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:
Multiple languages
English; Urdu
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.
Conditions Governing Use
The Zarina Hashmi papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Zarina Hashmi papers, 1950-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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