Guide to the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities Records of Facilities at 401 Wilshire, 1980-1994, and undated

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein and Cyndi Shein


Descriptive Summary

Title: Records of facilities at 401 Wilshire
Date (inclusive): 1980-1994, undated
Number: IA20015
Creator/Collector: Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities
Physical Description: 66.1 linear feet (12 boxes, 13 flat files, 2 oversize boxes, 4 oversize architectural roll boxes)
Repository:
The Getty Research Institute
Institutional Records and Archives
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
(310) 440-7390
archives@getty.edu
Abstract: 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.
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Language: Collection material is in English

Administrative History

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 GCHAH.
The GCHAH opened after two years of thoughtful planning on the part of the Trust. In 1981, soon after his appointment as the first president and CEO of the Trust, Harold Williams and his team of advisors made several proposals to the Board of Trustees for programs that could be created to further the Getty’s mission of "the diffusion of artistic and general knowledge," as directed by J. Paul Getty’s will. The establishment of an arts library had been proposed as early as 1977 by Museum director Stephen Garrett; in February 1982 Williams’ chief deputy, Nancy Englander, expanded upon Garrett's idea and outlined a proposed “Center for Advanced Study.” This proposed center would include a residence program for scholars, a major expansion of the library, a limited publications program, and an art photo archive. The activities of the center would also focus on preserving historic materials in the field of art history and the development of new reference tools for the field, using the latest in information technologies. The plan was approved, and the program known as the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities officially opened in July 1983.
The GCHAH progressed quickly during its first few years. Architectural historian Kurt Forster became the first director; he was hired in October 1983 and began leading the GCHCH in the fall of 1984. In an effort to create a premier repository for manuscript collections related to artists and the field of art history at the GCHAH, Forster added the Archives of the History of Art. Not only did the Archives serve as a repository for materials on art history, but it also housed the historical records of the Museum and the Trust. In the fall of 1985 the GCHAH launched the Visiting Scholar Program, inviting 17 scholars and fellows to explore the theme “Aesthetic Experience and Affinities Among the Arts.”
Due to expanded operations and limited space at the original J. Paul Getty Museum in Pacific Palisades, California, the various programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust were located at different sites throughout the Los Angeles basin during the 1980s and early 1990s. The Trust's vision was to bring together most of their programs at a single site, but until that vision became a reality, the GCHAH was "temporarily" located in the First Federal Building at 401 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, California. The construction of the new Getty Center in Brentwood took longer than originally anticipated and 401 Wilshire was occupied by the GCHAH from 1983 to 1997.
In order to fulfill its commitment to the development and diffusion of research in the history of art and the humanities, the GCHAH supported a variety of activities in resource collecting, scholarship, publications, exhibitions, conferences, and public lectures. 401 Wilshire was a “run-of-the-mill office building” that required considerable renovation to meet the GCHAH's growing need for both public and working spaces. Batey & Mack, a San Francisco firm, designed the first renovation of the temporary quarters for the GCHAH on two floors (floors 4 and 7) of 401 Wilshire. In 1991, the GCHAH expanded to occupy two more floors (floors 8 and 9), and Richard Meier & Partners, who were concurrently working on the Brentwood project, were retained to renovate the new floors. Floors 5 and 6 were also utilized, though it is unclear when they were first occupied by the GCHAH.
During its occupancy of 401 Wilshire Boulevard the GCHAH used the space as follows:
  • 4th Floor: Library, the Archives of the History of Art (later known as Special Collections), Museum curatorial offices (which later became the space for GCHAH Publications), Mailroom, Display space for collections
  • 5th Floor: Library
  • 6th Floor: Photo Archives (Photo Study Collection), Scholars, and Visual Media Services
  • 7th Floor: Administration, Museum Department of Photography, and Gallery (which was open to the public Monday through Friday at no charge)
  • 8th Floor: Trust offices
  • 9th Floor: Trust offices
  • 10th Floor: Museum Department of Sculpture (which later became the space for AccAcc – Accelerated Accessions), Provenance Index, Collection Development, and Vocabularies
  • 11th Floor: Art History Information Program and Information Technology Services
Over the years the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities experienced several significant changes. In June 1992 Kurt Forster left the GCHAH, and Tom Reese was promoted to acting director while the Trust conducted a search for a new director. In January 1994 Salvatore Settis became director of the GCHAH. In 1996, in order to avoid confusion with the soon-to-open Getty Center in Brentwood, the GCHAH was renamed the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities. Three years later the program's name was shortened to the Getty Research Institute (GRI).

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

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.
The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

[Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Records of Facilities at 401 Wilshire Boulevard, 1980-1994 and undated, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. Institutional Archives, Research Library, Getty Research Institute, Finding aid no. IA20015.

Acquisition Information

The items in this finding aid originated in accession numbers 1986.IA.020 (transferred by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities); 1986.IA.021 (transferred by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities); 1986.IA.025 (transferred by Susan Malkoff Smith, J. Paul Getty Museum Library); 1986.IA.34 (transferred by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities); 1995.IA.01 (transferred by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities); 1997.IA.06 (transferred by J. Paul Getty Trust); 1998.IA.02 (transferred by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities); 2003.IA.01 (transferred by the Getty Research Institute, Andrew Werner, GRI Operations Manager); 2009.IA.40 (accessioned as part of the Legacy Appraisal Project); 2009.IA.48 (transferred by the Getty Research Institute, Wim de Wit, Head of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art); 2009.IA.52 (gift from Mary Sackett); and 2010.IA.47 (transferred by a former staff member).

Processing History

Some items were rehoused and a preliminary inventory was created by Institutional Archives part-time staff prior to 2005. In 2005 Sue Luftschein rehoused the remainder of the items and encoded this finding aid. In 2009 Cyndi Shein added accessions 1995.IA.01, 2009.IA.40, 2009.IA.48, and 2010.IA.47, which introduced new subject matter and formats to the collection, requiring substantial revision of the finding aid.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection comprises architectural records, photographs, and ephemera documenting 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 approximately 1980 to 1994. The architectural records consist of blueline prints, blueprints, drawings, models, reports, photographs, slides and negatives (1980-1984, 1991, and undated) related to the 401 Wilshire building. This location was the temporary headquarters of the GCHCH, which grew out of the library at the Getty Ranch House and the Getty Villa. Plans from three architectural firms can be found in the records: Batey & Mack; Neptune & Thomas Associates; and Richard Meier & Associates.
The photographs and ephemera include a set of materials assembled to describe the role of the 401 Wilshire Boulevard building as a space for museum objects and activities while the new Getty Center in Brentwood was under construction. These materials include photographs of exhibitions and other events, event programs, event fliers, and a letter written by Musick, Peeler & Garrett (attorneys) on behalf of the J. Paul Getty Trust to the California State Board of Equalization that describes how the space at 401 Wilshire Boulevard was used for the various activities of the GCHAH. Additional photographs depict the former library at the Getty Villa; the new library, reading room, and office space of the GCHAH at 401 Wilshire Boulevard; The interiors of the facility following the Northridge earthquake (1994); and a site inspection of the Brentwood location, the site of the new Getty Center and future home of the GCHAH program. Some photographs also include staff and researchers at the GCHAH.

Arrangement

These records are arranged in two series: Series I. Photographs and ephemera, 1981, 1983, 1987-1994, and undated Series II. Architectural records, 1980-1984, 1991, undated

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Corporate Bodies

J. Paul Getty Trust

Subjects - Topics

Architecture--California--Los Angeles
Buildings--Specifications
Northridge Earthquake, Calif., 1994

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings (visual works)
Architectural models
Blueline prints
Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Color negatives
Color slides
Fliers (printed matter)
Photographic prints--20th century
Reports

Contributors

Batey & Mack
Neptune and Thomas Associates
Richard Meier & Associates


Container List

 

Series I. Photographs and ephemera, 1981, 1983, 1987-1994, undated,

Physical Description: 4.6 linear feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

These records comprise photographs and ephemera related to the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHCH), including various photographic materials and a report compiled on behalf of the J. Paul Getty Trust. The photographic materials depict the former library at the Getty Villa; the new library, reading room, office space, and a theatrical performance at the GCHAH at 401 Wilshire Boulevard; the interiors of the facility following the Northridge earthquake (1994); and a site inspection of the Brentwood location, the site of the new Getty Center and future home of the GCHAH program. Some photographs also include staff and researchers. Loose photographs consist of 18 black-and-white photographic prints, 24 color photographic prints, approximately 390 slides, 1 sheet and 109 strips of negatives, and 19 contact sheets (1981, 1983, 1994, and undated).
The report serves as a fairly comprehensive overview of GCHCH activities and contains materials assembled to describe the role of the 401 Wilshire Boulevard building as a space for the storage and display of museum and library holdings and scholarly research activities. The report includes photographs of exhibitions and other events, event programs, event fliers from 1987 to 1993, and a 1993 letter written by Musick, Peeler & Garrett (attorneys) on behalf of the J. Paul Getty Trust that describes how the space at 401 Wilshire Boulevard was used for the various activities of the GCHAH.

Arrangement

These records are arranged in no particular order.
 

"The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Sales Tax Audit: Vol. I, The Getty Center as a Public Space," 1987-1993

Physical Description: (2 binders)

Scope and Content Note

These records comprise a report titled, "The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Sales Tax Audit: Vol. I, The Getty Center as a Public Space." The "Getty Center" in this case refers to the GCHAH building at 401 Wilshire Boulevard (prior to the construction of the Getty Center in Brentwood). The materials include photographs of exhibitions and other events, event programs, and other documentation assembled for the purpose of establishing the building at 401 Wilshire Boulevard as a public space and thereby establishing the museum and library holdings therein as exempt from sales tax. The material is prefaced by a letter written by Musick, Peeler & Garrett (attorneys) on behalf of the J. Paul Getty Trust to a representative of the California State Board of Equalization. The letter describes the role of the 401 Wilshire site as a space for the storage and public display of museum and library objects and various scholarly research activities. The letter is dated August 3, 1993 and the supporting documentation dates from 1987 to 1993.
Box 2009.IA.40-01

Part 1

Box 2009.IA.40-02

Part 2

Box 1995.IA.01-01

GCHAH 401 Wilshire renovation, 1983

Physical Description: (2 contact sheets and 47 strips of negatives)
Box 1986.IA.25-1

GCHAH Library, 1981, undated

Physical Description: (11 photographs)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs depict the library in the Villa, unopened boxes of books in the corridor of the library in the Villa, and renovations of the new library space at 401 Wilshire Boulevard.
Box 1986.IA.34-1

GCHAH 401 Wilshire offices prior to renovation, Center opening, and Center offices post-renovation, undated

Physical Description: (7 contact sheets and 24 negative strips)
Box 1997.IA.06-01

GCHAH 401 Wilshire office reception area and corridor exhibition spaces, undated

Physical Description: (5 photographs)
Box 2009.IA.48-01

GCHAH 401 Wilshire Special Collections Reading Room, staff, and researchers, 1994 and undated

Physical Description: (24 color photographic prints, 2 black-and-white prints, 1 contact sheet, and negatives)

Scope and Content Note

These materials comprise 24 color photographic prints (4 x 6 inches each) and negatives of researchers and staff using the GCHAH Special Collections Reading Room at 401 Wilshire. The original envelop that contained the photographs indicates that they were developed 05/17/1994. The records also includes two undated 8 x 10 inch black-and-white portraits of Nicholas Olsberg (Head of Special Collections) and a contact sheet of other black-and-white portraits of Olsberg.
Box 1986.IA.34-02

GCHCH Brentwood site inspection and 401 Wilshire interior and events, undated

Physical Description: (One binder containing 13 sheets of slides and 1 sheet of negatives)

Scope and Content Note

Photographs depict GCHAH Brentwood site inspection, 401 Wilshire office remodeling/construction, and the 401 Wilshire office exterior, offices, library and exhibition spaces. Additionally, the binder includes slides and negatives of a theatrical/comical performance at the 401 Wilshire office.
Box 1995.IA.01-01

Brentwood site visit, undated

Physical Description: (1 contact sheet and 10 strips of negatives)
Box 1995.IA.01-01

Staff portrait: Bill Reider, circa 1983

Physical Description: (3 contact sheets and 3 strips of negatives)
Box 1995.IA.01-01

Staff holiday party, 1993

Physical Description: (3 contact sheets and 4 strips of negatives)
Box 1995.IA.01-01

Art object images, undated

Physical Description: (2 contact sheets and 6 strips of negatives)
Box 2009.IA.52-01 shared box

Postcard of exterior of 401 Wilshire, undated

Physical Description: (1 postcard, 1 CD-ROM, and 2 photocopies)

Scope and Content Note

One original black-and-white postcard (5 x 7 inches) of First Federal Square (located at 401 Wilshire Boulevard); one CD-Rom containing two images of the postcard (front and back); Two photocopies of the postcard (enlarged to 8 x 10 inches).
Box 2010.IA.47-01

401 Wilshire interiors in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, January 1994

Physical Description: (approximately 50 color photographic prints)
 

Series II. Architectural records, 1980-1984, 1991, undated,

Physical Description: 61.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 13 flat files, 2 oversize boxes, 4 oversize architectural roll boxes)

Scope and Content Note

The architectural records reflect the development of the J. Paul Getty Trust, Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH) facilities at 401 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, California. This location was the temporary headquarters of the GCHCH program, which grew out of the library at the Getty Villa. Plans from three architectural firms can be found in the records: Batey & Mack, whose plans were used to create the space; Neptune & Thomas Associates, whose plans do not seem to have been used; and Richard Meier & Associates, who renovated two additional floors for the GCHAH in 1991. The records consist of blueline prints, drawings, architectural models, and reports, 1980-1984, 1991, and undated,

Arrangement

 

Series II.A. Batey and Mack, 1980-1990

Physical Description: 28.0 linear feet (1 box, 6 flat files, 2 oversized boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Records consist of blueline prints, drawings, architectural models, and a report, 1984 and undated, created by the architectural firm of Batey and Mack for the design of the temporary quarters of the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, J. Paul Getty Trust, at 401 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Arrangement

These records are arranged by type of print and by bound set.
Box 1998.IA.02-1, Folder 1

The J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities Floors 4, 5, 6, 7, undated

General note

[Specification report.]
 

Architectural renderings:

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Front Lobby, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Floors 4-7, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Corridor Desk and Chair, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Corridor and Office, undated

General note

[Copies 2 and 3 in blueline print form housed in 1986.IA.21-Flat file 2C.]
Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Corridor, undated

General note

[Includes photocopy.]
Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Corridor and Cubicles, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-1

Corridor, undated

General note

[2 copies.]
 

Blueline/architectural drawings:

 

Floor plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Remodel Proposal Schedule, Dinwiddie General Contractor, October 15, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Fourth Floor Plan, June 1, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Title Sheet, September 21, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 4.6, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Lobby Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 4.9, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 4.6, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Lobby Plan, September 22, 1984

General note

[Copy 2 in Flat file 1986.IA.21-2C.]
Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: A4.4, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, November 12, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A4.1, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Demolition Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Fifth Floor Plan, June 1, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: 5.1, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Demolition Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: 5.2, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Demolition Reflected Ceiling Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: 5.3, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: 5.4, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Sixth Floor Plan, June 1, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: 6.1, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Demolition Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 6.2, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Demolition Reflected Ceiling Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 6.4, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Seventh Floor Plan, June 1, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Study Room and Reception, September 23, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 7.1, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Demolition Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 7.2, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Demolition Reflected Ceiling Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 7.3, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 7.4, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 7.6, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Lobby Gallery Auditorium Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 7.7, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Interior Elevators, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet Title: Title Sheet, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A7.1, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Demolition Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A7.2, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Demolition Reflected Ceiling Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A7.4, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 7.6, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Lobby Gallery Auditorium Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Workstation Plan, September 10, 1984

 

Furniture plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Archival Shelving Storage Layout, July 19, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Cabinetry Layout, November 28, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: 4, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Furniture Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 4.5, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Furniture Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 4.8, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Shelving Layout, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: 5, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Furniture Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: 6.3, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Lounge Furniture Plan, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: 6, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Furniture Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 6.3, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Furniture Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2A

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Cabinetry Layout, November 28, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A7.5, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Furniture Plan September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 7.5, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Furniture Plan, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Reception Desk, September 23, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Auditorium Columns and Cabinets, September 23, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Auditorium Projection Screen, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Kitchen Plans and Audio Visual Projection Cabinet, September 19, 1984

 

Utilities plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A4.6, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Power and Telephone Layout, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2B

Sheet #: A7.6, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Power and Telephone Layout, November 13, 1984

General note

[2nd copy dated September 22, 1984 in 1986.IA.21-Flat file 3A
 

Elevations:

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-2C

Sheet #: 4.7, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Elevations, undated

General note

[2nd copy in 1986.IA.21-Flat file 3B.]
Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 4.7, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Elevations, undated

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: A7.8, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Interior Elevations, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3A

Sheet #: 7.9A, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Interior Elevations, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor West Elevation Work Area, September 23, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Elevation Study Rooms, September 20, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 7.7, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Interior Elevations, September 22, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.21-3B

Sheet #: 7.8, Sheet Title: Seventh Floor Elevations, undated

Box 1986.IA.21-7

Architectural model of corridor, 401 Wilshire Blvd., undated

Box 1986.IA.21-8

Architectural model of corridor, 401 Wilshire Blvd., undated

 

Series II.B. Neptune and Thomas Associates, 1980-1984

Physical Description: 31.5 linear feet (1 box, 7 flat files, 2 oversize architectural roll boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Records consist of blue line prints and a report, 1980-1984, created by Neptune and Thomas Associates, for the renovation of the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, J. Paul Getty Trust, in Santa Monica. It is unclear whether these plans ever went beyond the draft stage, as they predate the Batey and Mack plans. The majority of the blueprints are titled "Santa Monica Research Facility." One set of the blueprints is labeled "County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services Copy."
The role of Neptune and Thomas Associates in the remodel of 401 Wilshire Blvd. remains unclear. These plans date predominantly from early 1983, predating those of Batey and Mack (late 1984).

Arrangement

These records are intellectually arranged by type of record, and by floor, where possible.
Box 1986.IA.20-7, Folder 1

First Federal Square Tenant Design Package, 1981, 1983

General note

[Includes hand-written note to Tim from Howard re: enlargement of drawings.]
Box 1986.IA.20-7, Folder 2

Santa Monica Research Facility Details, January 17, 1983

Physical Description: [File 1 of 2]

General note

[Specification report.]
Box 1986.IA.20-7, Folder 3

Santa Monica Research Facility Details, January 17, 1983

Physical Description: [File 2 of 2]

General note

[Specification report.]
 

Blueline prints, Set 1:

 

Floor plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-8, Sheet Title: Plaza Level Floor Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-9, Sheet Title: Mezzanine Level Floor Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-10, Sheet Title: Second Floor Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: K-1, Sheet Title: Floor Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: SK-1, Sheet Title: Second Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan [Revised Ceiling Grid Layout], August 10, 1980

Physical Description: [2 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: M-1, Sheet Title: General Notes and Symbols, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-1, Sheet Title: Title Sheet, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-11, Sheet Title: Third Floor Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-12, Sheet Title: Typical Floor Plan 4th Thru 12th, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-13, Sheet Title: Typical Core 4th Thru 12th, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Box 1986.IA.20-12

Sheet #: A-9, Sheet Title: 4th thru 12th Floor Plans [Revisions], March 10, 1980–July 9, 1981

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: 4026-15-R, Sheet Title: 4th Thru 12th Floor Duct Loops [Air Conditioning], November 21, 1980

Physical Description: [2 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: M-2, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Mechanical Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-2, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-8, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, January 17, 1983

Box 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: A-5, Sheet Title: Parking Level 4 Plan and Details [Revisions], March 10, 1980–February 24, 1981

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-3, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-9, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: M-3, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Mechanical Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-4, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-10, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Reflected Ceiling Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-14, Sheet Title: Stair, Dumbwaiter and Enlarged Plans, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: M-4, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Mechanical Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-5, Sheet Title: First Parking Level Ventilation Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-6, Sheet Title: Core Plans and Details Parking Levels 1 and 4, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-7, Sheet Title: Garage Exhaust Fan Rooms, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-14, Sheet Title: Partial Roof and Mechanical Penthouse Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-15, Sheet Title: Roof Plan, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-16, Sheet Title: Details, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
 

Furniture plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-5, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Furniture Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Room Designations Floor 4, October 4, 1982

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Room Designations Floor 4, November 11, 1982

Roll 1986.IA.20-Roll 13

Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Offices Furniture Plan, undated

Physical Description: [4 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-6, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Furniture Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Library Shelving Floor 5, November 11, 1982

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Photo Archives Area Floor 5, October 4, 1982

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet Title: Photo Archives Shelving Fifth Floor, October 18, 1982

Box 1986.IA.20-14

Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Offices Furniture Plan, undated

Physical Description: [4 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-7, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Furniture Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Shelving Units Floor 6, October 21, 1982

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Library Stack Area, Floor 6, October 4, 1982

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Inter-Office Partition Floor 6, August 9, 1984

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet Title: Library Stack Area Sixth Floor, October 18, 1982

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Offices Furniture Plan, undated

Physical Description: [3 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet Title: 10th Floor Offices, May 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet Title: 10th Floor Offices Furniture Plan, June 6, 1983

 

Utilities plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-11, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Utility Layout Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: M-2, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Mechanical Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-1, Sheet Title: Notes, Symbols and Fixture Schedule, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-2, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Lighting Plan and Panels, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-3, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Power and Telephone Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-4, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Signal Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: A-11, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Utility Layout Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: E-3, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Power and Telephone Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: P1, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Plumbing Plan, May 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: A-11, Sheet Title: Fourth Floor Utility Layout Plan, February 3, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-12, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Utility Layout Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: M-3, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Mechanical Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-5, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Lighting Plan and Panels, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-6, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Power and Telephone Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-7, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Signal Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: A-12, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Utility Layout Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: E-6, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Power and Telephone Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: A-12, Sheet Title: Fifth Floor Utility Layout Plan, February 3, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-13, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Utility Layout Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: M-4, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Mechanical Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-8, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Lighting Plan and Panels, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-9, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Power and Telephone Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: E-10, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Signal Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: A-13, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Utility Layout Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: K-2, Sheet Title: Plumbing and Electrical Rough-In Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #: E-9, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Power and Telephone Plan, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: A-13, Sheet Title: Sixth Floor Utility Layout Plan, February 3, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: C15, Sheet Title: Doors at Elevator Lobbies, March 2, 1983

General note

[Photocopy.]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet #: 1686, Sheet Title: Exhaust Replacement Air System, April 12, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: 1686, Sheet Title: Item 30 Ventilator, April 12, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-17, Sheet Title: Toilet Exhaust, Chilled and Hot Water, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-18, Sheet Title: Power Wiring Diagram, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: M-19, Sheet Title: Control Wiring Diagram, January 9, 1980

General note

[Photocopy]
 

Elevations:

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-15, Sheet Title: Interior Elevations, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: A-16, Sheet Title: Interior Elevations, January 17, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-1

Sheet #: K-3, Sheet Title: Interior Elevations, January 17, 1983

 

Safety and Security Plans:

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Hydro-Temp Moisture Detection System Floor 4, April 12, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500A, Sheet Title: Graphic Annunciator Floor 4, May 9, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: PWL-1212, Sheet Title: Fire Device Layout Fourth Floor, April 20, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: TM-4, Sheet Title: Box Terminal Schedule Fourth Floor, May 11, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: SS-1, Sheet Title: Security Systems 4th Floor, February 21, 1983

Physical Description: [2 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Hydro-Temp Moisture Detection System Floor 5, April 12, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Single Line Electrical Floor 5, April 27, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500B, Sheet Title: Graphic Annunciator Floor 5, May 9, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: SS-2, Sheet Title: Security Systems 5th Floor, February 21, 1983

Physical Description: [2 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: SS-4, Sheet Title: Security Systems Typical Details - Installation, Fifth Floor Furniture Plan February 8, 1983

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Hydro-Temp Moisture Detection System Floor 6, April 12, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Halon 1301 Fire Suppression System Floor 6, December 12, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Halon 1301 Fire Suppression System Floor 6 part II, December 12, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-10

Sheet #: SS-3, Sheet Title: Security Systems 6th Floor, February 21, 1983

Physical Description: [2 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500, Sheet Title: Halon 1301 Fire Suppression System, December 13, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-4

Sheet #: 2500C, Sheet Title: Graphic Annunciator Floor 6, May 9, 1983

Physical Description: [5 Copies]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-12

Sheet #: M-15, Sheet Title: Control Diagrams, January 9, 1980

General note

[Labeled "First Federal Square."]
Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #: 1686, Sheet Title: Exhaust Replacement Air System, April 12, 1983

 

Blueline prints, Set 2 (partial duplicate of Set 1):

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-2

Sheet #s: A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-9, A-10, A-14, A-15, A-16, K-1, K-2, K-3, M-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-7, E-8, E-10

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-5

Sheet #s: A-11, A-12, A-13

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-6

Sheet #s: E-3, E-6, E-9

 

Blueline prints, Set 3, County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services Copy (partial duplicate of Set 1):

Flatfile 1986.IA.20-3

Sheet #s: A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8, A-9, A-10, A-11, A-12, A-13, A-14, A-15, A-16, K-1, K-2, K-3, M-1, M-2, M-3, M-4, E-1, E-2, E-3, E-4, E-5, E-6, E-7, E-8, E-9, E-10

 

Series II.C. Richard Meier and Associates,

Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet (2 oversize architectural roll boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Records consist of blueline prints, 1991, created by the architectural firm of Richard Meier and Associates for the J. Paul Getty Center for the History of Art and Humanities, J. Paul Getty Trust. The blueprints were created for floors 8 and 9 of 401 Wilshire Blvd., the administrative offices of the GCHAH. The GCHAH began occupancy of these two additional floors in 1991. The dates listed are the permit dates; each blueprint is marked with the bid, revision and permit dates.

Arrangement

These records are arranged by type of plan.
 

Set 1:

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA1.1, Sheet Title: Level 8 Plan, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA1.2, Sheet Title: Level 9 Plan, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA5.1, Sheet Title: Level 8 Elevations, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA5.2, Sheet Title: Level 8 Elevations, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA5.4, Sheet Title: Level 9 Elevations, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA5.5, Sheet Title: Level 9 Elevations, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA7.1, Sheet Title: Level 8 Millwork Plan, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-1

Sheet #: TA7.2, Sheet Title: Level 9 Millwork Plan, June 14, 1991

Box 2003.IA.1-2

Set 2 (exact duplicate of Set 1)