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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:  Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976
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 Title:  Collected photographs and postcards of Los Angeles, California and vicinity  
 Dates:  circa 1857-1940 
 Abstract:  This collection primarily comprises black-and-white photographs of early California (1857-1940s). J. Paul Getty collected these images; they reflect his interest in Los Angeles and the coastal region of Santa Monica and Malibu, where he spent much of his life. The bulk of the images trace the development of Los Angeles from a small pueblo to a bustling city and show the Santa Monica coastline, canyons, and mountains prior to their development. The collection also contains several photographs of waterfront communities to the north and south of Los Angeles, a few shots of California missions, and one of the Redwoods. It also includes a small set of non-photographic postcards of California (1885). 
 Number:  IA40005 
2Creator/Collector:  Krisel, William
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 Title:  William Krisel papers  
 Dates:  1935-2014 
 Abstract:  Southern California architect William Krisel is a pioneering designer of mid-century residential and commercial architecture, known mainly for his affordable homes expressing the modern aesthetic. Consisting of drawings, photographs, documents, and articles, the archive contributes greatly to the study of mid-century modernism and postwar housing trends, particularly the development of tract housing, in California. 
 Number:  2009.M.23 
3Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Trust. Building Program
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 Title:  Getty Center site planning and construction photographs  
 Dates:  1947, 1958, 1963, 1978, 1982, 1984-1997, undated (bulk 1984-1997) 
 Abstract:  Records comprise photographic prints, snapshots, contact sheets, slides, and negatives, dating 1947-1997 (bulk 1984-1997), that were created and maintained by the J. Paul Getty Trust Building Program. Images document the planning and building of the Getty Center in Brentwood, California by Richard Meier & Partners and the Dinwiddie Construction Company. 
 Number:  IA40001