The collection comprises material created or collected by Ralph Hewins in the course of researching and writing the biography
The Richest American: J. Paul Getty (1960). The material dates from around the 1890s to 1973 and includes correspondence that
discusses Hewins' writings about Getty, a number of unpublished manuscripts, personal photographs given to Hewins by Mr. Getty,
and other related photographs, clippings, and ephemera belonging to Hewins.
Ralph Hewins (d. 1984) was a professional journalist largely concerned with the very wealthy. He was the author of
The Richest American: J. Paul Getty (1960). Hewins became a personal friend of Mr. Getty during the years he spent researching and writing Getty's biography.
2.6 linear feet
(5 boxes, 1 flat file)
Library Rights and Reproductions.
The records described in accession 1986.IA.10 are available for use by qualified researchers.