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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
4.89 Cubic feet (consisting of 10.5 boxes, 2 folders, 5 oversize folders, 2 map case folders.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Business cards
Publications
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Sales catalogs
Business letters
Printed materials
Receipts
Printed material
Invoices
Illustrations
Business ephemera
Letterheads
Design patents
Advertising mail
Patents
Print advertising
Catalogs
Sales records
Advertising
Trade cards
Advertising fliers
Periodicals
Catalogues
Manufacturers' catalogs
Advertising cards
Commercial correspondence
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Manuals
Reports
Commercial catalogs
Trade literature
Sales letters
Legal documents
Correspondence
Mail order catalogs
Date:
1804-1967
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Glassware forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
Covers glassware in its many forms and application including in building design and sculpture, both as a structural and an aesthetic component, in lighting, in art as a medium and as a method to protect and display art (picture frames, cases, etcetera.), in industry (insulators, electronics), in transportation (lighthouses, railroad signal glasses, headlamps), and in science with medical and lab supplies and instruments, and equipment such as telescopes. Daily and practical use consumer products feature prominently in the form of household and decorative goods (jarring, canning, dish and serving ware, daily and special use), windows, lamps and lighting, storage of liquids and solids, including detergents, medicine storage, plus beverages and foodstuffs, and cleaning of glass. Colored, ornamental, ground, etched, leaded, stained, and mosaic glasswork related material appears sporadically. China and other ceramic and pottery breakable wear is sometimes categorized along with clear, cut, opaque, and colored glass. Related aspects, such as stoppers, are also included.

Collection materials represent a sampling of businesses and products. The Patent and Design folder has numerous submission summaries, along with schematics, some hand drawn, and a few blueprints, mostly related to bottle design. A limited amount of industry publications and union documents are present, especially for the Glass Workers.
Arrangement:
Glassware is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Partial List of Companies in the Oversize Materials:
Oversize materials include, but are not limited to the following companies:

Averbeck, M.J., New York, NY

Cleveland Glass Works, Cleveland, NY

Cold Spring Distilling Company Cincinatti, OH

Craft House Williamsburg Restoration, Inc. Williamsburg, VA

Cullen & Newman Knoxville, TN

French, Richards, and Company Philadelphia, PA

Glassware: Union Wages and Rules

Jones, Thomas New York, NY

Libby Owens Ford Class Company Manufacturers of Safety Glass Location unknown

Metropolitan Plate Glass Insurance Company New York, NY

Morgantown, WV

New Jersey Plate Glass Insurance Company Newark, NJ

New York Plate Glass Insurance Company New York, NY

Seneca Glass Company

Smalley, A.G. and Company Boston, MA

Woods, Sherwood and Company Lowell, MA
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Glassware is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Glass artists  Search this
Stained glass artists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Stained glass artists  Search this
Topic:
Glass manufacture  Search this
Glassware  Search this
Glassware -- Catalogs  Search this
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Mail-order business -- Catalogs  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Sales promotion  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
advertising -- Business ephemera  Search this
Mosaics  Search this
Etching -- Technique  Search this
Windows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business records
Business cards
Publications -- Business
Trade catalogs
Advertisements
Sales catalogs
Business letters
Printed materials
Receipts
Printed material
Invoices
Illustrations
Business ephemera
Letterheads
Design patents
Advertising mail
Patents
Print advertising
Catalogs
Sales records
Advertising
Trade cards
Advertising fliers
Periodicals
Catalogues
Manufacturers' catalogs
Advertising cards
Commercial correspondence
Ephemera
Printed ephemera
Manuals
Reports
Commercial catalogs
Publications
Trade literature
Sales letters
Legal documents
Correspondence
Mail order catalogs
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Glassware
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Glassware
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-glassware
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Mary Shaffer papers, 1969-2002

Creator:
Shaffer, Mary, 1947-  Search this
Shaffer, Mary, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Glass sculpture  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Movements and Schools  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5988
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229452
AAA_collcode_shafmary
Theme:
Women
Art Movements and Schools
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229452
Online Media:

Paul and Elmerina Parkman papers, circa 1962-2013

Creator:
Parkman, Paul Douglas, 1932-  Search this
Parkman, Elmerina Leonardi, 1932-  Search this
Parkman, Paul Douglas, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11596
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249607
AAA_collcode_parkpaul
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_249607

Mary Shaffer papers

Creator:
Shaffer, Mary  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
4.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1969-2002
Summary:
The papers of internationally renowned glass artist and sculptor, Mary Shaffer, measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 2002. Through correspondence, subject files, printed material and photographs the collection provides an overview of many aspects of Shaffer's career, including commissions, exhibitions, her teaching appointments, and the day-to-day administration of her affairs.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of internationally renowned glass artist and sculptor, Mary Shaffer, measure 4.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 2002. Through correspondence, subject files, printed material and photographs the collection provides an overview of many aspects of Shaffer's career, including commissions, exhibitions, her teaching appointments, and the day-to-day administration of her affairs.

Correspondence files (Series 1) cross-referenced with records organized by subject (Series 2) provide insight into Shaffer's artistic aspirations and techniques, and represent a good overview of Shaffer's important contribution to the American Studio Glass Movement. These two series document her interaction with galleries, museums, and individual clients, her work as an educator, and her participation in glass and sculpture-related conferences and programs both at home and abroad. The collection provides solid documentation of specific methods used by Shaffer in her work, particularly in Series 3: Center-Light Project, which details her choice and designs for glass notching tubes, plate glass, fiber optics, and other materials. Additional commissions and techniques are documented in Series 1 and 2.

Series 4: Printed Material provides a good overview of the progress of Shaffer's career and an understanding of the significance of her work.
Arrangement:
In general, files are arranged either chronologically or alphabetically by subject. Within files material is generally arranged chronologically. Every effort was made to retain Shaffer's original arrangement as it provided context for the records, but some re-arrangement of unfiled material and re-naming of subject headings for clarification was necessary during processing. The collection is arranged as five series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1973-1998, undated (box 1, OV 5, 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 2: Subject Files, 1969-1997, undated (box 1-3, OV 5, 1.5 linear ft.)

Series 3: -- Center-Light -- Project, 1985-1993 (box 3, OV 5, 0.7 linear ft.)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1973-2002, undated (box 4, OV 5-6, 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 5: Photographs, circa 1970-1990 (box 4, 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
Sculptor and glass artist Mary Shaffer was born in Walterboro, South Carolina, in 1947. As a child she lived in South America and her first language was Spanish. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design where she studied illustration and minored in painting. Having a mother who believed strongly in the value of travel as education, she also attended the Ecole d'Humanite in Goldern, Switzerland, for several years.

Shaffer is recognized worldwide as one of the founding artists of the American Studio Glass Movement. In the early 1970s she adapted an auto industry technique for shaping windshield glass into a "mid-air slumping," process which allowed her to move glass in a particular way as it was heated. She then began mixing glass and metal tools, casting, dipping and slumping glass from objects found in flea markets and junk yards, and innovatively extending her materials to include "light, bronze, steel, stone and glass, water and sound."

In the 1970s and 1980s Shaffer taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Wellesley College, and New York University where she was Director of the Crafts Program in the Department of Art and Art Education. She also managed the Art Center at the University of Maryland in the 1980s. From 1975 on she exhibited her work at O.K. Harris Gallery in New York (a gallery primarily devoted to painting and non craft sculpture), and has also shown in glass-specific or craft venues such as Habatat Galleries in Michigan and Boca Raton, Florida, Hellery Gallery in New York, and Anne O'Brien Gallery in Washington, DC. In 1992 Shaffer completed the installation of her largest sculpture to date, Center-Light, a luminous column of glass and bronze in the three-story open stairwell of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, a building designed by architects Cesare Pelli and Associates.

Shaffer's work can be found in the collections of nearly twenty major museums worldwide including the American Craft Museum, the Corning Glass Museum, the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work, and has been honored by the American Craft Museum as a Visionary.

Shaffer moved to Marfa, Texas, in 2001 after having been a long-time resident of Bethesda, Maryland, and having studios in Maryland and, later, New York.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Mary Shaffer in 2002.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Glass artists  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Glass sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Mary Shaffer papers, 1969-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.shafmary
See more items in:
Mary Shaffer papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-shafmary

Paul and Elmerina Parkman papers

Creator:
Parkman, Paul Douglas, 1932-  Search this
Parkman, Elmerina Leonardi, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
21 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1962-2013
Scope and Contents:
Subject files on artists, galleries, museums, collectors, exhibitions, seminars, lectures, tours, craft organizations, and others; printed material; gallery invitations; and miscellany concerning the Parkman glass collection and the studio glass movement.
Biographical / Historical:
Studio glass collectors; Washington, D.C. The Parkmans founded the Renwick Alliance, a craft and studio glass organization support group for the Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Donated 2004 by Paul and Elmerina Parkman as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America. Additions are expected.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Topic:
Glass art -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.parkpaul
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parkpaul

Tell me a story : narrative art in clay and glass / Karen S. Chambers ; organized by the Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Author:
Chambers, Karen S  Search this
Taft Museum  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Pottery--History  Search this
Narrative art  Search this
Call number:
NK4008 .C43 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_556696

Contemporary art glass '76 : [exhibition] Feb. 24 - Mar. 11, 1976, Lever House, New York / The Contemporary Art Glass Group in cooperation with the Glass Art Society

Author:
Contemporary Art Glass Group  Search this
Glass Art Society  Search this
Physical description:
[16] l. : ill. ; 15 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1976
20th century
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Art glass  Search this
Glass artists  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C76 A4
NK5198.C76A4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_127645

American glass : Northwest / Carole E. Phillips, curator

Author:
Phillips, Carole E  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Herman, Sam, Studio Gallery  Search this
Glas-Galerie  Search this
Physical description:
23 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1982
1982 (
20th century
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Call number:
NK5112 .A512 1982
NK5112.A512 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451736

Southern studio glass : new directions / Kingsport Fine Arts Center

Author:
Kingsport Fine Arts Center  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Call number:
NK5112 .S72 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_454147

Chihuly alla macchia : from the George R. Stroemple collection / essay by Robert Hobbs

Title:
Macchia
Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Hobbs, Robert Carleton 1946-  Search this
Art Museum of Southeast Texas  Search this
Laguna Gloria Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Stroemple, George R Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
[22], 54, [16] p. : col. ill. (some fold.) ; 16 x 16 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Oregon
Date:
1993
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Glass art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C53 H63 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525264

Chihuly : the George R. Stroemple collection / essays by Donald Kuspit and Kathryn Kanjo

Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Kanjo, Kathryn  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Stroemple, George R Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Oregon
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Glass art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C53 P67 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551817

New glass work

Title:
New work
Author:
New York Experimental Glass Workshop  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
198u
198 -198
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5100 .N566
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561398

Chihuly : form from fire / essays by Walter Darby Bannard, Henry Geldzahler

Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Bannard, Walter Darby 1934-2016  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona Beach, Fla.)  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
142 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
©1993
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C53 M98 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468154

Chihuly projects / by Dale Chihuly ; essays by Barbara Rose and Dale Lanzone

Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Rose, Barbara  Search this
Lanzone, Dale Martin  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
©2000
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616399

Josiah McElheny : dusty groove

Title:
Dusty groove
Artist:
McElheny, Josiah 1966-  Search this
Sun Ra  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John  Search this
Interviewer:
Corbett, John 1963-  Search this
Kapsalis, Terri  Search this
Author:
Corbett vs. Dempsey (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
McElheny, Josiah 1966-  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Sun Ra  Search this
Montgomery, Wes 1923-1968  Search this
Partch, Harry 1901-1974  Search this
Physical description:
44 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm + 1 flexi disc (7 x 7 in.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M135 C67 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1099079

Fire / Dale Chihuly ; [essay by Margery Aronson]

Title:
Fire: Dale Chihuly
Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Aronson, Margery  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
175 pages : chiefly illustrations (mostly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Glass in art--History  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.C43 A4 2006b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1101146

Beauty beyond nature : the glass art of Paul Stankard / [editor: Andrew Page]

Title:
Glass art of Paul Stankard
Author:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Page, Andrew  Search this
Robert M. Minkoff Foundation, Ltd  Search this
Museum of Glass (Tacoma, Wash.)  Search this
Subject:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
167 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2011
©2011
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Glass artists  Search this
Glass art--History  Search this
Plants in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095663

Ulysses cylinders / Dale Chihuly & Seaver Leslie with Flora C. Mace & Joey Kirkpatrick

Author:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Leslie, Seaver W  Search this
Mace, Flora C. 1949-  Search this
Kirkpatrick, Joey  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Leslie, Seaver W  Search this
Joyce, James 1882-1941 Ulysses  Search this
Physical description:
156 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Glass artists  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1073979

Figures of translucence : June 15-August 13, 1989 / Seattle Art Museum

Author:
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NK5101.S43 S43 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831300

Seth Randal : myth and majesty / Jo Lauria

Author:
Lauria, Jo  Search this
Subject:
Randal, Seth Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
C2002
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704276

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