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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:  F. Weber & Co.
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 Title:  F. Weber & Company, Inc. records  
 Dates:  1865-1973 
 Abstract:  Manufacturer of artists' materials, including paints, papers, and other supplies. Records contain trade catalogs and price lists, paint formula books, sample books, and business papers, trade catalogs and sample books of other companies, and lectures written and delivered by F. Weber. 
 Number:  950018 
 Creator/Collector:  Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso
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 Title:  F.T. Marinetti and Benedetta Cappa Marinetti papers  
 Dates:  1902-1965 (bulk 1920-1939) 
 Abstract:  The founder and leader of the futurist movement. Married Benedetta Cappa, a futurist writer and artist, in 1923. Collection includes minor manifesto manuscripts, generally typewritten, sometimes translated or excerpted; a number of minor literary manuscripts; and 20,000 slides that reproduce the contents of Marinetti's five scrapbooks. Material on Benedetta includes handwritten corrected drafts of her three novels, and a number of essays and speeches. Some correspondence suggests the central role that Marinetti and Benedetta played relative to the other futurists, whose activities the collection selectively documents via manuscripts, photos, clippings, slides, posters, scrapbooks, and musical scores 
 Number:  920092 
 Creator/Collector:  Moulin, Félix Jacques Antoine, 1802-1879
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 Title:  Félix Moulin Algérie album and loose photographs  
 Dates:  1856-1889 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises an album entitled Algérie containing 25 albumen photographs by Félix-Jacques-Antoine Moulin and 14 loose albumen prints of Algeria, ten of which are by Moulin, along with one photograph each by P. Famin & Cie (Paul Famin) and Veuve Plasse & Oberty, and two photographs by unidentified photographers. 
 Number:  2021.R.6 
 Creator/Collector:  Moulin, Félix Jacques
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 Title:  Félix Moulin views of Algeria,  
 Dates:  1856-1857 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 14 photographs by Félix Jacques Moulin of the three nineteenth-century northern Algerian provinces of Algiers, Constantine, and Oran which he toured in 1856 and 1857. 
 Number:  93.R.24 
 Creator/Collector:  Feminist Art Workers
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 Title:  Feminist Art Workers records  
 Dates:  1976-2013, undated 
 Abstract:  The archive consists of papers, photographs, audiovisual and born digital material documenting the performances, exhibitions, and administrative activities of the Feminist Art Workers. 
 Number:  2017.M.48 
 Creator/Collector:  Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
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 Title:  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti correspondence and papers  
 Dates:  1886-1974 (bulk 1900-1944) 
 Abstract:  Writer and founder and leader of the Italian Futurist movement. Correspondence, writings, photographs, and printed matter from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's papers, documenting the history of the futurist movement from its beginning in the journal Poesia, through World War I, and less comprehensively, through World War II and its aftermath. 
 Number:  850702 
 Creator/Collector:  Marinetti, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944
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 Title:  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti student notebooks and other papers,  
 Dates:  1891-1943 
 Abstract:  Filippo Tomasso Marinetti's class notes, essays, and stories that he wrote for secondary school in Alexandria, Egypt. One notebook by Leone Marinetti. Selected correspondence, 1891-1943, with school friends and the school rector. Letters concerning the futurist enterprise from Gino Severini, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Umberto Boccioni, Mario Carli, Benedetto Croce, B. Bottai, Giovanni Pascoli, Paolo Orano, and Marinetti's French publisher Sansot. 
 Number:  890122 
 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:  Frank Brothers
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 Title:  Frank Brothers records  
 Dates:  1929-2005 
 Abstract:  The Frank Brothers records contain material from the Frank Brothers furniture company, an influential, Long Beach, California-based organization, active between 1930 and 1982, credited with defining and promoting mid-century modern furniture design on the West Coast. 
 Number:  2009.M.19 
 Creator/Collector:  Schindler, R. M., (Rudolph M.)
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
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 Title:  Frank Lloyd Wright correspondence with R. M. Schindler  
 Dates:  1914-1929 
 Abstract:  The association between the architects Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) and R. M. Schindler (1887-1953) began in 1914 when Schindler first wrote to Wright asking for a position, and revolved around two major commissions while Schindler worked for Wright: the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, known as Teikoku Hoteru (1913-1923), and the Barnsdall project, which includes Hollyhock house, in Los Angeles (1915-1924). Correspondence between Frank Lloyd Wright and R. M. Schindler contains approximately 160 items, primarily letters and telegrams, dating from 1914 (the year Schindler came to the United States from Vienna) to 1929. 
 Number:  960076 
 Creator/Collector:  Israel, Franklin D.
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 Title:  Franklin D. Israel papers  
 Dates:  1967-1996 
 Abstract:  Los Angeles-based architect Frank Israel contributed substantially toward the architectural discourse of the 1980s and early 1990s, and served as a key link between the modernist generation of California architects and the work of current practitioners. The archive comprises about 8,000 original drawings and prints, 38 models, photographs, articles, and extensive office records and correspondence files that encompass Israel's design process while also providing insight into the establishment of firms and modern architectural business practice. 
 Number:  2009.M.6 
 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:  Lyman, Frederic P., III, 1927-2005
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 Title:  Frederic Lyman papers  
 Dates:  1923-2001 
 Abstract:  The Frederic Lyman papers document the career of this southern California architect, who although little known today, was once deemed one of the most talented architects of his generation. Composed of over 1800 drawings and two models, as well as photographs, the archive records Lyman's architectural designs and provides limited glimpses of his other passions of architectural education and social and environmental activism. 
 Number:  2011.M.31 
 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:  French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  French & Company records  
 Dates:  1910-1998 (bulk 1950-1960) 
 Abstract:  The French & Company records document some of the activities of the art dealership and primarily date from the period of Spencer Samuels's directorship, ca. 1950-1960. Papers relate to legal and business operations, financial matters, the board of directors, business deals, artwork sales, exhibitions, and publicity for the firm. 
 Number:  990051 
 Creator/Collector:  French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  French & Company stock sheets and ledgers  
 Dates:  1909-1968 
 Abstract:  Stock sheets, stock books, ledgers, and assorted papers document the objects, primarily decorative arts pieces, bought and sold by the New York art dealer, French & Company, between 1909 and 1968. 
 Number:  840027