Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Florine Stettheimer papers, 1920-1940

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1204
Bib ID 4079368 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Stettheimer, Florine, 1871-1944
Title Florine Stettheimer papers, 1920-1940
Physical Description 7 boxes (7 boxes 40 volumes 1 portfolio)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



This collection is arranged into 8 series.



Correspondence, scrapbooks of clippings and photographs, reproductions of art works, two portfolios of original drawings, and the puppets for Stein's opera FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Florine Stettheimer papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Solomon, Joseph. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967. Accession number--M-67.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.

Revision Description

2010-03-25 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Costume Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Operas -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Puppet plays Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Set designers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women artists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

American artist, theatrical set designer. Stettheimer is perhaps best known for the lavish sets and costumes she designed for the first American production, in 1934, of Gertrude Stein's opera FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS, with music by Virgil Thomson.