Peter Gibson Collection

The collection

The Peter Gibson Collection contains over 100 books on the art and craft of stained glass, including examples of European stained glass windows and church architecture.

The collector

Peter Gibson was the first Superintendent of the newly-established York Glaziers' Trust from 1967. He held this position until retirement in 2003. The York Glaziers' Trust is dedicated to the care of the Minster's windows and the preservation of historic stained glass nationwide.

He supervised the preservation work on the Rose Window after the 1984 fire in the Minster's south transept caused terrible damage to the famous window.


The collection was donated to the Library by Peter Gibson in 2015.


The majority of the collection can be found in the King's Manor Library and is borrowable. A few items are in our Rare Book Collection. To access these items, please contact the Borthwick Institute for Archives.

Related collections

We hold many collections on stained glass and stained glass windows. For further information, please search our Library catalogue or see our Collection Strengths page.

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