Rayna Andrews and Jess Purkis
Scope and Contents
The papers of feminist, conceptual, video, and performance artist Ilene Segalove measure 7.1 linear feet and 6.06 gigabytes, and date from 1960 to 2021. 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. There is a 2.7 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that include materials from Segalove's childhood, photographs of family events, and materials related to recent projects including sound recordings on cassette. Materials date from 1960-2021.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Ilene Segalove papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Ilene Segalove in 2018, 2019 and 2021.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.
The collection was minimally processed and a finding aid prepared by Rayna Andrews in 2019. A 2021 addition has not been processed. Born-digital materials were processed by Jess Purkis in 2019.