Today in History: Gertrude Stein

Portrait of Gertrude Stein, with American flag as backdrop
Today in History–July 27–the Library of Congress features avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein, who died on this day in 1947. Stein was also an astute collector of fine art and well known for entertaining the artists she favored. Find out more by visiting the Today in History. For more insight into her character, take a look at the resources below

Gertrude Stein portraits

Alice B. Toklas images

Historic newspaper articles mentioning Stein

Tender buttons : objects, food, rooms by Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

Writer primary source collections