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J. Paul Getty family collected papers, 1880s-1989, undated (bulk 1911-1977)

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Getty (J. Paul) family collected papers, circa 1880s-1989, undated
Series I. J. Paul Getty papers, 1909-1977, 1982-1984, 1989, undated (bulk 1912-1976) 17.6 Linear Feet (22 boxes, 1 flat file)
The collected papers on J. Paul Getty include some of his personal and business correspondence, records, and ephemera dating from 1909 to 1976, and provide insight into his art collecting activities, his business concerns, and his personal and family relationships. The collected papers also contain documents postdating Mr. Getty's death (1977, 1980-1989) that concern the management of his estate and eulogize his life and accomplishments.
Material related to Mr. Getty's art collecting and collections include correspondence, inventories, photographs, invoices, reports, import/export documents, curators' notes, and clippings. The materials provide information on purchases, shipping, and insurance of works of art. The correspondence primarily comprises letters received by J. Paul Getty, the earliest correspondence being the most personal. The financial records primarily describe the financial well-being of Getty family businesses as well as Getty's estate at the time of his death. The legal documents describe legal and financial relationships within the Getty family through correspondence, wills, prenuptial agreements, divorce decrees, financial settlements, child and spousal support agreements, and other legal documents. Materials related to Mr. Getty's publications contain correspondence with co-authors and publishers, typescripts and drafts of his books, and copies of his published books and articles. The collected papers also contain various dissociated papers of J. Paul Getty related to his life and interests, including scattered diary entries.
Please note that the Institutional Archives, Getty Research Institute holds Mr. Getty's more complete diaries: J. Paul Getty Diaries (1938-1946, 1948-1976), Finding aid no. IA40009.
Arrangement
Material is arranged into four subseries:

Series I.A. Art collecting and collections, 1934-1974, 1977, 1982, undated (bulk 1934-1974);

Series I.B. Business and personal papers, 1909-1914, 1920-1977, undated;

Series I.C. Publications, typescripts, and related material, 1940-1976, 1989, undated (bulk 1940-1967);

Series I.D. Ephemera and clippings, 1914-1920, 1932-1954, 1974, 1982-1984, undated.
Series I.A. Art collecting and collections, 1934-1974, 1977, 1982, undated (bulk 1934-1974) 2.4 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Material includes correspondence, inventories, photographs, invoices, reports, import/export documents, curators' notes, and clippings regarding J. Paul Getty's art collections and art collecting activities, dating 1934 to 1974, 1977, 1982, and undated. The records provide information on purchases, shipping, and insurance of works of art. Correspondence with art dealers comprises the bulk of the material. The inventories primarily concern Getty's art collection at Sutton Place, his estate in England. The Sutton Place tapestry inventory includes clippings about the estate after Getty's death. The curators' notes are diary excerpts and notes taken by Getty Museum curators who were given a brief opportunity to examine Mr. Getty's diaries after his death. The notes relate to the curators' areas of interest, such as the provenance and acquisition of art objects and the collecting habits of Mr. Getty; the notes do not reflect the contents of the diaries as a whole.
Arrangement
Material is arranged by type of material, beginning with correspondence, which is followed by inventories, curators' notes, and insurance policies.
Art collections correspondence, 1934-1959, 1970-1972
Arrangement
Material is arranged alphabetically by the surname or corporate name of the correspondent.
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1986.IA.48-01 1 B miscellaneous, 1939-1954
1986.IA.48-01 2 William L. Bane and Co., 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-01 3 Mario Bellini, 1953-1954
1986.IA.48-01 4 Benardout and Benardout, London, undated, 1938-1943
1986.IA.48-01 5 J.M. Botibol, undated, 1939-1940
1986.IA.48-01 6 Brill and Brill, Croydon Galleries, undated, 1937-1942
1986.IA.48-01 7 Gerald L. Brockhurst, 1938-1946
1986.IA.48-01 8 C miscellaneous, 1937-1952
1986.IA.48-01 9 Camerons, 1949-1951
1986.IA.48-01 10 Christie, Manson and Woods, Ltd., 1938-1950
1986.IA.48-01 11 T. Crowther and Son, 1937-1940
1986.IA.48-01 12 D miscellaneous, 1938-1941
1986.IA.48-01 13-16 Duveen Brothers, Inc., 1939-1951 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-01 17 F miscellaneous, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-01 18 Augustus Frank, 1934-1940
1986.IA.48-01 19-22 French and Company Inc., 1937-1941 (4 folders)
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1986.IA.48-02 1-7 French and Company Inc., 1942-1959, 1970-1972 (7 folders)
1986.IA.48-02 8 French and Company Loan, 1958
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1987.IA.16-01 Furnishings: correspondence regarding works of art, antiques, furniture, carpets and other furnishings for Mr. Getty's home, 1934-1945
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1986.IA.48-02 9 G miscellaneous, 1938-1939, 1950
1986.IA.48-02 10 Gill and Reigate, 1938
1986.IA.48-02 11 Grosvenor Galleries, 1937-1938
1986.IA.48-02 12 H miscellaneous, 1939, 1950
1986.IA.48-02 13 Henry John Hatfield and Sons, Ltd., 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-02 14 Hudson Forwarding and Shipping Co., Inc., 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-02 15 Hyde (J.A. Lloyd) through Knudson ( Arvid O.), 1948
1986.IA.48-02 16-19 Insurance correspondence, 1934-1939 (4 folders)
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1986.IA.48-03 1-2 Insurance correspondence, 1940-1945 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 3 J miscellaneous 1940, 1951
1986.IA.48-03 4-5 Jansen, Inc., 1937-1945 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 6 Maison Jemont, 1936-1937
1986.IA.48-03 7-9 Jenkins House 1937-1945 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 9 K miscellaneous, 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-03 10 Kende Galleries, Inc., Gimbel Brothers, 1945-1946
1986.IA.48-03 11 Kingsley House, undated, 1941
1986.IA.48-03 12-15 Charles F. Krug Jr., 1937-1942 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 16 L miscellaneous, 1939-1940, 1944
1986.IA.48-03 17-20 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1933-1954 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 21-22 Leon LeCroix, 1938-1950 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-03 23 Levi: Correspondence with/re: Gaston Levi, art restorer, 1939-1940
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1986.IA.48-04 1 M miscellaneous, 1938-1952
1986.IA.48-04 2 Rayner McConnal, 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-04 3 Lady Mendl purchases, 1949-1950
1986.IA.48-04 4 Mensing auction Amsterdam, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-04 5 Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940-1949
1986.IA.48-04 6 N. Mitchell, 1940
1986.IA.48-04 7 Mystic Art Association, Connecticut, 1938
1986.IA.48-04 8 N miscellaneous, 1938-1941
1986.IA.48-04 9 New York World's Fair, 1939
1986.IA.48-04 10 Parish-Watson and Co., 1941
1986.IA.48-04 11 Parke-Bernet, 1940
1986.IA.48-04 12 Frank Partridge and Sons, 1938-1972
1986.IA.48-04 13-15 Penson and Co., 1938-1942 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-04 16 Petit, Marcel and Gilbert, 1939-1940
1986.IA.48-04 17 Philidelphia Museum of Art, 1940-1948
1986.IA.48-04 18 Pitt and Scott, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-04 19 Rosenberg and Steiebel, 1951-1953
1986.IA.48-04 20 H. L. Rowland, undated, 1939
1986.IA.48-04 21 Schaeffer Galleries, 1939
1986.IA.48-04 22 F. Schnitterjer and Son, 1937
1986.IA.48-04 23 Security First National Bank vault 1, 1942-1943, undated
1986.IA.48-04 24-25 Arnold Seligmann, Rey and Co., Inc., 1939 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-04 26 Sorolla paintings, 1934, 1942
1986.IA.48-04 27 Sotheby and Co., 1938-1940
1986.IA.48-04 28-29 Spink and Son, Ltd., 1949-1953 (2 folders)
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1986.IA.48-05 2 Stendahl Gallery, 1934, 1939
1986.IA.48-05 3 T-V miscellaneous, undated, 1939-1952
1986.IA.48-05 4 Tessier's Ltd., 1939
1986.IA.48-05 5 Thierard Freres, 1937
1986.IA.48-05 6 Duc De Trevise, Paris, undated 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-05 7 Vardi, New York, 1937
1986.IA.48-05 8 Arthur S. Vernay, 1948-1949
1986.IA.48-05 9 W-Z miscellaneous, 1938-1950
1986.IA.48-05 10 Michael Williams, Ltd., undated, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-05 11 Woog Meyer, Paris, 1938-1939
Inventories, curators' notes, and insurance policies, 1938-1974, 1977, 1982, undated
Arrangement
Materials are arranged in chronological order.
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1986.IA.48-05 18-20 Consular invoices, oceanic shipments, declaration of free entry, Port de France, Volendam, Champlain, 1938 (3 folders)
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1986.IA.22-01 17-18 Curators' notes: typed excerpts from J. Paul Getty's diaries related to art, selected by Museum curators after Getty's death, 1938-1974 (2 folders)
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1986.IA.48-05 17 "History of Antique and Fine Art Purchases," 1939
1986.IA.48-05 21-23 Consular invoices, oceanic shipments, declaration of free entry, SS Pacific Grove, SS Excambion, SS Wisconsin, SS Northern Prince, 1940 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-05 24 French and Co. Inc. storage inventory, 1941
1986.IA.48-05 25-26 "J. Paul Getty Art Objects and Antiques as of August 31, 1942" and related correspondence, 1942 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-05 27 Inventory, 1942
1986.IA.48-05 28 Inventories, undated, 1942, 1946, 1948-1950
1986.IA.48-05 29 Inventory, 1951
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1986.IA.48-06 1 Inventory compiled by Charles Packer, 1952
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1986.IA.48-10 1 Insurance policies on art objects, 1954-1958
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1986.IA.48-15 2-6 Sutton Place inventory, 1964 (5 folders)
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1986.IA.22-01 3 Inventory of tapestries at Sutton Place, undated, 1982
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1986.IA.48-06 4 Inventories, undated
1986.IA.48-06 2-3 Inventory of books, undated (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-06 5 Silver inventory, undated
Series I.B. Business and personal papers, 1909-1914, 1920-1977, undated 6.5 Linear Feet (12 boxes)
Material comprises some of the personal papers and business records maintained by art collector and oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, gathered from a variety of sources. Material dates from 1909 to 1977 and includes personal correspondence, financial records, and legal documents.
The correspondence primarily consists of letters received by J. Paul Getty ("Paul") dating from 1912-1914 and 1926-1977. The early correspondence is the most personal; it reflects the relationship between Paul and his parents and hints at the relationships between Paul and two of his wives, Ann and Teddy. A small selection of letters were sent from Getty to an acquaintance, Ann Mitchell. The correspondence from "friends and acquaintences" varies in content and degree of intimacy. Correspondence from "others" primarily contains letters from persons not acquainted with Mr. Getty and contains letters about various business ventures and interests, requests for information, fan mail, and letters of acknowledgment from Getty's staff in response to the incoming mail. Some of the correspondence to Mr. Getty from others post-dates his death.
The financial records consist of a promissory note, correspondence, financial statements, annual reports, a will, and tax statements relating to J. Paul Getty and the J. Paul Getty estate, dating 1909, 1926, 1928, 1932 to 1942, 1950 to 1957, 1976 to 1977, and undated. The records primarily describe the financial well-being of Getty family businesses as well as Getty's estate at the time of his death. The earliest document (1909) is a hand-written note signed by seventeen-year-old Paul to his father, George F. Getty I, acknowledging the partial receipt of his allowance ($2.60). Some of the early tax and financial documents postdate George F. Getty's death, but concern his various companies. Other records detail the status of J. Paul Getty's estate and his personal financial status through tax returns and financial statements.
The legal documents describe legal and financial relationships within the Getty family through correspondence, wills, and other legal documents, dating from 1926 to 1976. The materials include an unsigned carbon copy of an early J. Paul Getty will (dated May 1, 1950) and a copy of Sarah C. Getty's will. Some of the records concern Getty's wives and children, including prenuptial agreements, divorce decrees, financial settlements, alimony discussions, child support negotiations, and an inventory of possessions. These records concern Getty's second wife, Allene Ashby; his third wife, Adolphine "Fini" Helmle; his fourth wife, Helen "Ann" Rork; and his fifth wife, Louise Dudley Lynch.
The other papers comprise various dissociated papers of J. Paul Getty, dating from 1920 to 1952 and undated. The papers include samples of his early schoolwork; receipts for auto purchases; vital records and meeting minutes from some of his oil companies; notes regarding diet and health; and scattered diary entries. Please note that the Institutional Archives, Getty Research Institute holds Mr. Getty's more complete diaries: J. Paul Getty Diaries (1938-1946, 1948-1976), Finding aid no. IA40009.
Arrangement
Material is arranged by format: correspondence, financial records, legal records, and other papers.
Correspondence, 1912-1914, 1926-1977, undated
Note
For additional correspondence to J. Paul Getty from his wives, see Legal records in this series (I.B.). For letters written from J. Paul Getty to his parents, see Series II.A. George F. Getty I papers. Family history and correspondence and Series II.B. Sarah C. Getty papers.
Arrangement
Material is arranged according to correspondent, beginning with immediate family and moving outward by levels of intimacy, finally to fan mail and others not actually acquainted with Mr. Getty.
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2010.IA.17-01 From father, George F. Getty, 1913-1914, 1920, 1926, 1928, undated
2010.IA.17-01 From mother, Sarah C. Getty, 1926, 1930, 1936, 1938, undated
2010.IA.17-01 From wife, Helen "Ann" Rork, 1931, 1941 (bulk 1931)
2010.IA.17-01 From wife, Louise Dudley "Teddy" Lynch, 1954, 1955, undated
2010.IA.17-01 From friends and acquaintances, 1912, 1913, 1926-1949 (scattered), and undated (2 folders)
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2018.IA.58-01 Letters from J. Paul Getty to Ann Mitchell, 1934-1936
Includes five letters. Four are authored by J. Paul Getty; one is uncertain.
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1986.IA.48-05 12-13 From others, 1946-1977 (4 folders)
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2010.IA.17-01 Outgoing: letter of introduction and copy of one letter, 1926, 1941
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1986.IA.48-05 16 Medical, 1965-1966
RESTRICTED. This material is closed until 2066.
Financial records, 1909, 1926-1942, 1950-1957, 1976-1977, undated (bulk 1932-1957)
Arrangement
Material is arranged in rough chronological order.
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2010.IA.17-01 Acknowledgment of allowance received from father and promissory note from J. Paul Getty to father, 1909, 1928
2010.IA.17-01 Check register, Mexico, 1926
2010.IA.17-01 Cancelled check, loan agreement, and expense notes, 1929, 1932, undated
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2010.IA.17-04 Document regarding 1932 tax filing related to Minnehoma Oil, signed "Paul Getty," 1933
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1986.IA.48-06 23 George F. Getty, Inc. financial information, 1936
1986.IA.48-06 22 George F. Getty, Inc. 1936 tax returns, 1938 deficient tax letter, 1936, 1938
1986.IA.48-06 24 George F. Getty, Inc. IRS audit letter and report, 1938
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1986.IA.48-07 Getty family personal and corporate annual reports, 1938 (1 volume)
One bound volume, prepared for J. Paul Getty, comprising financial reports for the year 1938 on the following persons and corporations: George F. Getty, Inc.; Ada Oil Corporation; Santa Fe Company; Getty Realty Corporation; J. Paul Getty, Trustee "under that certain declaration of Trust dated December 31, 1934, wherein Sarah C. Getty is the trustor and J. Paul Getty, trustee"; J. Paul Getty; and Sarah C. Getty.
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2010.IA.17-01 Income tax history of Sarah C. Getty, February 4, 1941
2010.IA.17-01 J. Paul Getty signed affidavit and claim related to personal income taxes, 1941, 1942
2010.IA.17-01 J. Paul Getty signed affidavit related to personal income taxes, August 17, 1942
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1986.IA.48-07 2 Correspondence re: 1950 taxes, 1950-1954
1986.IA.48-07 3 Correspondence re: 1951 tax return, 1951-1954
1986.IA.48-07 4 Balance sheets, notes, re: 1951 taxes, 1951-1952
1986.IA.48-07 5-7 J. Paul Getty tax returns, 1952 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-07 8 Balance sheets, notes, re: 1952 tax return, 1952
1986.IA.48-07 1 J. Paul Getty financial statements, 1952, 1953
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1986.IA.48-08 1-2 Correspondence re: 1952 JPG tax return, 1953-1955, 1957 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-08 3-4 Income tax returns, JPG, 1953 (2 folders)
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1986.IA.48-15 7 Pacific Western Oil Corporation and subsidiary companies financial statement, as of December 31, 1955, March 9, 1956
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1986.IA.22-01 19 Check stubs and spending notes, 1957
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1986.IA.48-15 8 "Residuary Trust of Sarah C. Getty financial statement as of March 31, 1976 and 1975," April 20, 1976
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1986.IA.48-08 5-12 J. Paul Getty estate tax return, table of contents, schedules A-P, and will, circa 1976 (8 folders)
1986.IA.48-08 14-15 J. Paul Getty estate financial statements from Ticor Trust Department Title Insurance and Trust, October 1976 (2 folders)
1986.IA.48-08 13 J. Paul Getty estate inheritance tax declaration, 1977
Legal records, 1926-1976
Arrangement
Material is arranged in rough chronological order, beginning with agreements made between Mr. Getty and his wives.
Agreements with wives:
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2010.IA.17-01 Allene Ashby: prenuptial agreement (incomplete) and signed divorce settlement agreement, 1926, 1928
2010.IA.17-01 Adolphine "Fini" Helmle: prenuptial agreement, correspondence, divorce settlement agreement, 1932, 1935, 1948
Helen "Ann" Rork:
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1986.IA.48-06 8 Divorce complaint and transcript, 1936
1986.IA.48-06 9 Correspondence and miscellaneous, 1936, 1938-1939
1986.IA.48-06 10-13 Correspondence, 1941-1975 (4 folders)
1986.IA.48-06 14 Alimony agreement, October 1, 1935
1986.IA.48-06 15 Supplemental agreement, December 23, 1938
1986.IA.48-06 16 Letter to Ann Getty from JPG acknowledging receipt of all indebtedness, December 23, 1938
1986.IA.48-06 17 Legal documents, correspondence re: alimony, child support, Ann Light Trust, 1938-1976
1986.IA.48-06 20 Louise Dudley "Teddy" Lynch: inventories of possessions, 1950
1986.IA.48-06 6 Sarah C. Getty will (copy), 1942
1986.IA.48-06 7 Sarah C. Getty Trust: cross-complaint, April 9, 1948
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2010.IA.17-04 Life insurance policies for Eugene Paul (Jean Paul, Jr.) and Gordon Peter Getty, 1936 and undated
RESTRICTED. This material is closed for the life of Gordon Peter Getty.
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1986.IA.48-06 18 Schedules of collateral required at Citizens National Trust and Savings Bank for Gordon Peter Getty, Ann Rork Wilson, and Eugene Paul Getty, undated
RESTRICTED. This material is closed for the life of Gordon Peter Getty.
1986.IA.48-06 19 Schedule of endowment policies for Eugene Paul Getty and Gordon Peter Getty, undated
RESTRICTED. This material is closed for the life of Gordon Peter Getty.
1986.IA.48-06 21 Letter and certificate of occupancy for construction of art gallery at the Getty Ranch House, 1945, 1949
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2010.IA.17-01 J. Paul Getty Last Will and Testament (carbon copy), May 1, 1950
Other papers, 1918-1952, undated
Arrangement
Material is arranged alphabetically by topic.
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2010.IA.17-01 Auto purchases, 1927, 1942, undated
Diary entries and notes:
The diary entries herein are scant and dissociated from J. Paul Getty's more complete diaries, which are held by the Institutional Archives, Getty Research Institute: J. Paul Getty Diaries (1938-1946, 1948-1976), Finding aid no. IA40009.
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2010.IA.17-01 Diary entries, April 22, 1936 and August 1940
2010.IA.17-01 Diary of Texas/Mexico trip, May 29-July 18, 1948
2010.IA.17-01 Typed transcript of diary entries, March 18-April 13, 1949 and December 15-17, 1950
2010.IA.17-01 Notes regarding diet and health, undated
Oil business:
Arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by name of corporation.
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2010.IA.17-01 Carl B. King Drilling Co. drilling agreement with J. Paul Getty, 1937
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2010.IA.17-05 Getty Oil Company/Oklahoma Oil Corporation minutes and other records, 1920-1952 (1 loose-leaf binder)
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2010.IA.17-01 Oklahoma Oil stock certificates (cancelled), 1922
2010.IA.17-01 Pacific Western Oil Corporation correspondence and reports, 1936, 1937, 1948, 1950, 1951
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2010.IA.17-05 San Joaquin Oil Company articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, and balance sheets, 1930-1934 (1 folder and 1 scrapbook)
Documents in folder were found loose inside front cover of scrapbook.
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2010.IA.17-01 Unidentified oil company, handwritten notes/ suggestions, undated
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1986.IA.48-09 10 Plan (sketch) for Getty tomb, undated
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2010.IA.17-02 Private investigation of Helen "Ann" Rork Getty "Office Memo," September 7, 1935
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1986.IA.22-01 16 Schoolwork: Exposition of stanza from Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," undated
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2010.IA.17-02 Schoolwork: Grammar 7A composition book with one entry in it, undated
2010.IA.17-02 Travel documents: Permit to enter Mexico (1932); applications for permits to enter occupied territories in Europe (1948, 1949); and undated note to self regarding application procedures, 1932, 1948, 1949, undated
2010.IA.17-02 United States Army application for commission, signed and notarized, November 4, 1918
Series I.C. Publications, typescripts, and related material, 1940-1976, 1989, undated (bulk 1940-1967) 1.4 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Records consist of correspondence, invoices, manuscripts, books, and articles, dating from 1940 to 1989 and undated, by or about J. Paul Getty. The bulk of the correspondence concerns Collector's choice, co-authored by Getty and Ethel Le Vane. This correspondence was sent to and received by Le Vane and is mostly concerned with the foreign language editions of the book. The manuscripts/typescripts include drafts of Europe in the eighteenth century, a complete copy of J. Paul Getty as collector, a sample chapter of Midas: the life of J. Paul Getty, by Alice Goldfarb Marquis; and copies of Collector's choice in three languages.
Arrangement
Material is arranged according to format, beginning with correspondence, followed by Mr. Getty's published works, typescripts, and drafts.
Correspondence, 1940-1975
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1986.IA.48-09 1-3 Printing: history and catalogue, 1940-1941 (3 folders)
1986.IA.48-09 4-8 Correspondence re: Collector's choice, 1955-1964, 1970, 1975 (5 folders)
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2014.IA.02-01 J. Paul Getty correspondence with Playboy/HMH Publishing Co. staff and Hugh Hefner, fan mail, and internal memos primarily re: How to Be Rich, and articles contributed by Getty, 1961, 1966, 1967
Publications, 1949, 1955-1968, 1976, 1989, undated (bulk 1955-1968)
Published works:
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1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, Europe in the eighteenth century, 1949
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, and Ethel Le Vane, Streifzüge eines kunstsammlers, 1955
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, and Ethel Le Vane, Vingt mille lieues dans les musées, 1955
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, and Ethel Le Vane, Collector's choice, 1956
1987.IA.05-01 Hewins, Ralph, J. Paul Getty: The richest American, 1961
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, "What makes an executive?" Playboy Magazine, May 1962
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, My life and fortunes, 1963
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, How to be rich, 1965
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, The joys of collecting, 1965
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, "The homogenized man: a plea for the preservation of the individual in our increasingly pigeonholed society," Playboy Magazine, August 1965
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, "Quitting time," Playboy Magazine (photocopy), February 1967
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, The golden age, 1968
1987.IA.05-01 Getty, J. Paul, As I see it: the autobiography of J. Paul Getty, 1976
1987.IA.05-01 Biographies in bronze: portrait sculpture by Robert Berks, exhibition catalog featuring a bronze bust of J. Paul Getty, 1989
Typescripts and drafts:
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1986.IA.22-01 4-11 "J. Paul Getty as a collector," articles by Museum curators, Fredericksen, Wilson, and Frel, 1982 (8 folders)
1986.IA.22-01 14-15 Sample chapter, Marquis, "Midas: The life of J. Paul Getty," 1983 (2 folders)
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2010.IA.17-02 Europe in the eighteenth century typescript and annotated drafts, undated
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1987.IA.16-01 Getty, J. Paul, "A journey from Corinth," undated (2 folders)
Series I.D. Ephemera and clippings, 1914-1920, 1932-1954, 1974, 1982-1984, undated 7.3 Linear Feet (7 boxes, 1 flat file)
Material comprises ephemera and clippings collected by or pertaining to J. Paul Getty. Items date from 1939 to 1989 and undated, and include some of J. Paul Getty's foreign driving licenses; an audio recording of an interview with Mr. Getty; an article from a Minneapolis historical society concerning Getty's childhood with photographs and documents from that institution; every-day artwork; and other ephemera and clippings.
Arrangement
Material is arranged first by format and then alphabetically.
Ephemera:
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1986.IA.22-01 1 Audio recording of interview with J. Paul Getty (Rome), 1952 (1 DVD)
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1987.IA.16-01 Caricature of J. Paul Getty by Jack Rosen, undated
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1986.IA.22-01 24 Cruise passenger list and brochure, 1914, 1920
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2010.IA.17-02 Driving licenses and auto club cards, 1933, 1939
2010.IA.17-02 Event programs, unattributed poem, loose envelopes, 1912, 1932, 1933, 1935
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1998.IA.06 Oil painting by the artist Jack L. Gray, depicting the oil tanker George F. Getty at sea, undated
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2010.IA.17-04 Poster from Occidental College (Los Angeles) soliciting funds, circa 1942
Flatfile
1986.IA.40 [Portrait of a Woman], drawing by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, 1916
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1997.IA.08 Valise adorned with travel stickers, undated (1 leather valise, approximately 18 x 15 x 12 inches)
Clippings:
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1986.IA.22-01 23 Spartan Aircraft Company clippings and letter, 1942-1947, 1974
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1986.IA.48-09 9 "New Getty Museum houses sculpture" clipping, 1954
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2010.IA.17-04 "Getty writes about money and women" clipping from San Jose Mercury News clipping, November 21, 1976
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1986.IA.22-01 22 J. Paul Getty in Minneapolis articles and supplemental material, 1982-1984


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