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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:  Huxtable, L. Garth
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 Title:  L. Garth Huxtable papers,  
 Dates:  1913-2012 
 Abstract:  The papers of the industrial designer L. Garth Huxtable (1911-1989), spans his career from the 1930s to the 1970s. This collection contains Huxtable's design work including drawings, models and tools that comprise his decades-long contribution to American product design. 
 Number:  2013.M.2 
2Creator/Collector:  Rossi, Aldo, 1931-1997
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 Title:  Aldo Rossi papers  
 Dates:  1943-1999 
 Abstract:  The Aldo Rossi papers contain a selection of works by the prolific architect, writer, artist and theorist. The collection includes notebooks, lectures and course materials, assorted writings and correspondence, drafts for publications, clippings and ephemera. A set of architectural drawings for the Palazzo dei Congressi, Milan (not realized) consisting of preliminary sketches and design plans as well as an architectural design in pencil and oil are also included. 
 Number:  880319 
3Creator/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 
4Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Portraits of performers  
 Dates:  1870-1951, undated (bulk 1870-1935) 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises 385 studio portraits dating from the 1870s to the 1930s of variety show artists including vaudeville, burlesque, minstrel and stage performers. The card-mounted portraits, primarily cabinet cards, depict sketch, character and comedic actors; singers; dancers; acrobats; gymnasts; contortionists; clowns; acrobatic cyclists; jugglers; aerialists and trapeze and wire artists; ventriloquists; minstrel singers and players; comedians; male and female impersonators; strongmen and strongwomen; show riders and other performers hailing from and photographed across Europe, the United States, Egypt, and Latin America. 
 Number:  2014.R.4