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

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

Collection number: 556

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 8 January 1998
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, October 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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.

Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Cassette tape of Stein ceremony at Bilignin. 1985 May 25.

Physical Description: [All in oversize box].

Scope and Content Note

Ceremony was for placing a plaque at Bilignin, at the Villa where Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas had lived summers, 1929-1943.
Box 1, Folder 2

Small prints of photographs of ceremonies, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Participants included: Robert Haas, Erlene Hubly, officials from area.
Box 1, Folder 3

A translation of some of the tape that was made of the ceremony.

Physical Description: Holograph.
Box 1, Folder 4

Erlene Hubly. “A Gertrude Stein slide show”: Bilignin 1985.

Scope and Content Note

Includes enlargments of some of the smaller prints and includes more prints [There are no actual slides].