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Madeleine Bettina Stern Edit Profile

rare book dealer , writer

Madeleine Bettina Stern, American rare book dealer, writer. Recipient Medalie award, Barnard College, 1982, Victorian Society award, Distinguished Alumna award, 1997;, Guggenheim fellow, 1943-1945.

Background

Stern, Madeleine Bettina was born on July 1, 1912 in New York City. Daughter of Moses Roland and Lillie (Mack) Stern.

Education

Bachelor, Barnard College, 1932. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1934.

Career

Teacher English New York City High Schools, 1934-1943. Partner Leona Rostenberg Rare Books, New York City, 1945—2007, Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine B. Stern Rare Books, New York City, 1980—2007. Lecturer history of book, feminism, public history, lieutenant.

Works

Membership

Member Antiquarian Booksellers Association American (governor 1966-1968, 78-80), International League Antiquarian Booksellers, Modern Language Association, American Printing History Association (co-recipient award 1983), Authors League, Manuscript Society (former trustee), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

father:
Moses Roland Stern

mother:
Lillie (Mack) Stern