Hollister, Paul M.,
Painter, Art historian, Author, Collector
New York, N.Y.
Collection size: 11.2 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Papers primarily relate to Hollister's career documenting the history of glass paperweights, and his work in the history of glass. His career as a painter is not as well represented.
Biographical material; correspondence includes personal and professional letters with museums, dealers, collectors and others; project files relate to Hollister's research, collecting, appraisals, and publications on glass paperweights, including notes, essays and drafts for his Encyclopedia of Glass Paperweights (1969), files for the Journal of Glass Studies, The Glass Club Bulletin, and the bulletin of the National Early American Glass Club, cataloging and appraisals of the Old Sturbridge Village, Bergstrom, Dahlgren, and Bushee collections of paperweights, and catalogs and sales records for Hollister's own paperweight collection which was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet in 1977; a scrapbook containing correspondence and printed material; subject files; notes and writings include typescripts of drafts for fiction pieces, essays, articles, and lectures; business records contain bills, household inventories for the Hollister family, insurance lists, invoices and receipts; legal material includes contract and copyright registration for Glass Paperweights: An Old Craft Revived; printed material includes Hollister's book reviews and articles, newspaper clippings consist mainly of Hollister's reviews for the New York Times relating to paperweights, brochures, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and newsletters; and photographs.
Biographical/Historical Note: Glass historian, glass collector, writer, painter; New York, N.Y. b. 1918; d. 2004.
Donated 1978, 1999 and 2000 by Paul Hollister.
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