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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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121Creator/Collector:  Pélissier, Georges Constantin
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 Title:  Georges Pélissier Photographs and Papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1872-1925 
 Abstract:  Art historian, lecturer, and cultural advisor to Tiffany and Company. In his wide travels, Pélissier both collected and created photographic images on diverse subjects, including buildings, monuments, gardens, city views, decorative arts, as well as family and friends. The images in this collection represent various formats and processes, including stereographs, lantern slides, glass negatives, and rare Lumière autochromes. Materials used to present, preserve, and repair stereo views are included, as well as some original stereo view boxes. The small representation of Pélissier's writing includes photocopies of several articles and partial essays, mostly concerning decorative arts. 
 Number:  94.R.66 
122Creator/Collector:  Champier, Victor, b. 1851
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 Title:  Victor Champier papers  
 Dates:  1834-1929 (bulk 1872-1908) 
 Abstract:  French art historian and critic (1851-1929). Papers comprise manuscripts, typescripts, newspaper and journal clippings, autograph letters, photographs, and ephemera documenting efforts to promote the decorative arts in France. The bulk of the material concerns international expositions, the founding and growth of the Musée des Arts décoratifs, and Champier's role as director of La revue des arts décoratifs. 
 Number:  940020 
123Creator/Collector:  Berckmans, Jean
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 Title:  Jean Berckmans architectural drawings  
 Dates:  1930-1939 
 Abstract:  Colored renderings and sepia prints by the Belgian architect, made when he was a student. Included are studies for the St. Gertrude cloister, the church of St. Denis, and the Chateau de Grant-Bigard, as well as houses, sports club, schools, a bus terminal, stockmarket, and furniture. 
 Number:  940023 
124Creator/Collector:  Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
Hasenauer, Karl von, 1833-1894
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 Title:  Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater  
 Dates:  1873-1877 
 Abstract:  Drawings and plans by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer for the Stage-set depot for the royal and imperial court theaters, Vienna. Included are several designs for the main facade and drawings detailing technical aspects such as roof trusses and pulleys. Most drawings are dated and signed by the architects; some drawings are signed by the engineers. 
 Number:  940054 
125Creator/Collector:  Åkerström, Åke, 1902-
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 Title:  Åke Åkerström papers  
 Dates:  1853-1991 (bulk 1927-1987) 
 Abstract:  The Åke Åkerström papers record the scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. Åkerström's research interests and publications ranged from architectural terracottas in Asia Minor to Etruscan tomb typology to Mycenaean pottery in Greece, and this breadth is reflected in the research notes, photographs, postcards, drawings, correspondence, manuscripts, and typescripts that constitute the Åkerström papers. The archive also includes a substantial amount of material that originated with Lennart Kjellberg and Axel W. Persson, earlier scholars whose work Åkerström continued. 
 Number:  940110 
126Creator/Collector:  Turpin, Georges, 1885-
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 Title:  Georges Turpin journals and letters  
 Dates:  1914-1952 
 Abstract:  French critic and poet. The collection consists of Turpin's journals from 1914 to 1952 as well as a set of ca. 240 letters received and critical studies and eulogies. Letters from some 50 correspondents, mostly artists, concern reviews, exhibitions, sales of paintings, and publications, and often contain musings on artistic theory and practice. 
 Number:  940116 
127Creator/Collector:  Donati, Enrico, 1909-2008
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 Title:  Enrico Donati letters received and manuscripts  
 Dates:  1943-1963 
 Abstract:  Italian-born painter and sculptor. Circa 200 letters received from galleries, museums, and artists, four manuscripts, and circa 20 printed items primarily relate to the Surrealist retrospective "Le Surrealisme en 1947" curated by Andrei Breton and Marcel Duchamp and held at the Galerie Maeght in Paris, July-August 1947. 
 Number:  940120 
128Creator/Collector:  Durlacher Bros.
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 Title:  Durlacher Bros. records  
 Dates:  1919-1973 
 Abstract:  Records of the Durlacher Brothers, prominent art dealers in London and New York during the 19th and 20th centuries. The records comprise administrative and financial records, correspondence, and photographs from the New York City branch, ca. 1920s-1960s, the years during which R. Kirk Askew managed, and then owned the firm. 
 Number:  950003 
129Creator/Collector:  Kleinschmidt, Hans J.
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 Title:  Hans J. Kleinschmidt research files  
 Dates:  1902-1975 
 Abstract:  German-born psychiatrist with a deep interest in German expressionism and Dada. Kleinschmidt was concerned with trends in art and literature from the turn of the century to the end of the Weimar Republic. This collection consists of unpublished letters, published and unpublished essays, and phonetic poems by Raoul Hausmann and Richard Huelsenbeck. 
 Number:  950005 
130Creator/Collector:  Valançay, Robert
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 Title:  Robert Valançay correspondence  
 Dates:  1921-1978 
 Abstract:  Collection comprises ca. 1600 letters (ca. 1921-ca. 1978) sent to Robert Valançay, the French poet and critic, from artists and writers of the surrealist group. Twelve letters are from Valançay. The collection includes a translation in manuscript by Valançay, 5 manuscripts by others, printed ephemera, and ca. 50 photographs, most presumably taken by Valançay. 
 Number:  950057 
131Creator/Collector:  Lissitzky, El, 1890-1941
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 Title:  El Lissitzky letters and photographs  
 Dates:  1911-1941 
 Abstract:  The El Lissitzky letters and photographs collection consists of 106 letters sent, most by Lissitzky to his wife, Sophie Lissitzky-Küppers, along with his personal notes on art and aesthetics, a few official and personal documents, and approximately 165 documentary photographs and printed reproductions of his art and architectural designs, and in particular, his exhibition designs. 
 Number:  950076 
132Creator/Collector:  Piper, David
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 Title:  David Piper papers relating to British museums and art institutions  
 Dates:  1916-1990 
 Abstract:  British museum director, art historian, and novelist (1918-1990). These papers reflect Piper's tenure as director of the National Portrait Gallery (1964-1967), the Fitzwilliam Museum (1967-1973), and the Ashmolean Museum (1973-1985), as well as his position on various boards and institutions. The collection consists of letters, notes, essays, reports, clippings, and some single journal issues and promotional material concerning the arts in Britain. 
 Number:  960020 
133Creator/Collector:  Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981
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 Title:  Theodore Roszak papers  
 Dates:  1926-1994 (bulk 1930-1980) 
 Abstract:  Papers of sculptor, painter, and designer Theodore Roszak include the artist's photographs of his work and installations, correspondence and documents relating to public and private commissions, lectures and teaching notes, 55 sketchbooks, working and presentation drawings, and newspaper and journal clippings, some collected in scrapbooks. 
 Number:  960023 
134Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Collection of Mexican religious engravings  
 Dates:  1700-1830 
 Abstract:  Collection contains 49 loose prints, book cards, ex votos, and indulgences concerning the interpretation of religious subjects and their devotion. Printers include Jose Elogio Morales, Jose de Nava, Jose Benito Ortuno, Francisco Antonio Rubio, Tomas de Suria, Manuel de Villavicencio, and the Calle de la Profesa. 
 Number:  960027 
135Creator/Collector:  Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913
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 Title:  José Guadalupe Posada prints  
 Dates:  1880-1943 
 Abstract:  A largely self-taught artist who produced more than 20,000 prints, his most well-known pieces for the publisher Antonio Vanegas Arroyo in Mexico City. Most were illustrated broadsides on brightly colored paper and sold by strolling vendors throughout Mexico. Posada influenced the 20th-century Mexican muralists, for whom he was the quintessentially Mexican populist artist. Collection includes newspapers, chapbooks, half-sheet and full-sheet broadsides, all of which are illustrated with Posada's prints. 
 Number:  960060 
136Creator/Collector:  Schindler, R. M., (Rudolph M.)
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
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 Title:  Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence with R. M. Schindler  
 Dates:  1914-1929 
 Abstract:  The association between the architects Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) and R. M. Schindler (1887-1953) began in 1914 when Schindler first wrote to Wright asking for a position, and revolved around two major commissions while Schindler worked for Wright: the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, known as Teikoku Hoteru (1913-1923), and the Barnsdall project, which includes Hollyhock house, in Los Angeles (1915-1924). Correspondence between Frank Lloyd Wright and R. M. Schindler contains approximately 160 items, primarily letters and telegrams, dating from 1914 (the year Schindler came to the United States from Vienna) to 1929. 
 Number:  960076 
137Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Research Library
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 Title:  Soviet photographs from 1918  
 Dates:  1918 
 Abstract:  A collection of 595 photographs and film stills from 1918 depicts Soviet social programs and key battles of the Civil War. 
 Number:  97.R.36 
138Creator/Collector:  Fellows, Charles, Sir, 1799-1860
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 Title:  Charles Fellows correspondence  
 Dates:  1820-1879 (bulk 1839-1852) 
 Abstract:  Collection comprises drafts and handwritten copies of letters, as well as notes and inventories written and received by the British archaeologist Sir Charles Fellows (1820-1879). The letters and inventories describe Fellows's expeditions to Lycia, in present day Turkey, and most particularly, his excavation of Xanthus. Correspondence also concerns the display of Lycian artifacts at the British Museum. 
 Number:  970014 
139Creator/Collector:  Gómez-Correa, Enrique, 1915-
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 Title:  Enrique Gómez-Correa papers  
 Dates:  1920-1995 
 Abstract:  Archive contains materials by and about poet, essayist and editor, Enrique Gómez-Correa, chiefly covering his activities during the 1940s, as well as his prominence in the South American surrealist movement. It contains correspondence, manuscripts, personal photographs, books, articles, clippings, artwork, and other material. 
 Number:  970015 
140Creator/Collector:  Feinblatt, Ebria
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 Title:  Ebria Feinblatt research papers  
 Dates:  1943-1989 
 Abstract:  Curator Ebria Feinblatt's research papers document her studies in seventeenth-century Bolognese ceiling painting and the development of quadratura illusionistic painting. The collection focuses on the work of Girolamo Curti, Domenico Maria Canuti, Angelo Michele Colonna and Agostino Mitelli, as well as their relationships with other artists and collaborators. 
 Number:  970034 
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