Transcripts, audio recordings, and computer disks preserve interviews with contemporary art historians, archaeologists, bibliographers,
and selected key individuals from the J. Paul Getty Trust.
The Oral History Documentation project was begun in collaboration with the Oral History Program at the University of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1991. Seventeen interviews were completed, most by interviewer and historian Richard Cándida Smith,
in collaboration with UCLA. The Oral History Program owns the tapes and electronic versions and this collection includes only
the transcripts of these interviews. Transcripts of those interviews jointly sponsored by the Getty and UCLA are also located
at UCLA and in the Bancroft Library at Berkeley. UCLA is digitizing transcripts of the seventeen oral histories and making
them available online.
Connect to the digital versions.
Library Reproductions and Permissions.
Open for use by qualified researchers with the following exceptions. Sound recordings are unavailable until reformatted. Selected
transcripts and recordings are temporarily sealed and restricted, as indicated in the container list. Computer discs are restricted.