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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:  Rainer, Yvonne, 1934-
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 Title:  Yvonne Rainer papers  
 Dates:  1871-2013 (bulk 1959-2013) 
 Abstract:  Yvonne Rainer is an avant-garde American dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. Her papers document her life as an artist from the late 1950s through 2013, and include photographic material dated as early as 1933. Materials include dance scores; programs and posters; photographic and audiovisual documentation of performances, rehearsals, and films; correspondence; writings, including Rainer's feature-length film scripts; and critical response to her work. 
 Number:  2006.M.24 
2Creator/Collector:  Waitresses (Group of artists)
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 Title:  The Waitresses records  
 Dates:  1971-2015, undated 
 Abstract:  The Waitresses was one of the first performance art groups to emerge from the Los Angeles Woman's Building. Founded in 1977 by Jerri Allyn and Anne Gauldin, the group used their collective experiences working as waitresses to explore feminist issues such as sex discrimination and wage inequality in the food service industry. Materials in the collection document the performances produced by the group from 1976 to 1985, as well as American Dining: A Working Woman's Movement, a performance produced by Jerri Allyn from 1986 to 1989. Materials also relate to a 25th anniversary re-staging of five performances in 2007, as well as other exhibitions and publications about The Waitresses after 1985. The collection consists of performance notes, scripts, costumes, photographs, press clippings, props and ephemera, research files related to social issues in the food service industry, and audiovisual recordings related to various performances and exhibitions. 
 Number:  2017.M.45 
3Creator/Collector:  Getty Information Institute
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 Title:  Getty Information Institute Departments of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects records  
 Dates:  1978-1999 (bulk 1983-1998) 
 Abstract:  The materials comprise records created by the Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects departments of the Getty Information Institute (GII) and its predecessor, the Getty Art History Information Program (AHIP), dating 1978-1999 (bulk 1982-1998). The records comprise project files, correspondence, memos, agreements and licenses, articles and reports, meeting and conference materials, status reports, marketing files, histories and planning documentation, and audiovisual materials. These records primarily represent the files of Marilyn Schmitt as manager of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, and Special Projects, 1983-1998, but do also include the files of her staff as well as the files of Kathleen McDonnell and Jane Sledge as managers of Network Initiatives, 1996-1999. 
 Number:  IA20036 
4Creator/Collector:  Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996
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 Title:  Edmund Teske papers  
 Dates:  1933-1996 
 Abstract:  The papers document Edmund Teske's life and work as a photographer, poet and teacher. Materials include correspondence informative of Teske's relationships with his family, colleagues and critics; poetry and writings about photography and philosophy; exhibition materials; newspaper clippings and journal articles; teaching files; interview recordings and transcripts; and photographic materials. 
 Number:  2005.M.10 
5Creator/Collector:  Getty Research Institute. Scholars Program
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 Title:  Getty Research Institute Scholars Program images and recordings  
 Dates:  1985-2013 
 Abstract:  The collection consists of digitized and analog audio recordings, video recordings, and photographs of the people and events related to the Scholars Program at the Getty Research Institute. The materials date 1985-2013 and include recordings and photographs of lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and other events hosted by the Getty Research Institute and given by Getty Scholars, staff, and invited speakers. The collection also includes portraits of the program scholars and photo releases signed by scholars. 
 Number:  IA20026 
6Creator/Collector:  High Performance
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 Title:  High Performance magazine records  
 Dates:  1953-2005 
 Abstract:  High Performance magazine records document the publication's content, editorial process and administrative history during its quarterly run from 1978-1997. Founded as a magazine covering performance art, the publication gradually shifted editorial focus first to include all new and experimental art, and then to activism and community-based art. Due to its extensive compilation of artist files, the archive provides comprehensive documentation of the progressive art world from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. 
 Number:  2006.M.8 
7Creator/Collector:  Antin, Eleanor
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 Title:  Eleanor Antin papers  
 Dates:  1953-2010 
 Abstract:  The papers of artist Eleanor Antin contain comprehensive documentation of her work and work processes throughout her career as a pioneer in the fields of conceptual, feminist, and performance art. Included are extensive correspondence, notebooks and sketchbooks, ephemera, thousands of photographs and negatives, and master recordings of video, film, and audio works. 
 Number:  2012.M.5 
8Creator/Collector:  Tucker, Marcia
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 Title:  Marcia Tucker papers  
 Dates:  1918-2007, bulk 1957-2005 
 Abstract:  Museum files, correspondence, writings and other materials pertinent to Marcia Tucker's career as curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and founding director of the New Museum (New York, N.Y.). 
 Number:  2004.M.13 
9Creator/Collector:  Hopkins, Henry
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 Title:  Henry Hopkins papers  
 Dates:  1950-2005 
 Abstract:  The selected papers of curator, teacher, and museum director, Henry Hopkins, document his teaching at the University of California, Los Angeles, some of the exhibitions he curated, and his directorship at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art. 
 Number:  2006.M.1 
10Creator/Collector:  Mendelsohn, Erich
Mendelsohn, Luise
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 Title:  Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers  
 Dates:  1894-1992 
 Abstract:  The archive, from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, comprises the personal correspondence and documents of the Mendelsohn family. Includes transcripts or originals of correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn (1910-1953) reflecting Erich Mendelsohn's architectural, aesthetic, and political development. Other papers concern Erich's architectural legacy and include manuscripts of Luise's unpublished autobiography and biographical notes on her husband, photographs of family life and architectural projects, microfilm copies of typescripts and drawings, audiotapes of lectures, and five drawings by Erich's students. 
 Number:  880406 
11Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Public Programs
J. Paul Getty Museum. Public Programs Villa
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 Title:  J. Paul Getty Museum Public Programs performing arts recordings and ephemera  
 Dates:  1998-2018 
 Abstract:  The records comprise audiovisual recordings of performances sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Museum Public Programs department at the Getty Center and Getty Villa between 1998 and 2018, and documentation of the events from 1998 to 2013. Events include presentations in the series Friday Nights at the Getty, Saturday Nights at the Getty, Sounds of L.A., Selected Shorts, Gordon Getty Concerts, Summer Sessions, and Garden Concerts for Kids, as well as standalone performances. Recordings include audiocassettes, videocassettes, DAT tapes, and born-digital files stored on CDs, DVDs, and Getty servers. 
 Number:  IA40012 
12Creator/Collector:  Willan, Anne
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 Title:  Anne Willan papers  
 Dates:  1570-2018 
 Abstract:  The papers of Anne Willan, a British-American expert in French gastronomy, provide a comprehensive survey of the operations of the École de cuisine La Varenne founded by Willan in Paris in 1975 and of Willan's writings and TV programs. The papers consist of correspondence, brochures, drafts, typescripts, press clippings, photographs, videos, and electronic records. The archive also includes drawings, ephemera, manuscripts and prints collected by Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. Dating from the 16th to the late 20th century, these works illuminate the preparation and consumption of food and its display in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. 
 Number:  2018.M.15 
13Creator/Collector:  Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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 Title:  Woman's Building records  
 Dates:  1960-2016, undated 
 Abstract:  The Los Angeles Woman's Building was established in 1973 by artist Judy Chicago, designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and art historian Arlene Raven. The Woman's Building was a center for women's art education and a facility for women's groups and organizations. During its time, the Woman's Building played a key role in the field of feminist art and arts education. Materials in the collection offer a comprehensive overview of the activities of the Woman's Building from 1973 to 1991, and document the organization's post-1991 projects. Materials were collected by Sue Maberry during her time as an artist and administrator of the Woman's Building and later as Director of Library and Instructional Technologies at Otis College of Art and Design. Materials consist of printed ephemera and photographic material related to educational programs, exhibitions, performances, events, and various collaborative projects. Included are administrative files, artist files, publications, correspondence, project files, audio and video recordings, and digital files produced for various projects. The collection also contains material documenting the Doin' It In Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building exhibition held at Otis College of Art and Design in 2011-2012. 
 Number:  2017.M.43 
14Creator/Collector:  Program for Art on Film (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  Program for Art on Film records  
 Dates:  1951-1999, undated (bulk 1984-1997) 
 Abstract:  Records include correspondence, memoranda, printed matter, minutes, financial and legal documents, films, CD-ROMs, slides, and ephemera produced and collected by the Program for Art on Film, 1951-1999 and undated. Included in the collection are records created and collected by the Program for Art on Film. Among the records created by the Program are correspondence, publications and related correspondence and memoranda, and films. Also included in the records are interviews with filmmakers, in both audio cassette and transcript format, information on two symposia organized by the Program, and records of the Advisory and Managing Committees. Materials collected by the Program include subject files, primarily on art historical topics and film-related topics; information on filmmakers, art historians and artists; brochures and catalogs from film production and distribution companies; information (catalogs, press releases, brochures) on art-related film festivals, both domestic and international; and published materials. 
 Number:  IA20008