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Glass manufacture

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Adamston Flat Glass Factory, Glass Cutting Tool

Collection Number: A&M 4483
Content Description A metal tool with a wooden handle, known as a "splitter", used for cutting glass. The tool was used at the Adamston Flat Glass Factory, which was located in Adamston, West Virginia (a former town that is now part of the city of Clarkburg).For additional information regarding the Adamston Glass Factory and the glassmaking industry in West Virginia, see also: A&M 2870, Fourco Glass Company Records A&M 3911, Window Glass Cutters League of America, Materials...
Dates: ca. 1910-1930

American Flint Glass Workers Union, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2438

Minutes, proceedings, circulars, agreements, constitutions, bylaws, correspondence, and reports of AFGWU Local 10 (Fostoria Glass), including general wage rate lists, contract increase percentages and wage and move rate lists of the punch tumbler and stemware department. Of interest would be the strike threats and agreements in the late 1950s.

Dates: 1894-1977

American Flint Glass Workers Union Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2642
Overview Minutes, proceedings, circulars, agreements, constitutions, bylaws, correspondence, and reports of the local union which worked in the stemware and punch tumbler department of Fostoria Glass Company. Addendum of 2013/02/25 includes materials collected by Paul W. Myers (1927-2008), former employee of Fostoria Glass Company and former American Flint Glass Workers Union Representative of Local #10. Includes correspondence, business records, photographs, printed material, ephemera, clippings, an...
Dates: 1878-1986

Andrew Edmiston Jr. (1892-1966) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1994
Overview Correspondence, deeds, financial and military records, newspaper clippings, and photographs of a Democratic politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1933-1942, newspaper editor, and businessman from Weston, Lewis County. Subjects covered include the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and the coal and glass industries. Correspondents include David Goff, Charles E. Hodges, Charles Lively, Alfred E. Smith, Harold L. Ickes, Joe L. Smith, Jennings Randolph, Clarence W. Meadows, James...
Dates: 1916-1948

Emory L. Kemp Papers regarding Industrial History

Collection Number: A&M 4230
Scope and Contents This collection includes materials from Dr. Emory L. Kemp’s career of researching, documenting, and preserving historic structures. Kemp was a practicing civil engineer from 1952-1959, then taught civil engineering, historic preservation, and the history of technology from 1962-2003 at West Virginia University. He served as an expert consultant for the preservation of many historic engineering structures, including bridges, waterways, and mills. He also published regularly and remained...
Dates: 1735-2021

Glass Workers' Protective League, Records

Collection Number: A&M 2427
Scope and Contents Minutes, correspondence, speeches, clippings, printed material, press releases, and other items concerning the Glass Workers' Protective League, which began in 1946 as the Four State Glass Workers' Protective League. It included glass workers from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana and was concerned with fighting the importation of cheap foreign glass. The papers deal mainly with the Burke-Hartke Bill, Bottle Bills, and national and international trade matters and include...
Dates: 1947-1976

J. S. Algeo, An Unpublished History of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Typed Document

Collection Number: A&M 2514

An unpublished history of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company compiled by J.S. Algeo, completed in 1956. In 1885 this firm originated in Wellsburg, West Virginia, as the Hazel Glass Company and established, later, plants at Clarksburg, Grafton, Wheeling, and Washington, Pennsylvania.

Dates: 1885-1956

Jacob Minehart Ledger

Collection Number: A&M 1389

Ledger of a glassblower who worked for various glass companies in Wheeling, West Virginia, containing a record of his work and notes concerning his working agreements.

Dates: 1841-1845, 1863

Jim Comstock, Newspaper Editor and Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2600
Overview Papers of James ("Jim") Franklin Comstock of Richwood, West Virginia, whose position as editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly and avocation as collector and advocate of all things West Virginia led to the preservation of much of the state's physical, visual, and textual history. The collection includes materials Comstock collected about West Virginia history as well as his own personal and professional papers. Materials include: general series of...
Dates: 1650-1671, 1717-2003, undated; Majority of material found within ca. 1850-1995

John Cuthbert, Collector, Virginia B. Evans Glassware

Collection Number: A&M 4318
Scope and Contents

Fifty pieces (including lids and pairs) of Asian-inspired design, frosted glassware (clear, pink, green) designed by West Virginia artist Virginia B. Evans (1894-1983) and produced by Imperial Glass Corporation of Bellaire, Ohio. Includes well-known dragon and butterfly motifs in ashtrays, bookends, vases, and other pieces.

In the contents list, "pc" refers to pieces, for single items that have multiple component pieces; "items" refers to multiple copies of the same item.

Dates: ca. 1942-1970