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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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1Creator/Collector:  Payne, Oscar Birkett
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 Title:  Oscar Birkett Payne Views of China  
 Dates:  circa 1924-circa 1929 
 Abstract:  The collection of glass and nitrate negatives contains almost 1,000 views of Shanghai and surrounding areas taken by Oscar Birkett Payne, especially documenting sites and scenes along the waterways going as far north as Ningbo (Ningpo) and Hangzhou (Hangchow). The geographical area represented comprises the provinces of Jiangsu (Kiangsu) and Zhejiang (Chekiang), and includes the towns or districts of Anting (Anking), Nanxiang (Nanshiang), Suzhou (Soochow), Songjiang (Sungkiang), Haining, Hangzhou, Jiaxing (Kashing), and Ningbo, as well as the city of Shanghai. 
 Number:  2004.R.2 
2Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Views and scenes of China  
 Dates:  1860-1900 
 Abstract:  This group of 22 albumen prints of China includes nine images from Shanghai, four from Hankou, three from Tianjin, two from Guangzhou, two from Hong Kong, and one each from Anting, Ningbo, Xiamen, Beijing, and Nanjing. Included are photographs made by British military personnel and other European photographers, as well as Chinese photographers and studios. Photographers include Paul Champion, St. Julian Hugh Edwards, Lai Fong, Liang Shitai, Kung Tai, Pow Kee Studio, and Major James Crombie Watson. 
 Number:  2006.R.1