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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This post comes from Alaina McNeal, the Public Services Outreach intern at the Rakow Research Library. Houghton’s portrait hangs in the Rakow Research Library. 2009.7.18, gift of Thomas S. Buechner. Arthur A. Houghton Jr. (1906-1990) had a lifelong passion for words. Arthur founded The... more
This post comes from Alaina McNeal, the Public Services Outreach intern at the Rakow Research Library. Poster for Season 3 of Mad Men featuring Dorothy Thorpe’s glass design. You might recognize Dorothy C. Thorpe’s work if you watched the TV show, Mad Men. Rounded with a silver band at the top, the... more
Mystery. Scandal. Fraud. Like any other cultural institution, the collections within the Rakow Research Library are not immune from tales of secrets long-buried – unsurprising, really, for a library that includes nearly 200 archival collections. For years, I’d heard tell of a scandal involving a Dr... more