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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:  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 
82Creator/Collector:  Finlay, Ian Hamilton
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 Title:  Ian Hamilton Finlay papers  
 Dates:  1948-1992 
 Abstract:  This collection details the career and work of Scottish concrete poet/artist, Ian Hamilton Finlay. It includes manuscripts, correspondence, printed materials, garden designs, photographs, project files, clippings, catalogs, and other materials related to his work, his family, colleagues, friends, and the controversies that surrounded him. Materials collected by Simon Cutts, publisher of the Coracle Press. 
 Number:  890144 
83Creator/Collector:  Meulen, Jan van der ·
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 Title:  Jan van der Meulen photographs of Chartres Cathedral ·  
 Dates:  circa 1950-1990 
 Abstract:  The archive consists of photographs and slides documenting Chartres Cathedral and related buildings of the 12th and 13th centuries taken by architect and art historian Jan van der Meulen and an assistant over the course of many campaigns, mostly between 1959 and 1983. 
 Number:  90.P.6 
84Creator/Collector:  Isabelle, Charles-Edouard, 1800-1880
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 Title:  Charles-Edouard Isabelle drawings of ancient sites in Italy  
 Dates:  1826-1827 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 163 drawings made by the French architect Charles-Edouard Isabelle (1800-1880) during his travels to Italy and Croatia between 1826 and 1827. Most drawings are of Pompeii. Also present are drawings of other ancient Roman sites in the Campania and in Pula, Croatia, as well as drawings of medieval architecture in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and Umbria. Drawings document floor plans, cross sections, elevations, and detailed renderings of architectural decoration. 
 Number:  900096 
85Creator/Collector:  Reis, Bernard J.
Reis, Rebecca G., 1896-1988
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 Title:  Bernard and Rebecca Reis papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1924-1985 
 Abstract:  Accountant who served as a financial advisor and patron to many artists; wife Rebecca Reis (b. 1900) was an art collector. The papers contain correspondence, business and financial records, printed ephemera, photographs, a substantial body of letters from major and minor figures of the American art world, written and visual documentation of the Reis collection of art and books, and ephemeral material relating to artists and patrons. 
 Number:  900184 
86Creator/Collector:  Hofman, Vlastislav, 1884-1964
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 Title:  Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings, 1904-1984  
 Dates:  1904-1984 
 Abstract:  Vlastislav Hofman (1884-1964), architect, painter, and set and costume designer, was a leading member of the Czech modernist movement, and is perhaps best known for his work in the theater. In a career which spanned approximately forty years he designed sets for nearly 300 productions and worked with many leading Czech dramaturges. The Vlastislav Hofman papers and drawings contains material from several stages in Hofman's career, and include an extensive collection of letters and postcards from prominent figures in the Czech avant-garde movement; business correspondence regarding exhibitions and conferences; several volumes of photographs of set designs, costume designs, and production designs; architectural sketches; and several original drawings of projects in the decorative arts representative of an early period in his career. 
 Number:  900189 
87Creator/Collector:  Oakeshott, Walter, 1903-1987
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 Title:  Walter Fraser Oakeshott papers  
 Dates:  1926-1986 
 Abstract:  Scholar of Medieval art, distinguished by his work on the 12th-century Winchester Bibles and on Elizabethan England. The papers document much of his work and reflect his lifelong passion for studying and collecting early books and maps. The archive primarily consists of drafts for books, articles, and lectures, along with numerous photographs used for research and the illustration of these publications. 
 Number:  900204 
88Creator/Collector:  Gjerstad, Einar, b. 1897
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 Title:  Einar Gjerstad research papers  
 Dates:  1806-1984 (bulk 1925-1980) 
 Abstract:  The Einar Gjerstad research papers document the long and prolific scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. The archive includes research notes, photographs, drawings, typescripts and publication production materials for Gjerstad's extensive studies of the archaeology of Cyprus and early Rome. 
 Number:  900228 
89Creator/Collector:  Fredericks, Claude
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 Title:  Banyan Press archive  
 Dates:  1946-1986 
 Abstract:  Small press founded in 1946 by Claude Fredericks. Archive comprises a complete set of the publications, primarily poetry, and other printed matter from The Banyan Press and Claude Fredericks (1946-1986). Also includes related correspondence, manuscripts, account books, and reviews. 
 Number:  900230A 
90Creator/Collector:  Dieterle Family
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 Title:  Dieterle family records of French art galleries  
 Dates:  1846-1986 
 Abstract:  Collection comprises portions of 19th-century French gallery archives acquired by the Dieterle family as they built their art dealership and developed particular expertise in Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. In addition to those of Dieterle, the records of eight dealers (Goupil & Cie, Boussod Valadon & Co., Tedesco Frères, Arnold et Tripp, Bague et Cie, Le Roy et Cie, Galerie Allard et Noel, and Galerie Georges Petit) include stock ledgers, photographs of paintings, annotated exhibition and sales catalogs, and clippings. 
 Number:  900239 
91Creator/Collector:  Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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 Title:  Gabriel Mourey letters received  
 Dates:  1887-1913 (bulk 1898-1906) 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 31 letters and postcards sent to the French art critic Gabriel Mourey by 9 correspondents, most of them Belgian artists. An additional 20 letters are from Emile Gallé. 
 Number:  900251 
92Creator/Collector:  Mouvement lettriste
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 Title:  Lettrist movement papers  
 Dates:  1949-1988 
 Abstract:  Assorted material from the Lettrist movement, including manuscripts, printed essays and tracts, and exhibition ephemera. 
 Number:  900263 
93Creator/Collector:  Porter, Bern, 1911-2004
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 Title:  Bern Porter mail art collection  
 Dates:  1953-1992 (bulk 1978-1992) 
 Abstract:  American physicist, poet, publisher, editor of artists' books, illustrator and mail artist. Collection consists of five collections of mail art preserved by Porter from his own accumulation and those of fellow mail artists John Pyros, Carlo Pittore (née Charles Stanley), Robert Saunders, and Jay Yager. 
 Number:  900270 
94Creator/Collector:  Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883-1933 ·
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 Title:  Arthur Kingsley Porter study photographs of Romanesque architecture and sculpture ·  
 Dates:  1900s 
 Abstract:  An assortment of approximately 2000 photographic copy prints made from Arthur Kingsley Porter's negatives, now held by the Fine Arts Library, Harvard University. Images document medieval architecture and sculpture across Europe, with an emphasis on Romanesque monuments in France and Italy, as well as some images of Spanish and Portuguese sites. 
 Number:  91.P.4 
95Creator/Collector:  Heim Gallery
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 Title:  Heim Gallery records  
 Dates:  1965-1991 
 Abstract:  London gallery directed by Andrew Ciechanowieck. Records include extensive correspondence with museums, galleries, collectors, and other colleagues in Europe and the United States. Photographs document paintings, drawings, sculptures, and decorative art sold and exhibited by, and offered to the gallery. Stock and financial records trace acquisitions and sales. 
 Number:  910004 
96Creator/Collector:  Banham, Reyner
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 Title:  Reyner Banham papers  
 Dates:  1877-1988, undated (bulk 1960-1988) 
 Abstract:  British-born architectural historian and critic, educator, and editor, 1922-1988. The collection contains draft manuscripts, printed material and research notes for eight of Banham's published books, for unpublished projects, and many articles and reviews related to the history of architecture and design. Included are the notes and manuscripts for his public lectures and his teaching. Other files document his participation on design juries and his consultation work. 
 Number:  910009 
97Creator/Collector:  Fitchen, John
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 Title:  John Fitchen papers  
 Dates:  1927-1989 
 Abstract:  American architect and architectural historian. Most of the research materials relate to three of Fitchen's books: Construction of Gothic Cathedrals, The New World Dutch Barn, and Building Construction Before Mechanization. Other papers include designs, drawings, and sketchbooks, as well as correspondence with numerous architectural historians, primarily on the subject of medieval architecture. 
 Number:  910018 
98Creator/Collector:  Huelsenbeck, Richard, 1892-1974
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 Title:  Richard Huelsenbeck papers  
 Dates:  1910-1978 
 Abstract:  Papers of German poet, Richard Huelsenbeck, who was involved with the Dada movement and edited several of its important journals. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, some photographs, clippings and catalogues. 
 Number:  910082 
99Creator/Collector:  Thomson, David Croal, 1855-1930
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 Title:  David Croal Thomson papers  
 Dates:  1879-1931 
 Abstract:  English art dealer and writer, Thomson (1855-1930) worked at or managed several major galleries in London and edited the Art Journal. The papers primarily contain professional and personal correspondence. Letters to and from leading artists and social figures trace artistic trends and tastes as well as Thomson's growing stature in London society. Personal correspondence consists largely of letters between members of Thomson's family. The collection includes a small number of clippings, itineraries, and ephemera. 
 Number:  910126 
100Creator/Collector:  Soby, James Thrall, 1906-1979
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 Title:  James Thrall Soby papers  
 Dates:  1928-1975 (bulk 1935-1955) 
 Abstract:  American art critic, curator, and collector. Papers document Soby's nearly 45-year career in 20th-century art scholarship and criticism. Materials date from about 1929, when Soby became a partner in Edwin Valentine Mitchell, Inc., booksellers and publishers, to his retirement from the board of trustees at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1975. The bulk of the collection comprises correspondence from 20th-century artists and photographers, MoMA personnel, curators, critics, friends and family members. 
 Number:  910128 
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