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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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Alfred Schmela Galerie (1)
Altoon, John, 1925-1969 (1)
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Arakawa, Shūsaku, 1936-2010 (1)
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Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille, 1914- (1)
Christo, 1935- (1)
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1Creator/Collector:  Evans, James
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 Title:  James Evans mail art collection  
 Dates:  1970-1987, bulk 1984-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection assembled by James Evans reflects his own involvement in the mail art movement from from 1970 to 1987, particularly in the 1980s. Included are approximately 280 mail art projects by American, European and Japanese artists, as well as related ephemera, correspondence and publications. A large portion of the collection is books, stamps, stickers, postcards, and manifestos by Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, the Italian mail artist who coined the term autostoricizzazione (self-historicization). 
 Number:  2010.M.37 
2Creator/Collector:  Brittin, Charles
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 Title:  Charles Brittin papers  
 Dates:  1914-2009 (bulk 1950-1979) 
 Abstract:  The papers of photographer Charles Brittin contain photographs, negatives, slides, and transparencies documenting the Los Angeles art scene and social and political movements that occurred during the 1950s-1970s. Accompanying the photographs are correspondence, personal writings, printed ephemera, posters, maquettes, clippings, and publications. The archive also includes works of art by Brittin and other artists such as Bob Alexander, Wallace Berman, and George Herms. 
 Number:  2005.M.11 
3Creator/Collector:  Coracle Press
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 Title:  Coracle Press records  
 Dates:  1953-2013, bulk 1975-2008 
 Abstract:  Coracle Press records from 1953 to 2013 document the press's production of books, printed matter and exhibitions under the direction of Simon Cutts. 
 Number:  880024 
4Creator/Collector:  Alfred Schmela Galerie
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 Title:  Galerie Schmela records  
 Dates:  1923-2006, bulk 1957-1992 
 Abstract:  Galerie Schmela was one of the most important art galleries in Germany in the postwar period. Through a prescient program of exhibitions, founder Alfred Schmela introduced and promoted innovative European and American artists, such as Joseph Beuys, Arman, Gerhard Richter, the group ZERO (Otto Piene, Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack), Hans Haacke, Christo, Lucio Fontana, Robert Indiana, Yves Klein, Gordon Matta-Clark, Jean Tinguely, Richard Tuttle, and numerous others. Mainly concentrated on the 1950s through the 1970s, the Galerie Schmela records include: correspondence with artists and clients; gallery financial records; vintage photographic documentation of installations, gallery openings, and artworks; and extensive files of printed ephemera, posters, and press clippings. 
 Number:  2007.M.17