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A.Brière (Firm) Lighting Design Drawings

Identifier: MS-0168
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 46 design drawings for art deco interior and exterior light fixtures. Depicting a wide variety of desk and task lighting, ceiling fixtures, and standing lamps, the drawings were created with several different media -- pencil and color pencil, ink, watercolor, and gouache.

Dates: Circa 1925-1935

A. F. Purdy & Co. Letter Copy Book

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0224
Scope and Contents The A. F. Purdy & Co. Letter Copy Book contains copies of outgoing business correspondence regarding the sale and delivery of silica sand to glass factories. Most of the correspondence is to their glass factory clients and the railroads and shipping operations that transported the sand. These letters discuss the price of the sand, the amount to be shipped, and other workings of the silica sand mining business. Researchers will also find business correspondence regarding the sale and...
Dates: 1886-1895

Amelung Excavation Records

Identifier: MS-0001
Scope and Contents These records comprise documents produced between 1962 and 1966, during excavation at the John Frederick Amelung glasshouse site in Maryland. They also include as well as more recent material, such as reports on the excavation and photographs of the excavation selected for exhibition. The records are arranged into five series: (1) Records of the Amelung Excavation, 1962-1966(2) Background Reseach Materials, Circa 1962-1963(3) Ivor Noël Hume's...
Dates: 1962-1976

American Scientific Glassblowers Society Records

Identifier: MS-0217
Scope and Contents

This small set of records contains some key documentation of the American Scientific Glassblowers Society, including its certificate of incorporation and bylaws, annual reports, information regarding the election of officers, and seminar / symposium registration forms and programs. However, researchers will find the records to be fragmentary.

Dates: 1954-2019; Majority of material found within 1965-1975

Art Centrum Collection

 Collection — Box: 01, Folder: 05
Identifier: SC-0005
Scope and Contents

This small collection contains large format photographic prints of glass objects sold through Art Centrum. Of the seventeen prints, thirteen of these are labeled on the back with the name of Czech Glass Artist, Vaclav Cigler. The other four prints have information about the object and pricing written on the back. These four prints are stamped by photographer George (Jiří) Erml.

Dates: Circa 1977-1989

Art Deco Lighting Design Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0248
Scope and Contents

The scrapbook includes original photographs, clippings, postcards, and design drawings of lighting fixtures collected by Alexander Swenson Alexander while traveling in Europe.

Dates: Circa 1929

Arthur Churchill Ltd. (London, England) Records

Identifier: MS-0239
Scope and Contents These records of a prominent English antique glass dealer are divided into eight series:(1) Stock Books, 1928-1971(2) Business and Client Correspondence, 1933-1966(3) Photographs and Negatives, 1921-1976(4) Sales Lists and Draft Catalogs, 1935-1947(5) Financial Records, 1957-1965(6) Research Files, 1904-1962(7) Newspaper Advertisements and Clippings, 1919-1965(8) Miscellaneous Materials,...
Dates: 1904-1978

B Team Records

Identifier: MS-0197
Scope and Contents

The B Team Records document the performances, demonstrations and tours of a troupe of performance artists who worked with blown glass. The collection consists of seven series:

(1) Administrative, 1989-1999

(2) Notebooks, Circa 1992-1998

(3) Performances, 1991-1998

(4) Promotional Materials, 1989-1999

(5) Photographs, 1991-1999

(6) Artifacts, Undated

(7) Audiovisual Materials, Circa 1990-1999

Dates: 1989-1999

Arlon Bayliss Papers on the Crystal Arch (Anderson, Ind.)

Identifier: MS-0007
Scope and Contents

The Arlon Bayliss Papers on the Crystal Arch (Anderson, Ind.) provide insight into the conception and execution of a community-funded glass public art project. The papers consist of design drawings, project timelines, planning documents, financial records, development and fundraising documents, press clippings, photographs, and legal documents. Materials are organized loosely and filed by document type.

Dates: 1996-2005

Edwin J. Beinecke Enameled Glass Collection Documentation

Identifier: MS-0010
Scope and Contents The Edwin J. Beinecke Enameled Glass Collection Documentation consists of bound volumes of assembled excerpts and accompanying English translations of auction catalogs, museum publications, periodical articles, and monographs pertaining to Beinecke's enameled glass collection, donated to The Corning Museum of Glass in 1957. References to objects in the collection are noted with Beinecke's original object numbers. Some references document objects in Beinecke's collection, while others...
Dates: 1493-1966; Majority of material found within 1849-1966

Dorothy Blair Papers

Identifier: MS-0012
Scope and Contents

These papers of an Asian glass curator and Japanese glass scholar consist of five series:

Series 1: _A History of Glass in Japan_ Correspondence and Research Files, 1958-1977

Series 2: Asian Glass Research Files, 1915-1977

Series 3: Translations of Japanese Literature about Glass, Undated

Series 4: Personal Papers, 1890-1982

Series 5: Miscellaneous Materials, 1920s-1987

Dates: 1890-1987

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka Collection

Identifier: MS-0013
Scope and Contents The Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka Collection represents the work of father and son glassmakers in Germany who created hundreds of botanical and marine invertebrate study models in the late 1800s and early 1900s, supplying institutions all over the world. Materials in the collection date from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. The collection is arranged in three series: Series I. Drawings, Series II. Business and Series III. Personal.This collection includes over 900 working drawings and...
Dates: Circa 1850-1940

Adolphe Bournique Collection

Identifier: MS-0015
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

Dates: 1881-1977; Majority of material found within 1881-1925

Robin Brailsford Papers

Identifier: MS-0201
Content Description

This small collection consists of photographs (slides, prints, and negatives) of Brailsford's glass works, exhibition announcements, and public art installation promotional material, as well as collected glass- and ceramics-related ephemera.

Dates: 1964-2021

Bristol Glass Works Ledger

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0046
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a ledger owned by Bristol Glass Works. The ledger was used to record sales from the company store. The ledger includes the dates November 1823 through September 1824. The ledger is 272 pages. The first 94 pages have been removed from the binding and pages 95-104 are missing.

Dates: 1823-1824

Jaroslav Brychta Drawings

Identifier: MS-0226
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of three colored pencil and ink drawings by Jaroslav Brychta given to Suzanne K. Frantz by Brychta's daughter, Jaroslava Brychtová. Susanne K. Frantz was a curator at the Corning Museum of Glass. The correspondence from Brychtová to Frantz that accompanied these drawings is also in the collection. Materials are organized alphabetically and by material type. Estimated dates assigned to the drawings are based on the dates assigned to similar drawings...
Dates: Circa 1950-1996

C. Dorflinger & Sons Collection

Identifier: MS-0035
Scope and Contents

This collection of records and design drawings of an American glass and cut glass manufacturer consists of two series:

(1) Ledgers, Notebooks, and Price Lists, 1895-1921

(2) Design Drawings, Circa 1900-1920

Dates: 1895-1921

Frederick Carder Papers

Identifier: MS-0017
Scope and Contents The Frederick Carder Papers include both personal and professional materials from the glassmaker's century-long life. The bulk of the collection is composed of sketches and design drawings. It also includes glass recipes, travel diaries, correspondence, awards, business and professional records, photographs, and design inspiration. The collection is arranged in 11 series:Series 1: Biographical Information, Circa 1866-1963Series 2: Wordsley School, Circa 1880-1903...
Dates: Circa 1862-1966; Majority of material found within 1880-1942

Karen S. Chambers Collection on Contemporary Glass Artists

Identifier: MS-0019
Scope and Contents

Researchers will find a wealth of collected and original information on various contemporary glass artists in this collection. The combination of materials--slides, paper records, and audio--offers unique views into the lives and work of contemporary glass artists. The collection is divided into three series:

(1) Slides, 1930-2001

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1954-2002

(3) Interviews, 1983-1997

Dates: 1930-2002

Colnet Family Genealogical Record

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0236
Scope and Contents This late 17th century manuscript traces the genealogy of one of the foremost families of Belgian glassmaking. In it, the "gentleman glassmaker" Jacques de Colnet attests to the noble lineage of the Colnet family, also known as the de Colnet or de Colinet family. The family's status as master glassmakers and its exemption from bourgeois taxation are traced back to the mid-15th century. The bulk of the manuscript is dated 1692; a 1698 addendum describes a marriage postdating the manuscript,...
Dates: 1692; 1698

Leland A. Cook Papers

Identifier: MS-0206
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the rich and varied career, Leland A. Cook, former advertising photographer for Tiffany and Company.

This collection consists of five series:

(1) Tiffany and Company Working Files, 1958-1999

(2) Bolton Family Research Files, 1820-1970

(3) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1904-1998

(4) Photographs, 1960-1990

(5) Personal Papers, 1915-2009

Dates: 1820-2009; Majority of material found within 1950-1980

Corning Glass Works Collection

Identifier: MS-0027
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials gathered over several decades pertaining to Corning Glass Works (since 1989, Corning Incorporated) and its products. Researchers should note that Corning Incorporated maintains its historic records of enduring value within the the Corning Incorporated Archives. The Corning Incorporated Archives may be reached at the following email address: collection consists of two series:(1) Subject Files, 1868-2013...
Dates: 1868-2013

Corning Glass Works Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS-0028
Scope and Contents

This set of early photographic prints of Corning Glass Works factories consists of two series:

(1) Original Factory, 1868-1889

(2) Reconstructed Factory, 1889-1905

Researchers should note that some of the photographs have been dated according to the number of factory smokestacks depicted in the images. There were five in 1888, eight in 1891 and 1898, ten in 1903, and twelve in 1905.

Dates: 1868-1905

Corning Museum of Glass Artifacts

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG20
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of museum-related objects given to the archives by various museum departments and external donors.

Dates: 1951-2002

Corning Museum of Glass Board of Trustees

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG01
Scope and Contents Materials in this record group include minutes, dockets and other related documents from The Corning Museum of Glass Board of Trustees meetings, Executive Committee meetings, meetings of Members, and other committee meetings. According to the Bylaws, Members consist of incorporators and other persons elected by the Membership at any meeting. There must be at least five Members at all times. The election of the Board of Trustees is held at the Annual Meeting of Members....
Dates: 1951-2019

Corning Museum of Glass Collections Management Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG19
Scope and Contents

This record group contains documentation regarding the museum's temporary exhibitions. This finding aid is in progress, and the exhibition records described here represent only a small portion of the exhibition records in the institutional archives.

Dates: 1958-

Corning Museum of Glass Curatorial Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG13
Scope and Contents

This record group includes materials created and gathered by curators in their work to develop and interpret the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. It does not include registration records, which are maintained by the Collections Department.

Only processed records are described here. The archives holds additional unprocessed series within this record group.

Dates: 1950-2023

Corning Museum of Glass Education Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG10
Scope and Contents

Records of the department charged with the interpretation of museum collections to visitors. Includes documentation of the docent and volunteer program, the Junior Curators Program, the Student Art Show, and other interpretive initiatives carried out by the Corning Museum of Glass.

Dates: Circa 1951-2017

Corning Museum of Glass Innovation Center Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG22
Scope and Contents

This record group includes materials created and collected in the development of The Corning Museum of Glass' Innovation Center, an interactive glass science and technology exhibit. Materials are arranged into three series: Research Files, Interviews and Biographical Information, and Oral History Recordings.

Dates: Record Keeping: 1990-2000

Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG21
Scope and Contents These records document the Corning Museum of Glass annual print exhibition of contemporary glass art and design, _New Glass Review_, and its predecessor microfiche publication, _Contemporary Glass_. There are three record series:1. Contemporary Glass Records, 1976-19792. New Glass Review Records, 1980-20153. New Glass Review Images, 1976-2006Researchers should note that applications accompanying the image submissions are maintained in the...
Dates: 1976-2015

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