Series 7: Education and Early Career

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: 1937-1964.

Extent: 3.0 linear feet

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


This series contains material related to Segal's formative years as a student and an educator at a number of New York and New Jersey institutions. Materials include assignments, syllabi, projects, lesson plans, transcripts and ephemera accumulated over the course of Segal's primary, secondary, college-level and post-graduate studies as well as his experiences teaching from 1958 to 1964.

Segal's education as a fine artist was important not only for his training, but because he attended art school in New York City at a signifcant time in the Avant-Garde art world. In interviews Segal points to the time and place of his education as fundamental inspiration for the rest of his career. The history of Segal's education and how it later determined his early career as an art teacher is also integral to the development of his particular plaster-cast technique, since without those particular circumstances he would not have been exposed to the materials and thereafter establish his distinct style.

Researchers should note that some of the material located in this series relates directly to the artworks present in Series 1: Artwork. In many cases those artworks are the direct result of courses of study and assignments recorded in this series; the two series can be considered in tandem for the most comprehensive examination of Segal's early creative life.


This series is arranged chronologically into three subseries.

Preferred Citation

Series 7: Education and Early Career; 1937-1964; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

    Title Date Container
    Subseries 7A: Education 1937-1964 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 7B: Early Career 1952-1964 Explore Multiple Containers
    Subseries 7C: Miscellaneous 1940s-1990s Explore Multiple Containers

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