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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...
Dates: 1989-2016

Edwin A. Whitcomb Correspondence

 Collection — Box: 01, Folder: 03
Identifier: SC-0003
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of a single letter from Edwin A. Whitcomb to a friend, James Cain, in Connecticut. Whitcomb, employed by Ravenna Glass Company's company store in Ravenna, Ohio, briefly describes the rhythm of his work, the patronage of the store by glassblowers, and his impressions of the town. He also states his intention to move to Kansas and "never go back east." Whitcomb additionally discusses Thanksgiving preparations and his intention to attend an upcoming dance....
Dates: 1858

Friedrich Egermann Notebooks

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0243
Scope and Contents This small collection contains two notebooks attributed to the Bohemian glassmaker Friedrich Egermann. Neither notebook appears to be complete, and the bindings are no longer intact. The first, dating circa 1818 to 1854, contains remarks ("Anmerkungen") perhaps copied from various print sources, glass or glass-related recipes, account records, and notes. The earliest pages, bearing the dates 1818 and 1820, appear to be repurposed ledger sheets from another source.The second...
Dates: Circa 1818-1857

Erwin Eisch Artwork and Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0225
Scope and Contents

This small set of drawings, monoprints, and accompanying correspondence includes thirteen original works of art created for Susanne 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

Kate Elliott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0238
Scope and Contents This small manuscript collection consists mainly of correspondence between staff at the Pilchuck Glass School as they assembled a comprehensive list of glass artists from around the world who would eventually receive program materials from the School. Included is Fritz Dreisbach's request for artists’ contact information, a list of recipients, and their replies, as well as the final list of glass artists. Marvin Lipofsky contributed a significant number of artists to the list....
Dates: 1972-1980

English Enameling Receipts (Recipes)

 Collection — Box: 01, Folder: 02
Identifier: SC-0002
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of two separate handwritten notebooks containing enamellers' receipts, or recipes in modern terminology. They are of unknown authorship and appear to be unrelated to each other. The earlier notebook contains receipts and notes dating from 1799 to 1801 and describes steps in the process of firing enamel in different colors and on different surfaces. Its pages are quite tattered at the edges, probably from use. The later notebook's wrapper...
Dates: Circa 1799-1801; CIrca 1848

George Erml Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0177
Scope and Contents

The George Erml Photographs, a set of images created by a Czech-American architectural and portrait photographer, is arranged in two series:

1. Photographs of Glass Artists' Works, Undated

2. Photographs of Glass Artists, Undated

Dates: Undated

External Media about the Corning Museum of Glass

 Record Group
Identifier: CMOG-RG04
Scope and Contents

These records contain external media clippings about The Corning Museum of Glass and objects in its collection published locally, nationally and internationally.

The records are divided into three series:

(1) Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks, 1951-1979

(2) Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1950-2018

(3) Media Activity Reports, 2001-2012

Dates: 1950-2018

Johannes Feenstra Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0195
Scope and Contents The Johannes Feenstra Papers contain 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...
Dates: 1978-2000

Lawrence Finn Handbills

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0234
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of four handbills advertising demonstrations offered by Lawrence Finn, an itinerant glassworker. The handbills were acquired from different sources and placed together as a collection. They promote shows offered in London, New York City, and Augusta (presumably in Georgia). In his demonstrations, Finn created figurines, spun glass, and other small glass novelties for live audiences. The handbills not only describe Finn's shows, but also provide the locations,...
Dates: Circa 1815-1843

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

Henry R. Frankel Collection on Marian Karel and Dana Zámečníková

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0232
Scope and Contents In anticipation of writing an article about Czech glass artists Marian Karel and Dana Zámečníková́, Henry R. Frankel recorded interviews with Karel and Zámečníková́ in 1996. These interviews, as well as related photographic prints, slides, and gallery ephemera make up this small collection. The interviews with Karel were conducted in English and Czech with a live translator. The interviews with Zámečníková́ are in English. In the recorded conversations, the artists discuss their...
Dates: Circa 1978-1996

Laurinda Freitas Cut Glass Patterns

 Collection
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...
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....
Dates: 1931-1957; Majority of material found within 1940-1955

Emile Gallé Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0050
Scope and Contents

This collection is of mixed provenance and contains an assemblage of correspondence, design drawings, and ephemera created by Emile Gallé, French designer and leader of the Art Nouveau movement, and his workshop. It is divided into three series:

(1) Correspondence and Sketches, 1880-1895

(2) Writings and Images, 1884-1969

(3) Design Drawings, 1880-1904

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

Glass Gallery Artist Files

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0179
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: Circa 1984-2004

Robert L. Gruen Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0061
Scope and Contents This small set of papers created by an industrial designer largely document his glass tableware designs for Sweden House, Inc. created in the 1940s. Materials include photographs Gruen's glassware, as well as and photocopies and photographs of his design drawings. The papers also include Sweden House, Inc. glassware advertisements and articles about Gruen and his design work in and beyond the glass industry. Of particular note is a charming press release about Gruen's interest in designing...
Dates: 1940-1990

Sam Halstead Contemporary Stained Glass Documentaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0233
Scope and Contents

This digital collection consists of five documentary films. _Lighting the Way: The German Pioneers of Contemporary Stained Glass_ is the longest of the films, running 90 minutes. It includes interviews with German and American artists and art historians and numerous images of German stained glass windows, mostly taken by Halstead. The remaining four films are significantly shorter, running 13 to 20 minutes each, and consist largely of interviews with the featured artists.

Dates: 2017-2020

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...
Dates: 1885-1990

Paul M. Hollister Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0071
Scope and Contents The Paul M. Hollister Papers are 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 papers are divided into six series: (1) Research Files: Major Projects, Circa 1851-2012(2) Research Files: Glass Topics, 1719-2013(3) Correspondence, 1966-2003(4) Lectures and Interviews,...
Dates: 1719-2013; Majority of material found within 1950-1990

John Clyde Hostetter Collection on the 200" Disk

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents

The collection consists largely of photographs documenting the creation of the 200" glass disk made by Corning Glass Works. Materials are divided into two series:

(1) Photographs, 1934-1936

(2) Miscellaneous Materials, 1831-1943

Dates: 1831-1943; Majority of material found within 1934-1936

ICOM International Committee for Museums and Collections of Glass Records

 Collection
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:

(1) Administrative Records, 1977-1995

(2) Meeting Minutes and Notes, 1980-1997

(3) Conference Materials and Subcommittees, 1980-1995

Dates: 1977-1997

J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents The J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection is comprised of seven scrapbooks associated with the cut glass firm but received from various sources. Scrapbook contents include clippings, design inspiration, photographs, and silhouettes and templates of ware from J. Hoare & Co., Elmira Cut Glass Company, Gorham Manufacturing Company, Hunt Glass Co., John Illig, Libbey Glass Manufacturing Co., Pairpoint Glass Company, and many others. The scrapbooks were likely assembled by J. Hoare &...
Dates: Circa 1875-1917

J. & L. Lobmeyr Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0230
Scope and Contents This small set of largely incoming correspondence to the J. & L. Lobmeyr glass company was assembled by the Viennese writer and noted autograph collector Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm (1848-1915). His collection was auctioned by the company List & Francke (Leipzig) in 1911 and 1913, with unsold and small pieces going to the bookshops Heck (Vienna) and Salomon (Berlin). Parts of the collection ended up at Gilhofer's, a rare book, manuscript, and autograph dealer based in Austria, and...
Dates: 1845-1896

Charles B. Joslin Journal and Account Book

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0220
Scope and Contents The Charles B. Joslin Journal and Account Book consists of one volume that intermittently documents Joslin’s travels, work, purchases, and accounts payable and receivable. Of primary interest to glass researchers are his notes about his work in various glass factories, including Redwood Glassworks (Jamesville, New York), New Hampshire Glass Factory (Keene, New Hampshire), Lake Dunmore Glass Company (Salisbury, Vermont), and Mount Morris Glass Factory (Mount Morris, New York), some of which...
Dates: 1832-1961; Majority of material found within 1832-1843

Judson Studios Photograph Collection of Frederick Wilson Design Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0176
Scope and Contents

This collection of photographs of design drawings is arranged into two series: Series I. Design Drawings for Garrett Memorial Chapel, circa 1930-1932; and Series II. Assorted Design Drawings, 1895-1929.

Dates: 1895-1932

William Kahlson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0231
Scope and Contents This small collection documents the life and career of William S. Kahlson, the General Electric (G.E.) Company Pitney Glass Works plant manager from 1931 to 1965. Of particular interest to glass manufacturing technology researchers are the photographs of G.E. light bulb production after installation of the Corning Glass Ribbon Machine. The photographs depict facilities and machinery, as well as men and women at work producing light bulbs. Post-1940 photographs depict an integrated...
Dates: Circa 1925-2001

Robert Kehlmann Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0215
Scope and Contents

This mixed-media collection documents Robert Kehlmann’s career as an glass artist, art critic and author. It is arranged into three series:

(1) Personal Papers, 1961-2019

(2) Artwork, 1973-2010

(3) Collected Materials, 1966-1979, Undated

Dates: 1961-2019

Lucartha Kohler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0083
Scope and Contents

Lucartha Kohler was a pioneering glass artist by virtue of her work in glass casting and her gender. She also wrote two books, one about contemporary glass and one about women glass artists. Her papers consist of two series:

(1) Research Files, 1958-2003

(2) Artist Files, 1972-2016

Dates: 1958-2016

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