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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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Essay, "Here's How We Feel About Litter."DocumentC0303
Study of the Effectiveness and Impact of the Oregon Minimum Deposit Law, September, 1974. ReportC0304
The Facts Supporting Our Case Against Container Legislation, 1974. PamphletC0305
ARM: Keep America Beautiful Action Research Model, 1974. PamphletC0306
Article, "Nonreturnable Containers and the Environment," from the Atlanta Economic Review, Sept-Oct, 1973. (3 copies)MagazineC0307
Anheuser-Busch Inc. memorandum regarding container legislation, May 3, 1974. MemorandumC0308
Essay, "Views in Opposition to Restrictive Legislation on Nonreturnable Containers" by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1974. DocumentC0309
Abbreviated Oral Statement of George L. Wagner in Behald of the Oregon Beverage Industry Task Force, October 8, 1974. DocumentC0310
Response by Glass Containers Manufacturers Institute Task Force to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Resource and Environmental Profile Analysis of Nine Beverage Container Alternatives, 1974. DocumentC0311
Essay, "Bottle Bill Fact Sheet" by the Finger Lakes Group of the Sierra Club, May 13, 1974. DocumentC0312
Letters to the editor of the Elmira Star-Gazette regarding bottle deposit laws, October 6, 1974. Newspaper ClippingC0313
Letter from President John T. Pollock of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to the editor of Fortune Magazine regarding returnable bottles, August 15, 1974. LetterC0314
Testimony before an un-named committee by Ebon C. Jones, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Packaging Group of Owens-Illinois Inc. regarding the Soild Waste Utilization Act of 1974. DocumentC0315
Letter from Dr. Roy S. Arrandale, Executive Vice President of Research & Engineering for Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., to the Public Relations Department of the American Iron & Institute with an attached article, April 5, 1974. LetterC0316
"The Returnable Bottle That Doesn't Return," speech by J.T. Pollock, President of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., given to the Webalco Club, November 24, 1970. BookletC0317
Federal Register, September 21, 1976. Environmental Protection Agency: Solid Waste Management Guidelines for Beverage Containers. NewsletterC0401
Questions and Answers: Returnable Beverage Containers for Beer and Soft Drinks, July 1975. (2 copies)DocumentC0402
Keep America Beautiful Final Report Action Research Model, December 3, 1975.BookletC0402
The Solid Waste Disposal Act, Title II of Public Law 89-272 as amended by Public Law 93-611 on January 2, 1975. BookletC0403
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Beverage Container Guidlines for Federal Agencies, November 14, 1975. DocumentC0404
Federal Register, November 13, 1975. Environmental Protection Agency: Beverage Containers, Prosposed Solid Waste Management Guidelines. NewsletterC0405
Evnironmental News, November 11, 1975. NewsletterC0406
Executive Order 11752: Prevention, Control and Abatement of Environmental Pollution at Federal Facilities, December 17, 1973. From Federal Register, December 19, 1973. DocumentC0407
Letter from C.N. Granoff, Senior Vice-President of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co., to James O. Lindberg of Dart Industries, Inc., regarding opposition to deposit laws with appended material, September 1, 1976. LetterC0408
Booklet - Reduce: Targets, Means and Impacts of Source Reduction, published by League of Women Voters Education Fund, 1975. BookletC0409
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