Guide to the Linda Stein papers on Art Education, 1963-2019

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Collection Overview

Title:
Linda Stein papers on Art Education
Dates (Inclusive):
1963-2019
Creator:
Stein, Linda L.
Abstract:
Artist activist, lecturer, writer, performer, video-artist, Linda Stein is founding President of the non-profit Have Art: Will Travel! Inc. (HAWT) established in 1972 and incorporated in 1978. Stein has been represented by Flomenhaft Gallery in Manhattan, New York from 2005-2017, and Longstreth Goldberg in Naples, Florida from 2005-2012 amongst other galleries. Materials in this collection include a range of documents related to teaching and curriculm as well as notes, correspondence, presentations, photos, artwork, audio and video recordings generated from the Have Art: Will Travel! curricular team of art educators, and from Stein's early career as a high school art teacher (1965-1972), and then as Artist in Residence with HAWT (1972-1979), during which time she created and directed HAWT.
Collection Number:
10005
Size:
4.25 Linear Feet
Size:
4.25 Linear Feet and 2 Terabytes
Size:
2 Terabytes
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical / Historical

Linda Stein is an artist-activist, lecturer, writer, performer, video artist and educator. From 1965-1972 Stein was an art teacher at Deer Park High School on Long Island, NY. From 1972-1979, she became Artist in Residence in the Deer Park School District, receiving yearly BOCES grants. Then in 1979 and for 25 years thereafter, Stein supported her "habit" of art as the founding president of the highly successful Calligraphy Studios Inc, a business in Manhattan doing work for Tiffany, Cartier, and many celebrities and corporations around the world.

Starting in 2010, under the auspices of HAWT, her exhibition [The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein], started to travel nationally, accompanied by her feminist lecture: The Chance to be Brave, The Courage to Dare." In 2015 a second traveling event called [Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females - Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein] was launched. Other traveling exhibitions are in progress, including [Displacement from Home: What to Leave, What to Take - Sculpture by Linda Stein and Exploring, Exploding, Expanding, Expression: Masculinities/Femininities, Sexism]. {tentative title} Stein Seeks to engage audiences, educators and students through participatory activities that involve performances, dialogue and curricular components.

Stein has been represented by Flomenhaft Gallery in Manhattan, New York and Longstreth Goldberg in Naples, Florida. She has also been exhibiting with the Anita Shapolsky Gallery since 1991. Her Art papers are at Smith College Archives, Sophia Smith Collection. Stein is Founding President of the non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, Have Art: Will Travel! (HAWT). Her art addresses core issues of empowerment by focusing on the ever-expanding continuum between masculinity and femininity, oppression and bullying.

Stein has been selected as one of the 2018 "21 Leaders for the 21st Century" by Women's e-News. The New York City Art Teachers Association (NYCATA) honored Stein with their 2017 Artist of the Year Award. And in 2016 the National Association of Women Artisits (NAWA) has awarded Stein as the Artist Honoree for her "Outstandig Contributions to the Arts." For further information, see: http://www.lindastein.com/about/

In 2015, Linda Stein began a working collaboration with Karen Keifer-Boyd, Penn State Professor of Art Education and Women's Gender, & Sexuality Studies, to form a Curricular Team (C-Team) of art educators and scholars who, together with the artist, would created curricular encounters, lesson plans, lecturers, workshops, publications, conferences and HAWT website called [Social Justice Art Education with Linda Stein's Art]. Overseen by the artist and chaired by Dr. Keifer-Boyd this work would focus on Stein's various art series and use her art to start conversations about social justice issues, such as bullying and bigotry. In addition to Stein and Keifer-Boyd, C-Team members (with their 2015 affiliations) include: Dr. Adetty Perez de Miles (University of North Texas, Art Education), Dr. Wanda Knight (Penn State, Art Education and Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies), Dr. Ann Holt (Executive Director HAWT, Pratt Institute ad Adelphi University, Art Education), Dr. Cheri Ehrlich (Museum of Arts and Design, Youth and Family Progams Manager), and Dr. Yen-Ju Lin (website designer).

In 2016, a Summer Teaching Institute (July 11-14, 2016) piloted its teaching methods for [Social Justice Art Education with Linda Stein's Art]. The institute took place at Stein's studio space in Tribeca, Manhattan with six student-participants, the artist, and five other facilitators from the C-Team attending in person. In addition, there were eight student-participants online from the Penn State World Campus (three-graduate-credit) Master of Professional Studies (MPS)course, AED 813: Contemporary Art and Public Pedagogy taught by Dr. Keifer-Boyd. The daily procedure was that C-Team members gave presentations followed by workshops and discussions.

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Scope and Contents

This collection includes C-Team meeting agendas and minutes, collaborative writing, correspondence both internal and external, Art Insitute CDs with curricular encounters, other educational materials from schools and universitites (Alverno, Eleanor Roosevelt), website development documentation, research and IRB, grant proposals, summer Institute audio and video recordings, and planning and teaching materials, AED 813 course materials and student blogs, promotional materials, NAEA workshop, and materials on the development of an educational game. Related teaching materials include documentation and publication materials from Stein's seven years of high school art teaching at Deer Park High School, Long Island NY and an additional seven years under a Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) Grant as Artist-in-Residence in the Deer Park School District. Information on several of Linda Stein's lectures is also included, as well as documentation and/or evaluation forms from every venue [Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females and The Fluidity of Gender] visited.

The digital materials present in this collection contain a copy of Stein's Studio server, used daily by studio staff, through mid-December 2019. The server includes: information/lists on archival donations made to Pennsylvania State University Libraries and Smith College archives, a comprehensive inventory of Stein's art, art photos, grant applications, artist statements, CVs, biographies, education/event documentation, exhibition documentation (including contracts and addenda), lecture/panel discussions/performance information, HAWT/Stein/Calligraphy graphics, ads and press, photos of Stein and others as well as Stein's art videos, website information, and writings by Stein and others.

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Arrangement

The archivists compiling this description retained the original order of this collection as created by Linda Stein prior to the material's transfer to Pennsylvania State University Libraries.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies of original materials may be made available for research purposes at the discretion of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library. Photocopies or reproductions of original materials may be subject to fees as outlined by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries reproduction policies.Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Patrons seeking advice on the availability of unpublished materials for publication should consult relevant copyright law and laws of libel.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Linda Stein Art Education Collection, 10005, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Upon receipt, Pennsylvania State University archivists rehoused this material into acid-free containers for permanent storage. Archivists retained the original order and arrangement created by Linda Stein prior to receipt as well as all original folder titles, inventories, and additional notes. In some cases descriptive notes in the finding aid have been relabeled to reflect archival standards, but wherever possible these labels remain consistent with the description provided by Linda Stein.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Artist Website: http://www.lindastein.com

Have Art: Will Travel! Website: www.haveartwilltravel.org

HAWT C-Team Educational Website: http://h2f2enounters.cyberhouse.emitto.net/

Sophia Smith Collection (Smith College) finding aid for Linda Stein: http://asteria.fivecolleges.edu/findaids/sophiasmith/mnsss456main.html

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Collection Inventory

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Arrangement

This section contains assignments, writings, drawings, and documentation from when Stein was in school, studying art education.

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Arrangement

This section includes yearbooks, publications, and forms from the time Stein was teaching at Deer Park High School.

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Arrangement

This section contains press, graphics, documents, proposals, photos, and lectures from Stein's artist residency at Deer Park High School and founding of Have Art: Will Travel!

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Arrangement

This section contains lesson plans and student work from Stein's time both as artist resident and teacher at Deer Park High School.

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Arrangement

Includes any awards Stein has won related to her teaching career.

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Arrangement

This section contains meeting minutes, notes, and photos from HAWT's later activity in the 2000s.

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Arrangement

Includes the Curricular Team's writing materials, internal/external corresondence, curricular encounter with supporting materials, website development, research, grants, Summer Institute documentation, promotional materials, meeting agendas and minutes, NAEA workshops, and a video game.

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Arrangement

Contains planning, photos, and sign in sheets from student visits to Stein's studio. This section features the Eleanor Roosevelt Center for Girls Leadership Worldwide Workshop from July 2015.

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Arrangement

Includes writing, sign in sheets, planning, photos, lesson plans, and other documentation from HAWT events in Stein's studio or other venues.

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Arrangement

This section contains evaluation forms from events other than Stein's traveling exhibitions, the development of the G-DARE, and evaluation forms from Blades.

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Arrangement

Includes supporting documentation, writing, and notes from lectures and panels that do not accompany Stein's traveling exhibitions.

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Arrangement

Contains evaluation forms (G-DAREs), brochures, announcements, press, photos, planning, and correspondence from Stein's exhibitions. This section features [The Fluidity of Gender, Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females], and group exhibitions.

Arrangement

Solo and Group: Contains all materials pertaining to Stein's specific exhibitions. These are sorted chronologically from most recent to oldest. Exhibitions acts as the master category; items are not repeated in other categories unless duplication sheets are included in both categories.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • DVD and text
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Arrangement

Correspondence with Penn State

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Arrangement

Includes published newspaper, magazine, and online articles written by others discussing or mentioning Stein and/or her work. Also includes advertisements. Excludes press related to specific exhibitions (see exhibitions folder for press related to exhibitions).

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Arrangement

This category includes published and unpublished essays, articles, tributes, etc. (excluding diaries) written by Stein, on Stein and others. See exhibitions folder for writings related to exhibitions.

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This category includes all material related to lectures and panel discussions in which Stein has been a participant. See exhibitions folder for presentations related to exhibitions.

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This category includes material related to the Art Club and events which took place at 100 Reade Street in Tribeca. See exhibitions folder for events related to exhibitions.

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Arrangement

This category includes all multi-media materials (ie: video, audio, etc.) not designated towards other categories (ie: exhibitions, presentations). See exhibitions folder for audio-visual related to exhibitions.

Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Digital
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Genre(s)

  • Cds, DVD-R, DVD+R, VHS, VHS-C, audiocassettes, microcassettes
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Arrangement

Includes Stein's bronze sculpture, her East Hampton Airport outdoor sculpture, and her Smith sculpture in Neilson Library.

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Genre(s)

  • DVD
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