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.