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    Title: Harald Szeemann artist files
    Date (inclusive): 1836-2010, bulk 1957-2005
    Number: 2011.M.30.S2
    Creator/Collector: Szeemann, Harald
    Physical Description: 1400 Linear Feet
    The Getty Research Institute
    Special Collections
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    Business Number: (310) 440-7390
    Fax Number: (310) 440-7780
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Series II of the Harald Szeemann papers contains artist files on more than 24,000 artists. In addition to fine arts artists, Harald Szeemann created artist files for architects, composers, musicians, film directors, authors and philosphers. The contents of the artist files vary widely from artist to artist, but may include artist statements; artist proposals; biographies; correspondence; exhibition announcements; news clippings; notes; photographs of works of art, exhibitions of the artist; posters; resumes; and original works of art. Due to its size, Series II is described in a separate finding aid. The main finding aid for the Harald Szeemann papers is available here: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2011m30
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    Language: Collection material is primarily in German with some material in Italian, French, English and other languages.

    Administrative Information


    Open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions.
    Unreformatted audiovisual materials and computer files are unavailable. Contact repository to request reformatting.
    Due to privacy issues, boxes 81, 214, 224, 2409, 2418, RX and RX2 are sealed. Boxes 230-267 contain nitrate negatives and are restricted. Boxes 82, 215, and 1074B require special handling; contact the repository regarding access. Box 2885A is restricted due to fragility; contact the repository regarding access. Boxes 1074C and 1074D are restricted due to fragility; contact repository to request digital imaging. Boxes B-13**, B-16**, B-43**, B-48**, B-79**, B-81**, B-83**, B-84**, B-86**, 3741**-3743**, 3765*-3767* and TP-drawers are housed off-site and only open for use with the curator's permission. Contact repository regarding access. Boxes 320-321, 924, 2955-3028*, 2966**, 3716-3730, 3727*, 3748-3754, 3755*-3757*, TP59A-TP59B, TP77-TP78, and 3109* are currently only open for use with the curator's permission. Contact the repository regarding access.
    The digital files are accessible on a laptop in the Special Collections Reading Room. All files except emails are available as a mounted disk image in a Windows environment. The emails are on the laptop as imported PST files accessible through a Microsoft Outlook client. Digital files containing restricted personal information such as third-party bank account numbers or student records are restricted until 2081.

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    Harald Szeemann papers, 1800-2011, bulk 1949-2005, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, Accession no. 2011.M.30 http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifa2011m30