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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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Albumen prints -- Mexico -- 19th century (2)
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Le Plongeon, Alice D. (Alice Dixon), 1851-1910 (2)
Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908[X]
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Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919 (1)
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The pyramid of Xochicalco–1914 (1)
Wet collodion negatives -- Mexico -- 19th century (1)
1Creator/Collector:  Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908
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 Title:  Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon Photographs of Chichén Itza, Uxmal and Yucatán  
 Dates:  1873-1910 
 Abstract:  Photographs by Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon document Maya architecture and sculpture at the archaeological sites of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal in the Yucatán peninsula. Images of Yucatán towns, flora, fauna, and peoples are also included in the collection. 
 Number:  2007.R.8 
2Creator/Collector:  Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908
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 Title:  Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon papers  
 Dates:  circa 1840-1937 (bulk 1860-1910) 
 Abstract:  The collection documents the archaeological excavations, fieldwork, research, and writings of the nineteenth-century photographers, antiquarians, and amateur archaeologists Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, the first persons to systematically excavate and photograph the Maya sites of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal (1873-1886). The couple's pioneering work in documenting Maya sites and inscriptions with photography, which in many cases recorded the appearance of sites and objects that have subsequently been damaged or lost, was overshadowed in their own lifetimes by their theories of Maya cultural diffusion, and in particular by their insistence that the Maya founded ancient Egypt. The Le Plongeon's work, and evidence of their wide-ranging interests, is found in manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and photographs. The collection also contains papers belonging to Maude and Henry Field Blackwell, who inherited the literary estate of the Le Plongeons. 
 Number:  2004.M.18