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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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"Industry Status Report, 1977-1978," presented by Gunter G. Rohland, May 3, 1978. DocumentC0509
List of states with proposed bottle deposit legislation, 1971-1978. DocumentC0601
(5) Memorandum from the Glass Packaging Institute regarding bottle deposit regulations in Maine, Iowa, Massachusetts, Delaware and Nebraska, 1977-1978. MemorandumC0602
Newsletter - Voter, New York State League of Women Voters, Winter 1978. Features article on bottle deposits. NewsletterC0603
Glass Packaging Institute Weekly Legislative Report, August 17, 1979.NewsletterC0700
Booklet - The Value of Glass, Owens-Illinois Glass Container Division, ca. 1970s. BookletC0801
Booklet - Guidelines for Glass Recycling in Your Community, Ownes-Illinois Glass Container Division, ca. 1970s.BookletC0802
Mailing address list of attendees at the Municipal Material Recovery Workshop, New Brunswick, NJ, June 26, 1979. DocumentC0803
Essay - Employment and Environment Effects of the Proposed Commonwealth of Massachusetts Litter and Recycling Fund Senate Bill 1500, March 20, 1979. ManuscriptC0804
National Canners Association memorandum regarding the proposed federal taxes on packaging material, Feburary 1, 1978. MemorandumC0805
Essay, "Resource Recovery: The Solid Waste Solution" by the staffs of the American Paper Institute and the National Center for Resource Recovery, February 3, 1978. ManuscriptC0806
Roster of the New York Industry-Labor Committee for Resource Recovery, September 1977. DocumentC0807
Newspaper and magazine clippings about recycling around the world, 1978. Newspaper ClippingsC0808
BIPAC Politics, Feburary 28, 1978. NewsletterC0901
Weekly Legislative Summary, March 10, 1978. NewsletterC0902
New York State Legislative Report, March 10, 1978. NewsletterC0903
Environmental Summary, March 10 & July 14, 1978. NewsletterC0904
United States Brewers Association memoranda regarding New York State bottle deposit legislation, February through March, 1978. MemorandumC1000
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, April 1975. RecordsD0100
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, May 1975. RecordsD0200
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, October 1976. RecordsD0300
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, November 1976. RecordsD0400
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, January 1977. RecordsD0500
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, February 1977. RecordsD0600
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company, Financial Statement, March 1977. RecordsD0700
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