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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:  Nicholas Wilder Gallery
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 Title:  Nicholas Wilder Gallery records  
 Dates:  1927-1980 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises over fifty artist and gallery files containing photographs of works, press clippings, correspondence, slides, transparencies, and personalized artwork. 
 Number:  2014.M.35 
2Creator/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 
3Creator/Collector:  Mizuno Gallery
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 Title:  Mizuno Gallery records  
 Dates:  1955-2005 (bulk 1966-1988) 
 Abstract:  The Mizuno Gallery occupies an important place in the history of postwar art in Los Angeles as a venue for contemporary art from 1967 to 1984. The archive includes gallery ephemera, postcards, letters, installation shots and other photographs documenting gallerist Riko Mizuno's close relationship with the artists she exhibited, and with collectors and other art world personalities. The most extensively represented artists are Vija Celmins, Billy Al Bengston, and Henry Miller. 
 Number:  2010.M.84 
4Creator/Collector:  McMillan, Jerry, 1936-
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 Title:  Jerry McMillan photographs of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s  
 Dates:  1957-2014 
 Abstract:  The collection contains a near complete archive of Jerry McMillan's artistic output including approximately 7,000 negatives, 150 contact sheets, and 375 prints, as well as magazine articles, exhibition announcements, and other ephemera. There is also a small selection of McMillan's mixed media artworks, including two of McMillan's photo-bag sculptures and a multimedia collage. 
 Number:  2015.M.10 
5Creator/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 
6Creator/Collector:  Drinkwater, Harry, 1919-2014
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 Title:  Harry Drinkwater photographs documenting Los Angeles art and Architecture  
 Dates:  1950-2010 
 Abstract:  The collection of over 140 photographic prints and 1200 negatives represents a portion of the professional and personal output of Harry Drinkwater, a Venice, California-based Black photographer who documented Los Angeles's mid-century modern design movement as well as its wider artistic and social circles. Los Angeles-based Black artists, architects, and designers and their works feature prominently in the collection. 
 Number:  2011.R.23 
7Creator/Collector:  De Herrera, Gloria
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 Title:  Gloria de Herrera papers  
 Dates:  1936-1996 (bulk 1947-1985) 
 Abstract:  American art preparator, restorer, and collector active in Los Angeles and Paris. De Herrera was a close friend of Man Ray, William Nelson Copley, and other notable artists. The papers include correspondence, documents, artworks, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting De Herrera's milieu and activities. 
 Number:  980024