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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France, 1985
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France,
    Date (inclusive): 1985
    Collection number: 556
    Extent: 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) moved to Paris and established a salon with her brother Leo. She became a writer, worked with the American Fund for French wounded, and was a famous hostess. The collection consists of materials related to the placing of a plaque at Bilignin, France at the villa where Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas spent the summers from 1929-1943.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of James S. Hartzell, 1986.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France (Collection 556). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Gertrude Stein was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania; attended Radcliffe College (1893-97) and Johns Hopkins Medical School (1897-1902); moved to Paris and established a salon with her brother Leo; became a writer; spent the first year of World War I with her secretary and companion Alice B. Toklas, then entered upon field work with the American Fund for French wounded; back in Paris she became a famous hostess, entertaining many expatriate Americans; published books include Three lives (1909), Tender buttons (1914), Geography and plays (1922), The making of Americans (1925), The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933), Wars I have seen (1945), and Brewsie and Willie (1946); she died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on July 27, 1946.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials related to the placing of a plaque at Bilignin, France at the villa where Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas spent the summers from 1929-1943. Includes an audiocassette tape of the ceremonies of May 25, 1985, along with a written translation. Also includes photographs of Stein and of the ceremonies, which included Robert Haas, Erlene Hubly, and officials from the area among the participants.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.

    Related Material

    Gilbert A. Harrison Collection of Material By and Relating to Gertrude Stein (Collection 2108). Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.