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Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction, 1966-1987 (bulk 1970-1975)

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Title: Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction
Dates: 1966-1987 (bulk 1970-1975)
Number: 870517
Creator/Collector: Neuerburg, Norman
Extent: 11.0 linear feet (19 boxes, 22 flat file folders, 3 rolls)
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.
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Language: Collection material is in English
Repository: The Getty Research Institute
Special Collections
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
Author: Finding aid prepared by Shannon K. Supple.

Biographical/Historical Note

Norman Neuerburg, an art and architecture historian, artist, and university professor, was born in 1926 in Universal City, California. After serving in the army in Italy during World War II, Dr. Neuerburg received his B.A. in Greek from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1953 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, in 1955 and 1960, respectively. From 1955 to 1957, he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

Dr. Neuerburg taught art history at many major research institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Riverside, University of Southern California, Indiana University, the California Institute of the Arts, and California State University, Dominguez Hills. He also acted as an historical consultant to the J. Paul Getty Museum, California's historic missions, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historical Preservation, as well as curator of Spanish colonial art at the Southwest Museum. Dr. Neuerburg died of complications from a stroke in 1997 in his native Los Angeles.


Scope and Content of Collection

The Norman Neuerburg papers regarding the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum contain materials gathered by the university art history professor in his capacity as historical consultant to the design of the J. Paul Getty Museum, also known as the Getty Villa. The archive contains correspondence, lecture notes and manuscripts, construction reports and updates, numerous drawings and design schemes for the Villa, notes on design schemes, press clippings, photographs, slides, and negatives. The collection begins with the early stages of designing and planning, flows into the period of the Villa's construction, and extends further to the critical and public response and other issues that arose well after the museum opened to the public.

Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in six series:
Series I. Correspondence, 1970-1984 (bulk 1970-1975);
Series II. Lectures and manuscripts, 1970, 1973-1976, 1981, 1983 (bulk 1973-1975);
Series III. Construction reports, 1969-1973;
Series IV. Drawings and designs, 1966-1976, 1979-1980 (bulk 1971-1973);
Series V. Press clippings, 1970-1987 (bulk 1974-1975);
Series VI. Photographs, slides, negatives, 1971-1974


Restrictions

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Contact Library Rights and Reproductions.


Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976
Neuerburg, Norman

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

J. Paul Getty Museum
Villa of the Papyri (Herculaneum)

Subjects - Topics

Art museums--Design and construction
Exhibitions--Design
Gardens--Design--California--Malibu
Museum buildings--California--Malibu--Design and construction

Subjects - Places

Malibu (Calif.)--Buildings, structures, etc.

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Black-and-white prints (photographs)
Blueline prints
Brownline prints
Color photographs
Color slides
Design drawings
Photographs, Original
Working drawings

Contributors

Bramlett, Norris
Dinwiddie Construction Company
Fredericksen, Burton B.
Garrett, Stephen, 1922-
Genter, Ed
Getty, J. Paul (Jean Paul), 1892-1976
Gnoli, Raniero
Grazioli Medici, Priscilla
Langdon and Wilson Architects
Langdon, Robert
Weber, Karl Jakob, 1712-1764
Wemple, Emmett
Wilson, Gillian, 1941-

Related Material

The remainder of Norman Neuerburg's personal papers, including his book, art, and 35 millimeter film collections, are located at the University of California, Berkeley libraries.

Other materials relating to the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum are held by the Institutional Archives of the J. Paul Getty Trust.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction, 1966-1987, bulk 1970-1975, Getty Research Institute, Research Library, Accession no. 870517.

http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa870517

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1987.

Processing History

This collection was initially processed circa 1988, then reprocessed and arranged by Shannon K. Supple, who also wrote the finding aid, in September through December 2004. The arrangement of Box 7 maintains Dr. Neuerburg's original organization scheme, but the original order of the remainder of the material is unknown.


Container List

Series I. Correspondence, 1970-1984, bulk 1973-1975 1.04 linear feet 2.5 boxes
Series I contains files of correspondence between Norman Neuerburg and people associated with or otherwise interested in the design and construction of the J. Paul Getty Museum Villa. Most of the correspondence took place during the planning and building phases of the museum, but letters dated after the museum was built and opened to the public are also included. Correspondence also appears in other series, when letters are specifically applicable to a lecture, manuscript, design, or drawing.
Following the papers relating to Neuerburg's Getty consultation agreement and publicity releases, the series is arranged first alphabetically by the correspondent's personal surname or corporate name, then chronologically.
Box Folder
1 1 Papers associated with Getty consultation, 1970-1974 24 items
Twelve letters and memoranda, nine forms (seven from California State University Dominguez Hills, two from Getty), and three draft agreements between Neuerburg and Getty officials relating to Neuerburg's consultation.
1 2 Papers relating to publicity releases, 1974, n.d. 15 items
Four letters, 10 draft and distributed press releases, and distribution list relating to the design, construction, and opening of the Villa.
1 3 Correspondence: Archaeology, 1971-1975, n.d. 25 items
18 letters between Neuerburg and Archaeology journal editors, three draft articles (one manuscript, two typed drafts with edits), notice to authors, style sheet, note paper, and floor plan (of design source?).
1 4 Letters from Amanda Blanco, 1980, n.d. 3 items
Letter, note regarding camera settings used in Blanco's photographs, and Blanco's resume.
1 5 Correspondence: Classical America, 1974-1976, n.d. 63 items
28 letters, 27 meeting announcements, two draft articles entitled "Building the J. Paul Getty Museum" (one manuscript, one typed with edits), two Classical Forum publications, brochure, map, and society card.
1 6 Correspondence: Joseph Jay Deiss, 1974-1975, n.d. 21 items
19 letters, typed screenplay by Deiss entitled "Italy's Buried Treasure," ink sketches on manilla folder.
1 7-12 Letters received from Stephen Garrett, 1970-1983, n.d. 281 items
Letters from Stephen Garrett, J. Paul Getty Museum Director, to Neuerburg and others. Mostly short, typed originals; many include notes and reports on Garrett's meetings with J. Paul Getty and attached copies of Garrett's letters to Getty.
1 7 1970 33.0 items
29 letters to Neuerburg, four letters to Ed Genter.
1 8 1971 47.0 items
33 letters to Neuerburg, two to J. Paul Getty, three to Robert Langdon, two to Ed Genter, two to Burton Fredericksen, one to Norris Bramlett; one letter from Jean Garrett to Neuerburg.
1 9 Jan 1972 - June 1972, n.d, Jan 1972 - June 1972, n.d 32.0 items
30 letters to Neuerburg, one to Bill Gatewood (Dinwiddie Construction), and summary sheet of costs.
1 10 July 1972 - Dec 1972, n.d. 44.0 items
40 letters to Neuerburg, two to Robert Langdon, one to Ed Sweeting; one note paper with contact information in Rome.
1 11 1973, n.d. 38.0 items
31 letters to Neuerburg, one to Bill Gatewood, one to Gino Rossi (United Staff & Stone), one to London hotel; two letters from Ed Genter to Garrett; one letter from Norris Bramlett to Garrett; and replica statuary estimates list.
1 12 1974-1983 87.0 items
81 letters to Neuerburg (including Garrett's response to a 1980 Neuerburg lecture); one letter each to United Staff & Stone, George Lavenberg (Ceramic Tile Institute), Emmett Wemple, T. Marrocco, Bob Williams, and to Whom It May Concern.
Box Folder
2 1-5 Letters from Neuerburg to Stephen Garrett, 1970-1977, 1980-1981 161 items
Mostly short, typed copies; some drafts.
2 1 1970 23.0 items
2 2 1971, n.d. 33.0 items
2 3 1972 59.0 items
2 4 1973 23.0 items
2 5 1974-1977, 1980-1981 23.0 items
2 6 Correspondence: Raniero Gnoli, 1971-1972, n.d. 33 items
12 letters from Neuerburg to Gnoli, 15 from Gnoli to Neuerburg, one from Ted Smith to Gnoli, one from Norris Bramlett to Gnoli; three note papers on Gnoli's marbles; and a report from Neuerburg to Stephen Garrett regarding Gnoli.
2 7-8 Correspondence: Langdon and Wilson, 1970-1974, n.d. 58 items
Langdon and Wilson was the architecture firm responsible for the J. Paul Getty Museum Villa. These folders contain letters and reports between architects and staff of Langdon and Wilson, on one hand, and Neuerburg and others involved in the Villa's design and construction, on the other. The two major corresponding architects from Langdon and Wilson are Robert Langdon and Ed Genter.
2 7 1970-1971, n.d. 28.0 items
Four letters from Stephen Garrett to Langdon, three from Genter to Neuerburg, one from Neuerburg to Langdon, one from John Wilcox (Bomanite Corp.) to Frank Grace (LM Scofield Co.), one from Aubrey Devine Jr. to Langdon, and two from Ted Smith (Dinwiddie Construction): one to Langdon and one to Neuerburg. Other letters from Langdon and Wilson include seven to Garrett, four to Norris Bramlett, one to J. Paul Getty, and one to Los Angeles Zoning Administration. Three reports, one each on climate control, fire protection systems, and security systems, are also included.
2 8 1972-1974, n.d. 38.0 items
23 letters between Langdon, Genter, Neuerburg, Norris Bramlett, Stephen Garrett, Burton Fredericksen, and Ted Smith (Dinwiddie Construction). Other letters include one letter from Langdon and Wilson to David Gebhard, one from Neuerburg to Muscariello, one from Jack Carpenter to Neuerburg, one from P.G. Napolitano to Langdon, and one from Lloyd Henry to Dinwiddie Construction. Two note papers also included.
2 9 Correspondence: Getty Museum officials and staff (Various), 1970-1977, 1980-1984, n.d. 91 items
30 letters from Neuerburg to Getty officials and staff, including Norris Bramlett, J. Paul Getty, Burton Fredericksen, Jiri Frel, Jane Friedman, Susan Hensley, Sandra Knudsen Morgan, Roberta Stothart, John Walsh Jr., and Gillian Wilson; and 43 letters from Getty officials to Neuerburg. Also included are two letters from Fredericksen (one to Garrett, one to Getty), one letter from Garrett to Getty, one telegram from Getty to F. Whitworth, five postcards, four invitations, one hours sheet for Neuerburg's consultation, one Bankers Life insurance policy, and four author contracts (two copies of main contract for 1981 book and two copies of contract with amendments).
2 10 Correspondence: Priscilla Grazioli Medici, 1972-1974, n.d. 43 items
39 letters between Medici and Neuerburg, one letter from Medici to Stephen Garrett, one newspaper clipping about Medici, and two design sketches (duplicates).
2 11 Correspondence: Letters to the Editor, 1974 2 items
Two letters from Neuerburg to the Los Angeles Times (duplicates).
2 12 Correspondence: Italo Sgobbo and Alfonso de Franciscis, 1971-1976 n.d. 53 items
The file contains 32 letters between Sgobbo (professor at Italy's National Society of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Naples) and Neuerburg, 13 letters between de Franciscis (curator at Italy's National Archaeological Museum, Naples) and Neuerburg, four letters between Sgobbo and Stephen Garrett, one letter from Fabrizio Parisio to Neuerburg, one from Eva Nardella to Sgobbo, one postcard, and one note paper.
2 13 Letters received from Chauncey Stillman, 1974, n.d. 11 items
6 letters and five postcards from Chauncey Stillman of Wetherfield Farm to Neuerburg.
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence: Walker and Zanger, 1971-1976, n.d. 63 items
34 letters between Guglielmo Ragaglini (Walker and Zanger, Italy), John Iberti (Walker and Zanger, West Coast), Louie Carnevale (Carnevale and Lohr, Inc.), Fabiano Favret (Favret Artistic Mosaic Works), Ted Smith (Dinwiddie Construction), Langdon and Wilson, and Neuerburg. Folder also includes five lists of marble sculptures, four note papers, two marble schedules, nine marble design studies, one proposed marble location list, one shop drawing register, one meeting minutes, four business cards, and one copy of Don Haley's "Malibu's Awe-inspiring Treasury for the Arts" article (with handwritten notes).
3 2 Letters Received from West Art, 1974, n.d. 5 items
Four letters from Corinne Geeting ( West Art) to Neuerburg; Geeting's business card.
3 3 Correspondence: Public, 1968, 1971-1978, 1980-1981, 1974, n.d. 115 items
Six letters from Neuerburg to members of the public (Henry R. Hope, Henri Lagavne, Jack Smith, and three to John (McCauley?)); seven from unknown correspondents to Neuerburg, one from Walter Frese (Hastings House Publishing) to Jane Jordan Browne, one from "Pegge" to "Lois and Bill," and 98 letters and cards from members of the public to Neuerburg.
Series II. Lectures and Manuscripts, 1970-1983, bulk 1973-1975 0.417 linear feet 1 box
Series II files include lectures and manuscripts prepared by Neuerburg, including drafts and correspondence. Most of the materials date from the period around the final contruction and opening of the Villa. The series is arranged alphabetically by the organization or publication for which the respective lectures and manuscripts were destined; miscellaneous lectures and manuscripts, however, are located in the first folder of the series.
Box Folder
3 4-12 Lectures, 1970-1975, n.d.
3 4 Miscellaneous, 1973-1975, n.d. 12 items
Two drafts of one-page lecture "The Villa of the Papyri Reconsidered," note paper entitled "Materials for the JPG Mus.," The Com-Line Bulletin, American Institute of Interior Designers October calendar, "ACA Talk" lecture notes, five announcements for lectures and tours (one each from California Association, California Historical Society, National Home Fashions League, Foreign Language Smorgasbord, and California Classical Association), and letter from Carl Peterson (Modern and Classical Languages Association of Southern California) to Neuerburg.
3 5 American Association of University Women, 1974 3 items
Three letters from representative Tina Boyd to Neuerburg.
3 6 Archaeological Institute of America, 1973 2 items
75th General Meeting program and letter from Claireve Grandjouan (program committee) to Neuerburg.
3 7 California Humanities Association, 1974-1975 4 items
Conference brochure and three letters from Albert Baca (chairman) to Neuerburg.
3 8 Getty Museum, 1970, 1974, n.d. 17 items
Six lectures (entitled "Lect. 1," "Villa Plan + Orientation Lecture," "Left/right," "Lect.#3," "Lect. #4," and "The Design of the J. Paul Getty Museum"), Special Study Groups series brochure (one complete brochure and two copies of Neuerburg's series page), two note papers, seven lecture announcements (three duplicates), and a program for the Art Historians of Southern California meeting at the Getty Museum.
3 9 Monterey Peninsula College, 1974 4 items
Three letters between Richard Janick and Neuerburg, and an airline schedule.
3 10 Southern California Chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1974, n.d. 8 items
Three letters from Michael Elliott (executive vice president) to Neuerburg (one duplicate), two letters between Joyce Propst and Neuerburg, two copies of a Chapter News bulletin, and a program announcement and application.
3 11 Walters Art Gallery, 1974, n.d. 19 items
12 letters and a telegram between Dorothy K. Hill (curator) and Neuerburg, letter from Lorenz Eitner to Neuerburg, letter from Marshall Bialosky to Neuerburg, Walters Art Gallery Bulletin, notecard (blank), and two newspaper clippings.
3 12 Victor Gruen Center for Environmental Design, 1975, n.d. 8 items
Four letters between Tracy Susman (director) and Neuerburg, two photocopies of a newspaper article on program, program announcement, and "Six Environmental Workshops" brochure.
3 13 Publications: Herculaneum to Malibu, 1974-1976, n.d. 26 items
Six letters between Neuerburg, Norris Bramlett, and Roberta Strothart, one letter from Harry Montgomery (Typecraft, Inc.) to Neuerburg; three publishing agreements (all unsigned, two complete and one partial), four drafts (one handwritten, three typed) and one photocopy of completed booklet Herculaneum to Malibu, title page and credits list, illustrations list, two royalty statements, list of booklet recipients, and six thank you notes to Neuerburg (from Eve Cappello, Dorothy K. Hill, J. Bayley, "Henri," "Joyce," and "Ed").
Box Folder
4 1-4 Manuscripts, 1970, n.d.
4 1 Ancient Marbles text, n.d. 4 items
Four drafts of "Ancient Marbles and Their Use / Marble as a Decorative Material in Ancient Italy" (one handwritten, three typed - one with handwritten notes by Ed Genter).
4 2 Building the J. Paul Getty Museum, n.d. 10 items
Three drafts of "Author's Preface," (one handwritten, two typed), two drafts of "Decoration" chapter (one handwritten, one typed), two drafts of "Architecture" chapter (one handwritten, one typed), two drafts of "The Building of the Museum" chapter (both typed), and letter from Edwin Kennebeck (Viking Press) to Jane Jordan Browne.
4 3 "Designing an Anachronistic Museum," n.d. 2 items
Two drafts (both typed).
4 4 Miscellaneous drafts and proposals, 1970, n.d. 21 items
Two drafts of introduction to new Getty museum (typed), two drafts of text on new museum (both handwritten), "Main Vestibule" draft (typed), "Wall Decoration of the Peristyles" draft (typed), "Article" draft (handwritten), "GB Intro" draft (handwritten), "The J. Paul Getty Museum Six Years After: Some Reflections on the Museum and Its Public" draft (typed with handwritten edits), three note papers, six preliminary proposals for a monograph on the architecture of the Villa (two duplicates), two preliminary outlines for "Surfaces, Walls, Floors, and Ceilings," and a list of sections of the museum and photos needed for "Surfaces..."
4 5 Getty Museum announcements and brochures, 1974, 1981, 1983, n.d. 8 items
Museum brochure, two visitor information sheets, The Design of J. Paul Getty Museum pamphlet, The J. Paul Getty Museum Reproductions of 1983 (pamphlet), three lecture announcements (one for Neuerburg lecture).
Series III. Construction Reports, 1969-1973 1.04 linear feet 2.5 boxes
Series III files contain two kinds of construction reports: job site meeting minutes and construction update reports prepared for J. Paul Getty. These reports span the period of the Villa's design and construction. The series is arranged by report type, then chronologically.
Box Folder
4 6-10 Job Site meeting minutes, 1971-1973 117.0 items
Minutes, agendas, schedules, and related materials.
4 6 1971 13 items
11 job site meeting minutes (one with ink sketches, one with handwritten notes), job meeting agenda, and letter from Ted Smith (Dinwiddie Construction) to Neuerburg.
4 7 Jan 1972 - July 1972 22 items
15 job site meeting minutes (four with handwritten notes, one duplicate), job schedule list, museum shop details and notes, marble coordination meeting minutes, job meeting supplement and schedule, two "Dates Action Required" lists, and construction schedule.
4 8 July 1972 - Dec 1972, n.d., 26.0 items
16 job site meeting minutes (one with ink sketches, four with handwritten notes), two Dinwiddie Construction memoranda, two scheduling charts (one titled "Marble Schedule," other untitled), "Detail Schedule Requirements" list, three "State of Job" reports, and two copies of list of work items, permits acquired, and drawings completed (both with handwritten edits).
4 9 Jan 1973 - June 1973 28 items
11 job site meeting minutes, 14 "State of Job" reports (one with draft "Proposal for Curator Education" on verso; one duplicate), and three marble coordination meeting minutes.
4 10 July 1973 - Dec 1973 28 items
21 job site meeting minutes, Dinwiddie Construction memorandum (by Neuerburg), and six "State of Job" reports (one with handwritten notes).
Box
5-6 Stephen Garrett's Reports to J. Paul Getty, 1969-1973 45 items
Reports prepared by Stephen Garrett for J. Paul Getty as updates on the progress of the design and construction of the Villa. The reports are dated and numbered from Report No. 1 to 57. Some reports are missing (Report Nos. 2-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17, 51, 53, and 56). Except for the Galleries Report (in the final folder because it is differently titled), the reports are arranged chronologically.
Box Folder
5 1 Report No. 1, 1969 1.0 item
5 2 Report No. 8, 1970 1.0 item
5 3 Report No. 9 (Brief to Architects), 1970 1.0 item
5 4 Report No. 12, 1971 1.0 item
5 5 Report No. 15, 1971 1.0 item
5 6 Report No. 16, 1971 1.0 item
5 7 Report No. 18, 1971 1.0 item
5 8 Report No. 19, 1971 1.0 item
5 9 Report No. 20, 1971 1.0 item
5 10 Report No. 21, 1971 1.0 item
5 11 Report No. 22, 1971 1.0 item
5 12 Report No. 23, 1971 1.0 item
5 13 Report No. 24, 1971 1.0 item
5 14 Report No. 25, 1971 1.0 item
5 15 Report No. 26, 1971 1.0 item
5 16 Report No. 27, 1971 1.0 item
5 17 Report No. 28, 1972 1.0 item
5 18 Report No. 29, 1972 1.0 item
5 19 Report No. 30, 1972 1.0 item
5 20 Report No. 31, 1972 1.0 item
5 21 Report No. 32, 1972 1.0 item
5 22 Report No. 33, 1972 1.0 item
5 23 Report No. 34, 1972 1.0 item
5 24 Report No. 35, 1972 1.0 item
5 25 Report No. 36, 1972 1.0 item
5 26 Report No. 37, 1972 1.0 item
5 27 Report No. 38, 1972 1.0 item
5 28 Report No. 39, 1972 1.0 item
5 29 Report No. 40, 1972 1.0 item
5 30 Report No. 41, 1972 1.0 item
5 31 Report No. 42, 1972 1.0 item
5 32 Report No. 43, 1972 1.0 item
5 33 Report No. 44, 1972 1.0 item
5 34 Report No. 45, 1972 1.0 item
Box Folder
6 1 Report No. 46, 1973 1.0 item
6 2 Report No. 47, 1973 1.0 item
6 3 Report No. 48, 1973 1.0 item
6 4 Report No. 49, 1973 1.0 item
6 5 Report No. 50 (Building Contract), 1973 2.0 items
(duplicates)
6 6 Report No. 52, 1973 1.0 item
6 7 Report No. 54, 1973 1.0 item
6 8 Report No. 55 (Building Contract), 1973 1.0 item
6 9 Report No. 57, 1973 1.0 item
6 10 Galleries Report, 1972 2.0 items
Galleries Report: Preliminary Schedule of Design and Contents and one page of handwritten notes on gallery design.
Series IV. Drawings and Designs, 1966-1976, 1979-1980, bulk 1971-1973 4.25 linear feet 3 boxes, 22 flat files, 3 rolls
Series IV contains drawings, sketches, architectural schema, and design studies for the J. Paul Getty Museum Villa. Folders 1-27 in Box 7 follow Neuerburg's organization and retain the titles he gave to them. The numbers in square brackets following the folder titles are Neuerburg's file numbers.
Box Folder
7 1 Road, Gate House [1], n.d. 1.0 item
Photomechanical reproduction of design source (?).
7 2 South Bridge Vestibule [2], 1972-1973, n.d. 9.0 items
Two sketches (1 ink, 1 colored pencil) and seven photocopies of drawings.
7 3 South Bridge [3], 1971, n.d. 11.0 items
Five sketches (all ink), five photocopies (one in color of a drawing by Dave Wilkins, two of wall decorations, two of sketches), and one black and white photograph.
7 4 East Side of Garage [4], n.d. 1.0 item
One sketch on tracing paper (pencil). Two related color photographs can be found in Box 12.
7 5 Main Peristyle [5], 1971-1973, n.d. 24.0 items
Seven sketches (some with notes; 6 in ink, 1 in pencil), four note papers (two with measurements, one on Garth Benton drawings, one on sources), eight photocopies of design sources, one postcard of design source (?), two reports on roofing tiles, letter from Widnell and Trollope to Stephen Garrett, and letter from Garth Benton (muralist) to J. Paul Getty. Ten related color photographs can be found in Box 12.
7 6 South Façade [6], n.d. 12.0 items
Black and white photograph and 11 photocopies of design source materials (?).
7 7 Inner Peristyle [7], 1973, n.d. 15.0 items
One sketch (ink), three note papers with measurements and source notes, and 11 photocopies (five with colored pencil color scheme studies).
7 8 East Garden [8], 1973, n.d. 9.0 items
Eight photocopies (one with colored pencil color scheme study) and letter to Louie Carnevale from John Iberti (Walker and Zanger). Three related color photographs can be found in Box 12.
7 9 West Garden [9], 1971-1973, n.d. 15.0 items
11 sketches (10 ink, 1 pencil), Proposal for Garden Display Room, West Garden Description, photocopy of design source (?), and Neuerburg's instructions regarding garden, structure, finishes, and stairs. Three related color photographs can be found in Box 12.
7 10 Stairways [10], n.d. 1.0 item
One sketch (ink).
7 11 122 [12], 1973, n.d. 10.0 items
Six sketches (5 ink, 1 pencil and felt pen), one photomechanical reproduction of east vestibule wall schemes, two note papers, and photocopy of hall fixture designs.
7 12 124A [13], n.d. 1.0 item
One sketch (ink).
7 13 126 [14], 1971-1975, n.d. 23.0 items
Five sketches (2: ink, 3: pencil), one photomechanical reproduction of design source material, letter from Lucos (?) Cozza to Neuerburg, six letters between Vincenzo di Grazia and Neuerburg, CAA [College Art Association] 63rd Annual Meeting brochure, and nine note papers. Five related color photographs can be found in Box 12.
7 14 128 [16], n.d. 8.0 items
Two sketches (1: ink, 1: pencil), two note papers (1: measurements, 1: Hall of Cybele marble scheme), and four photocopies of design source materials (?).
7 15 129 [17], 1973, n.d. 2.0 items
One sketch and one note paper regarding the marble portrait room. A related color photograph can be found in Box 12.
7 16 130 [18], 1973, n.d. 2.0 items
Two sketches of galleries (1 pencil and ink; 1 ink). A related color photograph can be found in Box 12.
7 17 135, 136, 136 N+S [21], 1971, 1973, n.d. 15.0 items
Five sketches (3 ink, 1 pencil, 1 pencil & ink), five note papers, photocopy of Through the Ages cover page, two photocopies of design source materials (?), 2 letters from Anne Laidlaw to Neuerburg, one signed Peasy (nickname). Two related color photographs can be found in Box 12.
7 18 139 [25], 1973-1974, n.d. 4.0 items
One black and white photograph of sculpture and public relations comments on sculpture, "The Villa of the Papyrii - A Window on the Ancient World" article with some handwritten edits, and letter from J. Deutsch to Neuerburg.
7 19 Gardens, 1971-1974, n.d. 12.0 items
Photocopy of Appian Way construction drawing, status report of landscape work, two note papers, letter from E. Wemple to R. Langdon, letter from Emmett Wemple to Neuerburg, three letters between W. Jashemski and Neuerburg, pamphlet The Roman Gardens at the J. Paul Getty Museum (by Elizabeth Buckley), and two copies of newspaper articles.
7 20 Upper Floors, 1972-1973, n.d. 7.0 items
Two sketches (1 ink, 1 pencil & ink on tracing paper), black-and-white photograph, note paper, photocopy of vestibule floor plan, and two blacklines of pendant light (labelled "WC-7112") by the Wood Lighting Fixture Company.
7 21 Villa display, 1973, n.d. 4.0 items
Neuerburg's proposal for Villa display room (one typed original and one photocopy), note titled "To USC, Decorative Models" by Donald Brewer, and photocopy of text approved by J. Paul Getty.
7 22 Mixed Info, 1971, 1976, n.d. 45.0 items
17 sketches of floor plan (13 ink, 2 pencil on tracing paper, 1 colored pencil, 1 pencil), Neuerburg's Thoughts on Museum Installation (two copies), commentary on various rooms, two Preliminary Schedule of Floors, Walls, and Ceilings (duplicates), one Preliminary Floor Schedule, five note papers on placement of artwork and cases, pamphlet on Getty Villa layout, lecture notes on 18th-century French clocks by Gillian Wilson, three copies of Color Scheme for Main Floor list, list of door and grill materials, and 11 photocopies of drawings.
7 23-24 Garden Sculpture, 1971-1973, 1976, 1980, n.d. 96.0 items
7 23 1971-1973, 1976, 1980, n.d. 28.0 items
Two letters between E. Bowinkel and B. Fredericksen, letter from Martin Rapp (Museum of Modern Art) to S. Garrett, letter from Neuerburg to N. Bramlett, letter from Neuerburg to J.P. Getty, letter from "Janet" to "Pam," and 22 letters between E. Chiurazzi, B. Fredericksen, S. Garrett, E. Wemple, and Neuerburg.
7 24 1971, n.d. 68.0 items
Three sketches of fountain, 26 photocopies of sculpture and architecture photographs, catalog of Chiurazzi sculpture (partial), black-and-white-photograph, six lists of sculpture, two lists of Chiurazzi busts, two price lists, Priority List of Reproductions to Be Ordered from Chiurazzi, two Proposals Concerning Replica Statuary to Be Used in Peristyles and Gardens, two Proposals for the Placement of the Bronze Busts, and 22 large index cards on sculpture placement.
7 25 Miscellaneous general, 1970, n.d. 35.0 items
One sketch (ink & pencil), two note papers, list of archaeological and historical references, Specifications for Construction, List of Consultants, "Architecture Versus the Museum" article, blueline of southeast corridor in main floor plan (#6821), and 27 photocopies of plans, elevations, and details.
7 26 Lighting and Mechanical, 1970-1971, n.d. 15.0 items
Blackline of sconce (WC-7026) by the Wood Lighting Fixture Company, Lighting of Main Floor of the Museum, three diagrams of air flow, List of Electrical Symbols, Lighting Needs list, museum checklist, and two photocopied articles ("Museum Lighting" by Carroll B. Lusk and "New Fire Protection for High Value Areas" by George Neilson).
7 27 Tomb, 1976, 1979, n.d. 6.0 items
Three sketches (all ink), receipt for tomb design consultation by Neuerburg, and two letters between Norris Bramlett and Neuerburg.
7 28 Photographs of Villa models, n.d. 9.0 items
Nine black and white photographs (by Bryan Heseltine).
7 29 Terrazzo, 1973, n.d. 3.0 items
Sketches and list of materials (on manilla folder), color scheme list, and receipt for marble vases.
7 30 Laurence Deutsch Design, 1973, n.d. 6.0 items
Three curricula vitae, list of sections and rooms in Villa, Villa exhibition planning document, and letter from Laurence Deutsch to Neuerburg.
7 31 Drawings Indexes, 1973 n.d. 5.0 items
Getty Museum planning list and four indexes to the Villa architectural drawings (Index of Drawings, Index to List of Drawings, Index of Supplemental Architectural Drawings, and SS-Drawings). [Researchers may wish to consult these indexes as they review the other materials in the Drawings and Designs series.]
Box
8 Index Cards, n.d. 192.0 items
192 3 x 5 inch index cards with notes and lists of museum sections, rooms, galleries, walls, gates, and decorations.
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9 1 Maps, Plans, and Drawings, 1971, 1973, n.d. 18.0 items
12 photocopies of sections of Karl Weber's 18th- century plan of the Villa of the Papyri (original dated 28 May 1753); brownline of floor and ceiling plans, elevations, column details, and color and marble legends (with notes in red and black ink); five photocopies of plans (1 antefix detail, 1 cooling tower plan and section, 2 lecture hall plans and sections (with pencil and red pencil annotations), and 1 projection booth plan). [See also Roll 1** for another full copy of Weber plan.]
9 2 Original Drawings, n.d. 19.0 items
Seven pencil sketches of interior elevations and plans (numbered "Sheet 1" to "Sheet 7"): Sheets 1-2: atrium elevations, Sheet 3: atrium and tablinum elevations, Sheet 4: color essay for large peristyle decoration (painted), Sheet 5: inner peristyle elevations, and Sheets 6-7: rotunda plan and elevations. 12 other pencil sketches: one peristyle decoration (with colored pencil), four floor plans (most unidentified but includes one annotated with bronze and terracotta case locations and two annotated with sculpture locations), one elevations and floor plan (annotated with sculpture locations), and one with elevations of sea and museum ends of peristyle.
9 3 Publication Proofs, n.d. 4.0 items
Black-and-white photograph of column capital detail, two copies of column capital detail drawing (1 black and white separations, 1 red, black, and white mounted on board), and artist's rendering of aerial view of Getty Villa (mounted on board). [Related color photograph and 26 color separations can be found in Box 12.]
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1** Sketches and photomechanical drawings, 1972-1974, n.d. 21.0 items
Ink sketches on tracing paper, n.d.
Pencil sketches of west garden on tracing paper, n.d.
Ink and pencil sketches of gate house entrance on tracing paper, n.d.
Wall cases blueline (by Standard Cabinet Works), 1972
Sections of wood beams blueline (by Standard Cabinet Works), 1972
Blueline of ceilings, paneling, and beams (by Standard Cabinet Works), 1972
Four bluelines of elevations and plans of decorative vases, 1973
Floor plan Villa exhibit "Revised" blueline (by Laurence Deutsch Design), Jan 1974
Two elevations Villa exhibit bluelines (by Laurence Deutsch Design), Jan 1974
Floor plan Villa exhibit blueline (by Laurence Deutsch Design), Jan 1974
Floor Plan Villa exhibit "Original" blueline (by Laurence Deutsch Design), Nov 1973
Elevations Villa exhibit blueline (by Laurence Deutsch Design), Nov 1973
Roman lantern blueline (by the Wood Lighting Fixture Company), Mar 1972
Roman lantern revised blueline (by the Wood Lighting Fixture Company), 27 Mar 1972
East garden fontal half section profile blueline (by Ptolemy Associates), May 1973
East garden fontal manifold blueline (by Ptolemy Associates), Jan 1973
Room 201 elevations, details, marble floor design blueline, n.d.
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2** Ink drawings and photomechanicals, 1966, 1968-1969, n.d. 6.0 items
Two ink drawings of profiles of mouldings on the House of the Ship (by Laidlaw and Bruno), 1966
Profile of the House of the Ship blueline (by Laidlaw and Bruno), 1968
Moulding profile of the House dei Quattro Stili, 1969
Ink drawing of the House of Sallust dental, mouldings, and south wall profiles, n.d.
Ink drawing of the House of Sallust dental, mouldings, and south wall profiles, Dec 1969
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3** Construction schedule, Sept 1970 - Dec 1972 1.0 item
By Dinwiddie Construction and Langdon and Wilson. Mounted on board, with colored tape.
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4** "Villa Reconstruction" drawing, n.d. 1.0 item
Ink and pencil drawing of a bird's eye view of Villa Luci Calpurni Pisonis by Neuerburg and Ed Genter (Langdon and Wilson). This is a reconstruction drawing of a model for the Getty Villa.
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5** Photomechanical drawings, 1966, 1969, 1971, n.d. 10.0 items
House of the Faun peristyle "Ciro Lorio" blueline (by Laidlaw and Bruno), 1966, 1969
Profiles with source annotations of "Main Zone Crowns" blueline, n.d
Three blacklines of sketches of garden peristyle with three distinct color schemes in colored pencil (by Langdon and Wilson), 1971
House of Sallust room 15 upper zone blueline (by Laidlaw), 1969
Four bluelines of peristyle decoration with pencil and colored pencil (annotated "Norm's Sketches"), n.d.
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6** Photomechanical drawings, 1971-1973, n.d. 21.0 items
Nine brownlines of plans, elevations, sections, and details of gallery interiors (124, 124A, 128, 130, 134, 138, 139), n.d.
Brownline showing plans, elevations, sections, and details of gallery interiors (124, 124A, 128, 130, 134, 138, 139), 1973
Baroque paintings gallery sections brownline, 1971
Museum main floor blackline (?) with gallery 128 taped on top, 1971
Two bluelines of west and east bridge terminal details, n.d.
Interior details, sections, and plans of vestibules 201, 215 drawing, n.d.
Ceiling vestibule plan blackline (?), n.d.
Nymphaeum west elevation, plan, and details blueline (?) n.d.
Entrance structure and gate house blueline sketch, n.d.
Two drawings of west garden elevations and sections (one is cut into pieces), 1972
Nymphaeum and west garden plan, elevation, and section blueline from design by Neuerburg, n.d.
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7** Photomechanical drawings, 1970-1972 42.0 items
18 blueline drawings of plans and details of peristyle pool and garden fountains (labelled F1-13, 16-17, 21-22) 28 Apr 1972
18 blueline drawings of plans and details of peristyle pool and garden fountains (labelled F1-16, 18-19), 20 Sept 1972
Roof framing plan blueline, Sept 1972
Two peristyle and garden planting plan bluelines (?) (annotated with blue marker and photocopied cutouts of sculptures), 1971
Peristyle and outer garden plan blackline, 1972
Peristyle garden planting plan blueline, 1970
Landscape development site work plan (annotated with red marker), 1972
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8** Photomechanical drawings, 1971-1973 21.0 items
21 photomechanical reproductions of duct work, plumbing, mechanical, and fire protection plans and details.
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9** Photomechanical drawings, 1971-1972 42.0 items
23 reproductions of electrical, mechanical, fire protection, and security plans, 1972
18 reproductions of parking structure ventilation and building climate control systems, 1971-1972
Finish schedule with attached legend, 21 Jan 1972
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10** Photomechanical drawings, 1967, 1969-1971, 1973, n.d. 40.0 items
Basic Section blueline (by Stephen Garrett) (#695-14) n.d.
Basic Plan blueline (by Stephen Garrett) (#695-13), n.d.
Gallery 133 elevation, isometric of shelf wall, and plan blackline, n.d.
Three south façade drawings - schemes A, B, C (by Langdon and Wilson), 3 Dec 1971
Brownline of elevations and sections (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Brownline of elevations and sections (by Langdon and Wilson), 30 Aug 1971
Interior details of galleries (135, 136, 136N, 136S) (by Langdon and Wilson), 8 Jan 1973
Basement Plan blackline (SK-6B) (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Garage and peristyle cross-section blueline (SK-12) (by Langdon and Wilson)(date crossed out and annotated "no!"), 1 Nov 1967
North and south cross-section looking west, n.d.
Two blacklines of cross-sections C and D through peristyle, n.d.
Sketch sections blackline "#2" (by Langdon and Wilson), 28 Aug 1970
Sketch sections blackline "#3" (by Langdon and Wilson), 28 Aug 1970
South end elevation of parking structure and peristyle blueline (SK-3 revised) (by Langdon and Wilson), 1970
East elevation of parking structure and peristyle blueline, n.d.
Formal garden blueline (SK-7), n.d.
Nymphaeum blackline (SK-7), n.d.
Gallery interior elevations blackline, n.d.
South end elevation of arcade across north side blueline, 6 Aug 1970
Marble detail (by Ditta Medici and Figlio), n.d.
Door handle design detail blueline, n.d.
Ceiling plan blueline, n.d.
Ceiling plan blueline (with colored pencil), n.d.
Interior elevations, ceiling, and floor plans blueline (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Modification to pilaster caps (SS-11) (by Langdon and Wilson), 16 Aug 1971
Set of four floor plans (basement, main floor, upper floor, roof)(numbered 1-4) - one complete set, three duplicates each of #1 and #4, and one duplicate of #3, Jan 1971
Getty Museum site aerial photographic reproduction (annotated in ink with plant and street names) (by Langdon and Wilson), , 4 Oct 1969
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11** Photomechanical drawings, 1969-1973, n.d. 52.0 items
Five photomechanical reproductions of the Hall of Cybele/Gallery 128 ("M-1") with details, sections, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Five photomechanical reproductions of the Hall of Roman Portraits/Gallery 129 ("M-2") with details, sections, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Four photomechanical reproductions of the South Vestibule/Room 101/Room 1 ("M-3") with details, sections, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Seven photomechanical reproductions of the East Vestibule/Room 122/Room 19 ("M-4") with details, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson) (small piece is cut out), n.d.
Four photomechanical reproductions of Gallery 135 (Atrium)/Vestibule 135 (Tablinum), Alcoves 136N and 136S (Alae) ("M-5") with details, sections, and plans (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Four photomechanical reproductions of Hercules Shrine/Gallery 126 ("M-6") with details, sections, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Photomechanical reproduction of M-1, M-2, M-3, and M-4 replicated on one sheet, n.d.
Photomechanical reproduction of M-5 and M-6 replicated on one sheet, n.d.
Blueline of west garden ("N-1.1") with sections, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Two photomechanical reproductions of Nymphaeum ("N-1") with sections, plans, and elevations (by Langdon and Wilson), 19 May 1971
Entrance structure/gate house elevations, sections, and plans ("3.26") blueline (by Langdon and Wilson), 7 June 1973
Room 201 marble floor blueline with colored pencil and pencil marbeling (by Carnevale and Lohr), July 1973
Gallery 128 plans, elevations, and details ("6.29") blueline (by Langdon and Wilson), annotated "as issued to Dinwiddie," 2 May 1972
Gallery 128 plans, elevations, and details ("6.29") blueline (by Langdon and Wilson), annotated "before erasing garlands and pedestal in apse," 2 May 1972
Landscape plan of phase six work ("L1.04") (by Langdon and Wilson), 5 Nov 1973
Peristyle garden planting plan blueline with general plant list, plant form list, planting diagrams, rose list, and seasonal planting schedules ("L-1.2") (by Langdon and Wilson), 29 June 1972
Two bluelines of garden planting plans with list of plant species used ("L-1.21") (by Langdon and Wilson) [one blueline is more developed and detailed than the other], 29 June 1972
Two bluelines of north section of garden planting plan, including Sycamore Grove, West and East Slopes, West Agricultural Garden, West Terraces, and East Entry Garden ("L-1.02") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of topographic site plan (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of peristyle garden site work and paving plan (by Langdon and Wilson), 7 Dec 1970
Blackline of site land survey (by Langdon and Wilson), 9 Dec 1969
Blackline of landscape development site work plan ("L-1.0") (by Langdon and Wilson), 14 Feb 1972
Blueline of site plan showing existing road and new road (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blackline of sketch layout of new roads (by Langdon and Wilson), 28 Aug 1970
Blackline of inner peristyle garden and xystus/east garden plan ("L-X") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blackline of site plan showing elevations and topography (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
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12** Photomechanical drawings, 1971-1973, n.d. 33.0 items
Finish Schedule, 21 Jan 1972
20 working drawing bluelines of sections, details, elevations, and plans, 1971-1972
11 working drawing bluelines of vestibule 101 and gallery details and elevations, 1972-1973
Circular tufa bench sections blueline (by United Staff & Stone), n.d.
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13** Photomechanical drawings, , 1971-1972 32.0 items
31 working drawing bluelines of sections, details, elevations, and plans, 1971-1972
Finish Schedule, 12 Jan 1972
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14** Photomechanical drawings, 1970-1971, 1973-1974, n.d. 19.0 items
Blackline of museum basement floor plan ("1.20") (by Langdon and Wilson), 27 Aug 1971
Blackline of museum main floor plan ("1.21") (by Langdon and Wilson), 27 Aug 1971
Blackline of museum upper floor plan ("1.22") (by Langdon and Wilson), 27 Aug 1971
Blueline of south elevations of bridge and peristyle ("2.1") (by Langdon and Wilson), 16 Apr 1971
Blackline of parking structure and peristyle section A and details ("8") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blackline of basement floor plan ("SK-6B") (by Langdon and Wilson), Nov-Dec 1970
Blueline of gallery 129 elevations, sections, and plan ("6.34") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blackline of partial main floor plan and private dining area plans (by Aubrey Devine), 22 Dec 1971
Blackline of vestibule 101 pilasters details, 23 June 1973
Blueline of Dinwiddie Construction schedule, 3 Sept 1971
Blueline of Dinwiddie Construction schedule, 17 Sept 1971
Two blacklines of Villa exhibit floor plan and elevations, 20 Nov 1973
Two blacklines of Villa exhibit floor plan and elevations, annotated "for Jan. 15th opening," Jan 1974
Two blacklines of Villa exhibit floor plan and elevations, annotated "revised," Jan 1974
Blueline of east garden fontal sections (by Ptolemy Associates), 31 Jan 1973
Blueline of east garden fontal sections (by Ptolemy Associates), 23 May 1973
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15** Photomechanical drawings, 1970-1971, 1973, n.d. 15.0 items
Six bluelines of floor plans, 1970
Blueline of east west sections, n.d.
Blueline of east west sections, 1970
Blackline of Nymphaeum sections, n.d.
Photomechanical reproduction of site plan with sketch of entry (?), n.d.
Brownline of Inner Peristyle walls and ceiling, with colored pencil, 1971
Blueline of garden peristyle floor pattern, n.d.
Two bluelines of east, south, and north wall elevations, with colored pencil marble design, n.d.
Blueline of Vestibule 101 pilasters front elevation, 1973
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16** Photomechanical drawings, 1971, 1973, n.d. 18.0 items
Five bluelines of columns and pilasters (one each labeled "2," "3," "4," "5," and "8") (by United Staff & Stone), , 1971
Four blacklines of museum floor plans (one each of basement, main floor, upper floor) and door schedule (stapled together), 1971
Three blacklines of museum main and upper floor plans, 1971
Blackline (?) of south wall peristyle grilled and pedimented openings, n.d.
Blueline of piping details for tiger mask in East Garden (by Ptolemy Associates), 1973
Two bluelines of one design of vase and pedestal elevations and plans (duplicates), 20 Apr 1973
Two bluelines of another design of vase and pedestal elevations and plans (duplicates), 20 Apr 1973
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17** Photomechanical drawings: elevator lobby, 1973, n.d. 5.0 items
Three bluelines of South Bridge elevator lobby, with colored pencil, 1973
Two bluelines of elevator lobby plans and sections, n.d.
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18** Photomechanical drawings, 1970-1972, n.d. 37.0 items
Blueline of peristyle paving studies (by Emmett Wemple), 1970
18 photomechanical reproductions of peristyle and garden plans, elevations, sections, and details, 1970, 1971, n.d.
Two bluelines of elevations and sections prepared from design by Neuerburg, 1971
Five blacklines of floor plans, annotated "as modified," 1970
Five photomechanical reproductions of basement floor plans, 1970-1971
Four bluelines of cabinet details, n.d.
Two bluelines of cabinet details, 1972
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19** Photomechanical drawings: gallery mock-ups, n.d. 3.0 items
Three gallery mock-ups composed of bluelines of interior details and plans of galleries with taped elevations attached and added colored pencil details.
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20** Photomechanical drawings: floor plans and roof plan, 1972, n.d. 20.0 items
Set of four photomechanical reproductions of floor plans (basement numbered "1," main floor numbered "2," upper floor numbered "3," and roof numbered "4"), Jan 1972
Four additional photomechanical reproductions of floor plans (one each of basement "1" and upper floor "3," and two of main floor "2"), Jan 1972
Set of four photomechanical reproductions of floor plans (basement numbered "1," main floor numbered "2," upper floor numbered "3," and roof numbered "4") (main floor is annotated), Oct 1972
Three additional photomechanical reproductions of floor plans (one each of basement "1," upper floor "3," and roof "4"), Oct 1972
Set of four photomechanical reproductions of floor plans (basement numbered "1," main floor numbered "2," upper floor numbered "3," and roof level numbered "4") (main floor is annotated), n.d.
Additional photomechanical reproduction of basement "1" floor plan, n.d.
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21** Photomechanical drawings, 1971-1972, n.d. 6.0 items
Sketch elevations of Loreto Room, Archaic Hall, and Ionian Hall, n.d.
Blueline of elevator lobby and restrooms plan and details, n.d.
Blueline of garden peristyle and parking structure south elevations, with colored pencil and annotated note regarding Stephen Garrett's Report No. 23, 22 Oct 1971
Blueline of west garden and fountain partial plan, with colored pencil, 1972
Blackline of east vestibule wall schemes and ceiling, n.d.
Blackline of south bridge elevation, n.d.
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22** Sketches on tracing paper, n.d. 21.0 items
Some photomechanical reproductions of these sketches can be found in the other flat file folders.
Pencil sketch of Hall of Cybele elevations and floor plans, n.d.
Pencil sketch of Hall of Roman Portraits elevations and floor plans, n.d.
Pencil sketch of room next to Hall of Cybele elevations and floor plan, n.d.
Pencil sketch of Hall of Cybele, 4th Century Vase Room, Necropolis, 4th Century Style Room with glass display elevations, n.d.
Pencil sketch of Hall of Cybele marble tiles, n.d.
Pencil sketch of vestibule between peristyles ceiling scheme, n.d.
Seven pencil sketches of elevations, most unidentified but include east vestibule wall schemes, north end of west porch, west façade of museum, and Archaic Hall, n.d.
Six pencil sketches of plans for unidentified galleries (one sketch annotated with sculpture names and locations), n.d.
Pencil sketch of hardware for door handle, n.d.
Pencil sketch of marble (by Ditta P. Medici and Figlio), n.d.
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1** Karl Weber plan, n.d. 1.0 item
Photographic copy of Karl Weber's plan of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum. The original is dated 28 May 1753, but was completed in early 1758. This plan documents Weber's excavations of the Villa and includes a legend on the plan's border. [More information about Karl Weber and his plan can be found in Rediscovering Antiquity: Karl Weber and the Excavation of Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Stabiae (1995), by Christopher Charles Parslow. The plan is reproduced on pages 100-101.]
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2** Photomechanical drawings, 1972, n.d. 7.0 items
Blueline of east west section of museum through center line looking south ("SK-8") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Shop drawing blueline of ceiling, paneling, and beams sections and plans ("M-5") (by Standard Cabinet Works), 29 Sept 1972
Shop drawing blueline of wall cases details and fixtures schedule ("Sheet 3") (by Standard Cabinet Works), 28 Sept 1972
Shop drawing blueline of cabinet sections ("Sheet 6") (by Standard Cabinet Works), 29 Sept 1972
Room 201 marble floor plan and details ("35"), n.d.
Blueline of Roman Lantern full-scale details (by Wood Lighting Fixture Company), annotated in red ink, 1 Mar 1972
Blueline of Roman Lantern full-scale details (by Wood Lighting Fixture Company), with updated changes, 27 Mar 1972
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3** Photomechanical drawings, 1971, n.d. 21.0 items
Two bluelines of garage floor plan ("SK-1"), both labeled and one with some measurements (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Three bluelines of peristyle pool floor plans ("SK-2") (by Langdon and Wilson) (one unlabeled, two labeled, one with electrical outlets), n.d.
Three bluelines elevations and a section ("SK-3") (by Langdon and Wilson), one annotated "alternate side of elevation" with notes in pencil and marker, n.d.
Two bluelines of elevations and a section ("SK-3" and "SK-3A") (by Langdon and Wilson), one labeled "South Elevation of Arcade," n.d.
Blueline of elevations ("SK-9" and "SK-10") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of garage floor plan ("SK-10") (by Langdon and Wilson) with labels and measurements, n.d.
Blueline of east west section through museum looking north ("SK-12") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of east west section through museum looking north and floor slope diagram for Lecture Hall ("SK-13") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Detailed working drawing blueline of museum main floor plan with legends, highly detailed ("1-2.1") (by Langdon and Wilson), 27 Aug 1971
Blueline of south porch of museum, with sections, partial ceiling plan of peristyle and south porch of museum, schedule of ceiling coffer types, and plan of stair no. 3 at intermediate landing ("4.20") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of peristyle and parking structure sections ("9") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of parking structure floor plan - south part ("2") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of parking structure floor plan - south part ("3") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Blueline of peristyle roof plan - north part ("7") (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Roof plan and sections (by Langdon and Wilson), n.d.
Series V. Press clippings, 1970-1987, bulk 1974-1975 0.83 linear feet 2 boxes
Series V comprises newspapers and magazines collected by Neuerburg with articles that relate to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Some are complete copies of magazines and newspaper sections, while others are articles clipped from press sources; some are originals, others are photocopies. Most articles are dated and indicate from which magazine or newspaper they were taken.
Box Folder
10 1 Neuerburg's notes on press about Getty Villa, 1974, 1976, 1978-1979 15.0 items
15 large index cards with handwritten notes by Neuerburg about his impressions of press articles written about the Getty Villa.
10 2 Press Clippings: Plan to build Getty Museum announced, 1971, 1973 13.0 items
13 articles on the plan to build the Getty Villa (six duplicates).
10 3-4 Press Clippings: Getty Museum opens, 1974, n.d. 42.0 items
Articles and letters to the editor by members of the public on the opening of the Getty Villa and reactions to its opening. For oversize press clippings on this topic, see Box 11, folder 1.
10 3 1974, n.d. 20.0 items
19 articles (six duplicates/copies, one partial); one letter to the editor.
10 4 1974, n.d. 22.0 items
21 articles (seven duplicates/copies); one letter to the editor.
10 5 Press Clippings: Getty Museum (general), 1975-1981, 1983-1987, n.d. 33.0 items
32 articles on pieces in the collection, the wealth of the museum, and other Getty Museum matters; one letter to the editor. For oversize press clippings on these topics, see Box 11, folder 2.
10 6 Press Clippings: Getty Villa construction materials, 1974-1975, n.d. 18.0 items
18 articles on materials used in constructing the Getty Villa (10 duplicates/copies, one partial).
10 7 Press Clippings: Getty Villa landscaping, 1974-1975 5.0 items
Five articles on the Villa's landscaping (one duplicate).
10 8 Press Clippings: articles written by Neuerburg, 1974 1.0 item
Neuerburg's article in Archaeology journal.
10 9 Press Clippings: Getty Museum directors and curators, 1977, 1987, n.d. 5.0 items
One article on Stephen Garrett, four on Jiri Frel. For larger press clippings on this topic, see Box 11, folder 3.
10 10 Press Clippings: J. Paul Getty, 1974, n.d. 6.0 items
Six articles on Getty's life and death (one partial copy). For oversize press clippings on this topic, see Box 11, folder 4.
10 11 Press Clippings: Getty bronze statue controversy, 1977, 1979, n.d. 5.0 items
Five articles about a bronze statue procured by the Getty and the controversy that ensued.
10 12 Press Clippings: miscellaneous, 1973-1974, 1977, 1987, n.d. 14.0 items
Eight articles and three brochures about topics other than the Getty, including cultural activities in Los Angeles and local architecture; three (duplicate) clippings of a newspaper headline (with no article attached). For oversize miscellaneous press clippings, see Box 11, folder 5.
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11* 1 Press Clippings: Getty Museum built and opened, 1970, 1973-1974 35.0 items
35 articles (17 duplicates, eight partials). For smaller press clippings on this topic, see Box 10, folders 3-4.
11* 2 Press Clippings: Getty Museum (general), 1973-1976, 1978-1980, 1982-1985, 1987 32.0 items
32 articles on pieces in the collection, the wealth of the museum, and other Getty Museum matters (one duplicate, one partial). For smaller press clippings on this topic, see Box 10, folder 5.
11* 3 Press Clippings: Getty Museum directors and curators, 1987, n.d. 4.0 items
Four articles. For smaller press clippings on this topic, see Box 10, folder 9.
11* 4 Press Clippings: J. Paul Getty, 1972, 1974, 1976 5.0 items
Five articles (one partial). For smaller press clippings on J. Paul Getty, see Box 10, folder 10.
11* 5 Press Clippings: miscellaneous, 1972, 1974-1975, 1981 12.0 items
12 articles (three duplicates/copies) about topics other than the Getty, including cultural activities in Los Angeles and local architecture. For smaller miscellaneous press clippings, see Box 10, folder 12.
Series VI. Photographs, slides, negatives, 1971-1974 3.5 linear feet 1 box and 7 binders
Series VI contains black-and-white and color photographs, slides, and some negatives of interiors, exteriors, design details, statuary, and materials used in the Getty Villa. Some images are of design sources and drawings, one is a black-and-white portrait of J. Paul Getty.
Binders (boxes 13-19) contain color slides, photographic prints, and some negatives, that document the J. Paul Getty Museum Villa construction process, ca. 1971-1974. The slides are dated and mostly in chronological order. Many of the photographs are dated, some are annotated. Most of the slides are annotated with "Getty Mus.," "Getty," "Getty Museum," "NN," and/or "Neuerburg." Images are of details and general views.
Box Folder
12* 1 Board-mounted photograph of Villa interior, n.d. 1.0 item
Photograph annotated "Picture #5."
12* 2 Color separations of Getty Villa images, n.d. 15.0 items
15 color separations (four layers: black, blue, red, yellow) of 26 photographs of interiors and exteriors of the Getty Villa, all mounted on paper.
12* 3 Color photographs of Getty Villa, 1971-1974, n.d. 45.0 items
Nine photographs of marble (one by DeAntonis, six by Ditta Medici), 13 of construction process (eight interiors, five exteriors), three of rotunda (two by Kent Oppenheimer), three of garden fountain (one by Kent Oppenheimer, two labelled "W-7758"), six of peristyle (one by Kent Oppenheimer), one of wall detail, one of floor tile detail, one of interior (by Kent Oppenheimer), two of south bridge (both by Kent Oppenheimer), and one of Neuerburg by the peristyle. There are also five photographs of statuary (four from Wethersfield Farm - two by Joseph Stachura, and one unlabelled).
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13 Slides, July 1971 - Nov 1972 645.0 slides
Box
14 Slides, Dec 1972 - July 1973 636.0 slides
Box
15 Slides, July 1973 - Apr 1974 667.0 slides
Images are of the latter stages of construction and include artworks on display.
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16 Getty Villa, ca. 1971-1974 556 slides, 20 sheets of negatives
Getty Museum views, interior and exterior. Also views in factories and workshops, U.S. and Europe of tile, marble, and stone work. Photography by Neuerburg, Oppenheimer, Claudette Mainzer.
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17 Getty Villa construction and design, ca. 1970s 74 photographs (black-and-white, color), 9 contact sheets
Getty Villa, details and views; drawings; 1 portrait of J. Paul Getty.
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18 Getty Villa construction photographs, June 1972 - Dec 1973, n.d. 852.0 photographs
Most are ca. 4x5 snapshots.
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19 Normon Neuerburg slide presentation with prints, 1970s 98 color prints, 87 slides
Getty Villa, sources for Getty Villa design, and some drawings. Some photographs annotated. Slides labelled.