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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:  Kandinsky, Wassily
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 Title:  Wassily Kandinsky papers  
 Dates:  1911-1940 (bulk 1921-1937) 
 Abstract:  Russian-born artist considered to be one of the creators of abstract painting. Papers document Kandinsky's teachings at the Bauhaus, his writings, his involvement with the Russian Academy of Artistic Sciences (RAKhN) in Moscow, and his professional contacts with art dealers, artists, collectors, and publishers. 
 Number:  850910 
 Creator/Collector:  Kappe, Ray, 1927-
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 Title:  Ray Kappe papers  
 Dates:  1954-2007 
 Abstract:  Los Angeles architect Ray Kappe is one of Southern California's preeminent designers of modern residential architecture and a long-time educator who founded the influential Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Consisting of drawings, documents, photographs, client correspondence, and writings, the Ray Kappe papers provide a record of Kappe's contribution as an architect in private practice, as a partner in various firms and as an educator. The archive is an important resource for the study of postwar California modernism, and in particular the development of prefabrication and sustainability in modern housing, as well as a valuable resource for studying the recent history of architectural education. 
 Number:  2008.M.36 
 Creator/Collector:  Kaprow, Allan
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 Title:  Allan Kaprow papers  
 Dates:  1940-1997 
 Abstract:  The Allan Kaprow Papers offer comprehensive documentation of an artistic career that spanned the latter half of the 20th century and continues into the 21st. Arranged chronologically so as to demonstrate the artist's passage from student of art and art history to practicing artist, art theorist and art educator, the collection contains drawings, term papers and notebooks from Kaprow's student days, followed by ca. 250 Project Files, comprising the complete extant documentation of Kaprow's Environments, Happenings, and Activities. 
 Number:  980063 
 Creator/Collector:  Kasmin Limited
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 Title:  Kasmin Limited records  
 Dates:  ca. 1960-1977 
 Abstract:  Complete records of Kasmin Limited, the London gallery owned by John Kasmin. Records include correspondence, business records (invoices, stockbooks, ledgers, artists' contracts, and office diaries), scrapbooks of press clippings, visitors' books, printed matter (catalogs, invitations, and ephemera), and photographic documentation (black and white prints, slides, and transparencies of work handled by the gallery or on exhibit). Among the artists represented by the gallery and in the records are Anthony Caro, Ad Reinhardt, Kenneth Noland, Helen Frankenthaler, Jules Olitski, Morris Louis, Larry Poons, Frank Stella, David Hockney, John Latham, and Richard Smith. The files hold extensive photographic documentation of David Hockney's drawings, prints, and paintings. 
 Number:  2001.M.1 
 Creator/Collector:  Keller, Harald, 1903-1989
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 Title:  Harald Keller papers  
 Dates:  1929-1990 
 Abstract:  German art historian and teacher (1903-1989). Lecture notes, correspondence, and manuscripts compiled during Keller's 35-year academic career cover major periods and works in the history of art and architecture. Papers include research notes and annotated copies of several Keller publications, including his dissertation. The correspondence documents Keller's relationships with numerous art historians, including Richard Krautheimer, Christoph Frommel, Hans Sedlmayr, L.H. Heydenreich, K. Müller, Ulrich Middeldorf, and Rudolf Wittkower. 
 Number:  920043 
 Creator/Collector:  Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance, Performance, Film, and Literature (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  The Kitchen videos and records  
 Dates:  1971-2011 (bulk 1971-1999) 
 Abstract:  The Kitchen has been a center for innovative artistic activity since its founding in 1971. Operating as a meeting place between disciplines in New York, the space has fostered the development of experimental artwork across music, video, dance, performance, and installation art. The archive predominantly contains extensive video and audio recordings documenting performances at the space; artist files; posters; and printed ephemera. At this time the posters are available for research. The remainder of the archive is unprocessed. Each series will be opened for use as processing is completed. 
 Number:  2014.M.6 
 Creator/Collector:  Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-
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 Title:  Ernst Kitzinger papers  
 Dates:  1931-1995 
 Abstract:  Art historian specializing in Byzantine, early Christian, and early medieval art. The papers document Kitzinger's scholarly contribution to the history of late antique, early Christian, Byzantine, and early medieval art. The collection consists of offprints of his published work, research materials, lecture materials, teaching files, and photographs and slides. 
 Number:  970036 
 Creator/Collector:  Kleinschmidt, Hans J.
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 Title:  Hans J. Kleinschmidt research files  
 Dates:  1902-1975 
 Abstract:  German-born psychiatrist with a deep interest in German expressionism and Dada. Kleinschmidt was concerned with trends in art and literature from the turn of the century to the end of the Weimar Republic. This collection consists of unpublished letters, published and unpublished essays, and phonetic poems by Raoul Hausmann and Richard Huelsenbeck. 
 Number:  950005 
 Creator/Collector:  Knoedler Kasmin Limited
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 Title:  Knoedler Kasmin Limited records  
 Dates:  1959-2007 (bulk 1970-1992) 
 Abstract:  The Knoedler Kasmin Limited records document the business of the London gallery under the partnership of gallerist John Kasmin with New York's Knoedler & Co. from 1977 to 1992. The gallery exhibited mostly abstract painting and sculpture and represented well-known contemporary artists such as Stephen Buckley, Anthony Caro, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell and Frank Stella. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition announcements, clippings and photographic documentation of artists' work in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives. Also included are business records such as inventory lists, sales invoices and administrative and operational documents. 
 Number:  2010.M.71 
 Creator/Collector:  Koenig, Pierre, 1925-2004
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 Title:  Pierre Koenig papers and drawings  
 Dates:  1925-2007 
 Abstract:  The archive of Los Angeles architect Pierre Koenig, consisting of drawings, photographs, documents, writings and client correspondence, and three models. The archive is an important resource for the study of Southern California Modernism, as well as for the study of pre-fabrication in housing in the United States. 
 Number:  2006.M.30 
 Creator/Collector:  Kopelman, Gabrielle
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 Title:  Gabrielle Kopelman papers  
 Dates:  1950-2010, bulk 1970-1989 
 Abstract:  The papers of Gabrielle Kopelman document her numerous projects as a New York-based independent conservator for various institutions such as The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art, as well as art dealers including P. & D. Colnaghi & Company and Wildenstein & Company. The archive includes restoration projects of paintings by major artists such as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and Hendrik Terbrugghen. The bulk of the collection contains photographic documentation of paintings in the form of black-and-white prints, negatives, radiographs and color transparencies. Also included are related papers including correspondence, invoices, notes and clippings. 
 Number:  2010.M.78 
 Creator/Collector:  Krisel, William
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 Title:  William Krisel papers  
 Dates:  1935-2014 
 Abstract:  Southern California architect William Krisel is a pioneering designer of mid-century residential and commercial architecture, known mainly for his affordable homes expressing the modern aesthetic. Consisting of drawings, photographs, documents, and articles, the archive contributes greatly to the study of mid-century modernism and postwar housing trends, particularly the development of tract housing, in California. 
 Number:  2009.M.23 
 Creator/Collector:  Kurtz, Charles M. (Charles McMeen), 1855-1909
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 Title:  Charles M. Kurtz archive  
 Dates:  1870-1910 
 Abstract:  American art critic, editor, collector, dealer, and director of numerous arts organizations and expositions. Collection documents Kurtz's prominent role as arts administrator, and patron and promoter of the arts, and includes letters from notable figures in the late 19th- and early 20th-century art world, manuscripts, printed ephemera, and notebooks. 
 Number:  910163