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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter from Marge Wohlgemuth to the editor of the Los Angeles Times concerning the bottle redemption program at Thatcher Glass's Saugus plant, October 1, 1970. LetterM0501
Letter from Bob Collins to Mr. Milliken of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. concerning the bottle redemption program at the Saugys plant, March 25, 1971. LetterM0502
Press release announcing the resumption of Thatcher's bottle redemption program at the Saugus plant following the earthquake, May 11, 1971. DocumentM0503
Newspaper clippings from various California newspapers about Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co.'s bottle redemption program at the Saugus plant, 1970-1971. Newspaper ClippingsM0505
Letter from C.N. Granoff of the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Susan Amberg concerning the bottle redemption program at the Streator plant, July 23, 1970. LetterM0601
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum concerning bottle redemption programs at Streator and Wharton, July 30, 1970. MemorandumM0602
Newspaper clippings from various Illinois papers concerning Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company's bottle redemption program at the Streator plant, 1970-1971.Newspaper ClippingsM0603
Newspaper clippings from various Florida newspapers concerning Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company's bottle redemption program at the Tampa plant, 1970-1972. Newspaper ClippingsM0700
Thatcher News, November 1920-October 1929. NewsletterM1100
Letter to all employees from Clement N. Granoff regarding compiling a history of the Thatcher Glass Company, July 14, 1977. (multiple revisions)LetterN0101
Letter from Linda S. Treasure to Dr. R. S. Arrandale regarding his response to request for historical information, August 30, 1977.LetterN0102
Letter from Linda S. Treasure to R. A. Dick regarding Streator's history, August 30, 1977.LetterN0103
Correspondence between Linda S. Treasure and Clarence Straley regarding Thatcher Glass historical material, August 17-August 30, 1977.CorrespondenceN0104
Correspondence between Linda S. Treasure and D. Phillips regarding the history of Thatcher Glass, August 26-August 30, 1977.CorrespondenceN0105
Correspondence between Linda S. Treasure and Kennth L. Gagala regarding an economic education program, August 25-August 31, 1977.CorrespondenceN0106
Correspondence between Linda S. Treasure and Marie Sawyer regarding historical information about Thatcher Glass, August 29, 1977.CorrespondenceN0107
Letter to Carl Samuelson from Linda S. Treasure regarding Thatcher Glass historical information, August 29, 1977.LetterN0108
Correspondence between Gerald J. Graham and C. N. Granoff regarding the history of Thatcher Glass, July 28-August 3, 1977.CorrespondenceN0109
Correspondence between Henry E. Griffith and C. N. Granoff regarding historical information about Thatcher Glass, July 25-August 3, 1977.CorrespondenceN0110
Correspondence between John W. Long, Sr. and Linda Treasure regarding historial material about Thatcher Glass, July 22-August 2, 1977.CorrespondenceN0111
Correspondence between Jose Zayas Bazan and Linda S. Treasure regarding historical material about Thatcher Glass, July 31-August 8, 1977.CorrespondenceN0112
Letter to Henry Kane from Linda S. Treasure regarding historical information about Thatcher Glass, August 8, 1977.LetterN0113
Letter to Rex Deming from Linda S. Treasure regarding historical information about Thatcher Glass, August 8, 1977.LetterN0114
Letter to Rodney Wainwright from Linda S. Treasure regarding historial information about Thatcher Glass, August 8, 1977.LetterN0115
Correspondence between Albert Gilbert and Linda S. Treasure regarding historical information about Thatcher Glass, August 8-August 11, 1977.CorrespondenceN0116
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