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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Ilaria Camerini is excited to spend her summer here in Corning, New York. To this resident of Rome, Italy, working abroad “means having the possibility to share ideas and experiences with colleagues from different countries.” She will join 12 other interns who come from across the United States to... more
This post comes from Georgia Westbrook, the Oral History Intern at the Rakow Research Library. This past winter, I spent three weeks working on the oral history collection at the Rakow Research Library. Listening to interviews with former Corning Glass Works employees, I learned more than I... more
We all use Wikipedia. Whenever we’re curious, whenever we’re bored, and whenever we’re stumped, Wikipedia is there for us. And sometimes we need to be there for Wikipedia. For the online resource to be as good as it is, to remain accurate, fair, and up to date, it takes an army of millions around... more