The Hedda Sterne Foundation Archives

The Hedda Sterne Foundation maintains a collection of original documents and materials related to the life and work of Hedda Sterne, including the artist's personal library, notes, photographs, and correspondence. These materials are currently being organized and are not yet accessible for research purposes.

In the meantime, researchers, curators, and scholars are encouraged to contact the Foundation with any questions, as certain materials may be accessible sooner than others. 

Hedda Sterne's Romanian passport, which she use to immigrate to the U.S. in 1941 | Collection of the Hedda Sterne Foundation archives

Hedda Sterne's Romanian passport, which she use to immigrate to the U.S. in 1941 | Collection of the Hedda Sterne Foundation archives

 

The Hedda Sterne Papers at the Archives of American Art

Hedda Sterne donated a large collection of her papers to the Smithsonian Institute’s Archives of American Art in the early 1970s. The collection was digitized and made available online in 2016.

Highlights include personal correspondence with friends, such as Antoine de Saint Exupéry; letters and drawings from her husband, Saul Steinberg; photographs of Sterne's artwork dating back to the 1930s; and a selection of Sterne's unique note-format writings.  View the complete collection on the Archives of American Art website.

Postcard to Hedda Sterne from Jean Hélion, 1962 | Hedda Sterne papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution 

 

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