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Corning Incorporated

A guide to the history of Corning Incorporated including Brooklyn Flint Glass Works, Corning Glass Works, and the Houghton Family.
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Corning Incorporated Headquarters. Photography: Corning Incorporated

"Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For nearly 170 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics to develop products that transform industries and enhance people’s lives."

- Corning at a Glance 2017-2020

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Archival Collections

The Corning Museum of Glass (including the Rakow Research Library) is an independent, not-for-profit institution. Corning Incorporated maintains its own corporate institutional archives. You can reach the Corning Archives by calling 607-974-9000 and asking for the Archives Department, or by emailing Be sure to include the underscore before the address.

The Rakow Research Library houses select archival collections related to the history of Corning Glass Works and the Houghton family.

Online Resources

Books and Articles at the Rakow Research Library