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Collection TitleCL 32 Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by John L. Korydyll in 1987. 
Historical:The Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company (1905-1985) manufactured milk bottles and other food containers. It had plants located in Kane, Pennsylvania; Streator, Illinois; Elmira, New York; Wharton, New Jersey; Tampa, Florida; Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; and Saugus, California. In 1966, it became a division of Rexall Drug and Chemical Company, later called Dart Industries, Inc. In 1985, Thatcher was sold to Diamond-Bathurst. The company went bankrupt in 1987.
Scope:

The Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company Collection contains bottle design material, 1940s-1960s; advertising and promotional materials, 1930s-70s; newsletters, 1920s & 1940s; minutes of the Board of Directors, 1900s-1920s; financial reports, 1970s; annual reports, 1940s-60s; administrative records, 1970s; material related to anti-recycling lobbying, 1970s; James Arrandale papers regarding company history, 1970s; and company histories.

Extent5 linear feet
Date Span1905-1979
Abstract

This collection contains papers from the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company including bottle designs, administrative records, newsletters, promotional materials, and company histories.  



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Correspondence between Dorothy Routh of the Potsdam Public Library and Roy Arrandale of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding Dr. Thatcher, October-November 1974. LetterJ0805
Thatcher Milk Bottles are More Rugged, More Uniform, More Dependable and Give More Trips Than Any Others You Can Buy!BookletJ0806
Letter from Katherine Chapman to Clement Granoff regarding Dr. Hervey Thatcher, November 30, 1978. LetterJ0902
Notes on the history of the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, 1913-1972. DocumentJ0903
Essay, "Make Mine Milk: The Story of the Milk Bottle and the History of Dairying" by Fred Rawlinson, 1970. ManuscriptJ1000
Photograph of the original Thatcher Manufacturing Company building, 1886. PhotographJ1101
Press Release announcing Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company's purchase of a site for a new plant in Saugus, California, circa 1954. DocumentJ1102
Thatcher Builds Modern in Ready-Made Market, circa 1960. BookletJ1103
Magazine clipping, advertisment for new Thatcher plant in Saugus, CA, 1953. Magazine J1104
Letter from Ellen Deallenback of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Dean John McMahon of Alfred University regarding suggestions for a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, December 19, 1960. LetterJ1201
Letter from R.E. Dodge of Alfred University to Ellen Deallenbach of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding suggestions for a plaque in Dr. Arrandale's office, December 27, 1960. LetterJ1202
Letter from Dean McMahon of Alfred University to Ellen Deallenbach of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, January 5, 1961. LetterJ1203
Letter from Ellen Deallenbach of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Dean McMahon of Alfred University regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, January 6, 1961. LetterJ1204
Letter from Dean McMahon of Alfred University to Ellen Deallenback of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, January 10, 1961. LetterJ1205
Letter from Dean McMahon of Alfred University to Ellen Deallenback of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, March 1, 1961. LetterJ1206
Letter from Ellen Deallenbach of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Dean McMahon of Alfred University regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, March 7, 1961. LetterJ1207
Letter from artist Gordon Barnes to Ellen Deallenbach of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, March 8, 1961. LetterJ1208
Letter from Ellen Deallenbach of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to artist Gordon Barnes regarding a plaque for Dr. Arrandale's office, March 14, 1961. LetterJ1209
Letter from Dr. Roy Arrandale of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co.to artist Gordon Barnes regarding Barnes's sculpture, November 10, 1961. LetterJ1210
Letter from James Steffner to Linda Treasure of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. requesting historical information, January 15, 1979. LetterJ1300
Requests for personal histories sent by Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to former employees which were returned to sender by the post office. Post marked July 19, 1977. LetterJ14 00
Form letter sent to all long-service Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. employees requesting information about the company history, July 20, 1977. (2 copies)LetterJ1500
Communication Wire, vol 4, no. 1, October 1975. NewsletterJ1601
Communication Wire, vol 4, no. 2, December 1975-January 1976. NewsletterJ1602
Feedback: The Newsletter For and About the West Chester Schools' Staff, vol 1, issue 11, April/May 1975. NewsletterJ1603
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