The collection principally comprises recordings produced from 2008 through 2012 as part of the
Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. project. Project participants, including the Getty itself, conducted an extensive series of oral histories with many of Los
Angeles' key artists, filmmakers, curators, collectors, and critics, focusing on postwar art (1945-1980). Many of the participating
cultural institutions received funding from the Getty Foundation, which collected the resulting interviews. Exhibitions put
on by the partner institutions and discussions with the their curators were documented by the Getty Research Institute, through
a contract with Tremolo Productions. Material also includes transcripts of interviews; recordings of lectures, symposia, and
panel discussions; short documentary films; and printed brochures and announcements related to the project.
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).
13.65 Linear Feet
(32 boxes and 50 enclosures: printed material, 1 hard drive, 26 video tapes, 276 optical discs, 30 digital files, 282.6 TB)
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Detailed restrictions may be found at the appropriate places throughout this inventory.