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David Wilson Papers

Identifier: MS-0210

Scope and Contents

The David Wilson Papers consist predominantly of materials related to projects on which the stained glass artist and designer worked. There are six series in the collection:

(1) Projects, 1965-2018

(2) Photographic Materials, 1965-2007

(3) Professional Materials, 1941-2012

(4) Correspondence, 1975-2014

(5) Miscellaneous, Undated

(6) Digital Project Documentation, 1991-2013


  • 1941-2018


Conditions Governing Access

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

Digital records are available upon request.

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

David Wilson is a stained glass artist and designer. His projects have included commissions for universities, government buildings, corporations, churches and synagogues, hospitals, metro stations, airports, and private individuals. Wilson was born in England, and graduated from art school with a National Diploma in Design in 1961. After moving to the United States in 1963, Wilson worked as a designer for the Rambusch Decorating Company in New York City, becoming the head of their stained glass studio in 1975. In 1978, Wilson moved his studio to South New Berlin, New York. He joined Walter Reisen and Trevor Wilson in 2002 to form the WRW Studio. Wilson continues his work from his South New Berlin studio today.


32.5 Linear Feet (16 Hollinger Legal Boxes, 23 Oversize Folders (2 drawers), 9 Flat Boxes, 2 oversize model boxes)

13.0 Gigabytes

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from David Wilson in 2018.

Acc. 2018.014

Processing Information

Processed by Hannah Cox in 2019 with assistance from Amanda LaLomia; Re-processed by Amanda LaLomia in 2019.

David Wilson Papers, 1941-2018
A Guide to the Collection
Hannah D. Cox; Amanda LaLomia
November 21, 2019
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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