Frederick Carder Papers

Frederick Carder Papers

Frederick Carder working on a design for an engraved goblet, about 1930Frederick Carder (1863-1963) managed Steuben Glass Works in Corning, N.Y., from its founding in 1903 until 1932. An English-born designer whose preferred medium was glass, Carder created designs and developed hundreds of colors and techniques for producing glass over the course of his 80+-year career.

This collection of Carder’s papers came to the Rakow Library in 1969 and includes documents such as drawings for Steuben and Corning Glass Works. The goal of this project is to arrange, describe, and make Carder’s papers available to researchers.

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Every archive has mysteries waiting to be discovered and solved. Recently at the Rakow Research Library, we discovered some unusual items in one of our core collections: The Frederick Carder Papers. Frederick Carder (1863-1963) was a pioneering English glassmaker who co-founded the Steuben Glass... more
Shoe, Frederick Carder, Corning, NY, 1925. Gift of Corning Glass Works.66.4.74 When you think of Cinderella, what first comes to mind? For us, the glass slipper is the obvious star of the show. Did you know that The Corning Museum of Glass has a fairytale shoe of its very own? This glass slipper... more
On September 18, 1863, Frederick Carder was born in Staffordshire, England. Over the next 100 years of his life, he would go on to become one of the greatest contributors to glass design in the 20th century. Frederick Carder in his library Carder left school at age 14 to join his father Caleb... more