| THE NATIONAL AMERICAN GLASS CLUB
Left: Pressed dish, 3 7/8 in. dia. 1 in. deep, Heisey Glass Co. "SATURN OPTIC", with fired on lettering "The National Early American Glass Club 1935"
Right: Pressed window medallion, 3 1/4 in. dia., commemorating NAGC 70-th Anniversary, Art Reed, Sweetwater Glass, DeLancey, NY
This page updated December 20, 2018
The Glass Club Bulletin, a biannual publication, is given to the membership which includes more than thirty museums, libraries and other institutions in the United States, Canada and abroad. The Bulletin's editors have consistently brought to their readers leading scholarship in a wide variety of original articles and research, not only about American glass, but on international glass topics from antiquity to the work of contemporary artists.
The current issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Summer 2018, Number 233, contains:
The previous issue of The Glass Club Bulletin, Spring/Summer 2017, Number 232, contained:
- Silver deposit ware pitcher. Silver by Alvin Mfg. Co. (G-335), glassmaker unknown, 8 1/2 inches tall. 233+ 2018
- Gail Bardhan, "From The Editor's Desk." Our 85th Anniversary. About this issue's authors and contents. 233+ 2018
- Arthur Green, "Identifying Early American Glass Lamps," blown three mold, pressed, whale oil, New England Glass Company, Thomas Cains' South Boston Flint Glass Works, Sandwich Glass, Barlow-Kaiser research, Pittsburgh, Union Flint Glass Company, Kensington, Pennsylvania, lavishly illustrated. 233+ 2018
- William R. Powell, "A Fabulous Machine, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Owens bottle making machine, Libbey Glass Company, Toledo, Ohio, Scrabek, detailed description of its operation, Pure Food and Drug Administration, ills. 233+ 2018
- Willson Craigie, "American Sterling Silver Deposit Wares, 1888-1911," Oscar Pierre Erard, Benjamin John Round, Edward A. Thiery, John H. Sharling, Charles F. Croselmire, Wymble Manufacturing, Newark, New Jersey, Alvin Manufacturing Company, The Jewler's Circular, mercury, The AmericaN Jewler (publication), electrolysis, Steuben Glass Company, Gorham, Matthews, LaPierre, Mauser, Fostoria Glass Company, Joseph Fahys and Company, Mount Pleasant Field Club, eighteen outstanding illustrations 233+ 2018
- Tributes to Jay Doros. Portrait, Micki and Jay Doros. Remarks by Bruce Mitchell, Gay Taylor, Regan Brumagen, ills. 233+ 2018
- Mary Cheek Mills, "Celebrating the Past and Embracing the Future," The NAGC Seminar in Portland Maine, Ross Nelson, Art Reed, Nick Wrobleski, Ken Depew, Dan Dailey, Linda Mac Neil, Toots Zynsky, Paul Stankard, ills. 233+ 2018
- Cover: Plate 59 from Les costumes grotesque et les métiers ("fanciful trade costumes"), hand-colored engraving by Nicolas de l'Armessin (French, 1632-1694). These engravings portray men clad in the tools and wares of their trades. Rakow Research Library (CMGL.129851). 232+ 2017
- Gail Bardhan, "From The Editor's Desk"; About the contents of the current issue; Gail Bardhad retired from the Corning Museum of Glass, Rakow Library but will continue as Bulletin Editor. email change. 232+ 2017
- Jane Shadel Spillman "Keeping Out The Weather and Birds. and Letting in the Light," History of window glass from Roman Times, Donald B. Harden, colored glass, Nadine Schibille, Ian Freestone, Byzantine Empire, Islamic, ills. 232+ 2017
- Sandra Glascock, "Exploring the Archives: A Renaissance Man for Glass," Paul Hollister, Crystal Palace, Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights, ills. 232+ 2017
- Laura A Coffin, "Bottle Houses of the Old West and Their Spin-Offs," Houses built out of glass bottles - and other stuff, post card collection at The New Bedford Museum of Glass (depicting such houses), Many ills of such post cards. 232+ 2017
- Carolyn Baum "Ferene J. Albert: Scientific Glassblower and Art Glass Miniaturist," Helene Norris, Sandwich Glass, Hultman Glass Studio, miniature glass objects for Edison's scientific laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida, several ills. 232+ 2017
The Glass Club Bulletin is indexed in The Library of Congress' Reader's Guide to
Periodical Literature. Also, articles in The Glass Club Bulletin are indexed by the Rakow Library at the Corning Museum of Glass. In addition, the Bulletin and Glass Shards are key-word indexed on this site at Bulletin Index and Glass Shards Index respectively.
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Back issues are available for purchase at $7.00 each. A complete set of The
Glass Club Bulletin (1938 to the current issue) is $400.00. Send purchase
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Our First - The Glass Club Bulletin, No. 1, January 1938
EDITORS OF THE GLASS CLUB BULLETIN
Rt: Pressed cup plate by Pairpoint Glass Co. Sagamore, Massachusetts commemorating NEAGC 50th Anniversary 1983
- Ada J. Danforth 1938 - 1943
- Emma D. King 1944 - 1955
- Ethel Mary Doane 1955 - 1958
- Joseph W. Limric 1958 - 1959
- Louise Draper 1959 - 1963
- Robert Bryden 1963 - 1967
- Dorothy-Lee Jones 1967 - 1973
- Fred Meyer 1973 - 1974
- Paul Hollister 1975 - 1985
- Arlene Palmer Schwind 1985 - 1990
- Eason Eige 1990 - 1993
- Bonnie Bledsoe-Fuchs 1994 - 1998
- Kyle Husfloen - 1999
- Jane Shadel Spillman 1999 - 2015
- Gail Bardhan 2015 -
Members also receive:
Glass Shards is NAGC's illustrated newsletter which is published four times a year.
Past issues of Glass Shards Are Now On Line - Full Copy via the Glass Shards search page.
View the Winter 2018 Glass Shards - contains the following articles:
- Club and Chapter News - NAGC Annual Glass Seminar in Pittsburgh
May 8–11, 2019
- Contemporary Glass at the Lowe Art Museum
- President's Letter. Looking ahead to 2019's NAGC Seminar in Pittsburgh
- Huntsville Museum Celebrates the Beauty
of Tiffany Glass, ill.
- In Memoriam - Pamela D. Safford, ill.
- In Memoriam - Orva Walker Heissenbuttel, ill.
- Exhibition Honors the Artform's Female Voices, ill.
- 2019 National Marbles Tournament,ill.
- Light within Darkness - New exhibition, “Nyctophilia-
Light in the Absence of It” opens at
the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark (January 26,
2019–March 31, 2019), ill.
- Paperweights: Tiny Worlds within Glass, ill.
- Glass Calendar, ills.
- Renowned Collection of Alvina Breckel Sold at Auction, ill.
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Also, complete back issues of Glass Shards: in .pdf format can be viewed by searching the Glass Shards INDEX - search for season AND year. Click HERE for a list of complete issues presently on line.
NAGC Newsletter Editor:
1980 - 1982: John Gotjen, RI
Glass Shards Editors:
1985-1993: Sylvia Applebee Lyon, VA
1994 - present: Alice Saville, Illinois
Glass Club Bulletin and Glass Shards: Designer - Jaci Saunders, Corning, NY
The National American Glass Club's Membership Directory is published annually solely for the use of the membership. It lists members' names and addresses, officers, local chapters, and, occasionally, a compilation of educational programs for NAGC members and chapters. The current Membership Directory 2017-2018, lists:
- Eleven chapters nationwide.
- By-Laws of the National American Glass Club
- Officers and Directors, Committee Chairs and Appointments
- About The NAGC Web Site
- Membership Dues
- Institutuional Memberships
- The General Membership Listing - Includes a sampling of the diversity of member's interests which includes American
Glass, European Glass, cut glass, depression glass, paperweights, Moser art
glass, sparking lamps and other lighting, bottles and flasks, carnival glass,
commerative and historical glass, Tiffany, salts, Bohemian glass, opaline,
enameled glass, Gillinder, pressed pattern glass, Duncan, cordials and
decanters, ancient through Islamic, Heisey, 18th & 19th c. Anglo-Irish,
buttons, stained leaded glass, salt shakers, glass literature, cranberry glass,
glass dolphins, perfume bottles, vaseline glass, cup plates, children's pressed
glass, Sandwich glass, crackle glass, Dorflinger, Steuben - the list goes
on. Also, members may elect to include their e-mail addresses in the
directory (those desiring to do so, should e-mail the NAGC Membership Chairperson and Directory Editor Mr. John Kohut PA.)
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