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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
Thatcher Manfacturing Co. Pyroglaze Designs, Color Charts, book no. 919. CatalogG0400
Thatcher Manfacturing Co. Pyroglaze Designs, Color Charts, book no. 19. CatalogG0500
Thatcher Manfacturing Co. Pyroglaze Designs, Color Charts, book no. 250. CatalogG0600
Catalog of Thatcher Manufacturing Company. CatalogG0700
Owens-Illinois Weekly Legislative Updates: April 17-October 20, 1978. NewsletterH0100
Newsletter - Thatcher Glass Environmental News: Vol. 1, nos. 1 & 2 (1978); Vol. 2, no. 1 (1979). NewsletterH0201
Notes on design, layout, content and distribution of the Thatcher Glass Enviromental News, 1978-1979. DocumetsH0202
Newspaper clippings regarding recycling and bottle deposit legislation, 1978-1979. Newspaper ClippingsH0300
Essay, "Energy and Economic Impact of Mandatory Deposits" by the Glass Packaging Institute, April 1977. ManuscriptH0401
Glass Packaging Institute legislative lobbying packet on deposit laws, February 1978. DocumentH0402
Glass Packaging Institute memoranda, July 11 and September 26, 1978. MemorandumH0403
Glass Packaging News, June 1979. NewsletterH0404
Collection of memorandum and assorted documents about the Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company's bottle redemption programs, 1970-1971. DocumentsH0501
Newspaper articles from various New Jersey papers about the bottle redemption program at Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co.'s Wharton, NJ plant, 1970-1971. Newspaper ClippingsH0502
Glass Packaging Institute memorandum regarding litter law advocates, November 28, 1978. MemorandumH0601
Letter from Janet Flynn of the Glass Packaging Institute to Linda Treasure of the Thatcher Glass Company, January 23, 1979. LetterH0602
Glass Packaging Institute. The Advocates: Ohio. (2 copies)BookletH0603
GPI Monthly News & Editorial Review, August 1979. NewsletterH0604
Correspondence, memorandum, press releases and position papers from Thatcher Glass, Dart Industries and glass lobbying groups in opposition to bottle deposit laws in Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan and Colorado, May 1976-April 1977.DocumentsH0701
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. report: "Energy Distribution and Application, July 1973 through June 1974."DocumentI0100
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. report: "Inventory Management Review: Bottle Machine Repair Parts," March 1977. DocumentI0200
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. report: "Review of the Year 1977."DocumentI0300
Thatcher Manufacturing Co. Stockholder Report for 1945, February 19, 1946. BookletI0400
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. 1975 Quarterly Financial Model, First Quarter, May 19, 1975. DocumentI0500
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. 1977 Quarterly Financial Model, First Quarter, May 3, 1977. DocumentI0600
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