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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,
                   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:  (or other bookstores and websites)

Exhibit information:

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:

The volume is also available for sale from the museum's website: or

Wright's bibliography:

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.