Answered By: Beth Hylen
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016     Views: 16

Much of our information about women working in the glass making business comes from the industrial revolution and forward.

I have attached our bibliography for "women and children in the glass industry." I am also sending a copy of an article by one of my colleagues, Gail Bardhan.

Bardhan, Gail. “Breaking the Glass Ceiling.” The Flow, (Winter 2010), pp. 32-34, ill. "A brief overview of the ways in which women have worked with glass before 1950, as documented in articles, books, and original materials from the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass." <Periodicals PER TP859.2.F64>

I also scanned some pages from Lucartha Kohler's book:

Kohler, Lucartha.  Women working in glass.  Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub. Ltd., c2003.  205 p. Profiles of women glass artists from the 1960s-1990s, primarily from the United States.  Includes bibliographical references.  Stacks <NK5198 .K785>; Microforms <F-18979>;

I could not include the entire chapter for copyright reasons, but I scanned the pages covering early history. You may wish to borrow (or purchase) a copy of the book.

The videos in our list are all too late for your your time range, but I included the list for your information.

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