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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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Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976 (4)
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Miami International Airport (1)
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Nonas, Richard (1)
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Northridge Earthquake, Calif., 1994 (1)
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Posener, Julius (1)
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Restany, Pierre (1)
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Serra, Richard (1)
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St. Mary's Hospital (Chichester, England) (1)
St. Oswald's Church (Lower Peover, England) (1)
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1Creator/Collector:  Asprucci, Mario, 1764-1804
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 Title:  Mario and Antonio Asprucci architectural drawings relating to the Villa Borghese in Rome and other Borghese commissions  
 Dates:  1786-early 1800s 
 Abstract:  The architectural drawings by Mario Asprucci, his father Antonio Asprucci, and their associates, dating from 1786 to the early 1800s, document the buildings and gardens of the Villa Borghese in Rome that were commissioned by Prince Marcantonio IV Borghese as well as other Borghese commissions. They reveal the importance of Mario Asprucci's contributions and include designs he made for the Temple of Aesculapius and the unrealized Museo Gabino. 
 Number:  2021.M.12 
2Creator/Collector:  Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
Hasenauer, Karl von, 1833-1894
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 Title:  Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater  
 Dates:  1873-1877 
 Abstract:  Drawings and plans by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer for the Stage-set depot for the royal and imperial court theaters, Vienna. Included are several designs for the main facade and drawings detailing technical aspects such as roof trusses and pulleys. Most drawings are dated and signed by the architects; some drawings are signed by the engineers. 
 Number:  940054 
3Creator/Collector:  Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976
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 Title:  Assorted building plans  
 Dates:  1906, 1941-1967, undated 
 Abstract:  Records consist of blueprints, architectural drawings, a photograph, and a manuscript, 1906, 1941-1967 and undated, that depict and describe buildings having some relationship to J. Paul Getty, the Getty family and Getty businesses. 
 Number:  IA20014 
4Creator/Collector:  Israel, Franklin D.
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 Title:  Franklin D. Israel papers  
 Dates:  1967-1996 
 Abstract:  Los Angeles-based architect Frank Israel contributed substantially toward the architectural discourse of the 1980s and early 1990s, and served as a key link between the modernist generation of California architects and the work of current practitioners. The archive comprises about 8,000 original drawings and prints, 38 models, photographs, articles, and extensive office records and correspondence files that encompass Israel's design process while also providing insight into the establishment of firms and modern architectural business practice. 
 Number:  2009.M.6 
5Creator/Collector:  Butterfield, William
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 Title:  William Butterfield architectural and design drawings  
 Dates:  1838-1896 
 Abstract:  British architect. Butterfield's drawings and estimates partially document 25 architectural projects (churches, schools, and hospitals), and 67 drawings are designs for ecclesiastical objects. The collection represents the types of commissions Butterfield received and illustrates his promotion of the Gothic Revival style. 
 Number:  850998 
6Creator/Collector:  Rudofsky, Bernard, 1905-1988
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 Title:  Bernard Rudofsky papers  
 Dates:  ca. 1910-1987 
 Abstract:  Architect, exhibition organizer, and architectural theorist. Rudofsky's working papers consist of 56 notebooks with writings and drawings; magazine articles; magazine cover designs; ca. 150 drawings in watercolor, pencil, and crayon; plans, sketches, and photographs of his building projects in Brazil, Italy, and the United States; illustrated lectures; photographs of exhibition installations organized by Rudofsky; and examples of fashion designs. Also included are 33 travel notebooks (1948-1984) with many drawings, and ca. 5,500 color slides and ca. 125 black and white photographs taken during his travels. 
 Number:  920004 
7Creator/Collector:  Eisenman, Peter, 1932-
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 Title:  Peter Eisenman architectural drawings for House VI  
 Dates:  1972 
 Abstract:  Sixty-three architectural drawings in pencil, pen and marker on paper document the design development of House VI, one of Peter Eisenman's most important early polemical designs. Commissioned by Suzanne and Dick Frank, it was designed and built in 1972-1975, in Cornwall, Connecticut. All the drawings in this collection date from 1972. 
 Number:  920049 
8Creator/Collector:  Libeskind, Daniel
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 Title:  Daniel Libeskind papers  
 Dates:  1968-1992 
 Abstract:  The Libeskind archive contains 15 design projects (1970-1991), materials related to Libeskind's teaching at the Cranbrook Academy of Art (1980-1984), manuscripts and publications (1970-1990) and photographs, slides and transparencies (ca. 1968-1990). The Jewish Museum in Berlin (also called Between the Lines in this archive) is the most extensively documented of his designs. 
 Number:  920061 
9Creator/Collector:  Georgescu, Haralamb H., 1908-1977
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 Title:  Haralamb H. Georgescu papers  
 Dates:  1907-1992, bulk 1931-1977 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the professional career of Romanian-born architect Haralamb H. Georgescu. While incomplete, these papers shed light on the prevalence of modernism and its European sources while further broadening the understanding of twentieth-century California modernism. 
 Number:  2008.M.35 
10Creator/Collector:  Carlhian (Firm)
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 Title:  Carlhian records  
 Dates:  1867-1988 
 Abstract:  Records of the Paris-based interior design firm, including ledgers, stock books, furniture designs, correspondence, photographs, fabric samples, drawings, and business records for the firms' Paris, London, New York, and Buenos Aires offices. 
 Number:  930092 
11Creator/Collector:  French & Company (New York, N.Y.)
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 Title:  French & Company records  
 Dates:  1910-1998 (bulk 1950-1960) 
 Abstract:  The French & Company records document some of the activities of the art dealership and primarily date from the period of Spencer Samuels's directorship, ca. 1950-1960. Papers relate to legal and business operations, financial matters, the board of directors, business deals, artwork sales, exhibitions, and publicity for the firm. 
 Number:  990051 
12Creator/Collector:  Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities
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 Title:  Records of facilities at 401 Wilshire  
 Dates:  1980-1994, undated 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises architectural records, photographs, and ephemera documenting the development of the facilities and activities of the Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH) of the J. Paul Getty Trust at 401 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, California from 1980 to 1994. The architectural records consist of blueline prints, blueprints, drawings, architectural models, reports, photographs, slides and negatives, for and of 401 Wilshire Boulevard. The photographs and ephemera document the interior spaces of 401 Wilshire Boulevard and the various activities of the GCHAH. 
 Number:  IA20015 
13Creator/Collector:  Neuerburg, Norman
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 Title:  Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction  
 Dates:  1966-1987 (bulk 1970-1975) 
 Abstract:  The papers of art history professor Norman Neuerburg (1966-1987) relate to his role as the historical consultant in the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, also known as the Getty Villa. Files contain correspondence, lectures, manuscripts, notes, construction reports, sketches and drawings, architectural schema, press clippings, photographs, and slides. The bulk of the archive dates to 1970-1975. 
 Number:  870517 
14Creator/Collector:  Born, Ernest, 1898-
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 Title:  Ernest Born architectural drawings of medieval aisled timber halls  
 Dates:  ca. 1944-ca. 1981 
 Abstract:  Architect and professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Architectural drawings document English, French, and Dutch and Belgian vernacular buildings of the 13th and 14th centuries, including churches, tithe barns, manor halls, hospitals, and market halls. 
 Number:  920089 
15Creator/Collector:  Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976
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 Title:  Ranch House records  
 Dates:  1921, 1945-1960s, 1975-1976, 1980s, 1999-2007, undated 
 Abstract:  Records consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, brochures, clippings, architectural drawings, and photographs, 1921, 1945-1960s, 1975-1976, 1980s, 1999-2007 and undated, that describe the history of, and planned and executed alterations and additions to, J. Paul Getty's Ranch House in Malibu, California. Also included is some administrative material relating to Ranch House personnel. 
 Number:  IA20021 
16Creator/Collector:  Unidentified
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 Title:  Reports submitted to the Getty Foundation by recipients of conservation grants  
 Dates:  1986-2011 
 Abstract:  The records consist entirely of final and annual progress reports made up of correspondence, reports, surveys, architectural drawings, publications, specifications, print and slide photographic documentation, CD-ROMs, video, and floppy diskettes, dating 1986-2011, submitted to the Getty Foundation by recipients of conservation grants for the purpose of documenting the progress and results of their grant-funded projects. 
 Number:  IA20017 
17Creator/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 
18Creator/Collector:  Mendelsohn, Erich
Mendelsohn, Luise
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 Title:  Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers  
 Dates:  1894-1992 
 Abstract:  The archive, from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, comprises the personal correspondence and documents of the Mendelsohn family. Includes transcripts or originals of correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn (1910-1953) reflecting Erich Mendelsohn's architectural, aesthetic, and political development. Other papers concern Erich's architectural legacy and include manuscripts of Luise's unpublished autobiography and biographical notes on her husband, photographs of family life and architectural projects, microfilm copies of typescripts and drawings, audiotapes of lectures, and five drawings by Erich's students. 
 Number:  880406 
19Creator/Collector:  Panza, Giuseppe
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 Title:  Giuseppe Panza papers  
 Dates:  1956-1990 
 Abstract:  Collection documents the Italian businessman's activities in collecting works by some of the seminal American artists involved with abstract expressionist, pop, minimal, conceptual, environmental, and light and space art. The archive contains material dating from 1956, when Panza began collecting. up to the sale of the second part of his collection to the Guggenheim Museum in 1990. Panza's art collection is documented by correspondence with artists and galleries, photographs, small drawings, invoices, loan requests, announcements, and invitations. The archive also includes a substantial quantity of Panza's writings on art; papers and ephemera related to Panza's associations with museums, galleries, and cultural institutions; clippings and photocopies of articles about the collection; and an extensive group of architectural drawings of potential sites for the collection, many with Panza's installation designs. 
 Number:  940004