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Robert Florian Studio Glass Photographs

Identifier: MS-0044

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises mainly photographic prints, proof sheets, and negatives, but it also includes a small amount of correspondence and newspaper clippings. This collection consists of two series:

1. Correspondence and Clippings, Circa 1962-1988

2. Photographs, 1962-2004


  • 1962-2004

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rakow Research Library against all claims, demands, costs and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Library materials.

Biographical / Historical

Robert C. Florian of Berwyn, Illinois, was a photographer during the years of the Studio Glass Movement. Specializing in black and white photography, Florian was present to document the first Studio Glass Workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art in 1962. He later photographed prominent Studio Glass artists such as Harvey Littleton, Dominick Labino, and Erwin Eisch. His photographs have been displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago and The Corning Museum of Glass. He died in 1989.


1.0 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box and 1 photo negative box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Robert Florian in 1988. Accession 0000.044.

Related Materials

Collection materials were accompanied by a donation of six Studio Art glass pieces. RR #16955.

Processing Information

Reprocessed by Sarah Alender in February 2023.

Robert Florian Studio Glass Photographs, 1962-2004
A Guide to the Collection
Sarah Alender
February 7, 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA