Subseries 1A: Student Work

8.0 linear feet

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Segal, George, 1924-2000..

Dates: 1940s.

Extent: 8.0 linear feet

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


This subseries consists of materials that can be definitively dated to the time of Segal's education and are known, with reasonable certainty, to have been created as the result of assignments and projects. Most of the material dates from 1947 to 1949, and contains artwork originally matted for presentation. A number of sketchbooks and original prints are also included.

The subdivision Illustrated Assignments dates from Segal's one academic year at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York), from Fall 1947 to Spring 1948, and contains scrapbook-like projects compiled for assignments. Although they resemble reports, many pages are illustrated both for decoration and demonstration and therefore have been considered artwork for the sake of this arrangement. Artistic elements — rendered on paper in a variety of mediums including ink, watercolor, oil, and tempera — have been kept in their original order within the assignment, with conservation concerns addressed page by page.

Most loose artwork (generally on paper) is housed in protective enclosures. File notes that mention 11x14, 16x20, and 21x25 inch enclosures actually range in size from just a few inches to the size of the enclosure itself.


Arranged chronologically with an additional subdivision.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 1A: Student Work; 1940s; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Presentation Artwork 1940s Box 1 Folder 1-2
    Presentation Artwork: 21x25 inch enclosures 1940s Box 1A Folder 1
    Prints: 11x14 inch enclosures 1940s Box 2 Folder 1
    Prints: 16x20 inch enclosures 1940s Box 2A Folder 1
    Signature Mats 1940s Box 3 Folder 1-2
    Sketchbooks (1) 1940s Box 3A
    Sketchbooks (2) 1940s Box 4 Folder 1
    Unbound Sketches 1940s Box 111 Folder 2
    Technical Drawings 1940s Box 2A Folder 2
    Illustrated Assignments 1940-1949 Explore Multiple Containers

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