Serving as the technical librarian for Corning and the first librarian for the Corning Museum of Glass, Catherine Mack expands the museum library’s initial collection to 17,000 items in the first year, making it the largest glass and glassmaking collection in the world as of May 1952.
Opening the door for women Ph.D.s, Corning employs Ellen Mochel, the first woman Ph.D. at the company who goes on to be named on a patent in 1966 for method of glass treatment and product.
Mary Hanrahan sets an achievement among the overall workforce at Corning by being the first hourly employee to reach 50 years of service. Hanrahan goes on to become the first woman in the nation to receive a lifetime membership in the American Flint Glass Workers Union.
Margaret Layton is the first woman Corning employee to be awarded a patent.
Marcella Gustafson is named the first female corporate officer, leading the way for many Corning women to come.