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Leatrice Minzter Papers

Identifier: MS-0102

Scope and Contents

The Leatrice Minzter Papers consist primarily of her collected records pertaining to her work in the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group, an organization of glass art collectors in the New York City area, and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, a non-profit dedicated to promoting glass art and educating about the field of contemporary glass. Materials include announcements, meeting minutes, newsletters, correspondence, event records, field trip records, membership rosters, and some financial records. Minzter's records from her term as president of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass may be found in Box 4.

Researchers should be aware that the records are not complete, nor are they considered the official records of these two organizations.

Also in Minzter's collection are materials she collected from other regional glass collectors' associations, including the Florida Glass Art Alliance, the Metropolitan Detroit Contemporary Glass Group, and the Ohio Contemporary Glass Alliance.


  • 1984-2013


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

Leatrice Minzter is a founding member of the Metropolitan Contemporary Glass Group, a New York City area association for glass collectors. She is a fellow and former president of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, an organization devoted to fostering appreciation for and work in contemporary glass arts.


2.7 Linear Feet (5 Hollinger boxes and 1 half Hollinger box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Leatrice Minzter from 2001 to 2019. Accession 2020.001

Separated Materials

Newsletters and periodicals separated for addition to the general collection.

Gallery and artist announcements separated for addition to the vertical files.

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2018 and 2020, with assistance from Amanda LaLomia.

Leatrice Minzter Papers, 1984-2013
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
February 19, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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