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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 (2)
J. Paul Getty Trust (2)
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Camargo , Iberê, 1914-1994 (1)
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Chéreau, Jean-Baptiste, 1907-1988 (1)
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Getty, George F. (George Franklin), 1855-1930 (1)
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Kren, Thomas, 1950 (1)
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Leal da Câmara, Tomás, 1876-1948 (1)
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Ludwig, Peter , 1925-1996 (1)
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Satié, Alain, 1944- (1)
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École de cuisine La Varenne (1)
1Creator/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 
2Creator/Collector:  Mouvement lettriste
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 Title:  Lettrist movement papers  
 Dates:  1949-1988 
 Abstract:  Assorted material from the Lettrist movement, including manuscripts, printed essays and tracts, and exhibition ephemera. 
 Number:  900263 
3Creator/Collector:  Valença, F. (Francisco), 1882-1962
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 Title:  Francisco Valença papers  
 Dates:  1895-1963 
 Abstract:  The Francisco Valença papers contain the work of the acclaimed Portuguese caricaturist who was most active between 1905 and 1958. Contents of the collection include letters received, unpublished manuscripts, original caricatures and comics, drawings and studies, printed matter and personal documents of Valença. Correspondence comprises letters from Portuguese intellectuals, politicians and modernist artist's groups. Manuscripts include a bibliography, records of artwork and writings on other artists. His artwork consists mostly of original pen and ink caricatures. 
 Number:  970071 
4Creator/Collector:  Hewins, Ralph
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 Title:  Collected papers for biography of J. Paul Getty  
 Dates:  Circa 1890s-1973, 1984, undated (bulk 1957-1973) 
 Abstract:  The collection comprises material created or collected by Ralph Hewins in the course of researching and writing the biography The Richest American: J. Paul Getty (1960). The material dates from around the 1890s to 1973 and includes correspondence that discusses Hewins' writings about Getty, a number of unpublished manuscripts, personal photographs given to Hewins by Mr. Getty, and other related photographs, clippings, and ephemera belonging to Hewins. 
 Number:  IA20012 
5Creator/Collector:  Gjerstad, Einar, b. 1897
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 Title:  Einar Gjerstad research papers  
 Dates:  1806-1984 (bulk 1925-1980) 
 Abstract:  The Einar Gjerstad research papers document the long and prolific scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. The archive includes research notes, photographs, drawings, typescripts and publication production materials for Gjerstad's extensive studies of the archaeology of Cyprus and early Rome. 
 Number:  900228 
6Creator/Collector:  Åkerström, Åke, 1902-
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 Title:  Åke Åkerström papers  
 Dates:  1853-1991 (bulk 1927-1987) 
 Abstract:  The Åke Åkerström papers record the scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. Åkerström's research interests and publications ranged from architectural terracottas in Asia Minor to Etruscan tomb typology to Mycenaean pottery in Greece, and this breadth is reflected in the research notes, photographs, postcards, drawings, correspondence, manuscripts, and typescripts that constitute the Åkerström papers. The archive also includes a substantial amount of material that originated with Lennart Kjellberg and Axel W. Persson, earlier scholars whose work Åkerström continued. 
 Number:  940110 
7Creator/Collector:  J. Paul Getty Museum. Dept. of Manuscripts
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 Title:  Photographs of unpacking the Ludwig Collection  
 Dates:  1983 
 Abstract:  Records comprise photographs, and photocopies of the photographs, of the opening and unpacking of the Ludwig Collection of illuminated manuscripts purchased by the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983. 
 Number:  IA20002 
8Creator/Collector:  Willan, Anne
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 Title:  Anne Willan papers  
 Dates:  1570-2018 
 Abstract:  The papers of Anne Willan, a British-American expert in French gastronomy, provide a comprehensive survey of the operations of the École de cuisine La Varenne founded by Willan in Paris in 1975 and of Willan's writings and TV programs. The papers consist of correspondence, brochures, drafts, typescripts, press clippings, photographs, videos, and electronic records. The archive also includes drawings, ephemera, manuscripts and prints collected by Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. Dating from the 16th to the late 20th century, these works illuminate the preparation and consumption of food and its display in England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States. 
 Number:  2018.M.15 
9Creator/Collector:  Courthion, Pierre
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 Title:  Pierre Courthion papers  
 Dates:  1901-1987 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the scholarly, personal and professional pursuits and activities of noted art critic and art historian Pierre Courthion. The bulk of the material relates directly to Courthion's research and writing projects, consisting primarily of unpublished notes and edited typescript drafts of essays, articles and monographs, as well as related visual materials and correspondence. 
 Number:  890007 
10Creator/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