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Guest scholar and conservator files, 1978-2005

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Guide to the J. Paul Getty Museum Guest Scholar and Conservator Files, 1978-2005

Scope and Content of Collection

Records consist of files relating to J. Paul Getty Museum guest scholars and visiting conservators and a number of general program administrative and policy files, dating 1978-1997, as well as photograph albums documenting the activities of museum scholars, dating 1979-2005. Each individual has a file containing both general and personal information. Files contain documents that may include a basic checklist of activities performed to prepare for the scholar, correspondence offering and accepting the visiting position, correspondence discussing scholars' research and activities, notices of lectures or seminars delivered by the scholars, the application/nomination form, and resumes. The amount of material in each file varies depending on the individual and the administrative procedures that may have been in place during the time of their visit to the Getty.

Records also include general administrative and policy materials related to these programs, such as blank forms and form letters, tax policy and visa information, library and technology access and other items.

Photograph albums contain largely informal snapshots documenting day-to-day life and scholar activities at the Getty, taken at luncheons, lectures, exhibition openings, scholar housing and offices as well as other social events. Most images are photographic prints, but the albums also contain negatives and slides. Most photographs are not labeled.


These records are organized in two series:
Series I. Guest scholar and visiting conservator files, 1978-1996
Series II. Museum scholar photographs, 1979-2005

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