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Getty Information Institute Departments of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects records, 1978-1999 (bulk 1983-1998)

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Getty Information Institute, Departments of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Project records

Scope and Content of Collection

The materials comprise records created by the Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects departments of the Getty Information Institute (GII) and its predecessor, the Getty Art History Information Program (AHIP), dating 1978-1999 (bulk 1982-1998). The content of the records reflects AHIP/GII's interests in the information needs of art historians and the standards, issues, and policies associated with meeting these needs in an increasingly electronic environment. Please note that the programs of AHIP and GII are interchangeably called "programs" and "departments" in the original records and their managers are called "program managers"; the term "department" has been used in this description to disambiguate the subunits from the parent body, which is also called a program.

The records include project files, correspondence, memos, agreements and licenses, articles and reports, meeting and conference materials, status reports, marketing files, histories and planning documentation, and audiovisual materials. These records primarily represent the files of Marilyn Schmitt as manager of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, and Special Projects, 1983-1998, but also include the files of her staff, 1983-1999, including Susan Siegfried, Deborah Wilde, Jennifer Trant, and Cynthia Scott. Materials dating back to 1978 primarily comprise Nancy Englander's project and administrative files adopted by Marilyn Schmitt upon her hire in 1983. To a lesser extent, the records also contain Network Initiatives records, an outgrowth of Issues and Policy, headed by Kathleen McDonnell, 1996-1998, and Jane Sledge, 1998-1999.

Project files consist of Scholarly Coordination, Issues and Policy, Network Initiatives, and Special Projects departments' project records, 1980-1999. Project files also consist of internal and external AHIP projects to which staff members of Scholarly Coordination and Issues and Policy contributed, but did not exercise departmental control over. Outreach files consist of the Invited Speakers series and of conferences supported by AHIP or actively participated in by staff (i.e., beyond mere attendance). Publication records contain published articles in sets organized by person and chronologically as well as summaries of products and publications. Administration records contains history, planning, and narratives files; chronological correspondence files; monthly reports; internal meeting development files and notes; budget drafts; marketing and communications files; internal collaboration and technical infrastructure files; and AHIP/GII administration materials. Audiovisual records contain VHS and audiocassette recordings regarding Getty events, activities, people, news, and promotions.

Records maintained by the following staff members are represented in this collection:


These records are organized in five series:

Series I. Project files, 1978-1999

Series II. Outreach files, 1983-1997

Series III. Publications, 1986-1996

Series IV. Administrative records, 1982-1998

Series V. Audiovisual materials, 1990, 1993-1997, undated

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