Last Updated: Jul 13, 2018     Views: 628

Thank you for your question! The Rakow Research Library has two archival collections that contain materials directly related to Frederick Wilson:

Attached are the finding aids for each of these collections, as well as a bibliography that may be useful in researching Frederick Wilson. This bibliography includes books, dissertations and theses, articles, websites, and a few entries for items from the Jeffrey Rush Higgins and Judson Studios collections that have been individually cataloged and are in some cases available digitally (links provided where available).

Attached is also a compilation pulled from a variety of sources regarding the life and work of Jessie Van Brunt, about whom the Rakow has relatively little information. This compilation includes a list of windows attributed to Van Brunt, notes the location of two archival collections that might be of interest (unfortunately neither is at the Rakow), and includes citations to books, articles, and websites that include references to Van Brunt's work (links included where available).

Finally, attached is a document containing leads for further research into Los Angeles Art Glass.

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 required for use of the library (except for access to archives and special collections on weekends), 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 For more information, please see our ILL website.

*Response updated 10/17

Comments (4)

  1. I have a number of original mr wilson dated 1928, there is one lady that has done an.extensive study of him her name is Diane C Wright.
    by Linda Heath on Jan 12, 2015.
  2. I worked for Los Angeles Art Glass Co in the late 70's early 80's. They were than known as LAAGCO Sales. They changed their line of business to a paint and paint sundries distributor. Not sure when. They were bought out by Paint Sundries Solutions in 2007. They are located at 2930 N. San Fernando Blvd.
    Burbank,CA 91504 You can contact me at if you like and I can possibly give you a little more imformation.
    by Douglas P on Jul 18, 2015.
  3. Have you visited the Church of the Transfiguration at 1 East 29th Street in New York City? There are several beautiful windows by Jessie Van Brunt throughout the church. One of them (St Francis of Assisi) is dedicated to her sister.
    by Mary Jane Gocher on Aug 16, 2016.
  4. Have you visited the Church of the Transfiguration at 1 East 29th Street in New York City. They have several of Jessie Van Brunt's windows, including one of St. Francis of Assisi which is dedicated to her sister. You may reach me at for more information.
    by Mary Jane Gocher on Aug 16, 2016.

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