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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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Assemblage (Art) (3)
Schwitters, Kurt, 1887-1948 (3)
Art, Modern--20th century (2)
Correspondence (2)
Dadaism (2)
Expatriate artists (2)
Hausmann, Raoul, 1886-1971 (2)
Höch, Hannah, 1889-1978 (2)
Marc, Franz, 1880-1916 (2)
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Sound poetry (2)
Adler, Jeremy D. (1)
African American art -- United States -- 20th century (1)
African American artists -- United States -- 20th century (1)
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Arntz, Wilhelm F. (1)
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Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century (1)
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Arts--Experimental methods (1)
B., Mats, 1951- (1)
Baldessari, John, 1931- (1)
Barlach, Ernst, 1870-1938 (1)
Baumeister, Willi, 1889-1955 (1)
Beckmann, Max, 1884-1950 (1)
Bengston, Billy Al (1)
Benjamin, Jerry (1)
Benjamin, Karl (1)
Berman, Shirley (1)
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976 (1)
Beuys, Joseph (1)
Bill, Max, 1908-1994 (1)
Black-and-white prints (photographs) (1)
Blum, Irving, , 1930- (1)
Bonnard, Pierre, 1867-1947 (1)
Borst, Hugo, 1881-1967 (1)
Boyd, Don, 1934- (1)
Brant, Henry, 1913-2008 (1)
Brecht, George (1)
Brittin, Charles (1)
Brogan, Jack (1)
Buchholz, Erich, 1891-1972 (1)
Byrnes, James B. (1)
Bünemann, Hermann (1)
Cage, John (1)
Carrasco, Barbara, 1955- (1)
Celmins, Vija, 1938- (1)
Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 (1)
Chicago, Judy, 1939- (1)
Chillida, Eduardo, 1924-2002 (1)
Chopin, Henri (1)
Claxton, William (1)
Clippings (information artifacts) (1)
Color photographs (1)
Community art projects (1)
Concrete poetry (1)
Concrete poetry--England--Exhibitions (1)
Cook, Geoffrey (1)
Cooper, Michael, 1930- (1)
Corner, Philip (1)
Corse, Mary, 1945- (1)
Cowles, Charles, 1941- (1)
Dalí, Salvador, 1904-1989 (1)
Davis, Ronald, 1937- (1)
Deutsche Zentralverwaltung für Volksbildung in der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone (1)
Deutscher Werkbund (1)
Drawings (visual works)--20th century (1)
Drinkwater, Harry, 1919-2014 (1)
Dye diffusion transfer prints (1)
Edwards, Melvin, 1937- (1)
Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg für die Besetzten Gebiete (1)
Electronic records (digital records) (1)
Ellin, Everett (1)
Entartete Kunst (1)
Ernst Barlach Gesellschaft (1)
Ernst, Ulrich, 1944- (1)
Events (1)
Exiles (1)
Experimental films -- United States (1)
Expressionism (Art) (1)
Faure, Patricia, 1928- (1)
Feminism and art -- United States -- 20th century (1)
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History (1)
Filliou, Robert (1)
Finlay, Ian Hamilton (1)
Floquet, Pierre Louis (1)
Foulkes, Llyn, 1934- (1)
Frank, Peter, 1950- (1)
Franklin (1)
Freeman House (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) (1)
Friedman, Ken, 1949- (1)
Galerie Fischer (1)
Gallery 32 (1)
Garnier, Pierre (1)
Gehry, Frank O., 1929- (1)
Getty Research Institute (1)
Goode, Joe, 1937- (1)
Grieshaber, Helmut A. P., 1909-1981 (1)
Grinstein, Stanley (1)
Grosz, George, 1893-1959 (1)
Hajek, Otto Herbert, 1927-2005 (1)
Hammersley, Frederick, 1919-2009 (1)
Happening (Art) (1)
Harrington, Curtis (1)
Hassinger, Maren (1)
Hatherly, Ana (1)
Hausmann, Elfriede (1)
Hausmann, Vera (1)
Heartfield, John, 1891-1968 (1)
Heckel, Erich, 1883-1970 (1)
Hellens, Franz (1)
Hendricks, Geoffrey (1)
Herms, George, 1935- (1)
Hiller, Kurt, 1885-1972 (1)
Hilty, Hans Rudolf (1)
Hofer, Carl, 1878-1955 (1)
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009 (1)
Hopps, Walter (1)
Huelsenbeck, Richard, 1892-1974 (1)
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich, 1928-2000 (1)
Intermedia--20th century (1)
Inventories (1)
Irwin, Robert, 1928- (1)
Janco, Marcel, 1895-1984 (1)
Janssen, Horst, 1929-1995 (1)
Jawlensky, Alexej von, 1864-1941 (1)
Jenkins, Ulysses, 1946- (1)
Johnson, Ray, 1927-1995 (1)
Jordan, Larry, 1934- (1)
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944 (1)
Karpel, Bernard, 1911- (1)
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-2010 (1)
Kempton, Karl (1)
Kirchner, Ernst Ludwig, 1880-1938 (1)
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940 (1)
Klintberg, Bengt af, 1938- (1)
Knowles, Alison (1)
Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980 (1)
Kommission zur Verwertung der eingezogenen Produkte entarteter Kunst (1)
Kostelanetz, Richard (1)
Kubin, Alfred, 1877-1959 (1)
Kunstarchiv Arntz (1)
Kunsthaus Lempertz (1)
Le Fauconnier, Henri, 1881-1945 (1)
Legal documents (1)
Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935 (1)
Literature, Experimental (1)
Lost works of art -- France (1)
Lost works of art -- Germany (1)
Mac Low, Jackson (1)
Maciunas, George, 1931-1978 (1)
Macke, August, 1887-1914 (1)
Mahlow, Dietrich (1)
Mail art--20th century (1)
Mason, John, 1955- (1)
McCaffery, Steve (1)
McCullough, Barbara (1)
McMillan, Jerry, 1936- (1)
Meltzer, David (1)
Mesens, E. L. T., (Edouard Léon Théodore), 1903-1971 (1)
Mew, Tommy (1)
Mizuno, Riko (1)
Modigliani, Amedeo, 1884-1920 (1)
Moffitt, Peggy (1)
Moran, Robert, 1937- (1)
Morris, Michael, 1942- (1)
Morrow, Charlie (1)
Mueller, Otto, 1874-1930 (1)
Mullican, Lee, 1919-1998 (1)
Music--20th century (1)
Müller-Wulckow, Walter, 1886-1964 (1)
Nannucci, Maurizio, 1939- (1)
National socialism and art (1)
Nations, Opal L. (1)
Nengudi, Senga, 1943- (1)
Neuendorf, Hans (1)
Nolde, Emil, 1867-1956 (1)
Obituaries (1)
Oliveros, Pauline, 1932- (1)
Oral histories (document genres) (1)
Painting, Abstract -- California -- Los Angeles (1)
Pashgian, Helen, 1934- (1)
Pechstein, Max, 1881-1955 (1)
Pedersen, Knud, 1925- (1)
Performance art (1)
Performance art--United States (1)
Peters, Robert, 1924- (1)
Phillips, Michael Joseph (1)
Photographic prints (1)
Photographic prints--20th century (1)
Photomontage (1)
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 (1)
Poems--20th century (1)
Poetry, Modern--20th century (1)
Polkinhorn, Harry (1)
Porter, Bern, 1911-2004 (1)
Posters (1)
Printed Editions (1)
Printed ephemera (1)
Prints -- Technique (1)
Privatinitiative Kunst (1)
Publishers and publishing--United States (1)
Reichardt, Jasia (1)
Reutti, Kurt (1)
Richter, Hans, 1888-1976 (1)
Rohlfs, Christian, 1849-1938 (1)
Rosenthal, Rachel, 1926-2015 (1)
Ruscha, Edward (1)
Rypson, Piotr (1)
Saar, Betye (1)
Sarenco, 1945- (1)
Schlemmer, Oskar, 1888-1943 (1)
Schmalenbach, Werner, 1920-2010 (1)
Schmidt-Rottluff, Karl, 1884-1976 (1)
Scores--20th century (1)
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century (1)
Seuphor, Michel, 1901-1999 (1)
Small presses--United States (1)
Sohm, Hanns, 1921- (1)
Something Else Press (1)
Sound recordings (1)
Stegemeier, Elfriede (1)
Strauss, Ottmar (1)
Studio Z (Firm) (1)
Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett (1)
Sulzbach, Renée (1)
Teske, Edmund, 1911-1996 (1)
Themerson, Stefan (1)
Transcripts (1)
Tschichold, Jan, 1902-1974 (1)
Tschinkel, Augustin (1)
Tzara, Tristan, 1896-1963 (1)
Tóth, Gábor, 1950- (1)
Unpublished Editions (Firm) (1)
Valentine, DeWain, 1936- (1)
Vautier, Ben, 1935- (1)
Verlag Das Beste GmbH (1)
Video recordings (1)
Vostell, Wolf, 1932-1998 (1)
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987 (1)
Weber, Andreas Paul, 1893-1980 (1)
Williams, Emmett (1)
Williams, Eugene, 1955- (1)
Williams, Jonathan, 1929-2008 (1)
Williams, Mason, 1938- (1)
Women artists -- United States -- 20th century (1)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- France (1)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Confiscations and contributions -- Germany (1)
1Creator/Collector:  Petronio, Arthur
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 Title:  Arthur Petronio papers  
 Dates:  1919-1971 
 Abstract:  Small archive of Arthur Petronio, composer of verbophonic works, or works at the intersection of poetry and music. 
 Number:  980053 
2Creator/Collector:  Hausmann, Raoul, 1886-1971
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 Title:  Raoul Hausmann correspondence  
 Dates:  1909-1971 (bulk 1960-1970) 
 Abstract:  Austrian artist, one of the founders of the Dada movement; active in Berlin 1912-1933. Collection details Hausmann's life in exile and chronicles his professional activities from 1945 to 1971. Letters to and from artists, writers, dealers, critics, and publishers contain detailed accounts of the original artists of Berlin Dada. 
 Number:  850994 
3Creator/Collector:  Huelsenbeck, Richard, 1892-1974
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 Title:  Richard Huelsenbeck papers  
 Dates:  1910-1978 
 Abstract:  Papers of German poet, Richard Huelsenbeck, who was involved with the Dada movement and edited several of its important journals. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, some photographs, clippings and catalogues. 
 Number:  910082 
4Creator/Collector:  Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998
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 Title:  Dick Higgins papers  
 Dates:  1960-1994 (bulk 1972-1993) 
 Abstract:  American artist, poet, writer, publisher, composer, and educator. The archive contains papers collected or generated by Higgins, documenting his involvement with Fluxus and happenings, pattern and concrete poetry, new music, and small press publishing from 1972 to 1994, with some letters dated as early as 1960. 
 Number:  870613 
5Creator/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 
6Creator/Collector:  Arntz, Wilhelm F.
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 Title:  Wilhelm Arntz papers  
 Dates:  1898-1986 
 Abstract:  Comprehensive research collection on twentieth century art, especially German Expressionism, compiled by the art expert Wilhelm Friedrich Arntz. A vast portion of the collection consists of research files on individual artists. Of particular interest are files concerning the so-called degenerate art campaign by the Nazis and the recovery of confiscated artwork after World War II. Extensive material documents Arntz's professional activities. 
 Number:  840001