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L.G. Wright Glass Company Records

Identifier: MS-0192
Scope and Contents

The L. G. Wright Glass Company Records document the dealings of a wholesaler of antique American glassware reproductions. The collection consists of four series:

(1) Financial and Employment Records, 1937-1964, 1999

(2) Production and Sales Records, Circa 1937-1994

(3) Photographic Prints of L. G. Wright Glass Company and Family, Circa 1920-1970

(4) Miscellaneous, Circa 1940-1997

Dates: Circa 1920-1999; Majority of material found within 1937-1976

Marvin Lipofsky Audiovisual Recordings, Digitized Images (Photographs), and Ephemera

Identifier: MS-0185
Scope and Contents

This collection, not to be confused with Marvin Lipofsky's Papers at the Archives of American Art, contains documentation of the American Studio Glass movement and Lipofsky's artistic career. It consists of three series:

(1) Audiovisual Recordings, 1965-2016

(2) Digitized Images (Photographs), TBD

(3) Ephemera, 1965-2019

Dates: 1962 - 2019

Macbeth Daylighting Co., Inc. Photographs and Circular Slide Chart

Identifier: MS-0227
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of black and white photographic prints of lighting products produced and sold by the Macbeth Daylighting Co., Inc. More than half of the images depict lamps and other lighting fixtures. Other images in the collection show the lamps and lighting fixtures in use, often by men and women in professional settings. Draftsmen, artists, sales clerks, designers, and factory workers and their work environments appear, illuminated by Macbeth Daylighting Co., Inc....
Dates: Circa 1920-1950

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 provenance. 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

Dates: 1888-1971

Josef and Fritzi Mahler Glass Collection Photographs

Identifier: MS-0235
Scope and Contents

This photographic collection documents the Josef and Fritzi Mahler glass collection, which consisted largely of Biedermeier vessels. It is divided into two series by photographic format.

(1) Photographic Prints, Circa 1965

(2) Negatives (Photographs), Circa 1920-1940

Dates: Circa 1920-1965

Bolislav Manikowski Drawings and Artwork

Identifier: MS-0207
Scope and Contents

Bolislav Manikowski was a designer for Steuben Glass for many years. His drawings and artwork are divided into five series:

(1) Design Drawings, 1930-1936, Undated

(2) Blueprints, 1935, Undated

(3) Sketches, Circa 1930

(4) Other Artists' Work, 1917, 1932, Undated

(5) Miscellaneous, 1938-1951

Dates: 1917-1951

Mantua Glassworks Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0113
Scope and Contents This collection includes two separate items: 1) an account ledger for a general storekeeper or merchant named Dudley Williams and 2) a set of legal documents from the 1820s relating to the Mantua Glassworks. The ledger spans the period 1802-1830. In 1820, Dudley Williams moved to Franklin (now Kent), Ohio, possibly from New Jersey. The legal documents involve glassblower Jonathan Tinker, glassworks founder David Ladd, and several other partners.Researchers will find a wealth of...
Dates: 1802-1835

Manuscript Copy of _Oranda-banashi_ (Tales of Holland)

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0237
Scope and Contents Rishun Gotō wrote _Oranda-banashi_ (Tales of Holland) in 1765. This manuscript is a copy of Gotō's book that was created by an unknown author circa 1803. _Oranda-banashi_ was banned by the Japanese government because it included the Latin alphabet and other Western ideas. The book's banning prompted a black market for copies such as this one.Topics in the manuscript include Western geography, customs, and languages, as well as scientific and medical technology. Of particular...
Dates: Circa 1803

Paul Marioni Papers

Identifier: MS-0099
Scope and Contents The Paul Marioni Papers 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 some personal materials, dating from Marioni’s early childhood in the 1940s through the 1980s.The collection...
Dates: 1940-2017

John S. C. Martin Ledger

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0229
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a ledger owned by druggist John S. C. Martin. The ledger was used to record the sale of mineral waters, porters, and ales. It also details the number of bottles returned and offers a glimpse into bottle recycling in the mid-19th century. Martin's ledger includes the years 1848-1852. Located in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, the business was not far from the Dyottville Glass Works.There are 196 pages in the ledger and all but four pages...
Dates: 1848-1852

George V. McCauley Papers

Identifier: MS-0098
Scope and Contents

The papers of George V. McCauley, research physicist at Corning Glass Works accumulated at his workplace and were given to the Rakow Research Library by Corning Incorporated. The papers primarily document his work on the 200" disk and are divided into three series:

(1) Correspondence and Subject Files, 1913-1965

(2) Photographs and Drawings, Circa 1931-1996

(3) Artifacts, Circa 1925

Dates: 1913-1996; Majority of material found within 1930-1965

Helen McKearin Papers

Identifier: MS-0100
Scope and Contents The Helen McKearin Papers include a wide range of materials from her many research and writing projects as an American glass expert and scholar, time spent working for the WPA, consulting work, and lecturer. The papers consist of five series:(1) Biographical Information, 1921-1988(2) Correspondence, 1927-1988(3) Index of American Design, Federal Art Project, WPA, 1936-1939(4) Research and Writing, Circa 1930-1986(5) Clippings and...
Dates: 1807-1988; Majority of material found within Circa 1930-1988

Ottorino N. Mercadante Design Drawings

Identifier: MS-0194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of about 130 design drawings and renderings created for the decoration of Corelle, Centura, and other tableware brands produced by Corning Incorporated. While most are clearly attributed to Mercadante, some have other designers' marks or are without attribution. It is unclear how many of these designs went into production.Materials are grouped together by design type and arranged alphabetically. Physical arrangement does not follow intellectual...
Dates: Circa 1960-1987

Richard Millard Papers

Identifier: MS-0208
Content Description The bulk of Richard Millard's papers consists of printed posts to the _Stained Glass Forum_, an online discussion group created in 2004. While Millard's own posts comprise the majority of the material, researchers will find posts of others to whom Millard responded or who responded to Millard. Other email correspondence may occasionally be found among the discussion group posts. The posts are organized chronologically largely address stained glass techniques and education. Millard's role in...
Dates: 1977-2010

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...
Dates: 1984-2013

Leo Moser and Roger E. Ritter Papers on Moser Glass

Identifier: MS-0126
Scope and Contents

This collection of two sets of personal papers merged by Rakow Research Library staff because of their common subject, Moser glass. They are divided into two series:

(1) Leo Moser Papers, 1908-1973

(2) Roger E. Ritter Papers, 1929-Circa 1960

Dates: 1908-1973

Joel Philip Myers Papers

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 arrangement of the materials is 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,...
Dates: 1958-2014

National American Glass Club Records

Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents These records of an organization for collectors and scholars of glass arts, decorative arts, and craft consist of nine series: (1) Governance Records, 1942-2011(2) Meeting Minutes, 1933-2015(3) Correspondence, 1962-2001(4) Membership Records, 1935-2007(5) Publicity Materials, 1940-2021(6) Reports, 1934-2001(7) Programs and Seminar Records, 1987-2006 (8) Chapter Records, 1977-2007(9)...
Dates: 1933-2021

New England Paperweight Collectors Association Records

Identifier: MS-0182
Scope and Contents

This small set of organizational records documents the activities of paperweight collectors, dealers, and makers based in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and other northeastern states. The association's newsletter, largely complete from 1978 to 2014, makes up the bulk of the collection. Other materials include membership forms and photographs of members and events.

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Dates: 1978-2014

Nitsche & Son Glass Engraving Collection

Identifier: MS-0110
Scope and Contents This collection documents the work of two generations of glass engravers in Bohemia and in Corning, New York. It contains documentation of Josef Nitsche's and Clement Nitsche's work histories, including Josef Nitsche's official employment record while working in Bohemia, a daybook documenting work completed by the Nitsche home cutting shop, receipts, design drawings by Clement Nitsche, and other materials. A family history with images may be found in "A Brief Illustrated Guide to the...
Dates: 1869-2018; Majority of material found within 1882-1938

Gregor Norman-Wilcox Amelung Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0112
Scope and Contents This small collection consists primarily of incoming correspondence to Gregor Norman-Wilcox, former Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in 1932. The letters relate to identification of glass attributed to the Amelung Glass Manufactory and investigation of other sites associated with John Frederick Amelung. Correspondents include museum curators, antiques dealers, and owners of other pieces attributed to the manufactory, including Marshall L. Etchison, Rhea...
Dates: 1930-1933

O. Joe Olson Papers

Identifier: MS-0114
Scope and Contents These papers of an avid carnival glass collector were culled from six boxes of periodicals and auction catalogs donated to The Corning Museum of Glass. The remaining papers, many of which consist of research materials for articles on carnival glass, were in poor order and fragmentary. They have been arranged by subject and document type for research access.Olson's research files include correspondence with dealers and collectors, drafts of articles, and photocopied primary and...
Dates: 1944-1978; Majority of material found within 1964-1978

Leonard E. Padgett Papers

Identifier: MS-0115
Scope and Contents

[If a multi-level record, write a very brief abstract. This collection consists of XX series: (1) [Name of Series 1, YYYY-YYYY] (2) [Name of Series 2, YYYY-YYYY] etc.]

Dates: 1976-1983

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

Dates: 1719-2004; Majority of material found within 1985-2002

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:

(1) Administrative Records, 1971-2019

(2) Award Ceremony Records, 1971-2016

Dates: 1971-2019

Robert Pinart Papers

Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: Circa 1939-2017

Leonard S. and Juliette K. Rakow Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 01, Folder: 04
Identifier: SC-0004
Scope and Contents

This small set of letters documents the Rakows' friendship with Sylvia and Herbert Jacobs, collectors of historic English ceramics. The letters, mostly written by the Rakows, describe trips abroad, impressions of glass and ceramic exhibitions and auctions, and mutual research interests. They also contain family news and expressions of gratitude for gifts and time spent together.

Dates: Circa 1974-1986

Seth Randal Studio Records

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0214
Scope and Contents The Seth Randal Studio Records consist almost exclusively of firing logs documenting the raw materials and firing times and temperatures used in creating kiln-cast and pate de verre objects. Of particular interest are Randal's color formulas used to achieve his signature reds and purples. In many cases, Randal made notes about the results of the process for future reference. The collection also includes a folder of miscellaneous glass technique information.The firing logs are...
Dates: 1989-2014

Rodefer Glass Company Records

Identifier: MS-0128
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of business records of an American glass manufacturer located in Bellaire, Ohio, that primarily produced glass objects and components for other manufacturers. The records are divided into five series:

(1) Financial Records, 1894-1914

(2) Production Record Books, 1900-1943

(3) Correspondence, 1910-1948

(4) Photographs, Undated

(5) Miscellaneous Materials, 1913-1969

Dates: 1894-1968; Majority of material found within 1894-1945

James H. Rose Collection on Glass Cup Plates

Identifier: MS-0130
Scope and Contents This small collection contains a hodgepodge of materials pertaining to Rose's research about and selling of American glass cup plates. It includes photographs of glass objects (mostly unidentified), price lists, annotated copies of Rose's own publications, scattered correspondence, materials relating to his wife (Mary Rose), and other miscellaneous materials. Perhaps the most interesting materials in the collection pertain to Albert C. Marble and include what are presumed to be photographs...
Dates: 1930-1985

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