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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

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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

Paul M. Hollister Papers

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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 is mainly photographs documenting the creation of the 200” glass disk, made by Corning Glass Works of Corning, New York. Although Hostetter collected these photographs, they were taken by others, including Ayres A. Stevens of Corning, New York. Some images appear to be duplicates or visually similar to those found in the George V. McCauley Papers. Contents also include personal and other glass-related materials from Hostetter. This collection...
Dates: 1934-1943

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

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Identifier: MS-0070
Scope and Contents The J. Hoare & Co. Scrapbook Collection is comprised of seven scrapbooks of various sizes, measuring 14W" x 11D" x 2H", to 18W" x 15D” x 5H”. Scrapbook contents include clippings, design inspiration, photographs, and silhouettes of glassware from J. Hoare & Co., and other glass companies.
Dates: Circa 1875-1917

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

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

George J. LaDue Collection

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Identifier: MS-0086
Scope and Contents This small collection contains a hodgepodge of documents related to George J. LaDue's work in the glass trade in late 19th century America. Of most interest is his apprenticeship indenture contract, which bound LaDue to learn the "art, trade, and mystery of a Hollow Glass Ware Blower" at Poughkeepsie Glass Works from 1890 to 1895. Correspondence from the company to his father reveals that LaDue was considered a good apprentice but was once suspected of malingering to avoid low paying work....
Dates: 1890-1987

Constance Stuart Larrabee Steuben Exhibition Photographs and Documents

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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...
Dates: 1957-1999; Majority of material found within 1957-1962

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

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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

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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
Dates: 1888-1971

Bolislav Manikowski Drawings and Artwork

 Collection
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 and Undated

(2) Blueprints, 1935 and Undated

(3) Sketches, Circa 1930s

(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

Paul Marioni Papers

 Collection
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 is...
Dates: 1940-2017

George V. McCauley Papers

 Collection
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

Richard Millard Papers

 Collection
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

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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 a.s. (Firm)

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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

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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 and subseries arrangement of the materials are 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...
Dates: 1958-2014

Nitsche & Son Glass Engraving Collection

 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 Nitsche...
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

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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

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