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Zarina Hashmi papers, 1950-2015

Contents and Arrangement

The collection is arranged as six series.

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Series 1: Biographical Material , 1974-2015
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Biographical material dates from 1974-2015 and consists of exhibition files, a copy of a high school certificate, identification and membership cards, a few invoices, and a resume.
Description Container Select
Exhibition Files, 1974-2012
1
1
High School Certificate (photocopy of 1953 document), circa 2000
1
2
Identification and Membership Cards, 1993-2013
1
3
Invoices, 2012-2013
1
4
Resume, 2015
1
5

Series 2: Correspondence , 1991-2014
2 Folders
Box 1

A small amount of correspondence dates from 1991-2014 and is both personal and professional. Some personal correspondence is written in Urdu, while other letters and postcards are in English. Professional letters are from dealers and curators.
Description Container Select
Personal Correspondence, 2002-2014
1
6
Professional Correspondence, 1991-2013
1
7

Series 3: Writings , 2000s-2012
3 Folders
Box 1

Writings date from 2000s-2012 and includes a few copies of diary pages written in Urdu; lectures files containing announcements, a draft, and a digital video recording; and two notebooks with lists, sketches, and notes about various projects.
Description Container Select
Diary Pages (photocopies), 2000s
1
8
Lectures, 2001-2011
Includes born digital material, see ER01
1
9
Lecture, Hashmi in Conversation with S. Kalidas, digital video recording, 2011
4.28 Gigabytes
2 computer files
ER01
Notebooks, circa 2001, circa 2009-2010
1
10

Series 4: Project Files , 1970s-2010
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1, OV 2

Project files date from 1970s-2010 and includes sketches, studies, prints, mock-ups, layout diagrams, and references for art projects. Stencils made for silkscreen prints are also included here.
Description Container Select
"Homes I Made" Book Project, 1994
1
11
"Names of Cities", 2000s
1
12
"Tears of the Sea", 2010
1
13
"Through the Window Lightly", 2000s
1
14
Assorted Project Files, 1970s-2000s
1
15
Oversized Assorted Project Files, 1970s-2000s
OV 2

Series 5: Printed Material , 1970s-2013
0.4 Linear feet
Box 1

The printed material dates from 1970s-2013 and documents Hashmi's career and exhibition history through announcements, clippings, and exhibition catalogs.
Description Container Select
Announcements, 1991-2013
1
16
Clippings and Press, 1970-1999
1
17
Clippings and Press, 2000-2013
1
18
Exhibition Catalogs, 1988-2011
1
19-22

Series 6: Photographs , 1950-2000s
0.2 Linear feet
Box 1

Photographs date from 1950-2000s and depict Hashmi at all stages of her life, and in many of the locations she has lived and visited, including New Delhi, Karachi, Lahore, Paris, London, Tokyo, Bangkok, and her birthplace, Aligarh, India. Locations in the United States include New York City, Santa Cruz, and the Bay area. The series also contains photographs of artworks and exhibition installation.
Description Container Select
Zarina Hashmi and Others, Abroad, 1950-2000s
1
23
Zarina Hashmi and Others, United States, 1975-2000s
1
24
Artworks and Installations, 1980s-2000s
1
25

Make a Request

  • To request an appointment to view materials, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reading Room" button. Please note, you will receive the full box.
  • To request reproductions, make your selections using the checkboxes and click the "Reproduction" button.