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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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Adler, Jeremy D. (1)
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Arman, 1928-2005 (1)
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Moorman, Charlotte (2)
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Mühl, Otto (1)
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Nitsch, Hermann, 1938- (1)
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Ohff, Heinz (1)
Olbrich, Jürgen O. (1)
Oldenburg, Claes (2)
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929- (4)
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Ono, Yōko (1)
Oppenheim, Meret, 1913-1985 (1)
Paik, Nam June (1)
Patterson, Benjamin (1)
Pedersen, Knud, 1925- (1)
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Picabia, Francis, 1879-1953 (1)
Pittore, Carlo (1)
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Polke, Sigmar (1)
Polkinhorn, Harry (1)
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956 (1)
Porter, Bern (1)
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Rabinowitch, Royden, 1943- (1)
Random, S. (Steven) (1)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (1)
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Rhoades, Jason, 1965-2006 (1)
Ricke, Rolfe (1)
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Rosenquist, James, 1933-2017 (1)
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Roth, Dieter (1)
Roth, Dieter, 1930-1998 (1)
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Ryman, Robert, 1930-2019 (1)
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Rätz, Markus (1)
Rückriem, Ulrich (1)
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-2002 (1)
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Samaras, Lucas, 1936- (1)
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Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-1996 (1)
Schimmel, Paul (1)
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Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-2019 (1)
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Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948 (1)
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Sonnier, Keith, 1941- (1)
Soto, Jesús Rafael, 1923-2005 (1)
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Spitzer, Serge, 1951-2012 (1)
Spoerri, Daniel (1)
Spoerri, Daniel, 1930- (2)
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Tinguely, Jean, 1925-1991 (2)
Toroni, Niele, 1937- (1)
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Tuttle, Richard, 1941- (1)
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Vostell, Wolf (1)
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Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (2)
Watts, Robert (2)
Wehrmann, Erhard, 1930-2004 (1)
West, Franz, 1947-2012 (1)
Whitman, Robert (1)
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Williams, Emmett (2)
Williams, Eugene, 1955- (1)
Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008 (1)
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Wölfli, Adolf, 1864-1930 (1)
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1Creator/Collector:  Ohff, Heinz
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 Title:  Heinz Ohff collection of Wolf Vostell papers  
 Dates:  circa 1962-2007 
 Abstract:  The Wolf Vostell papers, collected by the German art critic and friend of the artist, Heinz Ohff, document the activities of one of Europe's pioneers in video art, Happenings, and Fluxus. The bulk of the material dates from the 1970s and the early 1980s. 
 Number:  2009.M.24 
2Creator/Collector:  Watts, Robert
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 Title:  Robert Watts papers  
 Dates:  1883-1989 (bulk 1940-1988) 
 Abstract:  American artist of mixed media, sculpture, and assemblage, best known as a founding member of Fluxus. The archive consists of correspondence, manuscripts, personal documents, and many photographs and slides documenting Watts' work and affiliations with artists. Also included are three works of art. 
 Number:  2006.M.27 
3Creator/Collector:  McElroy, Robert R.
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 Title:  Robert R. McElroy photographs of happenings and early performance art  
 Dates:  1959-2012 
 Abstract:  Robert R. McElroy's photographs document performance art and exhibitions by New York artists that took place during the late-1950s to the mid-1960s. Included are prints, contact sheets, negatives, and slides. The collection features photographs of works by Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. 
 Number:  2014.M.7 
4Creator/Collector:  Kaprow, Allan
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 Title:  Allan Kaprow papers  
 Dates:  1940-1997 
 Abstract:  The Allan Kaprow Papers offer comprehensive documentation of an artistic career that spanned the latter half of the 20th century and continues into the 21st. Arranged chronologically so as to demonstrate the artist's passage from student of art and art history to practicing artist, art theorist and art educator, the collection contains drawings, term papers and notebooks from Kaprow's student days, followed by ca. 250 Project Files, comprising the complete extant documentation of Kaprow's Environments, Happenings, and Activities. 
 Number:  980063 
5Creator/Collector:  Schneemann, Carolee, 1939-2019
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 Title:  Carolee Schneemann papers  
 Dates:  1959-1994 
 Abstract:  The archive documents Schneemann's performances, happenings, film and book production, and exhibitions from 1959-1994. It includes original materials relating to performances and publication projects in the form of notes, drawings, performance scripts and manuscripts; correspondence with visual, literary and performing artists, art critics, and other individuals prominent in the international avant-garde; printed ephemera, artists' books, and Fluxus objects by Schneemann and others; lecture notes and other materials pertaining to Schneemann as teacher and lecturer; research files on performance and feminist topics; manuscripts by others about Schneemann's work; and photograph albums which provide visual documentation of much of her performance work. 
 Number:  950001 
6Creator/Collector:  Szeemann, Harald
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 Title:  Harald Szeemann papers  
 Dates:  1800-2011, bulk 1949-2005 
 Abstract:  Swiss art curator Harald Szeemann (1933-2005) organized more than 150 exhibitions during a career that spanned almost five decades. An advocate of contemporary movements such as conceptualism, land art, happenings, Fluxus and performance, and of artists such as Joseph Beuys, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly and Mario Merz, Szeemann developed a new form of exhibition-making that centered on close collaborative relationships with artists and a sweeping global vision of contemporary visual culture. He organized vast international surveys such as documenta 5; retrospectives of individual artists including Sigmar Polke, Bruce Nauman, Wolfgang Laib, James Ensor, and Eugène Delacroix; and thematic exhibitions on such provocative topics as utopia, disaster, and the "Plateau of Humankind." Szeemann's papers thoroughly document his curatorial practice, including preliminary notes for many projects, written descriptions and proposals for exhibitions, installation sketches, photographic documentation, research files, and extensive correspondence with colleagues, artists and collaborators. 
 Number:  2011.M.30 
7Creator/Collector:  Shunk, Harry
Shunk-Kender
Kender, Janos
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 Title:  Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender photographs  
 Dates:  1957-1990s 
 Abstract:  Harry Shunk and his partner Janos Kender worked as photographers recording the art world from the 1950s to the 1970s in the United States and Europe. Their extensive photography archive contains iconic images from the post-war era and documents key artists of the time, with candid portraits of artists in their homes and studios, and documentary photographs of exhibitions, exhibition openings and installations, performances, and other events. 
 Number:  2014.R.20 
8Creator/Collector:  Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998
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 Title:  Dick Higgins papers  
 Dates:  1960-1994 (bulk 1972-1993) 
 Abstract:  American artist, poet, writer, publisher, composer, and educator. The archive contains papers collected or generated by Higgins, documenting his involvement with Fluxus and happenings, pattern and concrete poetry, new music, and small press publishing from 1972 to 1994, with some letters dated as early as 1960. 
 Number:  870613 
9Creator/Collector:  Brown, Jean
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 Title:  Jean Brown papers  
 Dates:  1916-1995 (bulk 1958-1985) 
 Abstract:  An extensive study collection of avant-garde materials amassed by librarian and art collector, Jean Brown. Her collection documents the Dada and Surrealist art movements and their offshoots, especially Fluxus, mail art, and concrete poetry. Materials include letters, printed matter and ephemera, clippings, nearly 500 art objects, sound recordings, motion pictures, and video recordings. 
 Number:  890164