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Stained Glass Studios Archive

The earliest section of the Clarke Stained Glass Studios archives in Trinity (MSS 5970–6167) is the business administration records, including order books, employee records and the financial accounts of a business whose designs were commissioned in Great Britain, the USA, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The later section (TCD MS 11182) contains architects' plans, photographs and reference materials. This section also contains more than 2,000 stained glass designs in the form of rough colour sketches, pencil drawings and photographs, mostly for religious institutions. Although the bulk of the material covers the period after Harry Clarke's death in 1931 he remained a guiding inspiration for generations of artists and designers.

Shelfmark: TCD MS 11182/1062, 1125

Jane Maxwell

Dr Jane Maxwell has worked for many years as an Archivist and Manuscripts Curator in the Department of Manuscripts & Archives. She has published, lectured, and curated exhibitions on subjects as diverse as the lives of 18th-century Irish women, and the literary archives of Samuel Beckett.