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Linda Stein 2020 donation of materials, 1950-2019

Identifier: Accession 2020-S-0001

Scope and Contents

Materials include Stein’s history of activism, grant proposals, audio video recordings, research and documentation of the development of Stein’s art series Blades and Excavations, promotional materials, and awards given to Stein. There is documentation from Stein’s company Calligraphy Studios, commissions, public art, curatorial work, and any relevant correspondence. Documentation also covers Stein’s time in school, early life, and personal relationships. Also included is information on several of Linda Stein’s lectures, from every venue visited by Holocaust Heros: Fierce Females and The Fluidity of Gender, as well as numerous solo and group exhibitions. Materials related to events hosted or attended by Stein, conversations with Smith College, art sales, and press are also included. Lastly, writing by Stein (both published or personal/unpublished) is included.

Dates of Materials

  • 1950-2019

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection: Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections ( at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.


13.79 linear feet (7 record carton boxes; 4 flat boxes)

Processing Information

Upon receipt, the accessioning archivist rehoused oversized material into acid-free containers for permanent storage. Material is arranged in original order created by Linda Stein prior to receipt. Folder labels are consistent with the description provided by Linda Stein.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Neilson Library
7 Neilson Drive
Northampton MA 01063