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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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201Creator/Collector:  Al-Wahhāb, Abdu Rabbih
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 Title:  Al Djazair and Tunis album  
 Dates:  1881 
 Abstract:  The album compiled by Abdu Rabbih al-Wahhāb contains photographs of the Maghreb region of North Africa. The first half features views of Algeria and Tunisia, while the second half is devoted to portraits of a variety of North African peoples. These are mainly studio portraits of prostitutes and dancers from various ethnic groups, although some male types, and dignitaries such as the Agha and Califa of Ouargla, are included. 
 Number:  2001.R.20 
202Creator/Collector:  Arntz, Wilhelm F.
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 Title:  Wilhelm Arntz collection of rare exhibition catalogs and printed ephemera  
 Dates:  approximately 1900-1985 
 Abstract:  Collected by the German art expert Wilhelm Arntz, the ephemera document exhibitions, sales and publishing of 20th century art mainly in Germany, Italy, and France, but also in other European countries, the United States, and South America. Represented are not only well-established artists but also a profusion of lesser known artists as well as numerous emerging artists who became well-known after the mid 1980s. Among the institutions are European and American art museums and exhibition venues, publishing- and auction houses, printing presses, art fairs, and a vast number of art galleries. 
 Number:  2002.M.13 
203Creator/Collector:  VanderPoel, Halsted B.
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 Title:  Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection  
 Dates:  circa 1570-1997 
 Abstract:  The Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection is an archive devoted to the historiography of archaeological investigations conducted around the Bay of Naples, with particular emphasis on Pompeii. Comprised of manuscripts, photographs, maps, plans, drawings and the papers of Matteo Della Corte and Tatiana Warscher, it is a comprehensive resource for researching the excavations at Pompeii and the surrounding area. 
 Number:  2002.M.16 
204Creator/Collector:  Brady, Herbert Francis, 1854-1924
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 Title:  Bo lan Zhonghua tu zhi albums  
 Dates:  1873-1897 
 Abstract:  The two albums titled Bo lan Zhonghua tu zhi document the lifestyle of the British foreign service community in Beijing, Tianjin (Tientsin), Hankou (Hankow), Jiujiang, and Yantai (Chefoo), and also include views of well-known monuments and sites in Beijing, Hankou, and Ningbo (Ningpo) during the late nineteenth-century. 
 Number:  2004.R.11 
205Creator/Collector:  Watts, Robert
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 Title:  Robert Watts papers  
 Dates:  1883-1989 (bulk 1940-1988) 
 Abstract:  American artist of mixed media, sculpture, and assemblage, best known as a founding member of Fluxus. The archive consists of correspondence, manuscripts, personal documents, and many photographs and slides documenting Watts' work and affiliations with artists. Also included are three works of art. 
 Number:  2006.M.27 
206Creator/Collector:  Antin, David
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 Title:  David Antin papers  
 Dates:  1954-2006 
 Abstract:  The papers of performance artist, experimental poet, curator, and critic David Antin include extensive correspondence, forty years of diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, working notes, teaching files, and over 300 audiotapes and videos of lectures and performances. In particular, the archive documents Antin's "talk pieces" which were his unique means of fusing spoken poetry with academic lectures. 
 Number:  2008.M.56 
207Creator/Collector:  Starr, Sandra Leonard
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 Title:  Sandra Leonard Starr papers related to California assemblage art  
 Dates:  1960-1995, bulk 1986-1988 
 Abstract:  The collection contains art historian, curator and gallery director Sandra Leonard Starr's papers related to her 1988 exhibition and catalog titled, Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art. Included are her research files on artists, production material for the exhibition and publication, and audio recordings and transcripts of Starr's interviews with 12 significant figures in the California art scene from 1940 to 1987, including artists Robert Alexander, Cameron, Richard Diebenkorn, George Herms, and Edward Kienholz. 
 Number:  2011.M.22 
208Creator/Collector:  Tuchman, Phyllis
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 Title:  Phyllis Tuchman interviews with artists  
 Dates:  1968-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection of 59 audio tapes records approximately 75 interviews conducted by art historian and critic Phyllis Tuchman with leading artists such as Carl Andre, Anthony Caro, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Philip Glass, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, John McCracken, Joan Mitchell, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, among others. Also included are annotated transcriptions of interviews with eight artists. 
 Number:  2012.M.9 
209Creator/Collector:  Vignes, Louis
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 Title:  Vues de Phénicie, de Judeé, des pays de Moab et de Petra: photographiées par M. Vignes Lieutenant de vaisseau pendant son voyage, en 1864, avec le duc de Luynes de Beyrouth á la mer Rouge et son retour avec M. Lartet de Jérusalem á Damas par la rive gauche du Jourdain  
 Dates:  1864 
 Abstract:  The album records the Duc de Luynes's 1864 expedition to the Dead Sea with the photographs arranged according to the expedition itinerary, starting at Beirut and concluding with a view of the source of the Hasbany River. 
 Number:  2012.R.14 
210Creator/Collector:  Cassas, Louis François
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 Title:  Louis-François Cassas materials for Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte,  
 Dates:  1795-1823 
 Abstract:  Preparatory drawings made by Louis François Cassas, manuscripts, and printed proofs for the publication Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie, de la Phoénicie, de la Palaestine, et la Basse Aegypte, issued in three volumes in Paris between 1799-1800. 
 Number:  840011 
211Creator/Collector:  Kandinsky, Wassily
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 Title:  Wassily Kandinsky papers  
 Dates:  1911-1940 (bulk 1921-1937) 
 Abstract:  Russian-born artist considered to be one of the creators of abstract painting. Papers document Kandinsky's teachings at the Bauhaus, his writings, his involvement with the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences (RAKhN) in Moscow, and his professional contacts with art dealers, artists, collectors, and publishers. 
 Number:  850910 
212Creator/Collector:  Hoffmann, Josef Franz Maria
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 Title:  Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann papers  
 Dates:  1895-1950 
 Abstract:  Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and other papers of the Austrian designer and architect, Josef Hoffmann, document his involvement in the arts and crafts movement and his writings in art education. The bulk of the papers date to the 1920s and 1930s. 
 Number:  850997 
213Creator/Collector:  Renger-Patzsch, Albert
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 Title:  Albert Renger-Patzsch papers  
 Dates:  1890-1980 (bulk 1924-1966) 
 Abstract:  German photographer associated with the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). The archive documents Renger-Patzsch's professional life, especially his work on book projects and commissions for industrial firms. It also includes technical details of his photographic workshop, and provides insight into his artistic views on photography as an independent art form, and on the aesthetic trends in photography in economically prosperous postwar Germany. 
 Number:  861187 
214Creator/Collector:  Mendelsohn, Erich
Mendelsohn, Luise
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 Title:  Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers  
 Dates:  1894-1992 
 Abstract:  The archive, from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, comprises the personal correspondence and documents of the Mendelsohn family. Includes transcripts or originals of correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn (1910-1953) reflecting Erich Mendelsohn's architectural, aesthetic, and political development. Other papers concern Erich's architectural legacy and include manuscripts of Luise's unpublished autobiography and biographical notes on her husband, photographs of family life and architectural projects, microfilm copies of typescripts and drawings, audiotapes of lectures, and five drawings by Erich's students. 
 Number:  880406 
215Creator/Collector:  Newhall, Nancy Wynne
Newhall, Beaumont
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 Title:  Beaumont and Nancy Newhall papers  
 Dates:  1843-1993 (bulk 1929-1993) 
 Abstract:  The archive documents the work of Beaumont and Nancy Newhall, two key figures in the history of photography, through correspondence, extensive research files, published and unpublished writings, and photographs, slides and audiotapes. Beaumont Newhall's papers (136 lin. ft.) date from ca. 1843-1993, Nancy Newhall's papers (14 lin. ft.) date from ca. 1920-1989. 
 Number:  920060 
216Creator/Collector:  Laemmle Gallery ·
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 Title:  Laemmle Gallery photographs documenting the Laemmle art business, Munich and Los Angeles ·  
 Dates:  1894-1993 
 Abstract:  This collection of glass negatives, photographs, and tearsheets was assembled by art dealers Siegfried and Walter Laemmle in the course of pursuing business in Munich and Los Angeles and represents the remaining records of their business. 
 Number:  93.P.1 
217Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Middle Eastern and North African Views and Portraits  
 Dates:  circa 1870-circa 1900 
 Abstract:  This collection of albumen prints dates from the last quarter of the 19th century and comprises views and portraits from North Africa and the Middle East, some of which are signed Bonfils. 
 Number:  93.R.72 
218Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Views on the Isthmus album  
 Dates:  approximately 1870 
 Abstract:  The album Views on the Isthmus contains 21 views, taken by an unknown photographer, of the Isthmus of Panama along the route of the Panama Railroad, roughly in the area where the Panama Canal was eventually built. Included are views of Aspinwall (Colón), the northwest terminus of the railroad and western entrance of the canal; the stations along the railroad; and Panama City, the southern railroad terminus and canal entrance. 
 Number:  95.R.20 
219Creator/Collector:  Hadid, Zaha
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 Title:  Zaha Hadid drawings and slides for "The Great Utopia" exhibition  
 Dates:  1992 
 Abstract:  A collection of 79 drawings and paintings from contemporary architect, Zaha Hadid (b. 1950) executed for the design of the exhibition of Russian Constructivist art, "The Great Utopia" (Guggenheim Museum, 1992). There are 32 ink drawings and 47 acrylic paintings, grouped thematically by installation. 
 Number:  950083 
220Creator/Collector:  Swaan, Wim ·
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 Title:  Wim Swaan photograph collection ·  
 Dates:  1951-1995 
 Abstract:  A comprehensive collection of approximately 48,000 photographic prints, transparencies, slides and negatives in black-and-white and color by a self-taught photographer and practicing architect who traveled widely, documenting the art, architecture, and landscape of the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Western United States. Also included are a small quantity of correspondence with publishers, agents, colleagues and friends, sales accounts, a manuscript, research notes, and a copy of his master's thesis. 
 Number:  96.P.21 
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