- Series 6: Audio and Visual Materials
Series 6: Audio and Visual Materials
3.0 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..
Extent: 3.0 linear feet
The collection is open for research.
This series is comprised of video cassettes, audio cassettes, compact discs
and 45-rpm recordings of interviews, specials, documentaries, events,
statements, and some unknown material on Segal's work, impact, opinion and
life. Additionally, home recordings and videos used in Segal's environments
are also present. Formats include VHS, U-matic, and Betamax.
Segal's words and image were recorded very often over the span of his career,
often voicing opinions on his own work or the work of others, his feelings
about certain prominent figures or schools of thought, or offering
commentary on the state of art, criticism, or his place in any one movement.
An open and expressive storyteller, Segal granted a number of interviews,
many of which are present in this series. A number of uncredited and
unlabeled media are also present.
In addition to recordings made of Segal, Segal himself made recordings for
his own purposes. Most notable among these is an audio recording of his
friend Alice reading her own poetry, featured in the environment created in
Alice Reading Her Poetry and Music (1970)
and video from which a photographic still was used in the photomural Aerial View (1970).
Titles and notes are derived from all available information present on the
item or the item's container.
Researchers should note that access to these materials is restricted. Rare
Books and Special Collections does not have the equipment required for the
playback of these materials, nor do policies on preservation allow for these
original recordings to be used. Further, obsolete formats would need to be
converted at the patron's expense before any reproduction could be made.
Researchers may select materials for conversion and reproduction, but should
allow approximately four to six weeks for the process, especially if
outdated formats are involved.
This series is arranged into two subseries.
Series 6: Audio and Visual Materials; 1959-2004; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.