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Geraldine Stern Papers, 1949-1987
8 boxes (3.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 152

Abstract:
Artist; Author. Material relating to her books: Daughters from Afar: Profiles of Israeli Women (1958) and Israeli Women Speak Out (1979), including correspondence, proposals, research materials, draft manuscripts, photographs; and interviews made for Israeli Women Speak Out.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Geraldine Rosenberg was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to a Zionist leader and his wife on July 14, 1907. She was a member of the Smith College class of 1929 but left college in January of 1928 in order to marry Herman Stern. She had two children before she divorced her first husband in 1948. Later she married Milton Wayne, a sculptor. Stern lived in Los Angeles for many years and wrote movie scripts. In 1952 she moved to New York City where she used her experience to write television scripts. From 1955-57 she lived in Paris and studied painting with Joseph Hirsch and Henri Gaoetz. She has exhibited her artwork in Paris, New York, and other cities and, after 1956, her paintings and barn-beam totems were collected by both private and public collectors. In addition to her journalistic writing for newspapers and magazines in the 1950s, Stern also wrote Daughters from Afar: Profiles of Israeli Women (1958); and Israeli Women Speak Out (1979) about Israeli women and feminism.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Geraldine Stern collection consists of material relating to her books: Daughters from Afar: Profiles of Israeli Women (1958) and Israeli Women Speak Out (1979), including articles, newspaper clippings, correspondence, proposals, research notes, drafts, a French translation, copy-edited manuscripts, and photographs. The collection also includes a small amount of biographical material, one typed page on an exhibition of Stern's paintings in New York in 1962, several of Stern's articles that are not related to the book, and poems which date from 1959-83. There are also audio tapes of interviews, with transcripts, for Israeli Women Speak Out. Major themes in this collection include writing and journalism, Israeli women, and art.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Geraldine Stern Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Feminism--Israel--History--20th century--Sources
  • Jewish women--Biography--Sources
  • Stern, Geraldine
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • Women painters--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women--Israel--History--20th century--Sources


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