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H. Peter Stern audio visual material documenting Storm King Art Center, 1997-2005

Stern, H. Peter, 1928-2018

Arts administrator

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: The H. Peter Stern audio visual material documenting Storm King Art Center measures 0.4 linear feet and dates from 1997-2005. The collection contains 3 VHS tapes, 1 DVD, 1 CD, and an interview on three cassette tapes with Stern documenting the history of the Storm King Art Center as well as H. Peter Stern's relationship with the facility.

Biographical/Historical Note

H. Peter Stern (1928-2018) was chairman, president and co-founder of Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, New York. Stern was born in Germany and moved to the United States in 1940. He received his B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Columbia University's School of International Relations, and his law degree from Yale University in 1954. Four years after receiving his law degree, Stern was approached by his father-in-law, Ralph "Ted" Ogden, and asked to serve as President and Chairman of the Board of his newly created Storm King Art Center. Stern was with Storm King for the remainder of his career, and with the help of several other individuals built an institution of worldwide noteriety.

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2010 by H. Peter Stern.

Language Note

English .

Funding

The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.