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Getty Villa construction records, 1960, 1964, 1968-1986, undated (bulk 1971-1974)

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Guide to the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa Construction Records, 1960, 1964, 1968-1986 and undated (bulk 1971-1974)
Series V. Dinwiddie Construction Company records, 1970-1975 6.9 linear feet (18.5 boxes)
Series V.A. Minutes and meeting supporting documentation, 1971-1973 0.3 linear feet (1 box)
Records consist of minutes, memoranda, notes, drafts, and schedules, dating 1971-1973, that summarize meetings held by Dinwiddie Construction Co. and attended by various contractors and consultants to discuss the progress and status of various aspects of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Villa) construction project. The meeting attendees often, but not always, include representatives from the Getty Museum (Stephen Garrett, Norris Bramlett, Burton Fredericksen, and Gillian Wilson). Accompanying some of the minutes are brief "State of the Job" reports, listing the status of all parts of the construction, as of the date of the document, for the purpose of determining areas that may need special attention from the contractors, designers, and/or the owner to ensure that the completion dates are met. Very rarely, revised construction schedules are attached to the minutes. Some minutes are annotated. Interspersed with the job meeting minutes are minutes from smaller meetings held to discuss marble installation and the finishing schedule.
Subjects of the meetings include numerous issues with the mechanical aspects of the Villa (transformer vaults, sewer plans, etc.), the scheduling of various construction activities (such as pouring concrete and painting), lighting decisions, reviewing samples of building materials, road improvements, bids, permits, variances, fire suppression, and other construction details.
The meeting minutes are listed in numerical and chronological order. A separate file of "State of the Job" reports appears at the end.
Dinwiddie job meetings:
Box Folder
1986.IA.08-9 2 No. 1-10: August 24, 1971 – November 30, 1971
1986.IA.08-9 3 No. 11-20: December 14, 1971 – April 25, 1972
1986.IA.08-9 4 No. 21-30: May 9, 1972 – August 22, 1972
1986.IA.08-9 5 No. 31-40: September 5, 1972 – January 9, 1973
1986.IA.08-9 6 No. 41-45, State of Job Reports: January 22, 1973 – March 27, 1973
1986.IA.08-9 7 No. 46-50, State of Job Reports: April 10, 1973 - June 5, 1973
1986.IA.08-9 8 No. 51-55, State of Job Reports: June 19, 1973 – August 14, 1973
1986.IA.08-9 9 No. 56-60, State of Job Reports: August 21, 1973 – September 25, 1973
1986.IA.08-9 10 No. 61-65, memos: October 2, 1973 – October 30, 1973
1986.IA.08-9 11 No. 66-70: November 6, 1973 – December 18, 1973
Box Folder
1986.IA.08-10 2 Dinwiddie memos, State of the Job Reports: March-April 1973

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