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L. C. Tiffany's papers are scattered so there are a number of libraries and collectors who hold materials.I attached a partial list of documents and drawings related to Tiffany held by the Rakow Research Library. I encourage you to browse the library's online catalog to search for additional materials. (there are two databases, "Rakow Library Catalog" and "Article Index" ). For example, I typed "Tiffany Episcopal" and found a variety of secondary sources for specific churches -- they may lead you to letters and documents in church records.)  The list also includes some clues to other institutions that may have relevant papers (culled from bibliographies and online). The Rakow Research Library, CMoG has a variety of subject- or format-related bibliographies for Tiffany. Please continue to ask questions if you would like additional information and/or lists.​

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American, Winter Park, FL is a rich source of Tiffany materials. From the website: "The Museum's Tiffany collection is additionally well supported by unique historical artifacts and archival material that shed light on Louis Comfort Tiffany, the man, his art, and his times. These materials include Tiffany's personal memorabilia, letters, designs, plans, photographs, early experiments, business documents, Ephemera, and architectural fragments from Laurelton Hall and Tiffany's various homes in New York City." 

You are welcome to come to Corning and use the resources of the Rakow Research Library. We encourage you to call ahead to let us know when you plan to arrive/visit and remind us of your area of interest. While an appointment is not a requirement for use of the library, it will help us to be better prepared to meet your research needs and to have preliminary materials ready upon your arrival. 

If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at ill@cmog.org. For more information, please see our ILL website. Much of our original Tiffany material has not yet been digitized or filmed so it would not be eligible for ILL.