Rakow Research Library

Rakow Research Library

The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Its mission is to acquire everything published on the subject of glass, in every format and in every language.

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The Rakow Research Library recently acquired the Fenton Art Glass Company archive. The collection, which fills 290 boxes, arrived on March 8, and is one of the most complete American glass company archives in our collection. The archive documents the entire history of the company with materials on... more
The Rakow Research Library staff aims to create a comprehensive collection that tells the story of glass. As you might imagine, in building such an inclusive collection, we come across materials in all shapes, sizes, and conditions. Occasionally, some of these materials are in rough shape, but if... more
We are making Cartesian divers at our Spring Break MakerSpace next week. Come join us and make your own! What is a Cartesian diver? A Cartesian diver is an object used to demonstrate the relationship between density and buoyancy. Density describes how much matter is in a certain volume. Imagine... more