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Guide to the Eugene Lerner Josephine Baker collection, 1926-2001
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lerner, Eugene, collector. The Josephine Baker collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1926-2001
    Collection number: M1297
    Creator: Lerner, Eugene, collector.
    Extent: 3 linear ft. (6 manuscript boxes, 1 map folder)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: African American Paris stage performer noted for her comic, yet sensual, dance routines. While she took Europe by storm, racism in her native United States prevented her from being wholly accepted until 1973, just two years before her death. The material was collected by Gene Lerner. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, audio tapes, clippings, and publications.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Provenance

    Purchased, 2002.

    Preferred Citation:

    The Eugene Lerner Josephine Baker collection. M1297. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biography

    African American Paris stage performer noted for her comic, yet sensual, dance routines. While she took Europe by storm, racism in her native United States prevented her from being wholly accepted until 1973, just two years before her death. The material was collected by Gene Lerner.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, audio tapes, clippings, and publications gathered by her authorized biographer, Eugene Lerner, as part of his efforts to document her life. Includes original letters in the hand of Josephine Baker and the people in her life, including Pepito Abatino, Maria Li Bassi Abatino, Jo Bouillon, Princess Grace of Monaco, Hank Kaufman, Richard A. Martin, Jr., Madam d' Ora, Diana Ross, Christina Abatino Scoto, Milton J. Shapp, Margarette Wallace, Rama Wallace, Walter Winchell.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Abatino, Pepito.
    Abatino, Maria Li Bassi.
    Bouillon, Jo, 1908-
    Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982.
    Kaufman, Hank.
    Lerner, Eugene, collector.
    Martin, Richard A., Jr.
    Ora, Madam d', 1881-1963.
    Ross, Diana.
    Scoto, Christina Abatino.
    Shapp, Milton J., 1912-
    Wallace, Margarette.
    Wallace, Rama.
    Winchell, Walter, 1897-1972.
    The Stork Club (New York, N.Y.)
    The Bobino.
    Ziegfeld Follies.
    African American dancers.
    Phonotapes.
    Photoprints.