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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, as well as more recent material, created until 1976, as reports on the excavation were prepared for publication and photographs of the excavation and Amelung glass were selected for exhibition. They are arranged into five series: (1) Records of the Amelung Excavation, 1962-1966 (2) Background Reseach Materials, Circa 1962-1963 (3) Ivor Noël...

B Team Coveralls

 Item — Box: 1, Object: 1
Identifier: MS-0197
Content Description These orange coveralls were worn by Thor Bueno as a B Team performance uniform. The coveralls are embroidered with the name "Thor" above the front left chest pocket. A large B Team patch embellishes the back. The coveralls are soiled at the sleeve cuffs and torso.

Arlon Bayliss Papers on the Crystal Arch Project

Identifier: MS-0007
Scope and Contents The Arlon Bayliss Papers on the Crystal Arch Project are arranged into five series:Series I. PlanningThis series contains all documents directly pertaining to the planning of the Crystal Arch Project, not including financial statements or strategies. Documents in this series include design drawings, project timelines, written plans, and legal documents contracting services. Series II. BudgetIn this...

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...

Adolphe Bournique 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: Series I. Batch Books and Ledgers, 1882-1925 and Series II. Correspondence, Print Materials and Photographs, 1883-1925.Series I. Batch Books and Ledgers, makes up the bulk of the collection. It consists of batch books, ledgers and notebooks of both Bournique and J. J. Dandoy. Along with batch formulae, the...

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.

Frederick Carder Notebook Collection

Identifier: MS-0018
Scope and Contents The Frederick Carder Notebook Collection, 1867-1948, is arranged in two series: Series I. Notebooks, Diaries and Account Books, 1881-1948; and Series II. Publication and Letters, 1867, 1920-1921.

Frederick Carder Papers

Identifier: MS-0017
Scope and Contents This collection includes Carder’s personal as well as professional materials relating to his work at Stevens & Williams, Steuben Glass Works and Corning Glass Works. The Carder Papers date from circa 1876 through 1949, with design drawings from the 1930s and 1940s forming the bulk of the collection. Besides design drawings, items in this archive include correspondence, some business, some personal; photographs, school notebooks, children’s artwork, blueprints and sketchbooks among other...

City of Westminster Collection on the London Blitz

Identifier: MS-0022
Scope and Contents The City of Westminster on the London Blitz, 1936-1943 is arranged into three series: Series I. Company Promotional Materials, 1936, 1939-1941, 1943; Series II. Correspondence, 1940; and Series III. Ephemera, 1939-1940.Series I. Company Promotional Materials, 1936, 1939-1941, 1943, constitutes the bulk of this collection. The materials consist of items such as pamphlets, posters, brochures, catalogs and blueprints sent to the City Engineer & Surveyor of Westminster from various...

Corning Glass Works Collection

Identifier: MS-0027
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials gathered over several decades pertaining to the Corning Glass Works (now known as Corning Incorporated) company and its products. The primary series in this collection is Series I. Periodicals, which is comprised of the employee newsmagazine spanning the years 1919-1989. First known as the Cullet, this periodical was published to inform Corning Glass Works employees about corporate and personnel activities. This collection...

Corning Glass Works Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS-0028
Scope and Contents The provenance of this collection is unknown. The bulk of the photographs, which are mostly of the factory’s exterior, date from 1868 to around 1905. Some photographs in fragile condition have been conserved. The collection has been divided into two series. The first series includes photographs from the original factory and several glassmakers at work, and the second series includes photographs of the construction site and newly rebuilt factory taken after the flood of 1889. The dates of some...

L. Earl Dambach Papers

Identifier: MS-0200
Content Description This small manuscript collection consists primarily of incoming and outgoing correspondence between L. Earl Dambach and other glass collectors, including Edmund R. Blaske, Charles Gardner, Lowell Innes, Helen McKearin, James H. Rose, anoth others. Most letters are casual in nature and contain social commentary on glass collectors as well as some provenance and pricing information. It also includes articles written by Dambach, clippings about Dambach, and two photographs of flasks, presumably...

Bandhu Scott Dunham Papers

Identifier: MS-0038
Scope and Contents The Bandhu Scott Dunham Papers are largely composed of collected materials about glass artists, including articles, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and photographs of their work. Materials by and about Dunham, including articles, correspondence, exhibition announcements, and a sticker for his "Xorplex" line of glass pipes, may be found in Box 2. Also of interest are materials pertaining to the glass pipe industry, including material on the exhibition "Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of...

George Erml Photograph Collection

Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents The George Erml Photograph Collection is arranged in two series: Series I. Images of Artists' Works; and Series II. Photographs of Artists.

Johannes Feenstra Collection

Identifier: BIB-167770
Scope and Contents The Jan Feenstra Collection contains primarily lecture and course materials, with accompanying slides, videos and videotapes, although media is housed by format, not with accompanying curriculum. There is one box of personal papers and photographs, correspondence and clippings. There are books on glass, glassmaking and glass technology, including technical publications from Philips Glass and Schott-Nederland. There are also a variety of periodicals published by various glass organizations....

Edward Ford Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0186
Scope and Contents The Edward Ford Family Papers, 1907-1947 consist of correspondence, financial records, house construction records, and ephemera. Most items are sorted chronologically, although financial records are in alphabetical order, as the original owner filed them. Family correspondence includes many letters from Edward Ford’s grandson George Ross Ford Jr. to his family from boarding school and from later years of his life, as well as a few letters from George’s teachers to his parents and...

Emile Gallé Collection

Identifier: MS-0050
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials that document the activities of Emile Gallé’s workshop. It includes correspondence and sketches by Gallé to employees regarding designs and colors for various furniture and vases; writings by Gallé on both art and nature; and writings on Gallé. The bulk of the collection consists of over 145 design drawings produced by Gallé’s workshop. These pen and ink drawings on tissue paper depict botanical motifs such as flowers, leaves, branches, thistles, berries and...

Samuel Hawkes Family Correspondence

Identifier: MS-0062
Scope and Contents These papers documenting the private life of one of Corning's leading glass families are divided into two series.

(1) Letters and Miscellaneous Materials, 1897-1931

(2) Invitations and Cards, 1914-1926

Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection on Frederick Wilson

Identifier: MS-0068
Scope and Contents The Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection on Frederick Wilson, 1885-1990 is arranged into three series: Series I. Personal Papers, 1885-1990; Series II. Scrapbooks, circa 1892-1932; and Series III. Artwork, 1887-1930.Series I. Personal Papers, 1885-1990This series contains correspondence, photographs, ephemera and biographical information. The correspondence includes letters by Frederick Wilson written to his family as well as commission letters, a note...

Paul M. Hollister Collection

Identifier: BIB-101610
Scope and Contents The Paul M. Hollister Collection is comprised of materials that Hollister created and collected during his career as a glass scholar, professor, and lecturer. These materials document Hollister’s interest in a variety of glass subjects during his lifetime. The bulk of the collection consists of his research files on topics such as paperweights, window glass, mosaics, contemporary glass, and glass manufacture and technology. Also included is his correspondence with artists, museums, and...

John Clyde Hostetter Collection on the 200" Disk

Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of approximately 185 photographs, documenting Corning Glass Works’ creation of the 200” glass disk, which became the mirror of the Hale telescope. Although Hostetter collected these photographs, they were taken by others, including Ayres A. Stevens of Corning, NY. Some duplicate or are similar to photographs in the George V. McCauley Papers. The collection also includes a small amount of personal and glass-related miscellany from...

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass Records

Identifier: MS-0199
Scope and Contents This set of records was created by secretary of the Comité international de l'ICOM pour les musées et collections du verre (ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass Records) in the course of his duties. It is divided into three series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1977-1995

Series 2: Committee Meeting Records, 1980-1997

Series 3: Other Meeting Records, 1980-1995

J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents The J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection is comprised of seven scrapbooks in various sizes, the smallest measuring 14” (L) X 11” (W) X 2(H)” and the largest 18” (L) X 15” (W) X 5” (H). The scrapbooks were compiled by company employees, and contain photographs of various glassware from Hoare and other companies; clippings gathered for reference and design inspiration; and templates for ware.

Judson Studios Photograph Collection of Frederick Wilson Design Drawings

Identifier: MS-0176
Scope and Contents The Judson Studios Photograph Collection of Frederick Wilson Design Drawings, 1895-1932, is arranged into two series: Series I. Design Drawings for Garrett Memorial Chapel, circa 1930-1932; and Series II. Assorted Design Drawings, 1895-1929.Series II. Assorted Design Drawings, 1895-1929This series consists of photographs of a variety of drawings created by Wilson during his career. While several of the drawings can be matched to...

Robert Kehlmann Collection

Identifier: BIB-142494
Scope and Contents This mixed-media collection documents Kehlmann’s career as an artist, art critic and author. It includes his research, numerous interviews and correspondence with glass artists, his lectures, art criticism and articles. The bulk of his research materials are on Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová. The collection also includes photographs, video and audio cassettes, slides and transparencies of Kehlmann and his artwork, and of other artists and their work, many with digital duplicates;...

Lucartha Kohler Papers

Identifier: MS-0083
Scope and Contents This collection consists of documentation created and collected by Lucartha Kohler while writing two books: Glass: An Artist's Medium (1998) and Women working in Glass (2003). Of greatest interest is her research correspondence with various glass artists, mostly women. The correspondence is organized by artist last name and consists of materials sent to Kohler: resumes, artist statements,slides of artwork not published in the 1998 or 2003 books, and accompanying letters and notes. Kohler's...

Constance Stuart Larrabee Steuben Exhibition Photographs and Documents

Identifier: MS-0090
Scope and Contents The Constance Stuart Larrabee Steuben Exhibition Photographs and Documents consists of photographic prints, negatives and contact prints, correspondence, invoices, and ephemera, most of which pertain to her exhibitions of Steuben factory photographs, titled “A Photo-Documentary Exhibit of Steuben Glass” and “The Silent Harmony of Hand and Mind.” Photographs in this exhibition were taken in 1957, and the exhibition was displayed in Philadelphia in 1959, at the Corning Glass Center and other...

Marvin Lipofsky Collection

Identifier: MS-0185
Scope and Contents The Marvin Lipofsky Collection, spanning 1962 - 2010, comprises 41,171 digital images, in TIFF or JPEG formats, and 57 digitized films. Developed as a teaching collection, the images document Lipofsky working glass at factories, workshops and events in the United States and around the world, as well as his artwork. The collection also includes images of many other glass artists at work, and photographs of the people and places Lipofsky encountered during his travels.There are also...

MacBeth-Evans Glass Company Collection

Identifier: MS-0095
Scope and Contents These collected materials about MacBeth-Evans Glass Company and its predecessor George A. MacBeth & Co. are of unclear origin and provinance. They are divided into four series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1888-1971

Series 2: Mold Directory of Blueprints and Assorted Drawings and Blueprints, Circa 1911-1958

Series 3: Photographs, Postcards, and Ads, 1915-1939

Series 4: Miscellaneous Materials, 1899-1936

Paul Marioni Collection

Identifier: MS-0099
Scope and Contents The Paul Marioni Collection primarily contains materials documenting his more than 30-year career as a glass artist, including information on commissions, exhibitions, grants and scholarships, awards and certificates, workshops presented and attended, conference agendas, clippings and articles and correspondence, both business-related and personal. The collection also includes one box of family letters and photographs dating from Marioni’s early childhood in the 1940s through the 1980s....

Nitsche & Son Glass Engraving Collection

Identifier: MS-0110
Scope and Contents The Nitsche & Son Glass Engraving Collection is arranged in four series: Series I. Business Records; Series II. Designs and Images; Series III. Ephemera; and Series IV. Historical Information.The collection contains the employment record book of Josef Nitsche; financial documents and daybook of the company; design drawings primarily by Clement Nitsche; six photographs of American cut glass items including vases, a bowl, tumbler, jug and plate; monogram and alphabet design...

Mark Pendergrast Mirror Research Files

Identifier: MS-0120
Scope and Contents This collection consists of research materials that Mark Pendergrast created and consulted while writing his 2003 award-winning book _Mirror, Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection_. It is divided into four series:

(1) Interview Transcriptions and Notes, 1969-2002

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1719-2002

(3) Research Journals, 1990-2002

(4) Miscellaneous Materials, 1993-2004

Phoenix Award Committee Records

Identifier: MS-0196
Scope and Contents These records, which document the honoring of outstanding individuals in the field of glass science, production, and education, are divided into two series:

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1971-2017

Series 2: Award Ceremony Records, 1971-2016

Robert Pinart Papers

Identifier: MS-0198
Content Description These personal papers of an award-winning 20th century stained glass artist known for abstract designs are divided into four series:

(1) Biographical and Personal Information, 1955-2017

(2) World War II Sketches and Artwork, 1939-2011

(3) Stained Glass Installation Files, 1952-2016

(4) Illustrated Published Works, 1956-1975

James H. Rose Collection on Glass Cup Plates

Identifier: MS-0130
Scope and Contents The collection includes four boxes of personal papers, reference items, and photographs. It is arranged in three series. Series I. Personal Papers, Series II. Photographs, and Series III. Reference Items. The personal papers of the collection include Rose’s correspondence, and correspondence between Christoffel with collectors that knew Rose. There are materials regarding Rose’s wife, Mary, including her obituary and a letter she received from Allan Hodges. Also included is a...

Ray Winfield Smith Papers

Identifier: MS-0143
Scope and Contents The personal papers of glass collector and scholar Ray Winfield Smith are divided into eight series:(1) Biographical Information, 1917-1984 (2) Glass Research Notebooks and Cards, Circa 1934-1965 (3) Glass Collection Records, Circa 1935-1988 (4) Scholarship and Research Files, 1954-1962 (5) Miscellaneous Photographs, Circa 1940-1965 (6) Journal Articles and Unpublished Manuscripts, 1742-1972 (7) Library Index Cards and Finding Guides, Circa 1935-1965 (8) Miscellaneous...

Robert Sowers Papers

Identifier: MS-0144
Scope and Contents The Robert Sowers Papers is comprised of materials dated from 1938 to 1991 that Sowers created, received or collected during his lifetime. These materials are primarily professional, documenting Sowers’ interests and works as a stained glass artist and scholar. Included are the manuscripts for four published books; articles written for various publications; lectures and notes; correspondence with artistic colleagues; research files on a variety of topics; and ephemera...

Jerome Strauss Papers

Identifier: MS-0147
Scope and Contents These personal papers documenting the activities of a noted glass collector are divided into seven series:

(1) Biographical and Collection Information, 1935-1977 (2) Correspondence, 1930-1978 (3) Scholarship and Exhibitions, 1955-1975 (4) Journal and Magazine Articles on Glass, 1903-1976 (5) Ruth Bryan Strauss Memorial Foundation Records, 1947-1978 (6) Photographs, 1960-1966, undated (7) Miscellaneous Materials, Circa 1930-1978

Virginia Sturm Research Collection on the Glass Harmonica

Identifier: MS-0148
Scope and Contents This collection consists of documents surrounding Virginia Sturm's research and performances of the glass harmonica. Included are Sturm's research notebooks, correspondence, clippings, working drafts of lectures and articles and photographs. The collection also includes a large amount of biographical materials on Benjamin Franklin, the inventor of the glass harmonica, as well as sheet music for the glass harmonica composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Gottlieb...

Harry Hall White Papers

Identifier: MS-0203
Content Description Personal papers of a glass bottle collector and American glass researcher, which include records collected from the Charles Yockel firm of Philadelphia, a manufacturer of glass molds.

The papers are divided into three series:

(1) Photographs, Circa 1920s-1930s

(2) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1754-1944

(3) Charles Yokel (Firm) Records, 1873-1924

Whitefriars Stained Glass Cartoon Collection

Identifier: MS-0172
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of full-scale cartoons for stained glass windows as well as smaller design drawings and photographs. There are 1,800 rolls of cartoons and each roll can contain a number of drawings. Some rolls have just one or two items, but it is not uncommon for there to be a dozen or more drawings in each roll. It’s estimated that altogether there are 10,000 to 15,000 works on paper in the collection. About half of the designs are for churches and residencies in England, but...

Dianne Williams Collection on Pyrex

Identifier: MS-0156
Scope and Contents The Dianne Williams Collection on Pyrex, 1915-2010 is arranged into four series: Series I. Original advertisements, 1915-1980; Series II. Photocopies, 1915-1986; Series III. Ephemera, 1907-1949; and Series IV. Book manuscript, circa 2010.Series I. Original advertisements contains both color and black and white advertisements from a variety of magazines for Pyrex ovenware, bakeware and flameware items. Items represented in the advertisements include casserole dishes, bread pans, pie...

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