Subseries 2C: Sleeved Negatives and Contact Sheets
This collection is stored at Firestone Library.
Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room
Collection Creator: Segal, George, 1924-2000..
Extent: 4 boxes
The collection is open for research.
This subseries is comprised of three-ring archival negative pages
(sleeved) interleaved with their respective contact sheets (unsleeved)
in their original order. Almost all of this material is black-and-white
and color negatives are indicated when present. Some of the earliest
(1983) and latest negatives (1999) were separated from other materials
and added to the arrangement.
In its entirety this subseries represents the chronological order of fine
art photographs as taken by the artist and is the best resource
available for dating many of the loose, undated, and misdated prints
located in Subseries 2A: Prints and Slides. A few of the negative
sleeves include annotations by Segal, such as location or month. Some
prints are interleaved along with the contact sheets and most often
indicate experiments in processing, especially in the case of the Egypt
and Israel prints from 1983.
The bulk of the negatives (from 1984 to 2000) correspond to the time of
creative cooperation with Donald Lokuta, and the contact sheets and
print experiments were all developed by him. It should be noted that the
1983 folder is from before this collaboration, as those negatives had
originally been stored with their prints in paper envelopes, now housed
in the Subseries 2A: Prints and Slides. After 1983 and his collaboration
with Lokuta, the artist formed the bulk of this subseries in binders
with sleeves, and included contact sheets with the negatives.
Physical note: In some cases photographic prints
and contact sheets are interleaved with their respective sleeved
negative sheets. Researchers are asked to take care to preserve this
arrangement while using the relevant files.
Subseries 2C: Sleeved Negatives and Contact Sheets; 1983-2000; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.