| THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB
Dish, China, Late 18th - Early 19th c.
At the present time research programs of the National American Glass Club are self-initiated by its many
author-glassmaker-collector members. The results of their endeavors frequently appear on the pages of
the Glass Club Bulletin, The Glass Shards other published works or chapter-related
activities. Frequently, special exhibitions or lectures will highlight research projects.
This page will lead to areas of research whereby members may place notices concerning research
projects and requests for information. There will be links to libraries with substantial holdings in books
on glass as well as other resources as they become known to us. Watch this page for its continuing development.
- The Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass - Ask a Librarian.
Reference librarians may be contacted via letter, telephone, fax, or through our new Ask a Librarian
service online. The Library staff will be happy to answer questions which require short answers; for
in-depth research, we recommend you visit the Library or borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan.
As of February 2004, the Rakow Research Library’s catalog is available on the Internet. Direct access
to the Rakow Library Catalog is provided at rakow.cmog.org ; access
is also possible through a link
from the library’s homepage on the Museum’s web site at http://www.cmog.org/library. Visitors to the web
site will find a tutorial for searching the databases as well as ‘help’ screens which, along with the
databases, are continually being revised and improved.
- Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Search for glass books,
catalog listings returned via e-mail
- Boston Athenæum Library, Boston, Boston.
Massachusetts. Search for glass books, catalog listings returned via e-mail
- NAGC Club Library, Boston Athenæum Library: Status, book list
- BARGER-SUPPES Collection Of Books On Glass - Booklist. Chevy Chase Library,
Chevy Chase, Maryland
- The BLACKISTONE Glass Periodical Collection This collection is no longer at the Potomac Branch of the Montgomery County Libraries (Md); it has been divided between the Museum of American Glass in Weston, West Virvinia and The New Bedford Museum of Glass , in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
- GLOSSARIES -
- MARKS -
- RESEARCH TOOLS -
- Glass FAKES and REPRODUCTIONS: Real or Repro An excellent source of information about fakes and reproductions. The link focusses on the glass section.
- StartLocal Guide To Glassmaking A valuable primer on Glassmaking for those starting out in glass as well as for the seasoned glass artist and collector. The page also ontains many instructional links to sites throught the glass industry. CHECK IT OUT
- AltaVista.com Search for glass objects, companies, pattern names,
personalities, etc. General web search engines are very useful for researching glass makers, types, etc.
- Amazon.com Many glass books here.
- The Glass Club Bulletin Search titles, authors and subject matter contained in
articles in this official publication of The National American Glass Club. Selected catalogs of Club exhibitions as well as its sixtieth anniversary publication Reflections on Glass have been included.
- Link to The Corning Museum's
at The Rakow Library of Glass.
- J.Paul Getty Museum, Art
and Architecture, Article and Citation Databases The mission of the J. Paul Getty Museum is to delight, inspire, and
educate a diverse public through the collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art of the
- E-Bay Auctions Search for glass objects. If
you think you know the pattern name, maker, function, search in E-bay for comparisons.
- E-Bay Message Board on Glass E-bay
members exchange discussions about glass, identification - many pictures.
- Enclyclopaedia Britannica An aggressive search capability. Try
searching for the word "glass"
- The Glass EncyclopediaWeb site of Angela M. Bowey of New
Zealand (see Angela Bowey's Glass Museum on our glass sites page). The ultimate on-line reference for material
for glass. This page states "The Glass Encyclopedia is intended to be the ultimate reference source on glass.
It covers a list of topics that will be increased and up-dated regularly, building up to a fully comprehensive
glass encyclopedia on-line. Each topic has its own page and contains a definition of the topic with interesting
background and history. There are also pictures, references to other on-line sources and articles, and suggested
books on the topic."
- The Glass Shards, A data base of material appearing in this official
newsletter and its predescessor tNEAGC Newsletter of The National American Glass Club. Click on "Search" for a word-search of titles, authors and subject
matter as well as complete copies of both publications.
- Google.com Search for glass objects, companies, personalities, etc.
Discussions in chat rooms and other "message boards" are archived on Google and may be searched.
Google's "advanced search" windows for web and message board searches will allow one to focus on glass topics,
pattern names, makers, companies, etc.
- Rosemarie Lierke - Thought provoking research and theories
about ancient glassworking technology.
- Pattern Glass School. NAGC members
Elaine & Bill Henderson of Albuquerque, New Mexico take you through all the possibilities in collecting
pressed glass. The purpose of the "School" is to help educate the unknowing about the wonders of Victorian
American pressed glass. With over 50 pages, they and contributing NAGC members cover various types, look-alikes,
manufacturers, factory histories, locations and site digs, etc. Insightful articles - lavishly illustrated.
A learning experience for all.
- A Glass Lovers Glass Database An excellent search tool by Patterns, Marks and Glass Companies
- NAGC Notices Page - Contains some RESEARCH results
- Elegant and Everyday Glass Forum A glass forum requiring no-fee registration. The Gallery tab contains useful information for glass identification without registion and some of which is drawn from commercial sources
- Twentieth Century Glass.com Glass Encyclopedia A commercial UK site, including an on-line shop, providing information covering an enormous variety of twentieth century glass. Emphasis is on British and other European glass
- Pressglas-Pavillon.de An all-inclusive German site strong on European pressed glass.
- Pressglas-Korrespondenz Munich, Germany. A premier research journal and source of information about European glass. Journals are on line, in German, but Google translator makes it a simple cut and paste job. Many American makers are included. Profusely illustrated
- Corning Museum of Glass BLOG An interesting exchange of diverse information about glass - a MUST VISIT!
- A History of Glassmaking in London, by Dr. C. David Watts. A website devoted to the History of Glass and Glassmaking in London. Much of the material in this site is completely new or has been gathered from sources otherwise difficult to access. A MUST for research into English Glass.
- If you can't find out what you've got - ASK. Chat about it, post a picture. Visit our FaceBook page.
We are always on the lookout for useful research web sites about glass. Let us know about
them at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
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This page updated May 16, 2013