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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:  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 
 Creator/Collector:  Rainer, Yvonne
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 Title:  Yvonne Rainer papers  
 Dates:  1871-2013 (bulk 1959-2013) 
 Abstract:  Yvonne Rainer is an avant-garde American dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. Her papers document her life as an artist from the late 1950s through 2013, and include photographic material dated as early as 1933. Materials include dance scores; programs and posters; photographic and audiovisual documentation of performances, rehearsals, and films; correspondence; writings, including Rainer's feature-length film scripts; and critical response to her work. 
 Number:  2006.M.24 
 Creator/Collector:  Ranoux, Henri
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 Title:  Rusicade : théâtre romain, Philippeville Album  
 Dates:  1895 
 Abstract:  Album of cyanotypes and text recording archaeological investigations at the ancient site of Rusicada. 
 Number:  90.R.1 
 Creator/Collector:  Raphael, Max, 1889-1952
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 Title:  Max Raphael papers  
 Dates:  1931-1990 
 Abstract:  Modernist art historian, born in Poland (1889), died in the United States (1952). Papers contain approximately 6 linear feet of manuscripts (many unpublished) on philosophy, artists and art (ancient, medieval and modern), the sociology of art, architects and architecture, as well as the natural sciences, literature and Marxism. Correspondence among his disciple Ilse Hirschfeld, his wife, Emma Raphael, Claude Schaefer, his literary executor and disciple, and publishers, editors, students, and scholars documents the efforts to translate, interpret, and publish his writings after his death. These letters, many of which are copies transcribed by Hirschfeld, primarily date between 1952-1989 and number over 2,000. In addition there are ca. 50 postcards, telegrams and letters from Max Raphael to Ilse Hirschfeld, 1932 and 1952. Forty-four reels of microfilm contain copies of the Raphael papers in the Germanishes Nationalmuseum, Nuremburg. 
 Number:  920050 
 Creator/Collector:  Reichardt, Jasia
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 Title:  Jasia Reichardt archive of concrete and sound poetry  
 Dates:  1958-1975 
 Abstract:  British art critic, editor, and curator born in Poland. The collection consists of poetry in a variety of media: manuscripts and typescripts, screenprints and posters, collages and original graphics, sound recordings, photoprints, and objects. Artists include Ronaldo Azedredo, Stephen Bann, Derek Boshier, Eugenio Carmi, Henri Chopin, Bob Cobbing, Kenelm Cox, Robert Filliou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, John Furnival, Ludwig Gosewitz, Brian Hindmarch, Michael Horovitz, D.S. Houedard, Ferdinand Kriwet, John Latham, Christopher Logue, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hansjörg Mayer, Franz Mon, Seiichi Niikuni (and the Tokyo Assn. for the Study of Arts [ASA]), Tom Phillips, John Sharkey, Gianni-Emilio Simonetti, Mary Ellen Solt, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, and Wolf Vostell. 
 Number:  890143B 
 Creator/Collector:  Reichardt, Jasia
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 Title:  Jasia Reichardt correspondence  
 Dates:  1956-1987 
 Abstract:  Jasia Reichardt correspondence, 1956-1987, consists mainly of correspondence between artists, writers, and Reichardt from 1965 to 1975 when she was Assistant Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and Director of the Whitechapel Gallery. 
 Number:  890143 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Renger-Patzsch, Albert
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 Title:  Albert Renger-Patzsch papers  
 Dates:  1890-1980 (bulk 1924-1966) 
 Abstract:  German photographer associated with the art movement Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity). The archive documents Renger-Patzsch's professional life, especially his work on book projects and commissions for industrial firms. It also includes technical details of his photographic workshop, and provides insight into his artistic views on photography as an independent art form, and on the aesthetic trends in photography in economically prosperous postwar Germany. 
 Number:  861187 
 Creator/Collector:  Repton, Humphry, 1752-1818
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 Title:  Humphry Repton architectural and landscape designs  
 Dates:  1807-1813 
 Abstract:  English landscape designer. An assembled collection of drawings, letters and a report document Humphry Repton's designs for gardens and buildings. 
 Number:  850834 
 Creator/Collector:  Richards, Mary Caroline
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 Title:  Mary Caroline Richards papers  
 Dates:  1898-2007, bulk 1942-1999 
 Abstract:  Papers document Richards's work as a scholar and teacher of English literature, her a poet, potter, and translator, and finally her lectures, workshops, and writings in art education. The papers emphasize the 1940s and 1950s, the period during which Richards taught at Black Mountain College. 
 Number:  960036 
 Creator/Collector:  Robertson, James, 1813-1888
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 Title:  Views of Greece, Egypt and Constantinople  
 Dates:  circa 1853-1857 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises sixty-nine photographs of Greece, Egypt and Constantinople attributed to the British photographer James Robertson. The majority of these photographs record the ancient monuments of the city of Athens. The remainder document a small number of ancient Greek sites outside Athens, as well as various architectural monuments in Constantinople. Photographs of one ancient and one Islamic monument in Egypt are also included. 
 Number:  2001.R.1 
 Creator/Collector:  Roh, Franz, 1890-1965
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 Title:  Franz Roh papers  
 Dates:  1911-1965 
 Abstract:  German art historian and pioneering critic of the 20th-century avant-garde who took an interest in the study and development of photography as an art form. Collection consists primarily of letters received from more than 1,000 correspondents, ca. 1911-1965. The correspondence is of a personal, intellectual, and business nature, between Roh and colleagues and fellow students, critics, editors, gallery owners, and curators throughout Germany, France, and the United States. Letters express thanks and complaints concerning Roh's criticism, and contain requests for reviews, catalog statements, photographs, introductions, and articles. 
 Number:  850120 
 Creator/Collector:  Rolf Nelson Gallery
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 Title:  Rolf Nelson Gallery records  
 Dates:  1953-1973 
 Abstract:  The Rolf Nelson Gallery made a significant contribution to the vibrant Southern California art scene of the 1960s by exhibiting emerging as well as established artists. The archive contains correspondence, photographs, and printed ephemera related to the operation of the gallery and Nelson's subsequent work as a private dealer. The collection is rich in materials from Lowell Nesbitt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Judy Chicago, Robert Indiana, Harry Partch and George Herms. 
 Number:  2010.M.38 
 Creator/Collector:  Rose, Barbara
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 Title:  Barbara Rose papers  
 Dates:  1940-1993 (bulk 1960-1985) 
 Abstract:  The Barbara Rose papers represent a selection from her archive and document her research in post-war and contemporary American art. The bulk of the papers date from 1960 through 1985. Included are sound recordings and videos, most of which are interviews by Rose of American artists active in the 1960s. 
 Number:  930100 
 Creator/Collector:  Rosenberg, Harold
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 Title:  Harold Rosenberg papers  
 Dates:  1923-1984 
 Abstract:  American art critic who developed the concept of "action painting" to describe the work of New York School painters such as De Kooning and Pollock. In 1967 Rosenberg became the regular art reviewer for The New Yorker. The papers offer a comprehensive view of his professional life from the early 1930s until his death in 1978, with the greatest portion of material from the 1960s and 1970s. 
 Number:  980048 
 Creator/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 
 Creator/Collector:  Roszak, Theodore, 1907-1981
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 Title:  Theodore Roszak papers  
 Dates:  1926-1994 (bulk 1930-1980) 
 Abstract:  Papers of sculptor, painter, and designer Theodore Roszak include the artist's photographs of his work and installations, correspondence and documents relating to public and private commissions, lectures and teaching notes, 55 sketchbooks, working and presentation drawings, and newspaper and journal clippings, some collected in scrapbooks. 
 Number:  960023 
 Creator/Collector:  Roth, Elizabeth E.
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 Title:  Elizabeth Roth research papers on festivals  
 Dates:  1956-2006 
 Abstract:  Research materials on festivals and festival books from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and other countries, assembled by Elizabeth Roth, Keeper of Prints, Rare Books, and of the Spencer Collection at New York Public Library. 
 Number:  2007.M.16 
 Creator/Collector:  Rudofsky, Bernard, 1905-1988
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 Title:  Bernard Rudofsky papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1910-1987 
 Abstract:  Architect, exhibition organizer, and architectural theorist. Rudofsky's working papers consist of 56 notebooks with writings and drawings; magazine articles; magazine cover designs; ca. 150 drawings in watercolor, pencil, and crayon; plans, sketches, and photographs of his building projects in Brazil, Italy, and the United States; illustrated lectures; photographs of exhibition installations organized by Rudofsky; and examples of fashion designs. Also included are 33 travel notebooks (1948-1984) with many drawings, and ca. 5,500 color slides and ca. 125 black and white photographs taken during his travels. 
 Number:  920004 
 Creator/Collector:  Ruhlmann, Emile-Jacques, 1879-1933
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 Title:  Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann drawings and papers  
 Dates:  1924-1936 
 Abstract:  The Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann drawings and papers detail the later work of this French Art Deco interior and furniture designer. This collection of interior design drawings displays a cross section of Ruhlmann's most productive period and forms a significant resource for the study of the history of modernism in French decorative arts. Included in this collection are twenty-four portfolios for seventeen design projects that document perspective views, floor plans, and interior design details. Materials are largely visual, comprised of original sketches, drawings, stencils, and renderings. Scattered throughout the collection are several handwritten notes, financial statements, and textual records. 
 Number:  2002.M.18 
 Creator/Collector:  Ruscha, Edward
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 Title:  Edward Ruscha photographs of Los Angeles streets  
 Dates:  1974-2010 
 Abstract:  The archive is comprised of Edward Ruscha's ongoing photographic documentation of Los Angeles thoroughfares. Included are shoots of three streets made in the 1970s: Santa Monica Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway, 1974; and Melrose Avenue, 1975; and over 40 shoots made since 2007. These shoots represent more than twenty-five streets including Sepulveda, Pico, Olympic, Wilshire, La Cienega, and Beverly boulevards. 
 Number:  2012.M.2 
 Creator/Collector:  Ruscha, Edward
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 Title:  Edward Ruscha photographs of Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard  
 Dates:  1965-2010 
 Abstract:  The archive is comprised of material related to Ed Ruscha's photographic documentation of two major Los Angeles thoroughfares: Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard, as well as the projects that resulted from the documentation of the two streets. Ruscha documented Sunset Boulevard in twelve shoots between 1965 and 2001, and Hollywood Boulevard in four shoots between 1973 and 2004. Finished projects include his fourth photographic art book, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966; the portfolio Sunset Strip 1965/1995, and the portfolio and book Then & Now: Hollywood Boulevard 1973-2004, 2005. 
 Number:  2012.M.1