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All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Glass Question at our Rakow Research Library.

Stories from the Crystal City
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The History Channel awarded The Corning Museum of Glass a Save Our History grant to partner with Corning Community College and the High School Learning Center for "Stories from the Crystal City," a history project to preserve the memories of Corning-area glass factory workers. The program

Harry Phillips oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Harry Phillips, former gaffer for Steuben, interviewed May 2011. Phillips started his career in glass at Corning Glass Works while still in high school. After leaving high school he went to Steuben where he continued for 46 years, working his way up to becoming a

Gordon Casterline oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Gordon Casterline, retired from Corning, Inc., interviewed May 2010. Gordon Casterline talks about his career with Corning Glass Works/Corning Incorporated.

Dan Keyes oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Dan Keyes, former gaffer for Steuben, interviewed October 2010. Daniel Keyes reminisces about his career in glass at Corning Glass Works, starting as a teenager with working papers. He was hired as a section tender and steadily moved through different areas of

Bill Anderson oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Bill Anderson, former Corning Glass Works employee, interviewed May 2011. Bill Anderson was born and raised in Corning, N.Y. He reminisces about growing up in the area, his father's employment as a gaffer at Corning Glass Works, his own employment, and the

Al Donnelly oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Al Donnelly, former supervisor of consumer information for the Consumer Products division at Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Donnelly reminisces about the Corning Promise and how Corning Incorporated took care of their consumers, going so far

Elizabeth Barenthaler oral history interview, 2011 – Rakow Research Library (Audio Only)
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Elizabeth Barenthaler, former employee of Corning Glass Works and The Corning Museum of Glass, recorded May 2011. Barenthaler reminisces about being a female employee for Corning Glass Works and The Museum. Women were not allowed to wear pants to

Jerry Wright oral history interview, 2014 – Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an oral history interview with Jerry Wright, former product designer and archivist for Corning Incorporated, filmed May 2014. Jerry reminis...

Jerry Kersting oral history interview- Rakow Research Library
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This clip is from an interview with Jerry Kersting, retired engineer for Corning, Inc., interviewed May 2010. Jerry Kersting was born in Jersey City, N.J., in 1939. He attended Rutgers University where he obtained a degree in civil engineering for the Facilities Group. In 1960, after spending a