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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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61Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute ·
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 Title:  Study photographs of ancient sculpture in the round ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  A collection of modern photographs assembled by the Getty Research Institute of ancient sculpture in the round, concentrating on the Greek and Roman periods, Greek Archaic through the late Roman Empire (6th century BC-6th century AD). 
 Number:  76.P.9 
62Creator/Collector:  Gelder, J. G. van (Jan Gerrit), 1903-1980
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 Title:  J. G. (Jan Gerrit) van Gelder papers  
 Dates:  circa 1906-1981 
 Abstract:  Dutch art historian. Correspondence, notes, photographs, offprints, and annotated books and journals, the bulk organized according to the historical period or artist to which the material pertains. The largest single group of material belongs to the re-publication project of J. B. de la Faille's catalogue raisonné of the work of Vincent van Gogh. 
 Number:  840021 
63Creator/Collector:  French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  French & Company stock sheets and ledgers  
 Dates:  1909-1968 
 Abstract:  Stock sheets, stock books, ledgers, and assorted papers document the objects, primarily decorative arts pieces, bought and sold by the New York art dealer, French & Company, between 1909 and 1968. 
 Number:  840027 
64Creator/Collector:  Goldscheider, Ludwig, 1896-1973
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 Title:  Ludwig Goldscheider papers  
 Dates:  1911-1981 (bulk 1925-1973) 
 Abstract:  Art historian, poet, and translator, and co-founder, director, designer, and editor of the Phaidon Press. Collection includes letters, drafts, and manuscript revisions of books, photographic materials, annotated books, and personal papers primarily documenting Goldscheider's writings on art and artists. 
 Number:  840066 
65Creator/Collector:  Society of Dilettanti (London, England)
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 Title:  Society of Dilettanti drawings, prints, and letters  
 Dates:  1806-1880 
 Abstract:  A collection reflecting the publishing work of the Society of Dilettanti, an English group that promoted the study of ancient sculpture and architecture, primarily that of Greece and the eastern Mediterranean. Drawings and printed proofs relate to three of the Society's major publications: Specimens of Antient [sic] Sculpture, Aegyptian, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman; Antiquities of Ionia; and Unedited antiquities of Attica. 
 Number:  840199 
66Creator/Collector:  Roh, Franz, 1890-1965
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 Title:  Franz Roh papers  
 Dates:  1911-1965 
 Abstract:  German art historian and pioneering critic of the 20th-century avant-garde who took an interest in the study and development of photography as an art form. Collection consists primarily of letters received from more than 1,000 correspondents, ca. 1911-1965. The correspondence is of a personal, intellectual, and business nature, between Roh and colleagues and fellow students, critics, editors, gallery owners, and curators throughout Germany, France, and the United States. Letters express thanks and complaints concerning Roh's criticism, and contain requests for reviews, catalog statements, photographs, introductions, and articles. 
 Number:  850120 
67Creator/Collector:  Schneider, Karl, 1892-1945
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 Title:  Karl Schneider papers  
 Dates:  1910-1962 (bulk 1925-1945) 
 Abstract:  German architect born in Mainz, Germany, who received his architectural training under Lussow and Kuehne (Dresden, 1911-1912), Walter Gropius (Berlin, 1912-1914), and Peter Behrens (Berlin, 1915-1916). After immigrating to the United States in 1938, he worked in Chicago for Sears, Roebuck and Company. The papers contain photographs, correspondence, original documents, glass slides, and many original drawings. About half of the drawings are his designs for consumer products produced by his employer Sears, Roebuck and Company. 
 Number:  850129 
68Creator/Collector:  Bauhaus
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 Title:  Bauhaus typography collection  
 Dates:  1919-1937 
 Abstract:  A collection of printing published by the Bauhaus from 1919 to 1933, designed by Bauhaus teachers and students for internal school purposes and for outside commercial use, as well as other printing relating to the Bauhaus. The collection comprises a wide variety of printed matter, from ephemeral publications to whole issues of periodicals and exhibition catalogs, which are exemplary of what became identified as Bauhaus style typography and design. Most items were designed by Herbert Bayer, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer, and Joost Schmidt. Other designers represented in this collection include Josef Albers, Erich Comeriner, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Häberer, Dörte Helm, and Xanti Schawinsky. 
 Number:  850513 
69Creator/Collector:  Bauhaus
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 Title:  Bauhaus student work  
 Dates:  1919-1933 
 Abstract:  A comprehensive collection of photographs, records, notebooks, drawings, prints, manuscripts, and other materials documenting student coursework, assignments, projects, and activities at the Bauhaus (ca. 1919-1933). Includes some work by Bauhaus professors. 
 Number:  850514 
70Creator/Collector:  Hildebrandt, Hans
Hildebrandt, Lily, 1887-1974
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 Title:  Hans and Lily Hildebrandt papers  
 Dates:  1899-1979 
 Abstract:  An essentially complete record of the life and work of art historian and critic, Hans Hildebrandt, and of his artist wife, Lily, reflecting their interests in modern art, architecture, and decorative arts, and their close friendships with a number of leading artists and architects. It contains personal papers, correspondence, manuscripts, research notes and bibliographies, publications, and photographs. 
 Number:  850676 
71Creator/Collector:  Schmidt, Bill (Walter)
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 Title:  Bill Schmidt collection of Frank Lloyd Wright printed material  
 Dates:  1883-1987 
 Abstract:  Postcards, photographs, museum catalogs, and other printed ephemera assembled by Schmidt show many of Wright's most famous buildings and note the relationship of his work to that of other architects. The bulk of the collection comprises journals and other printed materials describing Wright, his work, or his ideas; some of the printed ephemera is published by the Taliesin Fellowship. All but two of the publications are listed in R. L. Sweeney's Frank Lloyd Wright: An Annotated Bibliography and are arranged by Sweeney number. The collection also includes copies of letters, plans, and some manuscript material. 
 Number:  850689 
72Creator/Collector:  Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
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 Title:  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti correspondence and papers  
 Dates:  1886-1974 (bulk 1900-1944) 
 Abstract:  Writer and founder and leader of the Italian Futurist movement. Correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed matter from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's papers, documenting the history of the futurist movement from its beginning in the journal Poesia, through World War I, and less comprehensively, through World War II and its aftermath. 
 Number:  850702 
73Creator/Collector:  Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818
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 Title:  Humphry Repton architectural and landscape designs  
 Dates:  1807-1813 
 Abstract:  English landscape designer. An assembled collection of drawings, letters and a report document Humphry Repton's designs for gardens and buildings. 
 Number:  850834 
74Creator/Collector:  Cameron family
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 Title:  Julia Margaret Cameron family papers  
 Dates:  circa 1777-1940 
 Abstract:  A collection of family correspondence and papers touching on the life of English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (active 1860s-1870s), though derived from the estate of her son, Hardinge Hay Cameron, around whom much of the materials revolve. They document the personal, legal, and financial aspects of the family through letters, journals, documents, photographs, art work, and other materials. 
 Number:  850858 
75Creator/Collector:  International Congress for Modern Architecture. Belgian Section
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 Title:  Records of the CIAM Belgian Section  
 Dates:  1928-1958 (bulk 1934-1958) 
 Abstract:  Records of the CIAM Belgian section comprise the records of Paul Fitschy, Liège-based secretary of the Belgian Section of the International Congress for Modern Architecture (Congrès internationaux d'architecture moderne), as well as some CIAM-related documents obtained in separate acquisitions. Included are correspondence and documents generated by the Belgian section itself, the central CIAM secretariat in Switzerland, and associated CIAM national sections. The records reflect CIAM's development as an international organism, devoted to discussion and promotion of modern architecture and city planning. The CIAM congresses, particularly those from 1937 to 1956, are well documented, as are the day-to-day operations of the Belgian section. 
 Number:  850865 
76Creator/Collector:  Hausmann, Raoul, 1886-1971
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 Title:  Raoul Hausmann correspondence  
 Dates:  1909-1971 (bulk 1960-1970) 
 Abstract:  Austrian artist, one of the founders of the Dada movement; active in Berlin 1912-1933. Collection details Hausmann's life in exile and chronicles his professional activities from 1945 to 1971. Letters to and from artists, writers, dealers, critics, and publishers contain detailed accounts of the original artists of Berlin Dada. 
 Number:  850994 
77Creator/Collector:  Vizetelly and Company (1850-1855)
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 Title:  Vizetelly and Company (1850-1855) letters and documents  
 Dates:  1785-1854 (bulk 1838-1854) 
 Abstract:  Collection comprising 103 letters sent to James Vizetelly and his company of printers and engravers by ca. 40 correspondents between 1838 and 1854. Most of the letters are in French, from French editors, and printers, and prominent publishers, including Béthune et Plon, Pagnerre Éditeur, Melchior Yvan, and L. Curmer. They reflect Vizetelly & Co.'s involvement in the growing demand for illustrated French and "exotic" literature. 
 Number:  860111 
78Creator/Collector:  Cooper, Douglas, 1911-1984
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 Title:  Douglas Cooper papers  
 Dates:  1900-1985, bulk 1933-1985 
 Abstract:  This collection chronicles Douglas Cooper's long career as critic, curator, and collector, as well his wide circle of associations within the art world. Limited to his professional life, it encompasses his curatorship of the Mayor Gallery (London), his investigation of art stolen by Nazis, and his penchant for controversy. It includes correspondence, manuscripts, printed matter, photographs, clippings, audiovisual materials, and a variety of other media. 
 Number:  860161 
79Creator/Collector:  Duits, Ltd. (Gallery : London, England)
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 Title:  Duits, Ltd. (Gallery: London, England) records  
 Dates:  1920-1979 
 Abstract:  Extant sales and financial records and photographs of the Duits, Ltd. Gallery in London for the period 1920-1979, providing provenance, sales history, and some expertise on art and antiques (including estates and collections) handled by the firm. 
 Number:  860290 
80Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Research Library
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 Title:  Letters of British architects  
 Dates:  1793-1921 
 Abstract:  An assembled collection of letters written by 34 British architects between 1793 and 1921, most of them from the second half of the 19th century. 
 Number:  860525A 
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