Answered By: Beth Hylen
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2016     Views: 57

We have a copy of this thesis in the library's collection:

                  Wright, Diane.
                   Frederick Wilson (1858-1932): an American stained-glass
                      designer / Diane Carol Wright.
                   2005. v, 130 leaves.
                   Spiral bound.
                   Thesis (M.A. in the History of the Decorative Arts &
                      Design)--Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum,
                      Smithsonian Institution; and Parsons School of Design,
                      2005.
                   Includes bibliographical references (leaves 55-60).
                     Location:          Stacks
                     Call Number:       NK5398.W75 .W94

But we have only one copy of the thesis, so it is not available for Interlibrary Loan. The only other copy I found in a public institution is (according to Worldcat) deposited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum (above).

You are welcome to come to The Rakow Research Library to use the thesis here. (It has not been published as a book).

Ms. Wright wrote an chapter for the exhibit catalog about Tiffany Studios that was published in 2012, titled: “Innovation by Design: Frederick Wilson and Tiffany Studios’ Stained Glass Design,”

The catalog is:

Museum of Biblical Art. Louis C. Tiffany and the art of devotion. Edited by Patricia C. Pongracz ; contributions by Elka Deitsch, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Lindsy R. Parrott, Patricia C. Pongracz, Elizabeth De Rosa, Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Peter W. Williams, and Diane C. Wright. New York : Museum of Biblical Art in association with D Giles Limited, 2012. 216 p.  "This catalog accompanies the exhibition Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion on display at the Museum of Biblical Art from October 12th, 2012-January 20th, 2013." Call Number:       Stacks NK5198.T5 .M975

It should be available through Interlibrary Loan.

It is also available for sale: Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion:https://www.amazon.com/Louis-C-Tiffany-Art-Devotion/dp/1907804021  (or other bookstores and websites)

Exhibit information: http://mobia.org/exhibitions/tiffany_art-of-devotion#slideshow1

A substantial portion of Ms. Wright's research has been published in an article in The Journal of Glass Studies:

"Frederick Wilson: 50 years of stained glass design." Author(s): Wright, Diane C. Year: 2009. In: Journal of glass studies 2009/198. 

General Info: In: Journal of glass studies. - Corning. - Vol. 51(2009), p. 198-214.

You can acquire a copy of the article through Interlibrary Loan. To do so, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We send copies of articles and will also loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our web page: http://www.cmog.org/research/library/about/interlibrary-loan.

The volume is also available for sale from the museum's website: www.cmog.org or

http://shops.cmog.org/bookshop/journal-of-glass-studies/journal-of-glass-studies-vol-51-2009.html

Wright's bibliography: http://hda.gmu.edu/people/dwrigh13

Ms. Wilson based her research, in part, on the Wilson archives held by the Rakow Library. If you come to Corning, you may wish to examine the archives as well. I attached a copy of a list that describes the contents of the archive. Some of the materials are described in more detail on our online catalog: http://rakow.cmog.org

Please let me know if I can help you again.

Sincerely,