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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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 Creator/Collector:  Hadid, Zaha
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 Title:  Zaha Hadid drawings for "The Great Utopia" exhibition  
 Dates:  1992 
 Abstract:  A collection of 79 drawings and paintings from contemporary architect, Zaha Hadid (b. 1950) executed for the design of the exhibition of Russian Constructivist art, "The Great Utopia" (Guggenheim Museum, 1992). There are 32 ink drawings and 47 acrylic paintings, grouped thematically by installation. 
 Number:  950083 
 Creator/Collector:  Hall, Manly P. (Manly Palmer), 1901-1990
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 Title:  Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts  
 Dates:  1500-1825 
 Abstract:  A collection of 243 manuscripts detailing the arts of Alchemy, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and Masonry, gathered by Manly Palmer Hall, author and researcher in the realms of mysticism and the occult. 
 Number:  950053 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Harrison, D. Dex (Donald Dex), 1909-1987
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 Title:  MOD-X Building System records  
 Dates:  1952-1967 
 Abstract:  The MOD-X Building System records document the brief life of this product as its creators sought to find a niche for it in the post World War II efforts to industrialize building design and construction through prefabrication. Consisting primarily of legal and financial records and correspondence among the various stakeholders, as well as drawings and photographs, the archive provides insight into one of the most critical issues that the architectural profession faced during the period spanning the second half of the 1940s until well into the 1960s: how to design buildings that could be mass produced by big construction companies while at the same time maintaining sufficient artistic freedom to make the buildings interesting and attractive. 
 Number:  2001.M.14 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Held, Julius S , (Julius Samuel), 1905-2002
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 Title:  Julius S. Held papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1918-1999 
 Abstract:  Research papers of Julius Samuel Held, American art historian renowned for his scholarship in 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, expert on Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Rembrandt. The ca. 70 linear feet of material, dating from the mid-1920s to 1999, includes correspondence, research material for Held's writings and his teaching and lecturing activities, with extensive travel notes. Well documented is Held's advisory role in building the collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. A significant portion of the ca. 29 linear feet of study photographs documents Flemish and Dutch artists from the 15th to the 17th century. 
 Number:  990056 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Herms, George, 1935-
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 Title:  George Herms papers  
 Dates:  1890-2009 
 Abstract:  Southern California artist, writer, and musician George Herms was one of the founders of the West Coast assemblage movement. Influenced by the art of his close friend Wallace Berman, his work brings together discards, beach trash, urban detritus and other "found objects" to create a highly original and personal mix of collage, sculpture, and assemblage. The bulk of the papers comprise full documentation of Herms' life and work from 1960-2000. 
 Number:  2009.M.20 
 Creator/Collector:  Hewins, Ralph
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 Title:  Collected papers for biography of J. Paul Getty  
 Dates:  Circa 1890s-1973, 1984, undated (bulk 1957-1973) 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises material created or collected by Ralph Hewins in the course of researching and writing the biography The Richest American: J. Paul Getty (1960). The material dates from around the 1890s to 1973 and includes correspondence that discusses Hewins' writings about Getty, a number of unpublished manuscripts, personal photographs given to Hewins by Mr. Getty, and other related photographs, clippings, and ephemera belonging to Hewins. 
 Number:  IA20012 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  High Performance
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 Title:  High Performance magazine records  
 Dates:  1953-2005 
 Abstract:  High Performance magazine records document the publication's content, editorial process and administrative history during its quarterly run from 1978-1997. Founded as a magazine covering performance art, the publication gradually shifted editorial focus first to include all new and experimental art, and then to activism and community-based art. Due to its extensive compilation of artist files, the archive provides comprehensive documentation of the progressive art world from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. 
 Number:  2006.M.8 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966
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 Title:  Malvina Hoffman papers  
 Dates:  1897-1984 
 Abstract:  A nearly complete archive of letters, manuscripts, photographs, diaries, drawings, and films documents Malvina Hoffman's life and her career as a sculptor and writer. 
 Number:  850042 
 Creator/Collector:  Hoffmann, Josef Franz Maria, 1870-1956
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 Title:  Papers of Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann  
 Dates:  1895-1950 
 Abstract:  Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs and other papers of the Austrian designer and architect, Josef Hoffmann, document his involvement in the arts and crafts movement and his writings in art education. The bulk of the papers date to the 1920s and 1930s. 
 Number:  850997 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Hooghe, Romeyn de, 1645-1708
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 Title:  Romeyn de Hooghe etchings  
 Dates:  1667-ca.1700 
 Abstract:  Collection contains 59 prints on 67 sheets. Some are signed by Romeyn de Hooghe, some are attributed to him, and several are in his style or copied after him. Most relate to contemporary political, historical events and figures in Europe, and depict elaborate scenes with many details of costume, settings and objects. 
 Number:  P850001 
 Creator/Collector:  Hopkins, Henry, 1928-
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 Title:  Henry Hopkins papers  
 Dates:  1950-2005 
 Abstract:  The selected papers of curator, teacher, and museum director, Henry Hopkins, document his teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles, some of the exhibitions he curated, and his directorship at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art. 
 Number:  2006.M.1 
 Creator/Collector:  Horn, Walter William, 1908-1995
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 Title:  Walter Horn papers  
 Dates:  1917-1989 
 Abstract:  Research archive of the art historian Walter William Horn (1908-1995) comprises manuscripts, field notes, drawings, correspondence, publications, blueprints, photographs, slides, and negatives compiled during Horn’s research of medieval timber-framed vernacular structures such as barns, halls, churches, and hospitals in England, France, and the Lowlands. Horn used much of this material in works written with his frequent collaborator, the architect Ernest Born. 
 Number:  920087 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Huidobro, Vicente, 1893-1948
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 Title:  Vicente Huidobro papers  
 Dates:  1886-1968 
 Abstract:  Papers of the Chilean poet, novelist, playwright and polemicist, Vicente Huidobro, comprised of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, printed matter, and photographs. 
 Number:  960018 
 Creator/Collector:  Huxtable, Ada Louise
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 Title:  Ada Louise Huxtable papers  
 Dates:  1859-2013 (bulk 1954-2012) 
 Abstract:  The Ada Louise Huxtable papers contain the writing and research of the outspoken architecture critic and ardent advocate of the contemporary preservation movement. Huxtable wrote 11 books and worked as a dedicated architecture critic at the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. This collection is comprised of correspondence, typescripts, photographs, awards and research files spanning her career as a writer and one of the most important voices in the field of architectural criticism during the second half of the twentieth century. 
 Number:  2013.M.9 
 Creator/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