Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America
Archives related to: Libbey, Edward Drummond, 1854-1925
|title||Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company Records, 1851-1989.|
|location||University of Toledo|
|collection title||Administrative Records include: corporate record books from Edward Ford Plate Glass Company (1899-1930), Toledo Glass Company (1895-1931), Libbey-Owens Glass Company (1916-1933), also annual reports from Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company (1930-1982), and the Pilkington Group (1988- ). Corporate File Records deal primarily with contracts and subsidiaries. |
Publications series includes speeches, papers, and research materials created by employees of Libbey-Owens-Ford. Company publications consist primarily of newsletters, including Batch (1939-1941), Glassic (1939-1983), L.O.F. News and Views (1944-1953), L.O.F. News (1954-1961), OLO Echoes (1953, 1961), L.O.F. Newsletter (1969-1974), and the Shield (1970-1980). Also includes bibliographies and other publications on glass manufacturing, advertising, and history. Largest series consists of materials on sales and promotion at Libbey-Owens-Ford.
Includes subject files, files on distributors and dealers of Libbey- Owens-Ford products, press releases issued by the company, and advertising scrapbooks. Bulk of series consists of "Glass at Work" files on actual applications of Libbey-Owens-Ford products. "Glass at Work" files are separated into catagories: commercial buildings, commercial storefronts, public buildings, and residential applications. Divisions and Products series consists of files with documents and photographs. Plants series documents Libbey-Owens-Ford factories in United States and internationally. Final series includes glass plate negatives, photographs, and scrapbooks on Irving Wightman Colburn's experiments with the mechanization of flat glass manufacture (ca. 1900-1920).
Manufacturer of glass products based in Toledo Ohio since 1888. Incorporated and changed name to Toledo Glass in 1895. Formed Libbey-Owens Sheet Glass Company in 1916. Merged with Ford Plate Glass Company to become Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company in 1930. Became a subsidiary of the Pilkington Group of Great Britain in 1989.
|extent||80 linear ft.|
|formats||Administrative Records Business Papers Correspondence Inventories|
|finding aid||Online and in repository.|
|acquisition information||Received from Libbey-Owens-Ford Company in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, and 1998.|
|title||Owens-Illinois, Inc., Company Records (MSS-200)|
|location||University of Toledo|
|collection title||The records of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company range from formal minutes of the companyâ€™s board of directors to personal photos of individuals involved with the companyâ€™s history. The materials date from 1851 to the present, and include documents on a multi-national leader in the glass industry, L-O-Fâ€™s parent company, Pilkington plc. Major figures in the corporate entity include Edward Ford (1843-1920), Michael Joseph Owens (1859-1923), and Edward Drummond Libbey (1854-1925).|
|extent||406 linear feet & 77 bound oversize volumes|
|formats||Business Papers Administrative Records Legal Papers Financial Records Ephemera|
|finding aid||In repository and on repository's Web site:<http://www.utoledo.edu/library/canaday/findingaids1/MSS-200.doc>|