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Overdrive: L.A. constructs the future, 1940-1990 exhibition oral history interviews
IA40025  
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Description
The resource comprises eight unedited videorecordings (with corresponding transcripts) of oral history interviews conducted with prominent Los Angeles architects from 2011 to 2012 as part of the Getty Research Institute's exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990. The exhibition examined the development of Los Angeles during the postwar years; the interviewees discuss this and related topics.
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 campus in Brentwood, 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
605.34 Gigabytes (original files: MOV and DOC; use copies: MP4 and PDF/A)
Restrictions
Contact Rights and Reproductions at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.
Availability
The records described in accession 2013.IA.39 are available for use by qualified researchers. The original files are restricted for preservation purposes. Access copies are available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10020/ia40025.