Scope and Contents
The papers of Marie Sterner and the Marie Sterner Gallery measure 0.5 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1951. The collection contains exhibition catalogs and announcements, and two scrapbooks of clippings relating to Sterner's activities and work at her art gallery.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The scrapbooks were donated in 1967 by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sterner. The exhibition announcements and catalogs were donated by Stanley Pasternak in 1982.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm material lent for microfilming on reel 1265. Reel 1265 contains letters to Sterner from artists and associates, including George Bellows, George Biddle, Charles Burchfield, Stirling Calder, Arthur B. Davies, Elie Nadelman, William Glackens, Marcel Duchamp, Guy Pène du Bois, Everett Shinn, Abbott Thayer, Hedda Sterne, John Sloan, William Zorach, and others. The letters were returned to Steven Straw Co., Inc. of Boston and were subsequently sold to Christopher Huntington who donated the material to the Portland Museum of Art. The material is not described in the collection container inventory.
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the Albert Sterner letters, 1894-1916 and the papers of Marie Sterner's son Harold Sterner, 1929-1978.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2020.