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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:  Neville, Morgan
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 Title:  Cool School Oral History recordings  
 Dates:  2005-2006 
 Abstract:  Cool School Oral History interviews, 2005-2006 consist of interviews conducted for the 2007 documentary by Morgan Neville, The Cool School, about the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles from 1957-1966. 
 Number:  IA40027 
2Creator/Collector:  Laemmle Gallery ·
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 Title:  Laemmle Gallery photographs documenting the Laemmle art business, Munich and Los Angeles ·  
 Dates:  1894-1993 
 Abstract:  This collection of glass negatives, photographs, and tearsheets was assembled by art dealers Siegfried and Walter Laemmle in the course of pursuing business in Munich and Los Angeles and represents the remaining records of their business. 
 Number:  93.P.1 
3Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust
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 Title:  Getty oral history transcripts  
 Dates:  1999-2010 
 Abstract:  Records comprise the final transcripts and three videos of oral histories conducted with Getty staff, trustees, and associates by Oral Historian Eric Abrahamson between 1999 and 2010. 
 Number:  IA10024 
4Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings  
 Dates:  2006-2008 
 Abstract:  The records comprise the project files of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA) at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Records include artist interviews conducted by Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides and exhibition planning documents dating from 2006 to 2008 that include interviews, press, artist profiles, correspondence, contracts, ephemera, object lists and stills of videos featured in the exhibition. 
 Number:  IA60004 
5Creator/Collector:  Pearlman, Judith
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 Title:  Judith Pearlman interviews with Bauhaus masters and students  
 Dates:  approximately 1960-1985 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises audio interviews by Judith Pearlman, accompanied by some transcrips, translations, notes and printed matter. Also included are two videotapes of Bauhaus films; and the original unenhanced cassette tapes and reel-to-reel master copies. 
 Number:  920069 
6Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute interviews regarding Harald Szeemann  
 Dates:  2016-2017 
 Abstract:  The records comprise oral histories conducted with artists and curators about the Swiss curator Harald Szeemann, whose archive is in the Special Collections of the Getty Research Institute. Records date from 2016 to 2017 and include digital video interviews as well as transcripts and translations for select interviews. 
 Number:  IA60008 
7Creator/Collector:  Hines, Thomas S.
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 Title:  Thomas S. Hines interviews regarding Richard J. Neutra  
 Dates:  1972-1980 
 Abstract:  A collection of sound recordings of interviews conducted by architectural historian Thomas S. Hines between 1972 and 1980 in preparation for his book and exhibition about Richard J. Neutra, published in 1982. Interviewees include Neutra's family, friends, business associates, clients, and Los Angeles architects. 
 Number:  2010.M.58 
8Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute African American Art History Initiative Oral Histories  
 Dates:  2018-2020 
 Abstract:  The records comprise oral histories conducted with postwar African American artists under the auspices of the Getty Research Institute's African American Art History Initiative. Records date from 2018 to 2020 and will accrue over the duration of the Initiative. Records include digital video interviews of individual artists conducted by the Oral History Center at the University of California, Berkeley and group interviews facilitated by the Getty Research Institute. Contracts, transcripts, and images for select interviews are also included. 
 Number:  IA60010 
9Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum
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 Title:  Getty Villa construction records  
 Dates:  1960, 1964, 1968-1986, undated (bulk 1971-1974) 
 Abstract:  Correspondence, reports from the architects and builders, legal and financial documents, blueprints and models, photos, printed matter and oral histories, dating 1960, 1964, 1968-1986, undated (bulk 1971-1974) concern the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Villa). 
 Number:  IA10001 
10Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. recordings  
 Dates:  2008-2012 
 Abstract:  The collection principally comprises recordings produced from 2008 through 2012 as part of the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. project. Project participants, including the Getty itself, conducted an extensive series of oral histories with many of Los Angeles' key artists, filmmakers, curators, collectors, and critics, focusing on postwar art (1945-1980). Many of the participating cultural institutions received funding from the Getty Foundation, which collected the resulting interviews. Exhibitions put on by the partner institutions and discussions with the their curators were documented by the Getty Research Institute, through a contract with Tremolo Productions. Material also includes transcripts of interviews; recordings of lectures, symposia, and panel discussions; short documentary films; and printed brochures and announcements related to the project. 
 Number:  IA40011 
11Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Research Library
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 Title:  Interviews with art historians  
 Dates:  1991-2002 
 Abstract:  Transcripts, audio recordings, and computer disks preserve interviews with contemporary art historians, archaeologists, bibliographers, and selected key individuals from the J. Paul Getty Trust. 
 Number:  940109 
12Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute
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 Title:  Modern Art in Los Angeles recordings  
 Dates:  2003-2011 
 Abstract:  Materials principally comprise audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews, public conversations, and lectures dating 2003-2011, generated by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Modern Art in Los Angeles initiative. Materials also include supporting documentation for the initiative, including interview transcripts, photographs, and ephemera. The interviews and events were conducted to record leading artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and critics as they discuss their contributions to Los Angeles' vibrant postwar (1945-1980) art scene. 
 Number:  IA40018