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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 Photographs of Frederick Wilson Design Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0176
Scope and Contents

This collection of photographs of design drawings by stained glass artist Frederick Wilson is arranged into two series:

(1) Design Drawings for Garrett Memorial Chapel, circa 1930-1932

(2) 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

George J. LaDue Collection

 Collection
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

Dwight P. Lanmon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0088
Scope and Contents These papers document the career and research of Dwight P. Lanmon, a glass and ceramics curator and museum administrator. They are divided into ten series, most of which represent scholarly projects and publications:(1) Master's Thesis Research Materials and Draft, Circa 1966-1968(2) John Frederick Amelung and New Bremen Glass Manufactory Research Materials, 1962-1977(3) Blown "Three-Mold" Vessel Analysis, 1970-1973(4) Billups Glass Collection...
Dates: 1962-2019

Constance Stuart Larrabee Steuben Exhibition Photographs and Documents

 Collection
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

L.G. Wright Glass Company Records

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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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 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

 Collection
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

 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, 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

 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...
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

 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

Helen McKearin Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 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

 Collection
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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