Scope and Content
Title: Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France,
Date (inclusive): 1985
Collection number: 556
1 oversize box
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
Gilbert A. Harrison Collection of Material By and Relating to Gertrude Stein (Collection 2108). Available at Department of
Special Collections, UCLA.