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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

 Collection
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 Reports about the...
Dates: 1962-1976

American Scientific Glassblowers Society Records

 Collection
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 by-laws, annual reports, documentation regarding the election of officers, and seminar / symposium registration forms and programs. However, researchers will find the documentation to be fragmentary.
Dates: 1962-2004; Majority of material found within 1965-1975

B Team Records

 Collection
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, Undated

(2) Notebooks, 1989, Undated

(3) Performances, 1991-1998

(4) Promotional Materials, 1989-1999, Undated

(5) Photographic Materials, 1991-1999

(6) Artifacts, Undated

(7) Audio/Visual Materials, 1990s
Dates: 1989-1999

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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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 document...
Dates: 1493-1966; Majority of material found within 1849-1966

Dorothy Blair Papers

 Collection
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: Blair's Writings and Translations, 1901-1982

Series 4: Personal Papers, 1890-1982

Series 5: Miscellaneous Materials, 1920s-1987
Dates: 1890-1987

Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka Collection

 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

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0015
Scope and Contents The Adolphe Bournique Collection, 1881-1925, 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, 1883-1925
Dates: 1881-1977; Majority of material found within 1881-1925

Robin Brailsford Papers

 Collection
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: 1964-2018

Jaroslav Brychta Drawings

 Collection
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. Suzanne 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 by...
Dates: Circa 1950-1996

C. Dorflinger & Sons Collection

 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 Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0018
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 38 personal notebooks that belonged to Frederick Carder. These notebooks document Carder’s recipes for making different types of glass, his general observations on glassmaking during his travels, his training in art and science, and his ideas for glass designs, techniques and equipment. Loose materials were inserted in the front of some of the notebooks. There is also one notebook that belonged to Frederick Carder’s son, Cyril. The notebooks are described, but not...
Dates: 1867-1948; Majority of material found within 1881-1948

Karen S. Chambers Collection on Contemporary Glass Artists

 Collection
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

Leland A. Cook Papers

 Collection
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) Photographic Materials, 1960-1990

(5) Personal Papers, 1915-2009
Dates: 1820-2009; Majority of material found within 1950-1980

Corning Glass Works Collection

 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: _archives@corning.incThis collection consists of two series:(1) Subject Files, 1868-2013...
Dates: 1868-2013

Corning Glass Works Photograph Collection

 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

L. Earl Dambach Papers

 Collection
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, among 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...
Dates: 1955-1966

Bandhu Scott Dunham Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1989-2016

Erwin Eisch Artwork and Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0225
Scope and Contents This small set of drawings, monoprints, and accompanying correspondence includes of thirteen original works of original art created for Suzanne K. Frantz, a Corning Museum of Glass curator and friend of the artist. Most of them bear a personal dedication to Frantz.

Materials are largely organized chronologically.
Dates: 1992-2002

George Erml Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents The George Erml Photograph Collection, a set of images created by a architectural and portrait photographer, is arranged in two series:

1. Images of Glass Artists' Works, Undated

2. Photographs of Glass Artists, Undated
Dates: Undated

Johannes Feenstra Collection

 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....
Dates: 1978-2000

David J. Fischer Book Conservation Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0043
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: 1973-1975

Edward Ford Family Papers

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1907-1947 ; Majority of material found within 1931-1933

Foster Family Business Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0223
Scope and Contents This collection consists of business records from a variety of glass container manufacturing companies and glass jobbing firms owned by members of the Foster family in the Northeast and Midwest. The records are divided into eleven series:(1) George W. and Charles W. Foster Papers, 1866-1902(2) John M. Foster Business Correspondence and Subject Files, 1921-1974(3) John Morrill Foster Personal Correspondence, 1923-1953(4) Dean, Foster & Co....
Dates: 1866-2000; Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Laurinda Freitas Cut Glass Patterns

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Identifier: MS-0204
Scope and Contents The Laurinda Freitas Cut Glass Pattern collection consists of 147 rubbings and sketches for glass engravings, mostly undated, that document designs applied to tableware, barware, vases, ash trays and other common glass pieces. Some rubbings and sketches are accompanied by a brief textual description relating to the pattern and its intended purpose. The rubbings and sketches depict floral and wildlife motifs, geometric shapes, hearts, numbers, and monograms. Several booklets and templates of...
Dates: Circa 1960-1979

Robert C. Friedrich Collection of Glassware Advertisements

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0049
Scope and Contents This collection consists of magazine advertisements for glassware for the table and home. The U.S. American magazines _House and Garden_ and _House Beautiful_ are the primary sources of the advertisements. Companies represented include Steuben, Libbey, Cambridge, Fostoria, Blenko, Seneca, Westmoreland, Duncan, Heisey, Anchorglass, and others. Some of the ads depict women using glassware in domestic settings; one features a woman working in a glass factory during World War II.The...
Dates: 1931-1957; Majority of material found within 1940-1955

Emile Gallé Collection

 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...
Dates: 1880-1969; Majority of material found within 1880-1904

Samuel Hawkes Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0062
Scope and Contents These papers document the private lives of one of Corning's leading glass families. The collection is divided into two series:

(1) Letters and Miscellaneous Materials, 1897-1931

(2) Invitations and Cards, 1914-1926
Dates: 1897-1931

Jeffrey Rush Higgins Collection on Frederick Wilson

 Collection
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...
Dates: 1885-1990

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