The collection comprises architectural records, photographs, and ephemera documenting the development of the facilities and
activities of the Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH) of the J. Paul Getty Trust at 401 Wilshire Boulevard
in Santa Monica, California from 1980 to 1994. The architectural records consist of blueline prints, blueprints, drawings,
architectural models, reports, photographs, slides and negatives, for and of 401 Wilshire Boulevard. The photographs and ephemera
document the interior spaces of 401 Wilshire Boulevard and the various activities of the GCHAH.
The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH) was established in 1983 to advance and disseminate research
in the history of art and the humanities. The GCHAH was one of the original programs established by the J. Paul Getty Trust,
an international cultural and philanthropic organization serving both general audiences and specialized professionals. The
Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their
dimensions. As of 2009 the Trust supports and oversees four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Getty Foundation; the
Getty Conservation Institute; and the Getty Research Institute, which, among other things, continues the work begun by the
66.1 linear feet
(12 boxes, 13 flat files, 2 oversize boxes, 4 oversize architectural roll boxes)
Library Rights and Reproductions.
The records described in accessions 1986.IA.20, 1986.IA.21, 1986.IA.25, 1986.IA.34, 1995.IA.01, 1997.IA.06, 1998.IA.02, 2003.IA.01,
2009.IA.40, 2009.IA.48; 2009.IA.52; and 2010.IA.47 are available for use by qualified researchers.