This short list refers to Research Institute holdings which bear upon nazi-era looting and post-war dissemination of stolen art. These archives contain provenance information, financial records, correspondence, and photographic documentation that both track the movement of objects and document the art market. The Research Institute houses many more archives than are listed here and therefore researchers are encouraged to browse the Research Library's on-line catalogues, IRIS and the Photo Study Collection Database, for dealer and gallery archives, as well as auction and conservator photographs, which may contain useful provenance information. The Institute has also a comprehensive collection of dealer and auction catalogues. In addition to these resources, the Getty Provenance Index maintains several electronic databases as well as nonautomated material on the history of ownership of works of art gathered from sales catalogues, archival records, and museum files.
Sections dealing with Nazi art policy and looting, and Allied protection of cultural property. Access may be partially restricted.
Includes diaries which describe works in situ in private and public collections from the 1930s through the 1950s. Other Waterhouse resources in Special Collections and the Photo Study Collection.
German art historian and museum director. Documents Kulturkampf against German Expressionism.
An important resource for documentation on looting and recuperation of art. See other Arntz resources in Special Collections and the Photo Study Collection.
Oral History interviews with Craig Hugh Smyth and Otto Wittmann (for historical background regarding recuperation and restititution of looted art).
An important art historian and critic, his papers contain correspondence with artists immediately after the war.
Collection of letters from artists, art historians and dealers.
Material on sale of works by the Nazis.
Business looted by the Nazis. Also other Laemmle resources.
Photographic documentation and records. Some access restrictions apply.
In process, cataloguing and exhibition/publication. Contact Curator of Visual Resources for information.
Photographic documentation of Hitler's inner circles (see J.Petropoulos, Art as Politics in the Third Reich).