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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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Mural painting and decoration, Mexican in subject [X]
Photographs, Original in subject [X]
John Reed Club (Los Angeles, Calif.) in subject [X]
Communism and art -- Mexico in subject [X]
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Berdecio, Roberto (1)
Communism and art -- Mexico[X]
John Reed Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)[X]
Mural painting and decoration -- California -- Los Angeles (1)
Mural painting and decoration, Mexican[X]
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Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 (1)
Siqueiros, David Alfaro (1)
1Creator/Collector:  Siqueiros, David Alfaro
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 Title:  David Alfaro Siqueiros papers  
 Dates:  1920-1991 (bulk 1930-1936) 
 Abstract:  A leading member of the Mexican muralist movement and a technical innovator of fresco and wall painting. The collection consists almost entirely of manuscripts, some in many drafts, others fragmentary, the bulk of which date from the mid-1930s, when Siqueiros traveled to Los Angeles, New York, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo, returning intermittently to Mexico City. A significant portion of the papers concerns Siqueiros's public disputes with Diego Rivera; there are manifestos against Rivera, eye-witness accounts of their public debate, and newspaper coverage of the controversy. There is also material regarding the murals América Tropical, Mexico Actual and Ejercicio Plastico, including one drawing and a few photographs. The Experimental Workshop in New York City is also documented. 
 Number:  960094