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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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81Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Research Library
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 Title:  Letters of British art patrons, collectors, and dealers  
 Dates:  1821-1921 
 Abstract:  An assembled collection of 66 letters, written by 47 persons between 1821 and 1921. Most letters date to the 19th century. The letters present a view of the 19th century world of art patrons, dealers, and collectors. 
 Number:  860525D 
82Creator/Collector:  Arthur Tooth & Sons
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 Title:  Arthur Tooth & Sons stock inventories and accounts,  
 Dates:  1871-1959 
 Abstract:  Art dealer, based in London. Records comprise an incomplete series of stock inventories of the main London branch of the firm, 1871-1941, and 2 volumes from the New York branch, 1906-1924. 
 Number:  860679 
83Creator/Collector:  Raffaëlli, Jean François, 1850-1924
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 Title:  Jean-François Raffaëlli papers  
 Dates:  1870-1929 
 Abstract:  French painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and author of Italian descent. Raffaëlli introduced technical innovations in ink drawing colors, drypoint, and color engraving. The archive documents Raffaëlli's art (especially his innovations in printmaking), exhibits, art criticism, and his literary and socio-political writings through correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, and ephemera. 
 Number:  860758 
84Creator/Collector:  Bridaham, Lester Burbank ·
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 Title:  Lester Bridaham photographs and papers relating to gargoyles ·  
 Dates:  1895-1987 
 Abstract:  The Lester Bridaham photographs and papers relating to gargoyles document the scholar's ongoing fascination with this distinctive form of architectural decoration. Collected over the course of six decades, Bridaham's extensive compilation of photographs and research materials forms a comprehensive overview of the gargoyle and other related grotesques used as ornament in medieval architecture throughout western Europe. 
 Number:  87.P.4 
85Creator/Collector:  Stone, George Eathl ·
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 Title:  George E. Stone photographs of architecture, fine arts and decorative arts ·  
 Dates:  1916-1992 
 Abstract:  The George E. Stone photographs of architecture, fine arts and decorative arts are comprised of images of works of art and architecture in England and Italy made by this photographer and educator on a year-long trip to Europe in 1930 and 1931. The archive also includes a small number of photographs from other projects, as well as related documentation of Stone's career. 
 Number:  87.P.7 
86Creator/Collector:  Waterhouse, Ellis Kirkham, 1905-
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 Title:  Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse notebooks and research files  
 Dates:  1801-1987 (bulk ca. 1924-ca. 1979) 
 Abstract:  The archive documents the scholarly career of Ellis Waterhouse, art historian and museum director. A major part of the archive consists of notebooks, maintained from 1924 until his death in 1985, in which he recorded paintings seen in private and public collections. The remainder of the papers are research materials on various subjects within art and architecture, manuscripts of lectures, notes on sales, and reviews by Waterhouse and others. 
 Number:  870204 
87Creator/Collector:  Wagner, Otto, 1841-1918
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 Title:  Otto Wagner correspondence  
 Dates:  1885-1917 
 Abstract:  Primarily letters sent to Otto Wagner, the Austrian architect and teacher, from other architects, artists, publishers, and students. Letters concern the work of Wagner and his correspondents, Wagner's influence, and exhibitions. Includes five letters from Wagner dated between 1902-1917. 
 Number:  870399 
88Creator/Collector:  Neuerburg, Norman
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 Title:  Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction  
 Dates:  1966-1987 (bulk 1970-1975) 
 Abstract:  The papers of art history professor Norman Neuerburg (1966-1987) relate to his role as the historical consultant in the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, also known as the Getty Villa. Files contain correspondence, lectures, manuscripts, notes, construction reports, sketches and drawings, architectural schema, press clippings, photographs, and slides. The bulk of the archive dates to 1970-1975. 
 Number:  870517 
89Creator/Collector:  Outerbridge, Paul
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 Title:  Paul Outerbridge papers  
 Dates:  1915-1979 (bulk 1922-1958) 
 Abstract:  The Paul Outerbridge papers document the American photographer's artistic and professional life from his earliest art studies in 1915 through his varied career as an innovator in advertising photography, a pioneer in color photography, and a freelance writer. The archive includes correspondence, notebooks and diaries, typescripts, drawings and sketches, business records, scrapbooks, a portfolio, autobiographical and biographical statements, and intermittent clippings and ephemera. 
 Number:  870520 
90Creator/Collector:  Signac, Paul, 1863-1935
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 Title:  Paul Signac letters and Signac family correspondence  
 Dates:  1860-1935 
 Abstract:  Letters from French painter Paul Signac to several colleagues discussing work in progress, exhibitions, contemporary art, the Société des Artistes Indépendants, and personal and financial matters. A significant number addressed to Edouard Fer, a neo-impressionist disciple whose independent means and connections enabled him to promote Signac's career. Other correspondents include Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Georges Turpin, Henri Martineau, Georges Lecomte, and Luc-Albert Moreau. Most of the letters are Signac family correspondence; some of these are addressed by Paul Signac to his cousins. 
 Number:  870524 
91Creator/Collector:  Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998
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 Title:  Dick Higgins papers  
 Dates:  1960-1994 (bulk 1972-1993) 
 Abstract:  American artist, poet, writer, publisher, composer, and educator. The archive contains papers collected or generated by Higgins, documenting his involvement with Fluxus and happenings, pattern and concrete poetry, new music, and small press publishing from 1972 to 1994, with some letters dated as early as 1960. 
 Number:  870613 
92Creator/Collector:  Suhr, William, 1896-1984
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 Title:  William Suhr papers  
 Dates:  1846-2003 (bulk 1927-1982) 
 Abstract:  An American paintings conservator trained in Berlin, William Suhr worked under Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner at the Detroit Institute of Arts beginning in 1927, and was the conservator of the Frick Collection from 1935 to 1977. He also maintained private clients including individuals and major American museums in Cleveland, New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, and St. Louis. After World War II he worked closely with clients active in the New York art market, particularly the dealer Rosenberg and Stiebel. The bulk of the collection is comprised of photographs of paintings treated by Suhr, along with his treatment notes. The collection also contains business papers, including correspondence, articles about Suhr, personal papers, and documentation of Suhr's own artwork. 
 Number:  870697 
93Creator/Collector:  Altounian-Lorbet Antiquaires (firm) ·
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 Title:  Altounian-Lorbet study photographs of sculpture and decorative arts ·  
 Dates:  1906-1954 
 Abstract:  The Altounian-Lorbet study photographs of sculpture and decorative arts document the works of art sold by or offered to the dealership and reflect the firm's specialization in medieval sculpture and minor arts, decorative arts of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, and Egyptian and Greek antiquities. The photographs constitute a primary record of works available on the European art market before World War II, particularly in the area of monumental sculpture, and include documentation of pre- and post-restoration states of some works. 
 Number:  88.P.1 
94Creator/Collector:  Baird, Joseph Armstrong
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 Title:  Joseph Baird Collection of 19th-century Architectural Photographs  
 Dates:  circa 1870-1920 
 Abstract:  Assembled over a forty-year period by photography curator Joseph Armstrong Baird, Jr. (1922-1992) this collection contains circa 1663 photographs of architecture and urban views in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Mexico and Hawaii in North America. Most of the photographs date from the late nineteenth-century, although a few are early twentieth-century prints. 
 Number:  88.R.8 
95Creator/Collector:  Barnabei, Felice, 1842-1922
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 Title:  Gentili - Barnabei archive  
 Dates:  circa 1660-circa 1920 
 Abstract:  Principally records relating to the production and decoration of ceramics, especially majolica, by three generations of the Gentili family, ca. 1650-ca. 1813. Included are some 19th and 20th century papers of Barnabei and his family relating to the history of potters in Castelli. The archive was formerly owned by historian Felice Barnabei. 
 Number:  880209 
96Creator/Collector:  Rossi, Aldo, 1931-1997
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 Title:  Aldo Rossi papers  
 Dates:  1943-1999 
 Abstract:  The Aldo Rossi papers contain a selection of works by the prolific architect, writer, artist and theorist. The collection includes notebooks, lectures and course materials, assorted writings and correspondence, drafts for publications, clippings and ephemera. A set of architectural drawings for the Palazzo dei Congressi, Milan (not realized) consisting of preliminary sketches and design plans as well as an architectural design in pencil and oil are also included. 
 Number:  880319 
97Creator/Collector:  Courthion, Pierre
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 Title:  Pierre Courthion papers  
 Dates:  1901-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the scholarly, personal and professional pursuits and activities of noted art critic and art historian Pierre Courthion. The bulk of the material relates directly to Courthion's research and writing projects, consisting primarily of unpublished notes and edited typescript drafts of essays, articles and monographs, as well as related visual materials and correspondence. 
 Number:  890007 
98Creator/Collector:  Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635
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 Title:  Jacques Callot etchings  
 Dates:  ca. 1615-1635 
 Abstract:  French etcher and engraver (1592-1635). The 429 prints in this collection represent approximately one-third of Callot's works. These prints reflect Callot's major themes of religion, theater, genre, allegory, and war, and many are rendered in his characteristically miniature format. All prints are etchings except for one set of engravings; some etchings include engraving. 
 Number:  890027 
99Creator/Collector:  Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
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 Title:  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti student notebooks and other papers,  
 Dates:  1891-1943 
 Abstract:  Filippo Tomasso Marinetti's class notes, essays, and stories that he wrote for secondary school in Alexandria, Egypt. One notebook by Leone Marinetti. Selected correspondence, 1891-1943, with school friends and the school rector. Letters concerning the futurist enterprise from Gino Severini, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Umberto Boccioni, Mario Carli, Benedetto Croce, B. Bottai, Giovanni Pascoli, Paolo Orano, and Marinetti's French publisher Sansot. 
 Number:  890122 
100Creator/Collector:  Olschki, Leonardo, 1885-1961
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 Title:  Leonardo Olschki papers,  
 Dates:  1924-1987, undated 
 Abstract:  German-Italian romance philologist, orientalist, and scholar of medieval and renaissance texts. His papers comprises research papers, his manuscripts, correspondence, clippings, and some personal documents. Annotated proofs for English, German, and Italian editions of Marco Polo's Asia and Genius of Italy are included, along with research notes and related correspondence. Other papers concern some of Olschki's many research interests and his teaching at the University of Heidelberg and the University of California, Berkeley. 
 Number:  890138 
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