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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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A history of building types (1)
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Aesthetics (1)
Aesthetics and the philosophy of art (1)
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An outline of European architecture (1)
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church (Milwaukee, Wis.) (1)
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Building construction before mechanization (1)
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Conant, Kenneth John, 1894- (1)
Construction of Gothic cathedrals (1)
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Fitchen, John (1)
Fleming, John, 1919-2001 (1)
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (1)
Gemäldegalerie (Dresden, Germany) (1)
Great Britain. Royal Fine Art Commission (1)
Greco, 1541?-1614 (1)
Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 (1)
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Hanna, Paul Robert, 1902- (1)
Harris, Harwell Hamilton, 1903-1990 (1)
Harvard University. Graduate School of Design (1)
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Hirschfeld, Ilse (1)
Hollyhock House (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) (1)
Horn, Walter William, 1908-1995 (1)
Hubka, Thomas C., 1946- (1)
Jerusalem Committee (1)
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Larkin Building (Buffalo, N.Y.) (1)
Macaulay, David (1)
Mackmurdo, A. H. (Arthur Heygate), 1851-1942 (1)
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883 (1)
Matisse, Henri, 1869-1954 (1)
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Morris, William, 1834-1896 (1)
New World Dutch barn (1)
Omega Workshops (1)
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Paul R. Hanna House (Stanford, Calif.) (1)
Penfield, Louis A., 1918-2002 (1)
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Penguin dictionary of architecture (1)
Perret, Auguste, 1874-1954 (1)
Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983 (1)
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Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 (1)
Pinder, Wilhelm, 1878-1947 (1)
Pioneers of the modern movement from William Morris to Walter Gropius (1)
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Raphael, Max, 1889-1952 (1)
Russell, Gordon, 1892-1980 (1)
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1)
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Theorie des geistigen Schaffens auf marxistischer Grundlage (1)
Unitarian Universalist Church in Oak Park (Oak Park, Ill.) (1)
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Voysey, Charles F. A., 1857-1941 (1)
Wachs, William Carl (1)
Washington Cathedral (1)
Wayfarers Chapel (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.) (1)
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 (1)
Wright, Lloyd, 1890-1978 (1)
1Creator/Collector:  Schmidt, Bill (Walter)
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 Title:  Bill Schmidt collection of Frank Lloyd Wright printed material  
 Dates:  1883-1987 
 Abstract:  Postcards, photographs, museum catalogs, and other printed ephemera assembled by Schmidt show many of Wright's most famous buildings and note the relationship of his work to that of other architects. The bulk of the collection comprises journals and other printed materials describing Wright, his work, or his ideas; some of the printed ephemera is published by the Taliesin Fellowship. All but two of the publications are listed in R. L. Sweeney's Frank Lloyd Wright: An Annotated Bibliography and are arranged by Sweeney number. The collection also includes copies of letters, plans, and some manuscript material. 
 Number:  850689 
2Creator/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 
3Creator/Collector:  Fitchen, John
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 Title:  John Fitchen papers  
 Dates:  1927-1989 
 Abstract:  American architect and architectural historian. Most of the research materials relate to three of Fitchen's books: Construction of Gothic Cathedrals, The New World Dutch Barn, and Building Construction Before Mechanization. Other papers include designs, drawings, and sketchbooks, as well as correspondence with numerous architectural historians, primarily on the subject of medieval architecture. 
 Number:  910018 
4Creator/Collector:  Pevsner, Nikolaus, 1902-1983
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 Title:  Nikolaus Pevsner papers  
 Dates:  1903-1982 
 Abstract:  Papers and manuscripts of the German-born art and architecture historian (1902-1983). Papers date primarily from the years following Pevsner's immigration to England in 1933, and include written and visual materials used for lectures or as research for his many books and articles. Files related to Pevsner's radio lectures and affiliations document his career as a public figure, and correspondence tracks his relationships with many key figures in 20th-century art and architecture. 
 Number:  840209