Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork

10 boxes (2 partial)

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

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

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

Dates: 1975-2006.

Extent: 10 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


This subseries is further organized into three divisions:

Bronzes and Commissions contains contracts, correspondence, invoices, clippings, research, technical information and receipts relating to the commission, design, shipping, installation and critical and public reception of those sculptures and artworks that were commissioned by various parties. This division is notable for the inclusion of a number of files on Segal's most famous and most often controversial public sculptures. These include Abraham and Isaac - In Memory of May 4, 1970, Gay Liberation, The Holocaust, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial with its three sculptures: Depression Breadline, Fireside Chat, and Appalachian Farm Couple 1936.

Folder titles are arranged alphabetically by sculpture or name of artwork, along with the persons or corporate body responsible for the commission when known.

Projects, Editions and Proposals contains files that are concerned with the production of artwork that is either not rendered in Segal's usual figurative style or proposals for such sculptures that were rejected or otherwise did not come to fruition. Projects and editions are typically small ideas of interest that appealed to Segal but that did not form a large part of his oeuvre, while the proposals were ideas for public commissions or private portraits that for various reasons were not created.

Technical Files are comprised of subject files of detailed information on casting and patination as provided by foundries, records of repair performed on various sculptures, and the records pertaining to Segal's molds and casts at the Johnson Atelier. Researchers seeking casting or repair records of a particular sculpture should note that documentation along these lines is included elsewhere in the collection and are therefore encouraged to reference relevant subject files in Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork, Subseries 3C: Business Correspondence by Subject, and Subseries 3D: Exhibitions.


Arranged alphabetically by title and subject.

Preferred Citation

Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork; 1975-2006; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Bronzes and Commissions 1975 June 2-2006 August 11 Explore Multiple Containers
    Projects, Editions and Proposals 1979 August 29-2005 January 5 Explore Multiple Containers
    Technical Files 1970-1998 March 27 Explore Multiple Containers

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