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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:  Schneider, Karl, 1892-1945
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 Title:  Karl Schneider papers  
 Dates:  1910-1962 (bulk 1925-1945) 
 Abstract:  German architect born in Mainz, Germany, who received his architectural training under Lussow and Kuehne (Dresden, 1911-1912), Walter Gropius (Berlin, 1912-1914), and Peter Behrens (Berlin, 1915-1916). After immigrating to the United States in 1938, he worked in Chicago for Sears, Roebuck and Company. The papers contain photographs, correspondence, original documents, glass slides, and many original drawings. About half of the drawings are his designs for consumer products produced by his employer Sears, Roebuck and Company. 
 Number:  850129 
 Creator/Collector:  With, Karl
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 Title:  Karl With papers  
 Dates:  1907-1984, bulk 1945-1966 
 Abstract:  Personal and professional papers of the German-born art historian and professor (1891-1980). The manuscripts, correspondence, lecture notes, clippings, photographs, glass negatives, and audio recordings in this collection document With's lifelong study of Asian and modern art and his teaching, most notably at the University of California, Los Angeles. 
 Number:  920096 
 Creator/Collector:  Kasmin Limited
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 Title:  Kasmin Limited records  
 Dates:  1960-1992 (bulk 1963-1972) 
 Abstract:  The records of Kasmin Limited document the Kasmin Gallery at 118 New Bond Street in London that John Kasmin directed from 1963 to 1972 in partnership with Sheridan Dufferin. Among the artists represented by the gallery, and in the records, are Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, John Latham, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Richard Smith and Frank Stella. The records consist of correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, visitor books, catalogs, invitations, ephemera, and photographs of the artworks handled by John Kasmin. 
 Number:  2001.M.1 
 Creator/Collector:  Cephas, Kassian, 1845-1912
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 Title:  Kassian Cephas views of Java  
 Dates:  1872-1896 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 18 albumen photographs of Indonesian Buddhist temples at Borobudur and Prambanam by Kassian Cephas. 
 Number:  2002.R.40 
 Creator/Collector:  Jacobson, Ken
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 Title:  Ken and Jenny Jacobson Orientalist Photography collection  
 Dates:  1788-1960, 
 Abstract:  The Ken and Jenny Jacobson Orientalist Photography collection comprises over 4,500 photographic images of the Middle East and North Africa. The majority of the images were created between 1850 and 1920 and record a period when the "Orient," increasingly open and accessible to the West, exerted a compelling allure on western viewers, travelers, scholars and entrepreneurs alike. Works by 164 different photographers and studios present an overwhelmingly western vision of and response to Egypt, the Maghreb and the Levant. 
 Number:  2008.R.3 
 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:  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:  1967-2011 (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. Audio and video recordings are unavailable until reformatted. Contact the repository for information regarding access. Some audiovisual material is currently available for on-site use only. 
 Number:  2014.M.6 
 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:  Koch & Wilz
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 Title:  Koch & Wilz, Panoramas of Paris  
 Dates:  1864-1884 
 Abstract:  The album of 39 panoramic photographs by Koch & Wills includes 30 panoramas of Paris; two each of Trouville and Geneva; and one each of Versailles, Zürich and Schloss Heidelberg; as well as panoramas of an unidentified river town and an unidentified port. 
 Number:  2016.R.36