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Finding Aid for the Collection of Material about Gertrude Stein Plaque Ceremonies at Bilignin, France, 1985
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 oversize box
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.