The back matter for Glitter Everywhere! Where It Came From, Where It’s Found & Where It’s Going (June 2023) includes my author’s note, Chaya Prabhat’s illustrator’s note, and recommendations for further reading.
With all this material that Charlesbridge Publishing does include in those final pages, there wasn’t room to also include more than a short selection of the 155 (!) sources I found most helpful in writing the text for the book.
So, I’m presenting the complete bibliography here, and the book includes the URL for the Glitter Everywhere! page on my website, which in turn links to this post.
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Bankowski, Pat. Email message to author, May 13, 2019.
Bassett, Stephen Townley. Rock Paintings of South Africa: Revealing a Legacy. Claremont, South Africa: David Philip Publishers, 2001.
Bekhrad, Joobin. “Glitter and curls: Marc Bolan and the birth of glam rock style.” Guardian, June 22, 2020.
Bensoua, Joseph. “The glitter trip.” News-Pilot, April 15, 1973.
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Bernardsville News. “Bertha E. Ruschmann.” March 27, 2009. https://www.newjerseyhills.com/bernardsville_news/obituaries/bertha-eruschmann/article_18cf71b3-22b9-550d-8b2c-3062e53f471b.html. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Bernardsville News. “Maplewood Man Buys Local Estate: H. F. Ruschmann Purchases Meadow Brook Farm in Mine Brook Road from Paul F. Freytag.” November 18, 1943.
Berthier, Serge. Iridescences: The Physical Colors of Insects. New York: Springer, 2007.
Bhalla, Nita. “Exclusive – In search of sparkle: is corporate inaction on mica condemning Indian children to death?” Thomson Reuters Foundation, December 19, 2017.
Biba, Erin. “We’ll All Soon Be Wearing Biodegradable Glitter.” Daily Beast, May 28, 2019.
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Bioglitter.com. “Ecological credentials, Deco Bioglitter™ PURE.” https://www.bioglitter.com/deco-bioglitter/credentials. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Bramley, Ellie Violet. “Losing Its Sparkle: The Dark Side of Glitter.” Guardian, January 21, 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/jan/21/losing-its-sparkle-the-dark-side-of-glitter. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle. “Friedberg–Getler.” October 2, 1947.
Brown, Nick. “Tutankhamun’s Sticks,” American Research Center in Egypt. https://www.arce.org/resource/tutankhamuns-sticks. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Brown, Nick. Email message to author, October 30, 2019.
Butler, Sarah. “M&S bans glitter from Christmas cards.” Guardian, August 30, 2019. Driver, George. “Everything You Need To Know About Eco-Friendly And Bio-Degradable Glitter.” Elle UK, August 2, 2019.
Campbell, Colin. “On Ash Wednesday, a Symbol Gets an Update.” Baltimore Sun, March 2, 2017.
Carothers, Anne. “Gifts Wrapped Without Tying Yourself in Knots.” Corpus Christi Caller-Times, November 26, 1950.
Carter, Howard. The Tomb of Tutankhamun. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2003.
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Courier News. “Henry F. Ruschmann, 84, aided Manhattan Project.” December 8, 1989.
Crowder, Courtney. “Is new Ash Wednesday trend supportive or political?” Des Moines Register, March 2, 2017.
Curved stick with bark and beetle-wing decoration (Carter No.: 227b). “Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation,” Howard Carter Archives, The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
Daily Record. “Henry Ruschmann.” December 8, 1989.
Davis, Anita Price. North Carolina and World War II: A Documentary Portrait. Jefferson, NC, McFarland, 2014.
DiscoverBioglitter.com. “What is Cellulose and are all forms of Cellulose film the same?” https://www.discoverbioglitter.com/what-is-cellulose-and-are-all-forms-of-cellulose-film-the-same/. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Dorwart, Laura. “A Look Inside the Fascinating History of Glitter and Gay Culture.” Byrdie, May 29, 2020.
Douma, Michael, curator. “Iridescence.” Causes of Color, 2008. http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/15.html. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Droguet, Benjamin. Email message to author, November 29, 2021.
Elaborately ornamented stick (Carter No.: 050xx). “Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation,” Howard Carter Archives, The Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.
Emspak, Jesse. “Why Does Glitter Stick to Everything?” Live Science, May 16, 2016.
Enyingi, Joan Regan. Email message to author, April 2, 2020.
Esposito, Frank. “Glitterex Adds Space, Sparkle.” Plastics News, May 3, 1999.
Fiedler, Lore. “The Glitter Factory Brightens the Season.” Courier-News, December 17, 1979.
Fitzgerald, Tom, and Lorenzo Marquez. “Hibiscus, the Legendary Hippie Queen Who Knew the Scene.” Tom + Lorenzo, June 19, 2019.
Fox, Denis Llewellyn. Animal Biochromes and Structural Colours: Physical, Chemical, Distributional & Physiological Features of Coloured Bodies in the Animal World. Cambridge, England: University Press, 1953.
Galli, Anya M. “How Glitter Bombing Lost Its Sparkle: The Emergence and Decline of a Novel Social Movement Tactic.” Mobilization: An International Quarterly, September 2016.
Gibson, Keith. “Hey graduates, get the picture: Glitter is litter.” FGCU 360, December 2, 2019.
Glitterex Corporation. “Holo*Gram: Applications List for Holo*Gram.” https://www.glitterex.com/tech-info. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Glitterex Corporation. “Matte Poly*Flake: Applications List for Poly*Flake.” https://www.glitterex.com/tech-info. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Glitterex Corporation. “Poly*Flake: Applications List for Poly*Flake.” https://www.glitterex.com/tech-info. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Glitterex Corporation. “Smallest Size Available by Product.” https://www.glitterex.com/tech-info. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Glitterex Corporation. “Typical Shapes & Sizes.” https://www.glitterex.com/tech-info. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Gold, Jeff. Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop. Nashville: Third Man Books, 2016.
Goodman, Elyssa. “Drag Herstory: These ‘Acid Freak Artists and Hippies’ Started a Queer Theater Revolution.” them, April 12, 2018.
Gottlieb, Lisa. Untitled photograph of Iggy Pop. May 14, 1971.
Green, C.L. Non-Wood Forest Products 4: Natural Colourants and Dyestuffs. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1995.
Green, Dannielle Senga, Megan Jefferson, Bas Boots, and Leon Stone. Abstract for “All That Glitters Is Litter? Ecological Impacts of Conventional versus Biodegradable Glitter in a Freshwater Habitat.” Journal of Hazardous Materials 402 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2020.124070.
Green, Dannielle. Email message to author, April 13, 2021.
Gross, Elaine. “Meadowbrook Inventions Gives Fashion A New Sparkle,” American Sportswear & Knitting Times, August 1997.
Hansford, Dave. “Ancient Maya Used ‘Glitter’ Paint to Make Temple Gleam.” National Geographic News, February 7, 2008.
Hillyer, Elizabeth. “Christmas Glitter Comes in Tubes.” Courier-Post, December 12, 1961.
Holding, Trevor. “Paper Thickness and Weight Explained.” Action Press, August 29, 2018.
Holmes, Soline. “Throw me something, Mister!” Sunday Star, January 24, 2016.
Holmes, Soline. “Two Glittering Librarians & Their Storybook Shoes!” ALSC Matters!, August 2019.
Holmes, Soline. Email message to author, September 24, 2020.
Igneri, Jenna. “Does Eco-Friendly Glitter Actually Exist? The Experts Weigh in.” Coveteur, December 28, 2020.
Katz, Jesse. “The Prize of New Orleans.” Los Angeles Times, February 7, 1997.
Kavilanz, Parija. “Most glitter is terrible for the planet. He’s trying to change that.” CNN Business, December 18, 2019.
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Lajoie, Raymond. “For Your Cheerier Christmas.” Weirton Daily Times, December 18, 1957.
Laville, Sandra. “Eco glitter causes same damage to rivers as ordinary product.” Guardian, October 15, 2020.
Lebsack, Lexy. “The Makeup Industry’s Darkest Secret Is Hiding In Your Makeup Bag,” Refinery29, May 4, 2019.
Levine, Judith K. Telephone interview by author, November 11, 2019.
Liddell, C.B. “Knowing Sharaku’s art without knowing the artist.” Japan Times, May 26, 2011.
Locker, Melissa. “This engineer left Mercedes-Benz and started a biodegradable glitter company.” Fast Company, July 31, 2019.
Macdonald, Nicola. “Glitter providers warn of industry greenwashing.” Exhibition News, July 8, 2019.
MardiGrasNewOrleans.com. “Krewe of Muses.” https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/parades/krewe-of-muses. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
MardiGrasNewOrleans.com. “Mardi Gras Beads & Throws.” https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/history/traditions/beads-and-throws. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Marks, Andreas. Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks, 1680-1900. North Clarendon, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing, 2010.
McLeod, Kembrew. The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the Literary Punks, Renegade Artists, DIY Filmmakers, Mad Playwrights, and Rock ’n’ Roll Glitter Queens Who Revolutionized Culture. New York: Abrams, 2018.
McNeil, Cameron L. “Recovering the color of ancient Maya floral offerings at Copan, Honduras,” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 61-62, Spring-Autumn 2012.
Meadowbrook Glitter. “Aerosol Glitter Applications.” https://meadowbrookglitter.com/glitter-applications/aerosol-glitter-applications/. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Meadowbrook Glitter. “Glitter Applications and Glitter Products.” https://meadowbrookglitter.com/glitter-applications. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Meadowbrook Glitter. “Holographic Glitter.” https://meadowbrookglitter.com/holographic-glitter/. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Meadowbrook Glitter. “Size Chart/Shape Chart.” https://meadowbrookglitter.com/wp-content/uploads/meadowbrook-glitter-size-chart.pdf. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
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Meert, Katrien, Mario Pandelaere, and Vanessa M. Patrick. “Taking a Shine to It: How the Preference for Glossy Stems from an Innate Need for Water.” Journal of Consumer Psychology 24 (2013). doi:10.1016/j.jcps.2013.12.005.
Meyer Imports. “Creating for Christmas — Red Velvet Gift Bags.” December 3, 2012.
Meyer Imports. “Our Glass Glitter.” https://www.meyer-imports.com/blog/all-about-glass-glitter. (Accessed January 17, 2023.)
Minter, Adam. “Banning Glitter Won’t Save the Oceans.” Bloomberg Opinion, October 24, 2020.
Mrongovius, Martina. Email message to author, April 29, 2021.
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Perry, Sandy Stuart. Telephone interview by author, October 19, 2019.
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Pierce, Marc. Email message to author, September 24, 2020.
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Santana, Rebecca. “Glitter, Feathers, Paint: New Orleans Prepares for Mardi Gras.” Wichita Eagle, February 5, 2016.
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