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..

Dates: 1959-2004.

Extent: 3.0 linear feet

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

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for conversion and reproduction, but should allow approximately four to six weeks for the process, especially if outdated formats are involved.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.

Preferred Citation

Series 6: Audio and Visual Materials; 1959-2004; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 6A: Visual Media 1959-2004 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 6B: Audio Media 1973-1999 Explore Multiple Containers

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