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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:  J. Paul Getty Museum
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 Title:  Exhibition photographs  
 Dates:  1980-2004 (bulk 1990-2004) 
 Abstract:  The records comprise written documentation and photographs documenting the exhibitions of the J. Paul Getty Museum from the early 1980s to 2004. Materials include black-and-white and color photographic prints, slides, negatives, transparencies, and digital images (TIFFs). 
 Number:  IA20032 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum
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 Title:  Getty Villa construction records  
 Dates:  1960, 1964, 1968-1986, undated (bulk 1971-1974) 
 Abstract:  Correspondence, reports from the architects and builders, legal and financial documents, blueprints and models, photos, printed matter and oral histories, dating 1960, 1964, 1968-1986, undated (bulk 1971-1974) concern the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Villa). 
 Number:  IA10001 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum
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 Title:  Guest scholar and conservator files  
 Dates:  1978-2005 
 Abstract:  The records comprise files relating to J. Paul Getty Museum guest scholars, visiting conservators and general program files, dating 1978-1996, in addition to photograph albums dating 1979-2005. Files include general and personal information regarding visitors as well as information and photographs documenting their scholarly activities and their time at the Museum. 
 Number:  IA10013 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum
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 Title:  Library inventory and accession records  
 Dates:  1954-1965, 1977 
 Abstract:  The records comprise inventories, lists, and accession records from the museum and library, listing J. Paul Getty's personal books and furniture in the museum, reference books in the library, and books purchased for the library of the J. Paul Getty Museum, from 1954 to 1965, and 1977. 
 Number:  IA20001 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Dept. of Manuscripts
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 Title:  Photographs of unpacking the Ludwig Collection  
 Dates:  1983 
 Abstract:  Records comprise photographs, and photocopies of the photographs, of the opening and unpacking of the Ludwig Collection of illuminated manuscripts purchased by the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983. 
 Number:  IA20002 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Education Department
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 Title:  Department of Education and Academic Affairs records  
 Dates:  1973-2004 and undated (bulk 1987-2002) 
 Abstract:  Records consist of memoranda, correspondence, reports, handouts, meeting notes, exhibit designs and related materials, public announcements, policy guidelines, visitor responses, educational materials, photographic materials, contracts, and publicity concerning the activities of the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Education and Academic Affairs, dating 1973-2004 (bulk 1987-2002) and undated. 
 Number:  IA30010 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Exhibition Design
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 Title:  J. Paul Getty Museum Exhibition Design Records  
 Dates:  1991-2006 (bulk 1997-2005) 
 Abstract:  Records consist of design plans, gallery and promotional graphics, material samples, slides, photographs, and administrative materials created and maintained by the J. Paul Getty Museum's Exhibition Design Department, dating from 1991 through 2006 (bulk 1997-2005). The records include exhibition planning materials and a slide show/presentation about design at the Getty Center. 
 Number:  IA30013 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Public Programs
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 Title:  Performing arts recordings  
 Dates:  1998-2011 
 Abstract:  The records comprise audio and video recordings of performances sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum Public Programs department between 1998 and 2011. The event series include Friday Nights at the Getty, Saturday Nights at the Getty, The Sounds of L.A., Selected Shorts, the Summer Sessions, Garden Concerts for Kids, and Gordon Getty Concerts. 
 Number:  IA40012 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Publications
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 Title:  Records  
 Dates:  1975-1999 
 Abstract:  These records were generated by the J. Paul Getty Trust Publications offices and departments and its related Editorial Committee during the course of day-to-day operations. The records comprise correspondence, memoranda, publishing proposals, budget information (including information from the J. Paul Getty Museum bookstore and the Getty Education Institute), and legal documents, 1975-1999. The bulk of the material contains meeting minutes and agendas; many of these meetings were the occasion to discuss publishing proposals. The records also include documentation on the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, and miscellaneous files regarding publishing activities of the Museum. 
 Number:  IA20005 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Registrar's Office
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 Title:  Registrar correspondence  
 Dates:  1973-1975 
 Abstract:  The records comprise internal and external correspondence from Pamela Wiget, Registrar of the J. Paul Getty Museum from 1973-1975. The external correspondence contains information on day-to-day administrative activities; the internal correspondence consists of both letters and memoranda addressed primarily to Stephen Garrett, Museum Director, and details day-to-day internal administrative activities. 
 Number:  IA20003 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Villa Program Coordination
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 Title:  Getty Villa event recordings  
 Dates:  2006-2012 
 Abstract:  The records comprise audio recordings, video recordings, and ephemera that document public events sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa from 2006 to the present. 
 Number:  IA20035 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Documentation of the installation of Taste at the Restaurant at the Getty Center  
 Dates:  1997 
 Abstract:  Records document the 1997 creation and execution of Taste, Alexis Smith's permanent mixed-media installation for the Restaurant at the Getty Center. Materials comprise 35mm color slides; 4 x 5 inch color transparencies; 4 x 5 inch color and black-and-white negatives; and 5 screen prints signed by the artisit. The photographs, shot by Grant Mudford, document the progress of the installation. 
 Number:  IA30009 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Getty oral history transcripts  
 Dates:  1999-2010 
 Abstract:  Records comprise the final transcripts and three videos of oral histories conducted with Getty staff, trustees, and associates by Oral Historian Eric Abrahamson between 1999 and 2010. 
 Number:  IA10024 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Inventory of Getty publications  
 Dates:  1954-2013 
 Abstract:  The materials include publications issued by the J. Paul Getty Trust or Getty Publications, including titles published by, or on behalf of, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, the Getty Research Institute, the Project for Art on Film, the Getty Art History Information Program, the Getty Information Institute, and the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, dating from 1954 to 2012. The materials include museum guides, exhibition catalogues, art books, information on the conservation of art and historical sites, conference notes, J. Paul Getty Trust annual reports, art history resource guides, and material related to arts in education. 
 Number:  IA10020 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Records and archives administrative records  
 Dates:  1980-1990 
 Abstract:  The records reflect the early development of the records management and archives policies and practices for the emerging J. Paul Getty Trust. The records date from 1980 to 1990 and include reports and recommendations of archival consultant, Nicholas Olsberg as well as the policies and actions that resulted from Olsberg's advice. Materials include research files; correspondence; policies and procedures; and administrative records. 
 Number:  IA40008 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust. Building Program
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 Title:  Getty Center site planning and construction photographs  
 Dates:  1947, 1958, 1963, 1978, 1982, 1984-1997, undated (bulk 1984-1997) 
 Abstract:  Records comprise photographic prints, snapshots, contact sheets, slides, and negatives, dating 1947-1997 (bulk 1984-1997), that were created and maintained by the J. Paul Getty Trust Building Program. Images document the planning and building of the Getty Center in Brentwood, California by Richard Meier & Partners and the Dinwiddie Construction Company. 
 Number:  IA40001 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust. Communications Department
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 Title:  J. Paul Getty Trust Press Releases  
 Dates:  1954-1959, 1973-2013, 2015 
 Abstract:  The records comprise press releases issued by the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1954-1959 and 1973-1997, and the J. Paul Getty Trust, 1983-2013 and 2015. The press releases document the events and activities the Getty wished to publicize to the media. 
 Number:  IA10011 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust. Communications Department
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 Title:  Press clippings  
 Dates:  1954-2009 
 Abstract:  The records comprise press clippings about the J. Paul Getty Trust, J. Paul Getty Museum, other Trust programs, and Getty family and associates, 1954-2009. The press clippings document the extent to which the Getty was covered by various news and media outlets. 
 Number:  IA30017 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust. Office of the President
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 Title:  Art Works: Behind the Scenes at the Getty production materials  
 Dates:  1995-1998 (bulk 1997) 
 Abstract:  The records date from 1995 to 1998 and primarily comprise audiovisual and production materials generated by the Getty film project Art Works: Behind the Scenes at the Getty (1997). Materials comprise film reels, tapes, contracts, daily logs, storyboards, and other printed and electronic documentation on the project. Art Works is a 28-minute promotional film created to highlight the activities of the five programs of the Trust that were active during the time leading up to the opening of the Getty Center in 1997: the Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Grant Program, Getty Information Institute, Getty Education Institute, and Getty Museum. The film briefly spotlights the newly-opened Getty Center facility and highlights cultural heritage sites such as the Magao Grottoes, the Baltit Fort, and the Bonampak murals. 
 Number:  IA40013 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Jastrow, Elisabeth
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 Title:  Elisabeth Jastrow papers  
 Dates:  1870-1971 (bulk 1916-1965) 
 Abstract:  The Elisabeth Jastrow papers document the life and scholarship of this émigré archaeologist who left Germany due to the anti-Semitic policies of the Third Reich. The archive contains personal and professional correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, extensive research notes and photographic documentation on terracotta arulae from Magna Grecia, and teaching notes, as well as material related to her father, Ignaz Jastrow. 
 Number:  920062 
 Creator/Collector:  Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005
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 Title:  Philip Johnson architectural projects  
 Dates:  1984-1995 
 Abstract:  American architect. Architectural drawings, study models, photographs, brochures, and miscellaneous papers, the bulk of which relate to the Franklin Square building, Washington, D.C., a project by John Burgee Associates with Philip Johnson. The collection also includes models and brochures for other projects by the firm, and papers relating to the Peter Lewis guesthouse, a project by the office of Philip Johnson. 
 Number:  2002.M.39 
 Creator/Collector:  Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005
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 Title:  Philip Johnson papers  
 Dates:  1908-2002 (bulk 1925-1998) 
 Abstract:  Documentation of the early and later career of architect Philip Johnson, especially representative of his early work, particularly his Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and a number of little known, never constructed projects. The collection consists of photographs, printed and audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, and manuscripts. 
 Number:  980060