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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:  Ellin, Everett
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 Title:  Everett Ellin papers  
 Dates:  1928-2013 
 Abstract:  Everett Ellin was the polymathic owner of two well-regarded art galleries in Los Angeles during the late 1950s and the early 1960s. He invigorated the local art scene by bringing major artists from New York to Los Angeles. He also created a vital link between technology and museums by founding the Museum Computer Network. After leaving the art world, he worked as an entrepreneur in energy management and medical imaging technology, as an inventor of media devices, an executive for SONY, and as a business consultant. The papers document Ellin's professional life, including his work with the Everett Ellin Gallery, French & Company, and the Museum Computer Network. A small quantity of personal papers is also present. 
 Number:  2015.M.22 
2Creator/Collector:  Laemmle Gallery ·
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 Title:  Laemmle Gallery photographs documenting the Laemmle art business, Munich and Los Angeles ·  
 Dates:  1894-1993 
 Abstract:  This collection of glass negatives, photographs, and tearsheets was assembled by art dealers Siegfried and Walter Laemmle in the course of pursuing business in Munich and Los Angeles and represents the remaining records of their business. 
 Number:  93.P.1 
3Creator/Collector:  Stendahl Art Galleries
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 Title:  Stendahl Art Galleries records  
 Dates:  1880-2003 
 Abstract:  The Stendahl Art Galleries records document the business dealings of the Los Angeles gallery from 1913 to 2017. The gallery initially exhibited works by modern and local artists, but transitioned in 1935 to dealing mostly in pre-Hispanic art. Stendahl Art Galleries sold pre-Hispanic works to a variety of collectors, dealers, and institutions, and is considered a significant gallery in the history of that market. The records comprise subject files; photographic files; exhibition files; documents related to publications; financial records; administrative files; correspondence; and Stendahl family papers including research files for the book Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl Art Dealer as Impresario. 
 Number:  2017.M.38