National American Glass Club

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The National American Glass Club was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1933 as the National Early American Glass Club. Since its inception, the club has served an educational mission and sought to foster the study and appreciation of glass arts, decorative arts, and craft. Its members include glass collectors, scholars, dealers, artists, educators, and students in North America and beyond. Regional chapters of the National American Glass Club flourished across the United States in the 20th century.

In its earliest years, the club primarily hosted speakers at its regular meetings. In 1938, it commenced publication of The Glass Club Bulletin, a periodical in which members and others publish glass research articles. Editors of The Glass Club Bulletin have included Ada Danforth, Paul Hollister, Jane Shadel Spillman, and Gail Bardhan. The club also publishes a newsletter, Glass Shards. In 1976, the club began to hold an annual seminar including workshops and research presentations. Early seminars were held in Bethesda, Maryland; after 1986, seminars have been held in various North American cities.

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Moore, Margaret S. Curatorial Office Records of Margaret S. Moore, 1987-1989. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf National Early American Glass Club. Collection, 1830-1983. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf National American Glass Club Records, 1933-2021 Corning Museum of Glass. Rakow Research Library
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associatedWith Ellenville Glass Works. corporateBody
associatedWith Hollister, Paul M., 1918- person
associatedWith Moore, Margaret S. person
associatedWith New England Glass Bottle Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Spillman, Jane Shadel person
associatedWith Whitton & Wheeler. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Boston MA US
Subject
collecting (hobbies)
Glass
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Collectors
Curators
Periodicals publishing

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Establishment 1933

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