Series 8: Scrapbook
7.0 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: 7.0 linear feet
The collection is open for research.
This series contains articles, reviews, photograph reproductions, interviews
and casual mentions of George Segal's artwork, sculpture, participation,
celebrity, awards or curiosities from newspapers, magazines, journals,
pamphlets and other printed formats. The name of the series reflects its
original title and not format; instead the series consists of clippings in
folders. It is the result of Helen Segal's effort to keep a meticulous
record of Segal's entire career, which was bolstered by friends, family
members and business and art associates sending clippings from all over the
world. The series is a record of George Segal's activities (both
professional and casual), opinions, celebrity and notoriety, and the public
and critical opinion of his oeuvre from the early 1950s until the year of
his death in 2000.
The materials range from editorial cartoons to major articles in important or
widely-circulated publications. In some cases, especially after
international exhibitions, the museum staff responsible for the exhibit
would gather clippings from news agencies. In other cases, long-time friends
would send the Segals small bits of interest or curiosity, often with
hand-written notations or underlining. Segal lent or referenced some of
these files for the writing of several monographs about his life, whereupon
they were arranged into bibliographies.
The range of material is broad and rich in content. Languages include German,
Swedish, French, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean; major English
language publications include The New York
Times, Time, LIFE, Vogue, Art International, Newsweek, Art Journal, Art in
America, Studio International, The New Yorker, Harper's
Bazaar, and Playboy.
Some correspondence accompanies materials including letters from William
Benson, André Emmerich, Billy Klüver, Jan van der Marck, Germain Viatte,
Gordon Hyatt, and Helmut von Effra. The series includes articles written by
notable art historians and critics including John Canaday, Grace Glueck,
Thomas B. Hess, Jill Johnston, Allan Kaprow, Hilton Kramer, Valdi S. Maris,
John Perreault, Barbara Rose, David Shapiro, and Sidney Tillim.
It should be noted that clippings related to high-profile or controversial
events, exhibitions or commissions appear elsewhere in the collection (3A:
Sculptures and Commissions; 3D: Exhibitions). For clippings on specific
sculptures or events, researchers are advised to also reference relevant
subject files noted in the subseries above.
Arrangement notes: For those years divided by month,
articles without dates are placed at the end of the last folder in that
year. Those years without a Foreign Publications file may still have
foreign publications but not so many as to be divided.
This series is arranged chronologically.
Series 8: Scrapbook; 1950s-2000; George Segal Papers, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.