Adolphe Bournique Collection
Scope and Contents
The Adolphe Bournique Collection consists of documents tracing the working history of Adolphe Bournique’s career in glass manufacturing. The collection is arranged into two series:
(1) Batch Books and Ledgers, 1882-1925
(2) Correspondence, Print Materials and Photographs, 1883-1977
- Majority of material found within 1881-1925
- Bournique, Adolphe, 1863-1913 (Person)
- Dandoy, J.J. (John J.) (1871 (date of birth) - 1947 (date of death)) (Person)
- Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co., Inc. (Organization)
- Bournique Glass Company (Kokomo, Ind.) (Organization)
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 to Joseph and Melina Bournique. Joseph Bournique, a glassmaker, was recruited by William L. Libbey to immigrate to the United States in 1873. Adolphe Bournique and the rest of the family followed in 1874. Adolphe Bournique entered the glass trade and was working with his father by 1878. Over the next 25 years, he worked in and managed factories in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
In 1903, Adolphe Bournique became the glassmaker for Opalescent Glass Works in Kokomo, Indiana. In 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.
1.0 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased in 1977
"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).
- Workshop recipes Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bournique Glass Company (Kokomo, Ind.) -- Archives
- Bournique, Adolphe, 1863-1913 -- Archives
- Bournique, Joseph (1833 (date of birth) - 1910 (date of death)) -- Archives
- Dandoy, J.J. (John J.) (1871 (date of birth) - 1947 (date of death)) -- Archives
- Glass manufacture -- Chemistry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Glassware industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Archival resources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Kokomo Opalescent Glass Co., Inc. -- Archives
- Adolphe Bournique Collection, 1881-1977
- A Guide to the Collection
- Nicolette Schneider
- December 2003
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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