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Gertrude Stein annotated photographs and ephemera, 1925-1958

Identifier: 1000-005

Scope and Contents

Artificially assembled collection consists of 70 annotated snapshots of Gertrude Stein and her friends, Georges Hugnet (poet) and Eugene Berman, taken between 1925-1929, at her summer home in Bilignin near Belley, France. Views include: Berman at work on a painting. Most of the snapshots are 2 1/2 by 2 inches, with a few slightly larger. 20 of the snapshots are annotated by Stein on the versos. Gertrude Stein appears in 31 of these casual snapshots. Others show views of the Stein farmhouse, the dog Basket, Georges Hugnet writing poetry, several nude poses of Hugnet, and Berman at work on a painting. Hugnet, a young French poet was a principle member of the Stein charmed circle in the late 1920s. He translated and brought out two books by Stein in French.

The additional ephemera consists of typescripts and handwritten fragments of a paper written about Stein by an unknown author (who may have a sister by the name of Rachel Smith LoBuono) and also includes bibliographic references, press cuttings about Stein's life and works, and two letters from Stein to Mrs. Knopf.


  • 1925 - 1958


These materials are in English and French.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box.) : Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Physical Location

Located on the 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, source unknown.
Gertrude Stein annotated photographs and ephemera, 1925-1958
Milissa Burkart
circa 1990s
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-5022 (Fax)