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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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21Creator/Collector:  Krisel, William
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 Title:  William Krisel papers  
 Dates:  1935-2014 
 Abstract:  Southern California architect William Krisel is a pioneering designer of mid-century residential and commercial architecture, known mainly for his affordable homes expressing the modern aesthetic. Consisting of drawings, photographs, documents, and articles, the archive contributes greatly to the study of mid-century modernism and postwar housing trends, particularly the development of tract housing, in California. 
 Number:  2009.M.23 
22Creator/Collector:  Ohff, Heinz
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 Title:  Heinz Ohff collection of Wolf Vostell papers  
 Dates:  circa 1962-2007 
 Abstract:  The Wolf Vostell papers, collected by the German art critic and friend of the artist, Heinz Ohff, document the activities of one of Europe's pioneers in video art, Happenings, and Fluxus. The bulk of the material dates from the 1970s and the early 1980s. 
 Number:  2009.M.24 
23Creator/Collector:  Patricia Faure Gallery
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 Title:  Patricia Faure Gallery records  
 Dates:  1952-2006 (bulk 1970-2006) 
 Abstract:  The Patricia Faure Gallery in Los Angeles, which began as Asher/Faure, exhibited internationally recognized artists such as Richard Artschwager, Philip Guston and Morris Louis along with less-known local artists such as Gwynn Murrill, Craig Kauffman and Jack Goldstein. The archive documents the period when the gallery was known as Asher/Faure between 1979 and 1994 and when it was under Faure's own name between 1994 and 2008. The bulk of the records comprises exhibition announcements and photographic documentation of artists' works in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives. Also included are business papers such as sales and inventory lists, correspondence, financial statements and clippings. 
 Number:  2010.M.13 
24Creator/Collector:  Rolf Nelson Gallery
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 Title:  Rolf Nelson Gallery records  
 Dates:  1953-1973 
 Abstract:  The Rolf Nelson Gallery made a significant contribution to the vibrant Southern California art scene of the 1960s by exhibiting emerging as well as established artists. The archive contains correspondence, photographs, and printed ephemera related to the operation of the gallery and Nelson's subsequent work as a private dealer. The collection is rich in materials from Lowell Nesbitt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Judy Chicago, Robert Indiana, Harry Partch and George Herms. 
 Number:  2010.M.38 
25Creator/Collector:  Hinkefuss, Carl Ernst
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 Title:  Carl Ernst Hinkefuss papers  
 Dates:  1903-1970 (bulk 1912-1933) 
 Abstract:  The papers of Carl Ernst Hinkefuss document the career of this graphic designer, as well as broader developments in German commercial graphic design in the early decades of the twentieth century. The archive is comprised primarily of original trademark and logo designs and related materials, some created independently by Hinkefuss, and some in collaboration with his business partner, Wilhelm Deffke, under the aegis of their company, Wilhelmwerk. Other items in the archive relate to the journal Qualität, the clearest expression of Hinkefuss's attempt to integrate the worlds of commerce and design, and to his children's book, Mein Vogelparadies. 
 Number:  2010.M.63 
26Creator/Collector:  Hemmerdinger, William
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 Title:  William Hemmerdinger papers  
 Dates:  1871, 1941-2007 
 Abstract:  The William Hemmerdinger papers document his multifaceted career as a teacher, artist, writer, gallerist and curator. The collection is particularly rich in research files about artists and in ephemera from Southern California galleries. Also included are original artworks by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Karl Benjamin, Connor Everts and Matsumi Kanemitsu. 
 Number:  2010.M.74 
27Creator/Collector:  Kopelman, Gabrielle
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 Title:  Gabrielle Kopelman papers  
 Dates:  1950-2010, bulk 1970-1989 
 Abstract:  The papers of Gabrielle Kopelman document her numerous projects as a New York-based independent conservator for various institutions such as The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art, as well as art dealers including P. & D. Colnaghi & Company and Wildenstein & Company. The archive includes restoration projects of paintings by major artists such as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and Hendrik Terbrugghen. The bulk of the collection contains photographic documentation of paintings in the form of black-and-white prints, negatives, radiographs and color transparencies. Also included are related papers including correspondence, invoices, notes and clippings. 
 Number:  2010.M.78 
28Creator/Collector:  Huxtable, L. Garth
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 Title:  L. Garth Huxtable papers,  
 Dates:  1913-2012 
 Abstract:  The papers of the industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable (1911-1989), spans his career from the 1930s to the 1970s. This collection contains Huxtable's design work including drawings, models and tools that comprise his decades-long contribution to American product design. 
 Number:  2013.M.2 
29Creator/Collector:  Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009
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 Title:  Frederick Hammersley sketchbooks, prints, notes, and working materials  
 Dates:  1948-1980 
 Abstract:  A set of sketchbooks, notebooks, lithographs, notes, and working materials by California hard-edge abstract painter, Frederick Hammersley. 
 Number:  2013.M.33 
30Creator/Collector:  Claire Copley Gallery
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 Title:  Claire Copley Gallery records  
 Dates:  1968-2011, bulk 1973-1977 
 Abstract:  The records of one of the first Los Angeles galleries to show the work of conceptual artists such as Terry Allen, Michael Asher, Daniel Buren, Joseph Kosuth, and William Leavitt. The collection includes artist files containing correspondence, ephemera, and comprehensive photographic documentation of each exhibition. 
 Number:  2014.M.2 
31Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient relief sculpture ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient sculpture in relief, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). 
 Number:  76.P.10 
32Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient portrait sculpture ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs of ancient portrait sculpture, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The collection's focus is on famous ancient persons, including Greek philosophers and statesmen, Hellenistic rulers, Roman Republican statesmen, and Roman emperors and empresses. 
 Number:  76.P.11 
33Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient sarcophagi ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient sarcophagi with relief sculptural decoration, with concentration on examples from the Greek and Roman periods. 
 Number:  76.P.12 
34Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient mural painting ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs of ancient wall paintings, both in situ and detached, assembled by the Getty Research Institute. The collection's concentration is on works of the Greek, Etruscan, and Roman periods, 6th century BC-6th century AD. 
 Number:  76.P.16 
35Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient minor arts objects ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient works of the minor arts, chiefly from the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). Object types include: arms and armor, athletic equipment, furniture, jewelry, lamps, loomweights, masks, mirrors, models, molds, musical instruments, ornaments and appliqués, scales and weights, seals and stamps, textiles, toys, utilitarian objects, vessels, and votive objects. 
 Number:  76.P.17 
36Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient vases ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs of Greek and Roman vases assembled by the Getty Research Institute. Photographs of Attic black- and red-figured vases attributed to particular vase-painters by J. D. Beazley comprise the largest component of the collection. Coverage of South Italian red-figured vases is also significant. Coverage of other ancient vase-painting styles (including Corinthian, Lakonian, Etruscan, Boeotian, and East Greek examples) is less complete. 
 Number:  76.P.18 
37Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of museum displays of ancient art ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of photographs of Greek and Roman art in museum galleries and displays assembled by the Getty Research Institute. A number of museums are especially well documented, including: the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA; the Museo archeologico nazionale in Naples; the Acropolis, Agora, and National Archaeological museums in Athens; the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence; and several major museums in Rome as well as the Vatican Museums. 
 Number:  76.P.2 
38Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of medieval sculpture ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs of medieval sculpture assembled by the Getty Research Institute, including such object types as sarcophagi, statues, crucifixes and carved fragments. Geographic emphasis is on objects from Italy (30%) and Spain (20%); other period and geographic divisions include: early Christian; Byzantine and Coptic; Austria and Benelux; England; France; Germany; and Turkey. 
 Number:  76.P.20 
39Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient coins ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of photographs of ancient coins, predominantly Greek and Roman, assembled by the Getty Research Institute. 
 Number:  76.P.3 
40Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient inscriptions ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient inscriptions, predominently Greek and Roman, with Athenian inscriptions constituting the largest portion of the collection. 
 Number:  76.P.4 
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