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Doctoral Student Requirements for Reading Privileges at The Huntington


The Huntington grants reading privileges only to students who have been admitted to PhD candidacy and are engaged in dissertation research.
 
Doctoral students of American and Canadian universities who have passed their PhD qualifying examinations and been advanced to candidacy should complete the Registration Form for Students of American and Canadian Universities and mail it with a signed letter from their dissertation advisor to the address below. The letter should confirm the student’s status as a PhD candidate and should describe the nature of the proposed research and the need to consult the Huntington’s collections. It should be mailed with the application form.

Doctoral students at universities outside the United States and Canada should complete the Registration Form for Students outside the United States and Canada and mail it with a letter from their faculty advisor to the address below. The letter should confirm the student’s academic status and should describe the nature of the proposed research and the need to consult the Huntington’s collections. It should be mailed with the application form.   

Please allow one week to process your registration form and reference letter. Once the registration form and letter is processed, you will be contacted (by email unless specified otherwise) to confirm your registration appointment. Please add readerregistration@huntington.org to your contacts or list of trusted senders. Please bring a government-issued photo ID to your appointment.  
 
Applications should be mailed to:
 
Huntington Library
Attn: Reader Registrar, Reader Services Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

We do not currently accept PhD candidate registration forms or reference letters by email or fax.

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