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Getty Research Institute Poetry Initiatives Records, 1997-2005, undated
IA60007  
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Description
The records comprise paper and electronic project files documenting various poetry initiatives sponsored by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) dating from 1997 to 2005 such as Poetry in Motion® L.A as well as GRI-commissioned poems related to the Scholars Program. Records include correspondence, ephemera of poetry readings, press materials, poet biographies, poems, and planning documents.
Background
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a not-for-profit educational, cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Originally established in 1983 as the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH), the objective of the GCHAH was to foster advanced research in art, its history, diversity, and meaning in culture by engaging scholars from various disciplines in the humanities. In 1996, in order to avoid confusion with the soon-to-open Getty Center, the GCHAH was renamed the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities and in 2000, the program's name was shortened to the Getty Research Institute (GRI).
Extent
1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
The copyright status of the poems are unknown.
Availability
The records described in accessions 2012.IA.054 and 2017.IA.35 are available for on-site use by qualified researchers. The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.