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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
Letter from Dart Industries Inc. to the Committee Against Forced Deposits on Cans & Bottles regarding a donation, October 27, 1976. LetterM0219
Polling results on bottle deposit laws in Michigan, Colorado, Massachusetts and Maine, November 3, 1976. DocumentM0220
Letter from T.E. Chapman to J.E. Murphy regarding the Massachusetts bottle deposit referenda, November 4, 1976. LetterM0221
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company memorandum regarding Colorado election laws, November 5, 1976. MemorandumM0222
United States Brewers Association Environmental Summary, November 4 & 5, 1976. NewsletterM0223
Letter from Kent Wold at the Glass Packaging Institute to John Hart of the Glass Workers Protective League regarding the Michigan bottle deposit referenda, November 11, 1976. LetterM0224
Massachusetts Law, Major Provisions, November 12, 1976. DocumentM0225
Essay, "Legal and Legislative Analysis of Michigan's Forced Deposits Act" by Tom Downs and John D. Pirich, November 22, 1976. ManuscriptM0226
Glass Packaging Institute memorandum regarding a speech before the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, April 5, 1977. MemorandumM0227
The Thatcher Glass Supervisor's Container Legislation Handbook, April 1977. BookletM0228
Speech given by C.N. Granoff before the Beer and Beverage Packaging Association in Cambridge, Mass., April 26, 1977. ManuscriptM0229
Transcript of the testimony of Robert Kaplan and Harvey Yakowitz given before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Commerce concerning the implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 on April 28, 1977. ManuscriptM0230
Essay, "Evaluation of Final Report: Energy and Economic Impacts of Mandatory Deposits," April 1977. ManuscriptM0231
An Act of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts controlling environmental pollution by littered containers, June 30, 1977. DocumentM0232
Newspaper clippings regarding bottle deposit referendum in various states, 1976-1977. Newspaper clippingsM0233
Press release and advertising contract with WSYE-TV announcing Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co.'s Elmira bottle redemption program, July 2, 1970. DocumentM0301
Press release aired on WELM Elmira announcing Thatcher Glass's bottle redemption program, July 3, 1970. DocumentM0302
Letter from C.J. Milliken of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to W.L. Lohrfinck of the New Jersey Soft Drink Association regarding Elmira bottle redemption, July 24, 1970. LetterM0303
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding the Elmira bottle redemption program, August 31, 1970. MemorandumM0304
Letter from C.J. Milliken of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Joan Miller of the Elmira Chamber of Commerce regarding the bottle redemption program, September 2, 1970. LetterM0305
Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. memorandum regarding problems with the Utica bottle redemption program, June 29, 1971. MemorandumM0306
Letter from C.N. Granoff of Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Co. to Mrs. Roy Allen regarding bottle redemption, July 27, 1973.LetterM0307
Various newspaper clippings from several New York newspapers concerning the Thatcher Glass bottle redemption program at the Elmira plant, 1970-1971. Newspaper ClippingsM0308
Letter from Pamela Motz of the Cincinnati Experience to the Cincinnati Cullet Company regarding bottle redemption, November 12, 1970. LetterM0401
Newspaper clippings from various papers in Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky concerning the Thatcher Glass bottle redemption program at the Lawrenceburg plant, 1970-1972. Newspaper ClippingsM0402
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