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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:  Valançay, Robert
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 Title:  Robert Valançay correspondence  
 Dates:  1921-1978 
 Abstract:  Collection comprises ca. 1600 letters (ca. 1921-ca. 1978) sent to Robert Valançay, the French poet and critic, from artists and writers of the surrealist group. Twelve letters are from Valançay. The collection includes a translation in manuscript by Valançay, 5 manuscripts by others, printed ephemera, and ca. 50 photographs, most presumably taken by Valançay. 
 Number:  950057 
 Creator/Collector:  Valença , F. (Francisco), 1882-1962
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 Title:  Francisco Valença papers  
 Dates:  1895-1963 
 Abstract:  The Francisco Valença papers contain the work of the acclaimed Portuguese caricaturist who was most active between 1905 and 1958. Contents of the collection include letters received, unpublished manuscripts, original caricatures and comics, drawings and studies, printed matter and personal documents of Valença. Correspondence comprises letters from Portuguese intellectuals, politicians and modernist artist's groups. Manuscripts include a bibliography, records of artwork and writings on other artists. His artwork consists mostly of original pen and ink caricatures. 
 Number:  970071 
 Creator/Collector:  VanderPoel, Halsted B.
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 Title:  Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection  
 Dates:  circa 1570-1997 
 Abstract:  The Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection is an archive devoted to the historiography of archaeological investigations conducted around the Bay of Naples, with particular emphasis on Pompeii. Comprised of manuscripts, photographs, maps, plans, drawings and the papers of Matteo Della Corte and Tatiana Warscher, it is a comprehensive resource for researching the excavations at Pompeii and the surrounding area. 
 Number:  2002.M.16 
 Creator/Collector:  Varnedoe, Kirk, 1946-2003
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 Title:  Kirk Varnedoe papers  
 Dates:  1890-2006 (bulk 1970-2003) 
 Abstract:  Papers of critic and curator Kirk Varnedoe include student papers and lecture notes, research files for exhibitions and publications, typescripts and audio tapes of lectures, and a small amount of material related to his position at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 
 Number:  2008.M.60 
 Creator/Collector:  Vasquez, Carl Graf, ca. 1798-1861
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 Title:  Maps of Vienna  
 Dates:  ca. 1840 
 Abstract:  Ten lithographed hand-colored maps of Vienna published (and possibly drawn) by Austrian cartographer Carl Graf Vasquez. One print shows the city and neighboring districts in the medieval era (1147); the remaining prints show the city in the years prior to modernization efforts in the mid-19th century. The border of each map contains 14 views of Viennese monuments. 
 Number:  P960001 
 Creator/Collector:  Vignes, Louis, 1831-1896
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 Title:  Vues de Phénicie, de Judeé, des pays de Moab et de Petra: photographiées par M. Vignes Lieutenant de vaisseau pendant son voyage, en 1864, avec le duc de Luynes de Beyrouth á la mer Rouge et son retour avec M. Lartet de Jérusalem á Damas par la rive gauche du Jourdain  
 Dates:  1864 
 Abstract:  The album records the Duc de Luynes's 1864 expedition to the Dead Sea with the photographs arranged according to the expedition itinerary, starting at Beirut and concluding with a view of the source of the Hasbany River. 
 Number:  2012.R.14 
 Creator/Collector:  Vizetelly and Company (1850-1855)
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 Title:  Vizetelly and Company (1850-1855) letters and documents  
 Dates:  1785-1854 (bulk 1838-1854) 
 Abstract:  Collection comprising 103 letters sent to James Vizetelly and his company of printers and engravers by ca. 40 correspondents between 1838 and 1854. Most of the letters are in French, from French editors, and printers, and prominent publishers, including Béthune et Plon, Pagnerre Éditeur, Melchior Yvan, and L. Curmer. They reflect Vizetelly & Co.'s involvement in the growing demand for illustrated French and "exotic" literature. 
 Number:  860111 
 Creator/Collector:  VKhUTEMAS (Art school)
Kholodkov, Viktor
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 Title:  VKhUTEMAS collection  
 Dates:  1920-1929 
 Abstract:  Papers and artwork from VKhUTEMAS (Higher Artistic-Technical Workshops), a state-sponsored school of design established in Moscow. The materials span virtually the entire existence of VKhUTEMAS, from its founding in 1920 until 1929, a year before it closed. The name of the school was changed to VKhuTEIN (Higher State Artistic and Technical Institute) in 1927. Papers comprise student records, evaluations, and photographs, as well as brochures, administrative records, and school newspapers that document VKhUTEMAS's innovative curricula. The bulk of the collection contains drawings, paintings, photographs, experimental books and other work created by students and professors. 
 Number:  950052