of material found within 1881-1925

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in French and 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

Adolphe Bournique was born in Baccarat, France on February 16, 1863. Growing up in Baccarat, a town in France well known for its glass industry, combined with his father’s interests in glassmaking, helped to influence Adolphe to study the art and chemistry of glass. He came to America with his parents in 1874, and by 1881 Bournique was manufacturing coloured and opalescent glass in New York City. During the next 22 years, he built and managed factories that specialized in optical glass, bottles, colored lantern glass, electric bulbs and shades. In 1903, Bournique became the glassmaker for Opalescent Glass Works in Kokomo, Indiana. By 1907, he founded his own company in Kokomo called the Bournique Glass Company and served as both vice-president and general manager. Adolphe Bournique died on July 23, 1913, after a sudden illness.

J.J. Dandoy was the vice-president and factory manager for Bournique Glass Company during the years 1915 to 1917.

Extent

1.0 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1977

Separated Materials

"Bournique Opalescent & Crystal Shades", Catalogue No. 2, 1913, Kokomo, Ind.," was removed upon arrival and added to the Rakow Library trade catalog collection (CMGL 28530).
Title
Adolphe Bournique Collection, 1881-1925
Subtitle
A Guide to the Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Nicolette Schneider
Date
December 2003
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

Contact:
The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA
607.438.5300