About: Annette Doss and Katie Duvall

Annette Doss I've been a cataloger at the Getty Research Institute since 2009. I was the lead archivist on the Robert Mapplethorpe archive project between 2011 and 2012. Prior to that, I catalogued the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive and other audiovisual collections. I hold a master's in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in Art History from Loyola Marymount University. My research interests include video art preservation and how libraries, archives, and museums work collaboratively to provide integrated access to their collections. Katie Duvall I was a library assistant in special collections cataloging at the Getty Research Institute, processing and cataloging the Robert Mapplethorpe papers and photographs. I currently work in the institutional records and archives department at the Research Institute where I help preserve the current and historical records of all of the Getty's programs (the Museum, the Research Institute, the Conservation Institute, the Trust, and the Foundation). I have a master's degree in Library and Information Science, with a specialization in archival studies, from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in Film from Boston University.

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Treasures from the Vault: Robert Mapplethorpe Papers and Photographs

Self-portrait / Robert Mapplethorpe
Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J. Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Held at the Getty Research Institute

After much anticipation, the Robert Mapplethorpe archive is now available at the Getty Research Institute. More»

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      The Union Oil Center was completed in 1958 and became the highest building in downtown Los Angeles (mostly thanks to the convenient hill it is situated upon). 

      This neighborhood became known for the 19th century oil boom. However, come the ’90s, the building was up for demolition. Saved by Hollywood, this building became the Los Angeles Center Studios complete with a “vertical backlot.” What other SoCal oil buildings have transformed in time? The Huntington has one.  

      We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

      Union Oil Center, 1957, Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. Julius Shulman Photography Archive.

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