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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:  G. Cramer Oude Kunst
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 Title:  G. Cramer Oude Kunst gallery records  
 Dates:  1873-1998, bulk 1938-1998 
 Abstract:  The records of G. Cramer Oude Kunst in The Hague in the Netherlands document the gallery's business since the early 1900s until the late 1990s, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1938 to 1998. Of particular research value are Gustav Cramer's WWII correspondence and sales receipts regarding his dealings with Nazi agents for Adolf Hitler's museum in Linz. The archive may be the only uncensored dealer archive documenting the international art market in Nazi-occupied Europe. It comprises over sixty years of the gallery's correspondence and financial records. Also present is a portion of the photographic archive, including circa 500 glass plate negatives, and sales catalogs. 
 Number:  2001.M.5 
 Creator/Collector:  Prat, G., active 1874-1900
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 Title:  G. Prat photograph album of China and Japan  
 Dates:  1874-1900 
 Abstract:  The album, compiled by G. Prat, a French silk inspector working in China in the latter part of the nineteenth century, contains 151 albumen photographs of China and Japan. The album's visual focus is on the ports and trading centers of China's Pearl River Delta. Present are 98 views of Guangzhou (Canton); six of Hong Kong; and 11 of Macau. Additionally, there are 16 images on eight pages depicting the Canton Amateur Theatrical Society's (CATS) productions, and 20 photographs of Japan, 19 of which are hand colored. Photographers include Lai Fong and Kusakabe Kinbē. Extensive commentary written on the mount borders forms Prat's compendium on China in which he addresses any number of topics from history, geography, climate, agriculture, religion, language and dialects, and business practices to family life, sedan chairs, etiquette, costume and dress, and opium, to a lexicon of colonial Asian terms. The album is accompanied by 21 loose albumen prints and a manuscript listing photographs to be acquired. 
 Number:  98.R.14 
 Creator/Collector:  Mourey, Gabriel, 1865-1943
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 Title:  Gabriel Mourey letters received  
 Dates:  1887-1913 (bulk 1898-1906) 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 31 letters and postcards sent to the French art critic Gabriel Mourey by 9 correspondents, most of them Belgian artists. An additional 20 letters are from Emile Gallé. 
 Number:  900251 
 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:  Galerie Paul Maenz (Cologne, Germany)
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 Title:  Galerie Paul Maenz Köln records  
 Dates:  1956-1991 (bulk 1970-1990) 
 Abstract:  German gallery in Cologne, dealing in contemporary art. Maenz exhibited, loaned, and sold works by conceptual artists and the German neo-Expressionist painters. Correspondence, financial files, artists' biographies, press clippings, printed matter, and photographs cover virtually every facet of the gallery's operations, 1970-1990. The photograph files comprise approximately half of the archive and document works by artists and most of the gallery's exhibitions. 
 Number:  910066 
 Creator/Collector:  Alfred Schmela Galerie
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 Title:  Galerie Schmela records  
 Dates:  1923-2006, bulk 1957-1992 
 Abstract:  Galerie Schmela was one of the most important art galleries in Germany in the postwar period. Through a prescient program of exhibitions, founder Alfred Schmela introduced and promoted innovative European and American artists, such as Joseph Beuys, Arman, Gerhard Richter, the group ZERO (Otto Piene, Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack), Hans Haacke, Christo, Lucio Fontana, Robert Indiana, Yves Klein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jean Tinguely, Richard Tuttle, and numerous others. Mainly concentrated on the 1950s through the 1970s, the Galerie Schmela records include: correspondence with artists and clients; gallery financial records; vintage photographic documentation of installations, gallery openings, and artworks; and extensive files of printed ephemera, posters, and press clippings. 
 Number:  2007.M.17 
 Creator/Collector:  Galleria dell'Ariete
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 Title:  Galleria dell'Ariete records  
 Dates:  1955-1993 
 Abstract:  The complete business records of the Galleria dell'Ariete of Milan, Italy, from 1955, when it opened, through its closing in the mid-1980s. It was among the most important galleries in Italy for contemporary art, and had extensive connections with dealers, collectors, artists, and critics in Europe, the United States, and Japan. The archive documents these connections through correspondence, business and financial papers, catalogs, press clippings, and an extensive photographic record. 
 Number:  990058 
 Creator/Collector:  Barnabei, Felice, 1842-1922
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 Title:  Gentili - Barnabei archive  
 Dates:  circa 1660-circa 1920 
 Abstract:  Principally records relating to the production and decoration of ceramics, especially majolica, by three generations of the Gentili family, ca. 1650-ca. 1813. Included are some 19th and 20th century papers of Barnabei and his family relating to the history of potters in Castelli. The archive was formerly owned by historian Felice Barnabei. 
 Number:  880209 
 Creator/Collector:  Herms, George
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 Title:  George Herms papers  
 Dates:  1890-2009 
 Abstract:  Southern California artist, writer, and musician George Herms was one of the founders of the West Coast assemblage movement. Influenced by the art of his close friend Wallace Berman, his work brings together discards, beach trash, urban detritus and other "found objects" to create a highly original and personal mix of collage, sculpture, and assemblage. The bulk of the papers comprise full documentation of Herms' life and work from 1960-2000. 
 Number:  2009.M.20 
 Creator/Collector:  Pélissier, Georges Constantin
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 Title:  Georges Pélissier Photographs and Papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1872-1925 
 Abstract:  Art historian, lecturer, and cultural advisor to Tiffany and Company. In his wide travels, Pélissier both collected and created photographic images on diverse subjects, including buildings, monuments, gardens, city views, decorative arts, as well as family and friends. The images in this collection represent various formats and processes, including stereographs, lantern slides, glass negatives, and rare Lumière autochromes. Materials used to present, preserve, and repair stereo views are included, as well as some original stereo view boxes. The small representation of Pélissier's writing includes photocopies of several articles and partial essays, mostly concerning decorative arts. 
 Number:  94.R.66 
 Creator/Collector:  Turpin, Georges, 1885-
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 Title:  Georges Turpin journals and letters  
 Dates:  1914-1952 
 Abstract:  French critic and poet. The collection consists of Turpin's journals from 1914 to 1952 as well as a set of ca. 240 letters received and critical studies and eulogies. Letters from some 50 correspondents, mostly artists, concern reviews, exhibitions, sales of paintings, and publications, and often contain musings on artistic theory and practice. 
 Number:  940116 
 Creator/Collector:  Irwin, Robert, 1928-
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 Title:  Getty Center Central Garden design plans  
 Dates:  approximately 1992-1996 
 Abstract:  Dating from approximately 1992 to 1996, materials comprise drawings, presentation boards, and a landscape study model generated as part of the design process for the Central Garden at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Artist Robert Irwin conceived of the design and produced the materials, assisted by Spurlock Poirier Landscape Architects. 
 Number:  IA40020 
 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:  Getty Conservation Institute. Field Projects Division
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 Title:  Getty Conservation Institute Maya Initiative records  
 Dates:  1972-2016, undated 
 Abstract:  The Maya Initiative records date from 1972 to 2016, undated (bulk 1996-2016) and primarily document the Getty Conservation Institute's collaborations with the Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia (IHAH) of Honduras to develop a conservation strategy for the Hieroglyphic Stairway at Copán and with the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y el Arte (CONCULTURA) of El Salvador to develop a site management plan for Joya de Cerén. The records are a mix of analog and digital files and cover the initial planning meetings that led to the Maya Initiative, as well as the logistical planning, progress, findings, and final outputs of the Copán and Joya de Cerén projects. There are also some files pertaining to the El Salvador Earthquake Relief project, another collaboration with CONCULTURA under the Maya Initiative. 
 Number:  IA30023 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Education Institute for the Arts
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 Title:  Getty Education Institute for the Arts publications  
 Dates:  1980s-2003 
 Abstract:  Collection contains copies of publications of the Getty Education Institute, formerly known as the Getty Center for Education in the Arts, dating from the 1980s to 2003. The materials include published books, booklets, and video recordings; general unpublished video recordings and booklets; conference proceedings; classroom planning kits; presentation slides; and ephemera including conference materials and information bulletins. 
 Number:  IA30011 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Education Institute for the Arts
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 Title:  Getty Education Institute grant files  
 Dates:  1984-2001 
 Abstract:  The records, created and/or maintained by Program Officer Vicki Rosenberg, concern the grantmaking activities of the Getty Education Institute for the Arts (GEI) from the mid-1980s until 2001. Rosenberg's files thoroughly cover the full range of GEI grant making activites, including detailed files on District, Regional Institute, and Special Initiative grants. Other GEI initiatives are briefly touched upon in her general adminstrative records. Records are comprised of correspondence, grant proposals, review material, reports, and evaluation materials. 
 Number:  IA10021 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Information Institute
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 Title:  Getty Information Institute Departments of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects records  
 Dates:  1978-1999 (bulk 1983-1998) 
 Abstract:  The materials comprise records created by the Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects departments of the Getty Information Institute (GII) and its predecessor, the Getty Art History Information Program (AHIP), dating 1978-1999 (bulk 1982-1998). The records comprise project files, correspondence, memos, agreements and licenses, articles and reports, meeting and conference materials, status reports, marketing files, histories and planning documentation, and audiovisual materials. These records primarily represent the files of Marilyn Schmitt as manager of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, and Special Projects, 1983-1998, but do also include the files of her staff as well as the files of Kathleen McDonnell and Jane Sledge as managers of Network Initiatives, 1996-1999. 
 Number:  IA20036 
 Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Getty Oral History Program interviews, overseen/conducted by Martin Meeker, University of California, Berkeley,  
 Dates:  2015-2018 
 Abstract:  Records currently consist of printed transcripts and flash drives containing Word, PDF, MP3 and MP4, wav, and raw video files, dating 2015-2018, of the oral histories created as a part of the new 2015- Getty Oral History Program initiated by Trust President James Cuno and overseen/conducted by Martin Meeker, oral historian with The Oral History Center, Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. 
 Number:  IA10030 
 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:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute African American Art History Initiative Oral Histories  
 Dates:  2018-2020 
 Abstract:  The records comprise oral histories conducted with postwar African American artists under the auspices of the Getty Research Institute's African American Art History Initiative. Records date from 2018 to 2020 and will accrue over the duration of the Initiative. Records include digital video interviews of individual artists conducted by the Oral History Center at the University of California, Berkeley and group interviews facilitated by the Getty Research Institute. Contracts, transcripts, and images for select interviews are also included. 
 Number:  IA60010 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings  
 Dates:  2006-2008 
 Abstract:  The records comprise the project files of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA) at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Records include artist interviews conducted by Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides and exhibition planning documents dating from 2006 to 2008 that include interviews, press, artist profiles, correspondence, contracts, ephemera, object lists and stills of videos featured in the exhibition. 
 Number:  IA60004 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
Sutnar, Ladislav
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute collection of Ladislav Sutnar papers,  
 Dates:  1897-1976 
 Abstract:  This finding aid describes five separate collections related to Ladislav Sutnar (1897-1976), a pioneer of modern design, acquired by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) from 1991 to 2013. The archives document Sutnar's work in the areas of graphic design, product design and exhibition design in his native Czechoslovakia and in the United States. 
 Number:  Sutnar 
 Creator/Collector:  Heinecken, Robert, 1931-2006
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute collection of materials relating to Robert Heinecken's...wore khakis project,  
 Dates:  1994-2000 
 Abstract:  This finding aid describes four separate collections acquired by the Getty Research Institute in 1997 and related to Robert Heineckens's project...wore khakis, a five-year endeavor centered on the GAP's 1990s khaki pants advertising campaign. 
 Number:  Heinecken 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Exhibitions
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute Exhibition images  
 Dates:  1985-2008undated 
 Abstract:  The records comprise written documentation and photographs documenting the exhibitions of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and the Getty Research Institute dating from 1985 to 2008, undated. Materials include black-and-white and color photographic prints, slides, negatives, transparencies, contact sheets, digital images, and reference materials for some exhibitions such as ephemera and object lists. 
 Number:  IA60005 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute interviews regarding Harald Szeemann  
 Dates:  2016-2017 
 Abstract:  The records comprise oral histories conducted with artists and curators about the Swiss curator Harald Szeemann, whose archive is in the Special Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Records date from 2016 to 2017 and include digital video interviews as well as transcripts and translations for select interviews. 
 Number:  IA60008 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute Librarian Anne-Mieke Halbrook Records  
 Dates:  1971-2000, undated 
 Abstract:  Records comprise correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes and other administrative files dating from 1971 to 2000 pertaining to the work of Anne-Mieke Halbrook, Chief Librarian. The records provide insight to the administrative and resource development of the library at the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH) and its successor, the Getty Research Institute, as well as early projects the Research Library participated in, such as the Retrospective Reconversion Project. 
 Number:  IA60001 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute poetry initiatives records  
 Dates:  1997-2005, undated 
 Abstract:  The records comprise paper and electronic project files documenting various poetry initiatives sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) dating from 1997 to 2005 such as Poetry in Motion® L.A as well as GRI-commissioned poems related to the Scholars Program. Records include correspondence, ephemera of poetry readings, press materials, poet biographies, poems, and planning documents. 
 Number:  IA60007 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute public event records and recordings  
 Dates:  1998-2020 
 Abstract:  The materials consist of audio recordings, video recordings, images, planning materials and ephemera that document public events sponsored by the Getty Research Institute from 1998 to 2020. The materials include audiocassettes and born-digital files. The events include lectures, discussions, film and video screenings, and collaborative symposia with other arts institutions. The events focus on topics related to art history, performance art, provenance, digital humanities, architecture and the contemporary arts. 
 Number:  IA40002 
 Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Scholars Program
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute Scholars Program images and recordings  
 Dates:  1985-2013 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of digitized and analog audio recordings, video recordings, and photographs of the people and events related to the Scholars Program at the Getty Research Institute. The materials date 1985-2013 and include recordings and photographs of lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and other events hosted by the Getty Research Institute and given by Getty Scholars, staff, and invited speakers. The collection also includes portraits of the program scholars and photo releases signed by scholars. 
 Number:  IA20026 
 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:  Shulman, Julius
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 Title:  Getty Villa photographs  
 Dates:  2006 
 Abstract:  This collection comprises photographs by Julius Shulman and Jürgen Nogai of the expanded and renovated Getty Villa, taken during May and June, 2006. Forty-five (45) black and white and sixty-six (66) color 8 x 10 inch photographic prints constitute the main body of the collection. Duplicates of 29 of the color prints and the original 4 x 5 inch negatives for these prints are also included. 
 Number:  IA20031 
 Creator/Collector:  Machado and Silvetti Associates, Inc.
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 Title:  Getty Villa renovation design records  
 Dates:  1994-2004 
 Abstract:  The records comprise architectural drawings and renderings, models, design research materials, construction administration records, photographs, and electronic files documenting the design and construction of the Getty Villa and Ranch House renovation from 1994-2004. The records were created by Machado and Silvetti Associates and serve as an overview and summary of the project. 
 Number:  IA10019 
 Creator/Collector:  Ferrez, Gilberto
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 Title:  Gilberto Ferrez collection of photographs of nineteenth-century Brazil  
 Dates:  1856-1940 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises almost 1,000 photographic prints from the oeuvre of the Brazilian photographer Marc Ferrez, whose work encompassed a photographic vision of imperial and early modern Brazil, as well as approximately 775 photographic prints by photographers active in Brazil from 1860 to 1940. The photographers represented include J. S. Affonso; Carlos Bippus; Fritz Büsch; Companhia Photographica Brazileira; Guilherme Gaensly; Gaensly & Lindemann; João Goston; Pedros Hees; Alberto Henschel; Revert Henrique Klumb; George Leuzinger; Guilhermo Liebenau; Augusto Malta; Augusto Militaõ de Azevedo; Mortimer; Augusto Riedel; and Stahl & Wahnschaffe. 
 Number:  92.R.14 
 Creator/Collector:  Panza, Giuseppe
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 Title:  Giuseppe Panza papers  
 Dates:  1956-1990 
 Abstract:  Collection documents the Italian businessman's activities in collecting works by some of the seminal American artists involved with abstract expressionist, pop, minimal, conceptual, environmental, and light and space art. The archive contains material dating from 1956, when Panza began collecting. up to the sale of the second part of his collection to the Guggenheim Museum in 1990. Panza's art collection is documented by correspondence with artists and galleries, photographs, small drawings, invoices, loan requests, announcements, and invitations. The archive also includes a substantial quantity of Panza's writings on art; papers and ephemera related to Panza's associations with museums, galleries, and cultural institutions; clippings and photocopies of articles about the collection; and an extensive group of architectural drawings of potential sites for the collection, many with Panza's installation designs. 
 Number:  940004 
 Creator/Collector:  De Herrera, Gloria
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 Title:  Gloria de Herrera papers  
 Dates:  1936-1996 (bulk 1947-1985) 
 Abstract:  American art preparator, restorer, and collector active in Los Angeles and Paris. De Herrera was a close friend of Man Ray, William Nelson Copley, and other notable artists. The papers include correspondence, documents, artworks, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting De Herrera's milieu and activities. 
 Number:  980024 
 Creator/Collector:  Schuitema, Paul, 1897-1973
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 Title:  Graphic designs of Paul Schuitema  
 Dates:  1920-1965 
 Abstract:  Dutch graphic, furniture, and architectural designer who worked in lithography, etching, woodcutting and painting. He was also a filmmaker, photographer, and teacher who applied the principle of De Stijl and constructivism to commercial advertising. The collection consists of printed ephemera such as advertisements, pamphlets, proof pages, flyers, and one photograph, representing Schuitema's designs, typography, photomontages, and use of color. 
 Number:  930034 
 Creator/Collector:  Dichter, Gretl
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 Title:  Gretl Dichter photographs and personal papers  
 Dates:  1907-1996 (bulk 1916-1940) 
 Abstract:  This collection of photographs and a few personal items document the life of Gretl Dichter, her family, and her travels prior to emigrating to the United States from Vienna, Austria in 1946. 
 Number:  2004.M.2 
 Creator/Collector:  Guerrilla Girls (Group of artists)
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 Title:  Guerrilla Girls records  
 Dates:  1979-2003 
 Abstract:  Guerrilla Girls records document the activities of the feminist art group, comprising a complete set of posters, mass mailings, form letters, and other graphic materials, along with internal group memoranda, letters from fans, business correspondence, and audiovisual materials. 
 Number:  2008.M.14 
 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:  Cointet, Guy de, 1934-1983
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 Title:  Guy de Cointet audiovisual material and storyboards  
 Dates:  circa 1960s-1976 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises film, video, and storyboards by French-born, Los Angeles-based artist Guy de Cointet. Included are reels of film, videotapes and other materials relating to performances, such as Two Drawings, Lost at Sea, Going to the Market, At Sunrise a Cry was Heard and the Halved Painting. Fifty-one storyboards relate to Cointet's film I Dream (Old Woman). 
 Number:  2017.M.9