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Art Deco Lighting Design Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 01
Identifier: MS-0248

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook includes original photographs, clippings, postcards, and design drawings of lighting fixtures collected by Alexander Swenson Alexander while traveling in Europe.


  • Circa 1929


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

Alexander Swenson Alexander was a Swedish-born lighting designer active in the first half of the 20th century and based in New Rochelle, New York. His Art Deco designs were used in New York theaters, public buildings, and private homes. His business also imported lighting and fixtures from several European suppliers.


1.0 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Zephyr Used & Rare Books in 2023.

Accession 2023.001

Processing Information

Processed by Kylie McKenna in 2023 with assistance from Joe Schill.

Art Deco Lighting Design Scrapbook, Circa 1929
A Guide to the Collection
Kylie McKenna
July 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