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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:  Sleigh, Sylvia
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 Title:  Sylvia Sleigh papers  
 Dates:  1803-2013, undated (bulk 1940-2000) 
 Abstract:  The papers of noted Welsh-born feminist painter Sylvia Sleigh (1916-2010) document her life, career, and the larger context of contemporary feminist art, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1940-2000. Sleigh, a realist painter, moved to the United States in 1961 with her husband, art critic Lawrence Alloway. Sleigh's paintings of nude males in traditional odalisque poses remain her best-known works. She was a central figure in the New York City area feminist art movement of the 1970s. 
 Number:  2004.M.4 
2Creator/Collector:  Gere, John A.
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 Title:  John Gere research papers and photographs regarding Italian Old Master drawings  
 Dates:  1960-1990 
 Abstract:  Papers and photographs document Gere's research on Italian old master drawings, especially Raphael and his circle, and Taddeo and Federico Zuccaro. 
 Number:  950082 
3Creator/Collector:  Erenberg, Sam
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 Title:  Sam Erenberg papers  
 Dates:  1965-2012 
 Abstract:  The papers highlight Erenberg's career as a painter, bookmaker, filmmaker, and installation and performance artist. The archive includes correspondence, photographs, and project files documenting Erenberg's exhibition history; relations with artists, curators, and gallerists; and the development of various projects including experimental films, installations, and artists' books. 
 Number:  2012.M.52 
4Creator/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 
5Creator/Collector:  Wagstaff, Samuel J., Jr., 1921-1987
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 Title:  Samuel Wagstaff papers  
 Dates:  1796-1987 (bulk 1952-1986) 
 Abstract:  The papers document Sam Wagstaff's activities as curator and collector, with a focus on his collections and collecting processes. The papers are rich in correspondence and include letters from artists, photographers and cultural institutions. Original photographs and non-photographic original artworks are included, as well as slides, negatives, postcards, film reels, prints and drawings. 
 Number:  2005.M.46 
6Creator/Collector:  Patricia Faure Gallery
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 Title:  Patricia Faure Gallery records  
 Dates:  1952-2006 (bulk 1970-2006) 
 Abstract:  The Patricia Faure Gallery in Los Angeles, which began as Asher/Faure, exhibited internationally recognized artists such as Richard Artschwager, Philip Guston and Morris Louis along with less-known local artists such as Gwynn Murrill, Craig Kauffman and Jack Goldstein. The archive documents the period when the gallery was known as Asher/Faure between 1979 and 1994 and when it was under Faure's own name between 1994 and 2008. The bulk of the records comprises exhibition announcements and photographic documentation of artists' works in the form of prints, transparencies, slides and negatives. Also included are business papers such as sales and inventory lists, correspondence, financial statements and clippings. 
 Number:  2010.M.13 
7Creator/Collector:  Irwin, Robert, 1928-
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 Title:  Robert Irwin papers  
 Dates:  circa 1940-2011, bulk 1970-2011 
 Abstract:  Robert Irwin is a California artist associated with the Light and Space movement. His papers document many of Irwin's site-specific, primarily public artworks from the 1980s with correspondence, writings, clippings, drawings, photographs, models, and sound and video recordings. Additions (1999-2011) to the archive include papers, photographs, and drawings relating to the Getty central garden and other projects (ca. 1992-2011). 
 Number:  940081 
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 
9Creator/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 
10Creator/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 
11Creator/Collector:  Shunk, Harry
Kender, Janos
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 Title:  Harry Shunk and Shunk-Kender photographs  
 Dates:  1957-1990s 
 Abstract:  Harry Shunk and his partner Janos Kender worked as photographers recording the art world from the 1950s to the 1970s in the United States and Europe. Their extensive photography archive contains iconic images from the post-war era and documents key artists of the time, with candid portraits of artists in their homes and studios, and documentary photographs of exhibitions, exhibition openings and installations, performances, and other events. 
 Number:  2014.R.20