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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:  Experiments in Art and Technology Los Angeles (Organization)
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 Title:  Experiments in Art and Technology Los Angeles records  
 Dates:  1969-1975 
 Abstract:  Collection of materials documenting Experiments in Art and Technology Los Angeles, a non-profit organization fostering collaborations between artists and scientists that generally operated independently of the original New York-based E.A.T. The collection offers a survey of proposed and completed projects by the Los Angeles E.A.T. organization. 
 Number:  2003.M.12 
22Creator/Collector:  Corris, Michael
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 Title:  Michael Corris papers of the Art & Language New York group  
 Dates:  1965-2002 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the activities of the conceptual art group Art & Language New York. Art & Language New York challenged the assumption that art is necessarily visual by questioning ideas of perception and the institutional stake of museums and the art market. 
 Number:  2003.M.32 
23Creator/Collector:  Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983
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 Title:  Nikolaus Pevsner miscellaneous papers  
 Dates:  1957-1979 
 Abstract:  This collection of papers relates primarily to the work of German-born art and architecture historian Nikolaus Pevsner during the 1960s and 1970s, including publications and speaking engagements, pedagogical research, and his membership on boards and committees, such as the Council of Bauhaus. 
 Number:  2003.M.34 
24Creator/Collector:  Lunn, Harry H. (Harry Hyatt), 1933-1998
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 Title:  Harry Lunn papers  
 Dates:  1855-1999, bulk 1965-1999 
 Abstract:  The Harry Lunn papers document the business dealings of the noted print and photography dealer from the mid-1960s until his death in 1998, and provide a glimpse into the workings of one of the primary creators of the photography art market during the second half of the twentieth century. 
 Number:  2004.M.17 
25Creator/Collector:  Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996
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 Title:  Edmund Teske papers  
 Dates:  1933-1996 
 Abstract:  The papers document Edmund Teske's life and work as a photographer, poet and teacher. Materials include correspondence informative of Teske's relationships with his family, colleagues and critics; poetry and writings about photography and philosophy; exhibition materials; newspaper clippings and journal articles; teaching files; interview recordings and transcripts; and photographic materials. 
 Number:  2005.M.10 
26Creator/Collector:  Brittin, Charles, 1928-2011
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 Title:  Charles Brittin papers  
 Dates:  1914-2009 (bulk 1950-1979) 
 Abstract:  The papers of photographer Charles Brittin contain photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies documenting the Los Angeles art scene and social and political movements that occurred during the 1950s-1970s. Accompanying the photographs are correspondence, personal writings, printed ephemera, posters, maquettes, clippings, and publications. The archive also includes works of art by Brittin and other artists such as Bob Alexander, Wallace Berman and George Herms. 
 Number:  2005.M.11 
27Creator/Collector:  Lamelas, David, 1946-
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 Title:  David Lamelas papers  
 Dates:  1964-1997 
 Abstract:  The personal and professional papers of Argentinean sculptor and filmmaker David Lamelas provide an overview of Lamelas's artistic practices and the development of his work from sculpture to architecture, film, and conceptual installations. Drawings, sketches, notes, plans, photographs, correspondence, sketchbooks, and other papers produced or collected by Lamelas document selected work from his early period in Buenos Aires, through his projects in Europe and North America and his latest work in the 1990s. 
 Number:  2005.M.12 
28Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  1940 New York World's Fair album  
 Dates:  1940 
 Abstract:  Album of hand-colored photographs by an unidentified amateur photographer documenting a stay in New York City in 1940. 
 Number:  2006.R.6 
29Creator/Collector:  Roth, Elizabeth E.
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 Title:  Elizabeth Roth research papers on festivals  
 Dates:  1956-2006 
 Abstract:  Research materials on festivals and festival books from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and other countries, assembled by Elizabeth Roth, Keeper of Prints, Rare Books, and of the Spencer Collection at New York Public Library. 
 Number:  2007.M.16 
30Creator/Collector:  Georgescu, Haralamb H., 1908-1977
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 Title:  Haralamb H. Georgescu papers  
 Dates:  1907-1992, bulk 1931-1977 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the professional career of Romanian-born architect Haralamb H. Georgescu. While incomplete, these papers shed light on the prevalence of modernism and its European sources while further broadening the understanding of twentieth-century California modernism. 
 Number:  2008.M.35 
31Creator/Collector:  Jan Baum Gallery
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 Title:  Jan Baum Gallery records  
 Dates:  1967-2007 
 Abstract:  The Jan Baum Gallery records include correspondence; press kits containing newspaper clippings, price lists, curriculum vitae and artists' statements; loan agreements; receipts; invitations; miscellaneous ephemera; and photographic and audiovisual materials. 
 Number:  2008.M.61 
32Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Souvenir d'Algérie  
 Dates:  1889 
 Abstract:  Photographs taken by an amateur photographer of sights and everyday life in late-nineteenth century Algiers are presented in two portfolios each titled Souvenir d'Algérie. 
 Number:  2008.R.15 
33Creator/Collector:  Frank Brothers
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 Title:  Frank Brothers records  
 Dates:  1929-2005 
 Abstract:  The Frank Brothers records contain material from the Frank Brothers furniture company, an influential, Long Beach, California-based organization, active between 1930 and 1982, credited with defining and promoting mid-century modern furniture design on the West Coast. 
 Number:  2009.M.19 
34Creator/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 
35Creator/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 
36Creator/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 
37Creator/Collector:  Evans, James, 1947-1990
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 Title:  James Evans mail art collection  
 Dates:  1970-1987, bulk 1984-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection assembled by James Evans reflects his own involvement in the mail art movement from from 1970 to 1987, particularly in the 1980s. Included are approximately 280 mail art projects by American, European and Japanese artists, as well as related ephemera, correspondence and publications. A large portion of the collection is books, stamps, stickers, postcards, and manifestos by Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, the Italian mail artist who coined the term autostoricizzazione (self-historicization). 
 Number:  2010.M.37 
38Creator/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 
39Creator/Collector:  Hines, Thomas S.
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 Title:  Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra  
 Dates:  1972-1980 
 Abstract:  A collection of sound recordings of interviews conducted by architectural historian Thomas S. Hines between 1972 and 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition about Richard J. Neutra, published in 1982. Interviewees include Neutra's family, friends, business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects. 
 Number:  2010.M.58 
40Creator/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 
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