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Subseries 2C: Sleeved Negatives and Contact Sheets, 1983-2000
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This subseries is comprised of three-ring archival negative pages (sleeved) interleaved with their respective contact sheets (unsleeved) in their original order. Almost all of this material is black-and-white and color negatives are indicated when present. Some of the earliest (1983) and latest negatives (1999) were separated from other materials and added to the arrangement.
In its entirety this subseries represents the chronological order of fine art photographs as taken by the artist and is the best resource available for dating many of the loose, undated, and misdated prints located in Subseries 2A: Prints and Slides. A few of the negative sleeves include annotations by Segal, such as location or month. Some prints are interleaved along with the contact sheets and most often indicate experiments in processing, especially in the case of the Egypt and Israel prints from 1983.
The bulk of the negatives (from 1984 to 2000) correspond to the time of creative cooperation with Donald Lokuta, and the contact sheets and print experiments were all developed by him. It should be noted that the 1983 folder is from before this collaboration, as those negatives had originally been stored with their prints in paper envelopes, now housed in the Subseries 2A: Prints and Slides. After 1983 and his collaboration with Lokuta, the artist formed the bulk of this subseries in binders with sleeves, and included contact sheets with the negatives.
Physical note: In some cases photographic prints and contact sheets are interleaved with their respective sleeved negative sheets. Researchers are asked to take care to preserve this arrangement while using the relevant files.
- Custodial History
Files, photographs, and artwork were gathered from the Segal home, office, and studio.
Personal family photographs were returned to the Segal family.
- Processing Information
The contents of Series 1: Artwork underwent sterilization via ozone to address mildew and bacterial concerns. The materials were then flattened, sleeved, enclosed, and/or matted as appropriate for their medium and/or format.
This collection was processed by Valerie Addonizio in January-July 2009 and January 2010, with assistance from Ayse Gursoy and Christine Call. Finding aid written by Valerie Addonizio in 2009; updated with new material in 2010 and 2012.
The 2019 accession was processed and added to the finding aid by Kelly Bolding in November 2019. Materials in this accession were intellectually integrated into the existing arrangement of the collection, namely into Series 3: Business Files and Subseries 9A: Catalogs. At this time, materials from the 2012 accession (formerly Series 11: Additional Material) were also intellectually integrated into Series 3: Business Files.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Works of art rendered in any medium (including ink, pencil, and crayon) and on any support (including sketchbooks, paper, board) and in any form (including doodles and illustrated assignments), as well as photographs by George Segal and any art works by George Segal depicted in photographs are copyright The George and Helen Segal Foundation. Photoduplication for personal scholarly use is permitted. Reproductions for the purpose of publication, whether in print or electronic media, must be authorized in writing by The George and Helen Segal Foundation or its licensing VAGA (Visual Artists and Galleries Association), New York City.
Rights and permissions of the Donald Lokuta photographs are retained by the creator. Photoduplication is permitted for personal scholarly use only. Reproductions for the purpose of publication, whether in print or electronic media, must be authorized in writing by Donald Lokuta or his licensing agent VAGA (Visual Artists and Galleries Association), New York City.
Beyond Segal and Lokuta, the library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
- Credit this material:
Subseries 2C: Sleeved Negatives and Contact Sheets; George Segal Papers, C1303, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 35-37; 37a
- Sidney Janis Gallery
Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture
Erffa, Helmut von, 1900-1979
Friedman, Martin L., 1917-
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989
Lokuta, Donald P.
Miller, Samuel C. (Samuel Clifford), 1930-
Segal, George, 1924-2000
Van der Marck, Jan, 1929-2010
Weisman, Frederick R., 1912-1994