Rakow Research Library

Rakow Research Library

The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Its mission is to acquire everything published on the subject of glass, in every format and in every language.

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Read more about this project and the collection in previous posts. Researching glass can take you in unexpected directions. Over the past two years, the Rakow Research Library has shared stories of our efforts to conserve and digitize a collection of stained glass cartoons from the Whitefriars... more
This post is the first in a series about the Thatcher Glass Collection project. My name is Christina Baker, and I currently work in the digitization lab at the Rakow Research Library. My assignment is to catalog and digitize the archival collection for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., which was... more
Imagine a mosaic 27 feet high and 20 feet wide. More than 90 years ago, an exterior mosaic of this size was proposed for the main entrance of Broadway Temple in northern Manhattan. The installation, in the likeness of this watercolor design, would feature more than half a million pieces of glass... more