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Julius Shulman Resources

An overview, selected bibliography, and frequently asked questions about the Julius Shulman Photography Archive, which contains over 260,000 vintage and modern prints, negatives, and transparencies.

Using Images from the Shulman Archive

Finding Digital Images 

More than 48,000 of the 70,000 unique images are digitized and the high-resolution digital files are freely available to download from the Library Catalog. The majority of the digitized items are the 8" x 10" black and white prints and the 4" x 5" color transparencies in addition to selected 4" x 5" black and white contact prints.

To search for images in the Library Catalog, you can search with various keywords such as these examples:

Job number (i.e., Job 093,

Shulman and architect name (i.e., Shulman Neutra)

Shulman and building name (i.e.,Shulman Kaufmann House)

From the search results list, click on "Online access available."  


Publishing Images

High-resolution digital images in the Library Catalog can be freely downloaded and freely published in print and electronic publications without Getty's permission when adhering to our publications guidelines below.

Publication Guidelines when using Images from the Library Catalog:

Use this copyright notice and credit line: © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10).

Be aware that third parties may claim privacy or publicity rights in these images, or rights to artworks depicted that are not in the public domain. The Getty assumes no liability for your use of these images. By downloading these images you agree that it is your responsibility to identify any potential claimants and obtain any necessary permissions for your use, and you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Getty harmless from all costs, charges, fees, or expenses, losses, damages, liabilities, or judgments arising from or relating to any claim, cause or allegation asserted by a third party against the Getty based entirely or in part on your use of these images.


Need Help?

If you are unable to locate an image in Library Catalog or the file format in Library Catalog is not suitable for your use please submit a Reproductions and Permissions request form for your intended use(s). Collection Images Fees may apply. After you complete and submit the form, a staff member will contact you to begin processing your request.  Due to the large number of requests we receive, we cannot accommodate rush orders.