A Finding Aid to the Ilene Segalove Papers, 1964-2017, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.segailen
Creators:
Segalove, Ilene, 1950-
Dates:
1964-2017
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 Linear feet
6.06 Gigabytes
Repository:
The papers of feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist Ilene Segalove measure 5.0 linear feet and 6.06 gigabytes and date from 1964 to 2017. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material including resumes, certificates, and address lists; correspondence with family and friends; writings; and teaching files from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The bulk of the collection consists of project and exhibition files for both solo works and works in collaboration with Lowell Darling, and printed material. Also included are photographic materials such as snapshots of exhibition openings and slides of artwork; and artwork, primarily artist notebooks and video art.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist Ilene Segalove measure 5.0 linear feet and 6.06 gigabytes, and date from 1964 to 2017. The collection contains a small amount of biographical material including resumes, certificates, and address lists; correspondence with family and friends; writings; and teaching files from the University of California, Santa Barbara. The bulk of the collection consists of project and exhibition files for both solo works and works in collaboration with Lowell Darling, and printed material. Also included are photographic materials such as snapshots of exhibition openings and slides of artwork; and artwork, primarily artist notebooks and video art.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as eight series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1977-1987, 2014 (Box 1, Box 6; 5 folders)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1975-2005 (Box 1; 1 folder)
  • Series 3: Writings, 1970s-1980s (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)
  • Series 4: Teaching Files, 2012-2013 (Box 1; 2 folders)
  • Series 5: Project and Exhibition Files, 1971-1991, 2004-2013 (Boxes 1-2, Box 6, OV 7; 1.3 linear feet; 2.50 GB; ER01)
  • Series 6: Printed Material, 1972-2017 (Boxes 2-4, Box 6; 1.9 linear feet)
  • Series 7: Photographic Material, 1964, circa 1970s-1990s (Box 4, Box 6; 0.2 linear feet)
  • Series 8: Artwork, 1974-1987, circa 2000s-2013 (Boxes 4-5, Box 6; 0.5 linear feet; 3.56 GB, ER02-ER04)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ilene Segalove (1950-) is a feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist in Santa Barbara, California. She studied fine arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara and communication arts at Loyola Marymount University. In much of her work, Segalove examines "familiar things," making quasi-documentaries about her experiences and her family. She has been featured in several exhibitions, particularly in California and New York, and her works are included in collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2019. Born-digital materials were processed by Jess Purkis in 2019.
Author
Rayna Andrews and Jess Purkis
Sponsor
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Ilene Segalove papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ilene Segalove in 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies, and use requires advanced notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Ilene Segalove papers, 1964-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
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