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Czech Glass Lighting Ephemera

Identifier: MS-0180

Scope and Contents

This small hodgepodge of a collection includes design drawings, photographic prints, printed material, order forms, and invoices documenting the manufacture and sale of glass chandeliers, light fixtures, and lamps in Bohemia / Czechoslovakia between World War I and World War II. Johann Simm, Berhold Sedlak, Josef Roessler, Hugo Ulbrich, and Josef Riedel are among the glass manufacturers represented. However, many items in the collection cannot be associated with a specific manufacturer. Wage tables from a northern Bohemian union of cut glass workers are also present.

Materials are arranged alphabetically.


  • Creation: Circa 1924-1940

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in Czech and German.

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.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 half Hollinger box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from James Steerman in 2014.

Accession 2014.002

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2021.

Czech Glass Lighting Ephemera
A Guide to the Collection
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
July 15, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

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