|Published Books and Articles
Heart of America Carnival Glass Association and all carnival glass collectors of yesterday, today and in the future are indebted to these early researchers and authors of books and articles on the topic of our hobby. The tireless efforts that they put in to gather information and knowledge on the patterns, makers, shapes and all other aspects of carnival glass is greatly appreciated. Their work formed a foundation of knowledge for those of us to expand on and thus they built a hobby and a community that still exists today and hopefully forever.
The books and articles below must be read in the context of the time period that they were written. Remember, these were written in a period where no or very little information was available. As time as passed, we have built upon their initial research and thus some statements in these materials we now know are not correct but were the best knowledge at the time. Let us hope that new individuals continue their efforts and that we continue to learn new information and refine what we already know.
Marion T. Hartung
Marion T. Hartung; of Emporia, Kansas; wrote a series of ten carnival glass books. Each book identified 100 patterns with hand drawn pictures. Her naming conventions are still used today. Attribution of patterns to certain glass manufacturers were made, but many have been revised since with new research. These ten books provided the first reference material for the new hobby of Carnival Glass collecting.
First Book of Carnival Glass
Heart of America Carnival Glass Association
These three books are a collection of articles written by John & Lucile Britt, Dean & Diane Fry and Chuck Kremer for various club newsletters. HOACGA issued these three educational books for the benefit of its members.
HOACGA also prepared these color newsletter inserts on patterns, shapes and motifs:
|Heart of America Carnival Glass Association
HOACGA produced "notebook" insert sections for the various shapes in carnival glass.
1980 - Mugs
Donald E. Moore
Don and Connie Moore were avid collectors and members of various clubs. Don made many presentations at club conventions.
|Articles in Collectors Magazines
During the 1950s through to the 1980s, various subscription publications were available to interested collectors. These magazines could cover general topics on antiques or could be more focused on a particular collectible such as glass.
The Spinning Wheel:
the Antique Journal:
|Articles in Collectors Magazines -cont
The Wichita Eagle-Beacon:
The Glass Collector (1982 & 1983):
The West Coast Peddler:
|John Resnik Advertising Pieces
Collecting Glass by William Heacock
In 1986, William Heacock published a set of three magazines called "Collecting Glass" which contained the following article:
|Miscellaneous||O. Joe Olson
O. Joe Olson was a founder of the "Original" Carnival Glass Society as well as the editor of an early newsletter. He wrote two books. First is about the discovery of the origins of the God and Home water set. This book also includes history of collecting in the 1950s and 1960s. He also wrote a second book on collecting carnival glass in the 1970s.
Newsletter written by O. J. Olsen in the 1970s:
|Jack. D. Wilson
Jack published a series of 11 research notes on Millersburg glass. In 1982, he published all 11 notes in one publication.
|E. Ward Russell
E. Ward Russell founded the Nation's Capital Carnival Glass Club and was a founding member of the American Carnival Glass Club. He owned the Glass House which commissioned Imperial Glass to make various pieces for re-sale. He also published a subscription magazine in 1973 and 1974 called "National Carnival Glass News". Each year had 6 issues. Below are some of the issues.