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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:  Mother Art
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 Title:  Mother Art records  
 Dates:  1973-2017, undated 
 Abstract:  The Mother Art records document the Los Angeles collective's artistic engagement with sociopolitical concerns relating to maternity, domesticity, and women's issues through photographs, posters, ephemera, press kits, and audio and videorecordings. 
 Number:  2017.M.60 
2Creator/Collector:  Diament Sujo, Clara
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 Title:  Clara Diament Sujo papers  
 Dates:  1944-2014 (bulk 1981-2008) 
 Abstract:  The papers of Clara Diament Sujo provide a comprehensive survey of the operations of CDS Gallery founded by the dealer and art critic in New York in 1981. There is also documentation on the center of contemporary art Estudio Actual created by Sujo in Caracas in 1968, as well as on her formative years studying with Jorge Romero Brest in Buenos Aires, and her writings and lectures. The archive comprises correspondence; financial records; scrapbooks; exhibition brochures; artist files; photographs; videos; and works on paper dedicated to Sujo. Among the artists represented by CDS Gallery and in the records are: Roberto Aizenberg; Jacobo Borges; Carlos Cruz-Diez; José Luis Cuevas; Stephen De Staebler; Wilfredo Lam; Roberto Matta; Henry Moore; José Clemente Orozco; Armando Reverón; Jesús Rafael Soto; Hedda Sterne; Joaquín Torres-García; and Adja Yunkers. 
 Number:  2018.M.31 
3Creator/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 
4Creator/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 
5Creator/Collector:  Sisters of Survival
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 Title:  Sisters of Survival records  
 Dates:  1954-2015, undated 
 Abstract:  Sisters of Survival (S.O.S.) was an anti-nuclear performance group founded in 1981 by Cheri Gaulke, Jerri Allyn, Nancy Angelo, Anne Gauldin, and Sue Maberry. The archive consists primarily of project files documenting performances, exhibitions, and publications from Sisters of Survival's main period of activity from 1982 to 1985 and some later projects, and includes photographic materials, planning documents, ephemera, digital files, audiovisual materials, and exhibition materials. The archive also contains press clippings and promotional images, administrative files, and a small amount of materials by other anti-nuclear artists and activists. 
 Number:  2017.M.47 
6Creator/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 
7Creator/Collector:  Feminist Art Workers
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 Title:  Feminist Art Workers records  
 Dates:  1976-2013, undated 
 Abstract:  The archive consists of papers, photographs, audiovisual and born digital material documenting the performances, exhibitions, and administrative activities of the Feminist Art Workers. 
 Number:  2017.M.48 
8Creator/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 
9Creator/Collector:  Buchanan, Nancy, 1946-
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 Title:  Nancy Buchanan papers  
 Dates:  1882-2017, undated 
 Abstract:  The Nancy Buchanan papers document the Los Angeles-based artist's career from the 1970s to the 2010s. Research and production files for her projects, including her major performances and video works, reflect Buchanan's exploration of politics, commerce, environmentalism, and feminism, and highlight her use of art as a tool for raising awareness of social issues. Audiovisual and digital components are present for many of Buchanan's performance pieces, as are photographs of her artworks, exhibitions, and performances. The collection also includes assorted personal and professional correspondence, printed ephemera, teaching files from Buchanan's tenure at the California Institute of the Arts, personal and family materials, papers related to her curatorial projects and collaborations, and artworks and artists' books created or collected by Buchanan. 
 Number:  2017.M.37