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Joel Philip Myers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0105

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the career of Studio Glass artist Joel Philip Myers. It is divided into eight series, two of which of been further arranged in subseries. The series and subseries arrangement of the materials are as follows:

(1) Interviews, 2007

(2) Portfolios, 1986, 2006

(3) Projects, 1975-1976, 1993

(4) Published Materials, 1965-2014

(5) Writings, 2004

(6) Miscellaneous, 1976-2013

(7) Photographic Materials, 1958-2008

(8) Posters, Circa 1970-1999

Dates

  • 1958-2014

Creator

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

Joel Philip Myers is a contemporary glass artist, who was born in Patterson, New Jersey, in 1934. In 1951, he entered the Parsons School of Design, and graduated with honors in the Department of Advertising Design. In 1963, he received his BFA in Ceramic Design from New York State College, and began working for the Blenko Glass Company in Milton, West Virginia as the the design director. While at Blenko, Myers honed his glassblowing skills, and in 1968, earned his MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University in New York. Myers left Blenko in 1970 to begin the glass department at Illinois State University, Normal. Although he officially retired from teaching at Illinois State in 1997, Myers continued teaching and making glass.

Myers is widely recognized as a pioneer of the Studio Glass movement. For his accomplishments in the field of contemporary glass, he has been recognized as an honorary life member of the Glass Art Society and a fellow of the American Crafts Council. He also received a craftsman's fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Extent

23.4 Linear Feet (18 Hollinger boxes, 1 half Hollinger box, 1 flat box, and 4 roll boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joel Philip Myers, 2018
Title
Joel Philip Myers Papers, 1958-2014
Subtitle
A Guide to the Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Hannah D. Cox
Date
October 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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