A Finding Aid to the H. Peter Stern Audio Visual Material Documenting Storm King Art Center, 1997-2005, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sterh
Creators:
Stern, H. Peter
Dates:
1997-2005
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
Repository:
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.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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 videotapes of "Peter Stern Remembers: A Personal History of the Storm King Art Center," consisting of 2 tapes filmed in 1997 and 1998 and an update filmed in 2001. An audio CD and companion booklet with the transcript of a lecture delivered by Stern, July 1, 2003, titled, "The Creation of the Storm King Art Center: A Personal History." One DVD, "Sculptors at Storm King: 7 Modern Masters Reveal Their Creative Adventures," featuring artists Kenneth Snelson, David Smith, Mark di Suvero, Alexander Calder, Richard Serra, Louise Nevelson, and Isamu Noguchi. And three cassette recordings of an interview with Stern conducted in 2005 by his wife, Helen Drutt English.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection, the material is arranged as 1 series.
  • Series 1: Audio Visual Material, 1997-2005 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.
Storm King Art Center is an outdoor exhibition space with a meticulously cared for landscape that consists of hills, trees, meadows, valleys, sculptures and earthworks. The landscape architect who planned out the initial 200 acres was William A. Rutherford, and it include works by Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Alice Aycock, Roy Lichtenstein, and many more.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2021.
Author
Christopher DeMairo
Sponsor
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 2010 by H. Peter Stern.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Preferred Citation
H. Peter Stern audio visual material documenting Storm King Art Center, 1997-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture -- United States Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outdoor Sculpture Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Video recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- New York (State) Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serra, Richard, 1938- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, David, 1906-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Di Suvero, Mark, 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Storm King Art Center Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drutt, Helen Williams Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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