The Artist Files at the Rakow Library are a research collection made up of materials that can help contextualize a person's body of work. They are particularly useful for museum staff, appraisers, collectors, artists, and, of course, curious individuals. An individual file may contain business cards, articles, ephemera, and other documents that span an artist's career. Our Artist Files collection is available for research in-person at the Rakow Research Library. This collection continues to grow as glassmakers, designers, and artists contribute materials to expand current files as well as to establish new ones.
The Artist Files are made up of a range of materials including:
Born digital content such as PDFs, Word documents, and online articles can be emailed to email@example.com. These materials will be printed and the hard copy will be added to the folder. Digital copies will not be stored for future use. Please use the subject line "Artist File Submission" and include the name of the artist in the body of the email. At this time, we are not able to document online videos, social media pages, or digital books if the content cannot be printed.
Physical materials can be submitted by mail. Please include a note or sheet with your submissions that specifies your name, especially when submitting gallery announcements, exhibition catalogs, or other materials that include names of multiple individuals or groups. Send submissions to:
ATTN: Artist Files Donation
Rakow Research Library
Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830