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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
Bureau of Domestic Commerce Staff Study: The Impacts of National Beverage Container Legislation, Ocotber 1975. BookletC0410
1975 Annual Environmental Report: Yosemite Park and Curry Company. ReportC0411
Article, "Q. When is a bottle not a bottle," from Environmental Action, November 22, 1975. Newspaper ClippingC0412
Article, "New Plastic Bottle Called Risk," from Washington Star, November 6, 1975. Newspaper ClippingC0413
Article, "FDA Okays Plastic Bottle Made of Acrylonitrile," from Environmental Action Bulletin, October 18, 1975. Newspaper ClippingC0414
Selected Chronology and Documents-Consumer Product Safety Commission Proceedings Concerning Carbonated Beverage Bottles, 1974-1975. DocumentC0415
Memorandum from the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute to glass container industry factory managers re: visits to plants by Congressmen, December 12, 1975. MemorandumC0416
Report, "Pop Bottles: The Plastic Generation, a Study of the Environmental and Health Problems of Plastic Beverage Bottles" by the staff of the Natural Resources Defense Council, April 21, 1976. DocumentC0417
Class Container Manufacturers Institute Inc. correspondence regarding Reader's Digest article, "Can This Law Stop the Trashing of America?" with article attached, April, 1976. LetterC0418
New England Economic Indicators, March 1976. Includes article about beverage container deposit laws. MagazineC0419
"Bottles & Sense," Environmental Action Foundation. BookletC0420
Office of Business and Legislative Issues, Bureau of Domestic Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce report, "The Impacts of National Beverage Container Legislation," October 1, 1975.BookletC0421
Letter from the United States Brewers Association regarding the AFL/CIO resolution on solid waste policy, October 30, 1975. LetterC0422
Letter from the National Soft Drink Association to the Hearing Clerk of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare regarding the soft drink industry's stance on bottle deposits, June 12, 1975. LetterC0423
Article, "Shifing Patterns of Recycling: Put Glass Cullet in a New Light," March, 1975. Newspaper ClippingC0424
Press Rlease from the Glass Containers Corporation, "In a Major National Breakthrough, One Glass Company Proves the Compatibility of Environment, Energy and Economics," March 13, 1975.DocumentC0425
The Beverage Can Makers: A special activities sub-committee of the Can Manufacturers Institute, no. 9, March 4, 1975. NewsletterC0426
Report, "Family-sized Soft Drink Containers-A Comparative Energy and Environmental Impact Analysis," January 1978. DocumentC0501
Glass Packaging Instiute, 1977. BookletC0502
A Close-up of Closures: History and Progress by Alfred Lief, 1965. BookletC0503
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding improved inter-department communication, July 18, 1978. MemorandumC0504
Current Legislative Developments, published by the United States Brewers Association, January 12, 1978. DocumentC0505
Beverage Industry newsletter, March 18, 1977. NewsletterC0506
Environmental Impact News, May 1978. NewsletterC0507
Reuse, Recycle: The Monthly Newsletter of Resource Recycling, June, 1978. NewsletterC0508
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