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Guide to the J. Paul Getty Trust Publications Records, 1975-1999
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Series I. Meeting minutes and agendas, 1988-1998

Physical Description: 1.04 linear feet 1.04 linear feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Records consist of meeting minutes of the Getty Publications office dating 1988-1991, meeting minutes and agendas of the Editorial Committee dating 1988-1998, and meeting minutes, agendas, meeting notes, and related memoranda of the Publications Department and the Getty Conservation Institutue, dating 1993-1998, of the J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust. The Publications minutes (1988-1991) discuss specific publication projects as well as analysis of sales and administrative matters such as topics for meeting agenda, damaged inventory, and budgets. The Editorial Committee records (1988-1998) encompass primarily meeting minutes, but also include two memoranda in regard to the Lanier Graham proposal of an exhibition of Degas prints. The meeting minutes of the Editorial Committee are similar in content to those of Publications, discussing specific publications (often many of the same publications as discussed in the Publications minutes), but the majority of the minutes discuss idea and development proposals submitted to the Committee, including a proposal for the GRI Journal. The Editorial Committee agendas include full book project development proposals and recommendations.


The records are arranged primarily in chronological order.

Publications Department meeting minutes:

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 1


Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 2


Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 3



Editorial Committee meeting minutes:

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 4-5

1988-1991, 1993-1994, 1996-1998

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 6

Agenda and minutes, September 2, 1993

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 7

Agenda, October 28, 1993

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 8

Agenda and minutes, December 20, 1993

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 9

Minutes, March 3, 1994

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 10-11

Meeting and agenda, November 29, 1994

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 12

Meeting agenda, December 12, 1995

Box 2004.IA.01-1, Folder 13-14

Meeting agenda, March 13, 1996

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 1

Meeting agenda, June 21, 1996

Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 2-3

Meeting agenda, October 24, 1996

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 4-5

Meeting agenda and idea proposals, May 5, 1997

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 6

Exhibition proposal, May 5, 1997

Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 7-8

Meeting agenda, October 27, 1998

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 9-11

Meeting agenda, June 19, 1998

Physical Description: [3 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-2, Folder 12-13

GRI Journal memoranda and proposals, 1993, 1997

Physical Description: [2 files]

GCI-Publications meeting minutes, agendas, memoranda:

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 1


Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 2


Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 3


Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 4


Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 5


Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 6


Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 7



Series II. Budget and financial information, 1977-1999

Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

These records consist of budget and financial information from the Getty Bookstore, the J. Paul Getty Trust publications programs, and the Getty Education Institute, 1977-1994. Included are spreadsheets detailing monthly sales figures, general ledger printouts, capital budget reports, and memoranda.


These records are arranged by department and in general chronological order.
Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 8

Getty Education Institute publications budget information, 1998-1999

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 9

Getty Trust write-downs and spreadsheets, 1993-1994

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 10

Getty bookstore general ledger reports, 1981

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 11

Getty bookstore general ledger reports, 1980

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 12

Getty bookstore sales summaries, 1978-1983


Getty bookstore sales:

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 13

1977-January 1980

Box 2004.IA.01-3, Folder 14

October 1977-December 1979

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 1

October 1980-September 1981

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 2

October 1981-September 1982

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 3

October 1982-September 1983

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 4

October 1983-September 1984

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 5


Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 6


Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 7

Publications operating budget roster, 1984

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 8

Museum publications budget information, 1987, 1989

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 9

Museum sales and distribution budget information, 1989

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 10

Getty bookstore sales and distribution performance, 1989


Series III. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, 1993-1999

Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

These records consist of contracts, legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to the publication of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals by G.K. Hall and the transition to publication by Getty Publications, J. Paul Getty Trust, the transition of the Index to CD-ROM format, and the relocation of the Index from the Getty Information Institute to the Getty Research Institute, 1983-1999. Also included are copies of information materials about the CD-ROM version of the Index, a report on usage by Howard Batchelor, information about subscribers and subscriptions, budget and financial information, and the 1998-99 Annual Report.


These records are arranged generally in chronological order.
Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 11-12

Letters of agreement, contracts between G.K. Hall, Trust Publications, Columbia University, 1983-1999

Physical Description: [2 files]
Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 13

Informational materials about the index, 1987-1992

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 14

Howard Batchelor, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals: a comparative study of usage and markets, 1996

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 15

Avery Index financial information, 1998-1999

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 16

Annual report, 1998-1999

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 17

Avery Index subscription information, 1999

Box 2004.IA.01-4, Folder 18

Correspondence re: CD-ROM, 1999


Series IV. Miscellaneous files, 1975-1998

Physical Description: 0.13 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

This series contains miscellaneous files related to Getty Publications including correspondence, memoranda, financial records, royalties statements, production logs, and press releases, dated 1975-1998. Of special note are the records relating to the publication of Norman Neuerburg's From Herculaneum to Malibu, including correspondence between Neuerburg and Stephen Garrett regarding the Getty's continued publication of Neuerburg's work, and Neuerburg and Roberta Stothart in which Neuerburg confesses that he has no wish to continue writing about the Getty; also included is a copy of Neuerburg's article "Painting in the California Missions," originally published in American Art Review, July 1977.


These records are arranged by subject.
Box 2004.IA.01-5, Folder 1

Exhibition department information, ca. 1980

Box 2004.IA.01-5, Folder 2

Norman Neuerburg, correspondence, royalty statements, 1975-1982

Box 2004.IA.01-5, Folder 3

Publication production logs, 1993

Box 2004.IA.01-5, Folder 4

Press releases, exhibitions, 1994

Box 2004.IA.01-5, Folder 5

Getty Publications special events invitation lists and memoranda, 1997-1998