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..
Extent: 10 boxes (2 partial)
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
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.
Subseries 3A: Sculpture and Artwork; 1975-2006; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.