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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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Letter to Henry Kane from Linda S. Treasure regarding check being sent for contribution to Thatcher Glass' historical undertaking. Copy of check attached, March 3, 1978.LetterN0142
Memo to Iler Hathaway from Linda S. Treasure regarding contribution to Thatcher Glass' historical undertaking, May 24, 1978.MemorandumN0143
Letter to George Blew from Linda S. Treasure regarding check being sent for contribution to Thatcher Glass' historical undertaking. Copy of check attached, June 20, 1978.LetterN0144
Letter to Gary Swartwood from Linda S. Treasure regarding check being sent for contribution to Thatcher Glass' historial undertaking. Copy of check attached, January 22, 1979.LetterN0145
Letter to George W. BLew from Linda S. Treasure regarding check being sent for contributions to Thatcher Glass' historical undertaking. Copy of check attached, January 22, 1979.LetterN0146
You and Labor Law, revised 1960. BookletN0201
Memo to J. Markham from J. P. Foley regarding industry films at Thatcher Glass, April 7, 1964.MemorandumN0202
Memo to J. Markham from J. P. Foley at Thatcher Glass regarding films he has in his possession, March 9, 1964.MemorandumN0203
Notes regarding equipment costs for film screen and projector.DocumentN0204
Memo to J. Markham from J. P. Foley at Thatcher Glass regarding films in his possession, March 9, 1964.MemorandumN0205
Printed script of film "The Story Behind a Bottle", 24 minutes long, 16-mm sound film by Glass Container Manufacturers Institute, Inc.BookletN0206
"The Thatcher Story", no date.BookletN0207
Signed J. Arrandale. Shows "Loss to Dairy (in terms of 68 degress F measure)when bottle is filled at various milks temperatures" on the "basis: 1,000,000 Qt. Bottles per day.", no date.DocumentN0303
Shows "State Law Capacity Requirements" for various sized bottles. From Thatcher Manufacturing Co., 10/1/54.DocumentN0304
Thatcher Glass history and hiring philosophy, 11/19/1969.DocumentN0401
Short history of development of Thatcher milk bottle.DocumentN0402
Excerpts from Bottle Makers and Their Marks by Julian Harrison Toulouse. Memo from Tom Henson to L. Treasure is included, 11/4/1977.DocumentN0403
"The Thatcher Glass Story", a preliminary history of Thatcher Glass for internal use, Thatcher Glass, no date.BookletN0405
The Chemung Hisotrial Journal, Volume 15, No. 4, June 1970. Published by the Chemung County Historical Society, Inc.BookletN0406
"The Early History of the Thatcher Company" by James A. Arrandale. No date.DocumentN0407
"The Thatcher Story", Thatcher Glass, 8-1-1960.DocumentN0408
The Thatcher Philosophy, Thatcher Glass, no date.DocumentN0409
"Thatcher Glass Touches Lives of All Twin Tier Residents" tells how company impacts the community. Has rough draft with it. Thatcher Glass, January 23, 1968.DocumentN0410
A short introduction of Thatcher Glass to the community, Thatcher Glass, January 24, 1968.DocumentN0411
Document used at Basic Management Conference. Contains "The Thatcher Story" and "Dr. Hervey D. Thatcher - His Story", Thatcher Glass, no date. DocumentN0412
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