A Finding Aid to the Zarina Hashmi Papers, 1950-2015, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.zarina
Creators:
Zarina
Dates:
1950-2015
Languages:
Collection is in
English
and Urdu.
Physical Description:
4.28 Gigabytes
1.1 Linear feet
Repository:
The papers of New York artist Zarina Hashmi date from 1950-2015. The extent measures 1.1 linear feet and 4.28 gigabytes. This small collection documents Hashmi's life and career through biographical material; correspondence with friends, dealers, and curators; writings, including diary pages, a digital video recording of a lecture, and notebooks; project files containing sketches, studies, and reference material; printed material; and over 100 photographs from various stages in the artist's life.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of New York artist Zarina Hashmi date from 1950-2015. The extent measures 1.1 linear feet and 4.28 gigabytes. This small collection documents Hashmi's life and career through biographical material; correspondence with friends, dealers, and curators; writings, including diary pages, a digital video recording of a lecture, and notebooks; project files containing sketches, studies, and reference material; printed material; and over 100 photographs from various stages in the artist's life.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as six series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Material, 1974-2015 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1991-2014 (2 folders; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Writings, 2000s-2012 (3 folders, 4.28 gigabytes; Box 1, ER01)
  • Series 4: Project Files, 1970s-2010 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1, OV 2)
  • Series 5: Printed Material, 1970s-2013 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 6: Photographs, 1950-2000s (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Zarina Hashmi (1937- ) is an artist living and working in New York City. Born in Aligarh, India, Hashmi studied mathematics before discovering printmaking and papermaking in the 1960s. She studied intaglio with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, and woodblock printing at Toshi Yoshida Studio in Tokyo. Through printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, Hashmi explores themes of geographical and social borders, migration, and home, often incorporating text in her native Urdu.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2017.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2015 by Zarina Hashmi.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Use of electronic records requires advance notice.
Terms of 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
Zarina Hashmi papers, 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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