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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.

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

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
Article, "Container Deposit Bill Weighed by Legislators."Newspaper clippingsC0206
Letter from Florida Representative Guy W. Spicola to William Bennett of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. regarding the House Committee on Environmental Protection, September 14, 1973. LetterC0207
Excerpt from the Laws of New York State, 1970 regarding environmental facilities corporation. DocumentC0208
State of Connecticut Committee Bill no. 9223 concerning standards for glass containers of carbonated beverages.DocumentC0209
Glass Container Manufacturers Institute Check List of State, Regional and Municipal Solid Waste Management Systems, circa 1973. DocumentC0210
Excerpt from the Society of Plastics Industry, January 2, 1973 regarding polyvinyl chloride. DocumentC0211
Guide for Government and Community Leaders: A Suggested State Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Incentives Act, 1973. DocumentC0212
Proposed Legislation for the Establishment of a State Solid Waste Authority by the Connecticut Sold Waste Management Program, February 20, 1973. DocumentC0213
Agenda for the meeting of the Chief Executives of Beverage and Packaging Manufactures on March 6, 1973. DocumentC0214
Council for Environmental Action newsletter for March 20, 1973 with resume of the Senate Sub-committee meeting on March 16, 1973. NewsletterC0215
Council for Environmental Action newsletter for March 29, 1973. NewsletterC0216
Article, "A Weak Case," May 6, 1973. Newspaper clippingC0217
Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms memorandum regarding the packaging of distilled spirits in polyvinyl chloride bottles, May 11, 1973. MemorandumC0218
Minutes from the United States Brewers Association meeting May 17, 1973. DocumentC0219
Glass Containers Manufactures Institute Cullet Program, May 21, 1973. DocumentC0220
Form letter from Richard K. Gershman regarding the gullet redemption program, May 21, 1973. LetterC0221
Letter from Daniel Adams of the United States Brewers Association to the members of the advisory board regarding returnable bottles, May 23, 1973. LetterC0222
Letter from Ruth Lynch to Dr. Arrendale, May 28, 1973. LetterC0223
Excerpt from the Clean Air and Water News. Number 8, page 106. DocumentC0224
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding Barytes, August 10, 1973. MemorandumC0225
Essay, "The Bottle Bill," circa 1973. DocumentC0226
Article, "Flush Toilet Criticized as Wasteful," January 23, 1971. News ClippingC0227
Letter from R.C. Donovan of Owens-Illinois to C.N. Granoff of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., July 23, 1973. LetterC0228
Testimony given by Clement Granoff, Senior Vice-President for Administration of the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., before the State of New York Council of Environmental Advisers, January 29, 1974. DocumentC0301
Testimony before the State of New York Council of Environmental Advisers by John T. Pollock, President of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., February 20, 1974. DocumentC0302
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