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The Special Collections and Institutional Archives departments create finding aids for the Getty Research Institute's archival and visual resource collections and for a few historical records of the J. Paul Getty Trust. A "finding aid" describes the scope and contents of a group of records and provides an inventory of materials within the records.

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101Creator/Collector:  Courthion, Pierre
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 Title:  Pierre Courthion papers  
 Dates:  1901-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the scholarly, personal and professional pursuits and activities of noted art critic and art historian Pierre Courthion. The bulk of the material relates directly to Courthion's research and writing projects, consisting primarily of unpublished notes and edited typescript drafts of essays, articles and monographs, as well as related visual materials and correspondence. 
 Number:  890007 
102Creator/Collector:  Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635
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 Title:  Jacques Callot etchings  
 Dates:  ca. 1615-1635 
 Abstract:  French etcher and engraver (1592-1635). The 429 prints in this collection represent approximately one-third of Callot's works. These prints reflect Callot's major themes of religion, theater, genre, allegory, and war, and many are rendered in his characteristically miniature format. All prints are etchings except for one set of engravings; some etchings include engraving. 
 Number:  890027 
103Creator/Collector:  Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
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 Title:  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti student notebooks and other papers,  
 Dates:  1891-1943 
 Abstract:  Filippo Tomasso Marinetti's class notes, essays, and stories that he wrote for secondary school in Alexandria, Egypt. One notebook by Leone Marinetti. Selected correspondence, 1891-1943, with school friends and the school rector. Letters concerning the futurist enterprise from Gino Severini, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Umberto Boccioni, Mario Carli, Benedetto Croce, B. Bottai, Giovanni Pascoli, Paolo Orano, and Marinetti's French publisher Sansot. 
 Number:  890122 
104Creator/Collector:  Olschki, Leonardo, 1885-1961
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 Title:  Leonardo Olschki papers,  
 Dates:  1924-1987, undated 
 Abstract:  German-Italian romance philologist, orientalist, and scholar of medieval and renaissance texts. His papers comprises research papers, his manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, and some personal documents. Annotated proofs for English, German, and Italian editions of Marco Polo's Asia and Genius of Italy are included, along with research notes and related correspondence. Other papers concern some of Olschki's many research interests and his teaching at the University of Heidelberg and the University of California, Berkeley. 
 Number:  890138 
105Creator/Collector:  Finlay, Ian Hamilton
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 Title:  Ian Hamilton Finlay papers  
 Dates:  1948-1992 
 Abstract:  This collection details the career and work of Scottish concrete poet/artist, Ian Hamilton Finlay. It includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, garden designs, photographs, project files, clippings, catalogs, and other materials related to his work, his family, colleagues, friends, and the controversies that surrounded him. Materials collected by Simon Cutts, publisher of the Coracle Press. 
 Number:  890144 
106Creator/Collector:  Meulen, Jan van der ·
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 Title:  Jan van der Meulen photographs of Chartres Cathedral ·  
 Dates:  circa 1950-1990 
 Abstract:  The archive consists of photographs and slides documenting Chartres Cathedral and related buildings of the 12th and 13th centuries taken by architect and art historian Jan van der Meulen and an assistant over the course of many campaigns, mostly between 1959 and 1983. 
 Number:  90.P.6 
107Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Views of India  
 Dates:  1860-1890 
 Abstract:  Photographs of religious and secular monuments and group portraits of local residents in India. 
 Number:  90.R.42 
108Creator/Collector:  Isabelle, Charles-Edouard, 1800-1880
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 Title:  Charles-Edouard Isabelle drawings of ancient sites in Italy  
 Dates:  1826-1827 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 163 drawings made by the French architect Charles-Edouard Isabelle (1800-1880) during his travels to Italy and Croatia between 1826 and 1827. Most drawings are of Pompeii. Also present are drawings of other ancient Roman sites in the Campania and in Pula, Croatia, as well as drawings of medieval architecture in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and Umbria. Drawings document floor plans, cross sections, elevations, and detailed renderings of architectural decoration. 
 Number:  900096 
109Creator/Collector:  Reis, Bernard J.
Reis, Rebecca G., 1896-1988
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 Title:  Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1924-1985 
 Abstract:  Accountant who served as a financial advisor and patron to many artists; wife Rebecca Reis (b. 1900) was an art collector. The papers contain correspondence, business and financial records, printed ephemera, photographs, a substantial body of letters from major and minor figures of the American art world, written and visual documentation of the Reis collection of art and books, and ephemeral material relating to artists and patrons. 
 Number:  900184 
110Creator/Collector:  Hofman, Vlastislav, 1884-1964
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 Title:  Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings, 1904-1984  
 Dates:  1904-1984 
 Abstract:  Vlastislav Hofman (1884-1964), architect, painter, and set and costume designer, was a leading member of the Czech modernist movement, and is perhaps best known for his work in the theater. In a career which spanned approximately forty years he designed sets for nearly 300 productions and worked with many leading Czech dramaturges. The Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings contains material from several stages in Hofman's career, and include an extensive collection of letters and postcards from prominent figures in the Czech avant-garde movement; business correspondence regarding exhibitions and conferences; several volumes of photographs of set designs, costume designs, and production designs; architectural sketches; and several original drawings of projects in the decorative arts representative of an early period in his career. 
 Number:  900189 
111Creator/Collector:  Ford, Charles Henri
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 Title:  Charles Henri Ford papers  
 Dates:  1906-1989 (bulk 1939-1989) 
 Abstract:  American poet, playwright, painter, and publisher. The Charles Henri Ford archive contains correspondence, manuscripts, ephemera, art works, and newspaper clippings relating to himself, his companion, Pavel Tchelitchew, and a large circle of friends, artists, and literary figures. 
 Number:  900194 
112Creator/Collector:  Oakeshott, Walter, 1903-1987
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 Title:  Walter Fraser Oakeshott papers  
 Dates:  1926-1986 
 Abstract:  Scholar of Medieval art, distinguished by his work on the 12th-century Winchester Bibles and on Elizabethan England. The papers document much of his work and reflect his lifelong passion for studying and collecting early books and maps. The archive primarily consists of drafts for books, articles, and lectures, along with numerous photographs used for research and the illustration of these publications. 
 Number:  900204 
113Creator/Collector:  Gjerstad, Einar, b. 1897
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 Title:  Einar Gjerstad research papers  
 Dates:  1806-1984 (bulk 1925-1980) 
 Abstract:  The Einar Gjerstad research papers document the long and prolific scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. The archive includes research notes, photographs, drawings, typescripts and publication production materials for Gjerstad's extensive studies of the archaeology of Cyprus and early Rome. 
 Number:  900228 
114Creator/Collector:  Fredericks, Claude
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 Title:  Banyan Press archive  
 Dates:  1946-1986 
 Abstract:  Small press founded in 1946 by Claude Fredericks. Archive comprises a complete set of the publications, primarily poetry, and other printed matter from The Banyan Press and Claude Fredericks (1946-1986). Also includes related correspondence, manuscripts, account books, and reviews. 
 Number:  900230A 
115Creator/Collector:  Dieterle Family
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 Title:  Dieterle family records of French art galleries  
 Dates:  1846-1986 
 Abstract:  Collection comprises portions of 19th-century French gallery archives acquired by the Dieterle family as they built their art dealership and developed particular expertise in Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. In addition to those of Dieterle, the records of eight dealers (Goupil & Cie, Boussod Valadon & Co., Tedesco Frères, Arnold et Tripp, Bague et Cie, Le Roy et Cie, Galerie Allard et Noel, and Galerie Georges Petit) include stock ledgers, photographs of paintings, annotated exhibition and sales catalogs, and clippings. 
 Number:  900239 
116Creator/Collector:  Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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 Title:  Gabriel Mourey letters received  
 Dates:  1887-1913 (bulk 1898-1906) 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 31 letters and postcards sent to the French art critic Gabriel Mourey by 9 correspondents, most of them Belgian artists. An additional 20 letters are from Emile Gallé. 
 Number:  900251 
117Creator/Collector:  Mouvement lettriste
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 Title:  Lettrist movement papers  
 Dates:  1949-1988 
 Abstract:  Assorted material from the Lettrist movement, including manuscripts, printed essays and tracts, and exhibition ephemera. 
 Number:  900263 
118Creator/Collector:  Porter, Bern, 1911-2004
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 Title:  Bern Porter mail art collection  
 Dates:  1953-1992 (bulk 1978-1992) 
 Abstract:  American physicist, poet, publisher, editor of artists' books, illustrator and mail artist. Collection consists of five collections of mail art preserved by Porter from his own accumulation and those of fellow mail artists John Pyros, Carlo Pittore (née Charles Stanley), Robert Saunders, and Jay Yager. 
 Number:  900270 
119Creator/Collector:  Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933 ·
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 Title:  Arthur Kingsley Porter study photographs of Romanesque architecture and sculpture ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  An assortment of approximately 2000 photographic copy prints made from Arthur Kingsley Porter's negatives, now held by the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University. Images document medieval architecture and sculpture across Europe, with an emphasis on Romanesque monuments in France and Italy, as well as some images of Spanish and Portuguese sites. 
 Number:  91.P.4 
120Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Views of Chile  
 Dates:  circa 1880-1889 
 Abstract:  This collection of photographic prints by an unknown maker depicts views of Chile. 
 Number:  91.R.13 
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