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Linda Stein Papers, 1974-2008
3 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 495

Abstract:
Visual artist; Feminist; Political activist; Founder and president, Have Art: Will Travel! Inc. (HAWT); Founder and president, the Art Club (Tribeca). The papers document the evolution of Stein's work both as an artist and as a political activist; her dialogue with other artists, peers and family; public events; her personal thoughts, and private life. The collection includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, press coverage, work documentation, lectures and presentations, writings, speeches, diaries and journals, correspondence, videos, and photographs.

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:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
"Margaret Sanger 380" watercolor painting by Stein, n.d.

"Margaret Sanger 380"
watercolor painting by Stein, n.d.

Linda Stein received her B.A. from Queens College and her M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute. In 1974, she founded Have Art: Will Travel! Inc. (HAWT), a non-profit corportation, to help artists, particularly women, to teach, exhibit, and sell their art. In 1993, she founded the Art Club, a Tribeca gallery providing free exhibit space for non-profit organizations promoting feminism, diversity, and reproductive rights. Stein recently received the National Association of Women Artists award as their 2017 Artist Honoree for Commitment to the Arts. And in October 2017 the New York City Art Teachers Association/UFT will honor Stein with their Artist of the Year award.

She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows and has been widely published, receives frequent commissions, and is represented in numerous private and museum collections. Stein is also active in the art world as a panelist and moderator, has appeared on radio and television shows, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Veteran Feminists of America. In her own words: "It was as an artist in the 1970s that I became obsessed with the face.... An active feminist, I enjoy making portraits of internationally famous women..." (From "The Face: An Obsession"). Stein resides in New York City.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Linda Stein Papers document the evolution of Stein's work both as an artist and as a political activist; her dialogue with other artists, peers and family; public events; her personal thoughts, and private life. The collection includes exhibition catalogs and announcements, press coverage, work documentation, lectures and presentations, writings, speeches, diaries and journals, correspondence, videos, and photographs.

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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:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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

Linda Stein Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The papers were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Linda Stein in 2003.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2008.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English


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Subjects
  • Feminists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Sculptors--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Stein, Linda--Exhibitions
  • Women artists--United States--Biography--Sources
  • Women in art


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