Research Catalog

Jean Stein papers.

Title
Jean Stein papers.
Author
Stein, Jean
Publication
1916-2016.
Supplementary Content
Finding aid

Details

Additional Authors
Plimpton, George
Description
122.13 linear feet (282 boxes, 4 volumes)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Interviews.
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Oral Histories (literary works)
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Transcripts.
  • Video recordings.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref. Sound recordings, video recordings, and films are currently unavailable pending digitization.
Provenance (note)
  • Bequest from the Estate of Jean Stein, 2018, 2019.
Call Number
MssCol 24576
OCLC
1120723907
Author
Stein, Jean, creator.
Title
Jean Stein papers.
Production
1916-2016.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
volume
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref. Sound recordings, video recordings, and films are currently unavailable pending digitization.
Summary
Jean Stein (1934-2017) was an American author, oral historian, editor, and philanthropist. She worked as an editor at The Paris Review, under George Plimpton, and co-edited the literary and visual arts magazine Grand Street with Walter Hopps. She was married to William vanden Heuvel and Torsten Wiesel. The Jean Stein papers (1916-2016) document Stein's career and life. The works most extensively represented are Stein's oral history biography of the American actress and Andy Warhol muse, Edie Sedgwick, Edie: An American Biography, (1982); and the oral history West of Eden: An American Place, which focused on five families and individuals Stein considered essential to the history of Los Angeles. Personal files, which include letters Stein received from novelist William Faulkner, document Stein's childhood of wealth and privilege as a the daughter of talent agent and MCA founder, Jules Stein; and her adult life as a member of New York's intellectual elite.
Provenance
Bequest from the Estate of Jean Stein, 2018, 2019.
Connect to:
Occupation
Motion picture producers.
Added Author
Plimpton, George, contributor.
Research Call Number
MssCol 24576
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