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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:  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 
2Creator/Collector:  L.A. Artists For Survival
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 Title:  L.A. Artists for Survival records relating to Target L.A.  
 Dates:  1981-1984, undated 
 Abstract:  The collection documents anti-nuclear war festivals in 1982 and 1983 organized by L.A. Artists for Survival, one of the later generation of artists' groups to emerge from the Los Angeles Woman's Building. The materials show the evolution of the festival's development and execution, and comprise largely administrative and production files, photographic documentation, and ephemera. 
 Number:  2017.M.46 
3Creator/Collector:  Kopelman, Gabrielle
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 Title:  Gabrielle Kopelman papers  
 Dates:  1950-2010, bulk 1970-1989 
 Abstract:  The papers of Gabrielle Kopelman document her numerous projects as a New York-based independent conservator for various institutions such as The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and The Toledo Museum of Art, as well as art dealers including P. & D. Colnaghi & Company and Wildenstein & Company. The archive includes restoration projects of paintings by major artists such as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and Hendrik Terbrugghen. The bulk of the collection contains photographic documentation of paintings in the form of black-and-white prints, negatives, radiographs and color transparencies. Also included are related papers including correspondence, invoices, notes and clippings. 
 Number:  2010.M.78 
4Creator/Collector:  Schaeffer Galleries (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  Schaeffer Galleries records  
 Dates:  1907-1988, bulk 1925-1980 
 Abstract:  Hanns and Kate Schaeffer specialized in Old Master paintings from all European schools. The records of the Schaeffer Galleries document gallery's stock and business dealings from the early 1920s until the late 1980s, both in Berlin and New York. The core of the collection comprises approximately two and a half thousand photographs of art that was handled by the gallery, which are filed along with documents concerning attribution, provenance, acquisition history, and sales. Card catalogs, lists, and ledgers record artworks sold and purchased and detail transactions with clients. These documents of business dealings are amplified by extensive correspondence with art collectors, museum curators, art dealers, art historians, restorers, and storage and shipping companies. Also included are inventories of private collections, lists of artworks shown at exhibitions held at the gallery, and unpublished albums with photographs of gallery stock. 
 Number:  910148 
5Creator/Collector:  Knoedler Kasmin Limited
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 Title:  Knoedler Kasmin Limited records  
 Dates:  1959-2007 (bulk 1970-1992) 
 Abstract:  The Knoedler Kasmin Limited records document the business of the London gallery under the partnership of gallerist John Kasmin with New York's Knoedler & Co. from 1977 to 1992. The gallery exhibited mostly abstract painting and sculpture and represented well-known contemporary artists such as Stephen Buckley, Anthony Caro, David Hockney, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell and Frank Stella. The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition announcements, clippings and photographic documentation of artists' work in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives. Also included are business records such as inventory lists, sales invoices and administrative and operational documents. 
 Number:  2010.M.71 
6Creator/Collector:  McMillan, Jerry, 1936-
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 Title:  Jerry McMillan photographs of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s  
 Dates:  1957-2014 
 Abstract:  The collection contains a near complete archive of Jerry McMillan's artistic output including approximately 7,000 negatives, 150 contact sheets, and 375 prints, as well as magazine articles, exhibition announcements, and other ephemera. There is also a small selection of McMillan's mixed media artworks, including two of McMillan's photo-bag sculptures and a multimedia collage. 
 Number:  2015.M.10 
7Creator/Collector:  Pope-Hennessy, John Wyndham, Sir, 1913-1994
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 Title:  John Pope-Hennessy papers  
 Dates:  1617-1995, bulk 1930-1995 
 Abstract:  The papers document John Pope-Hennessy's professional activities as a historian of Italian Renaissance art, museum director, curator, and teacher. The archive contains museum files, correspondence, study photographs, and manuscripts of his scholarly work. Also included are papers from his family, namely his parents, Ladislas and Una Pope-Hennessy and his brother, James Pope-Hennessy. The family papers include letters, clippings, and manuscripts of published and unpublished works. 
 Number:  990023 
8Creator/Collector:  Karras, Maria, 1950-
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 Title:  Maria Karras collection of Woman's Building papers and photographs  
 Dates:  1972-2018, undated 
 Abstract:  The collection presents a record of the historic first years of the Woman's Building in Los Angeles and the women involved with it, including Feminist Studio Workshop founders Judy Chicago, Sheila de Bretteville, and Arlene Raven. Maria Karras's photographs are joined by related ephemera, correspondence, posters, and other documentary materials, together with a selection of original artwork by Karras and her peers. 
 Number:  2018.M.16