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Huntington Frontiers connects readers with the rich intellectual life of The Huntington, capturing in news and features the work of researchers, educators, curators, and others across a range of disciplines. It is produced biannually by the Office of Communications.

 

Kevin Durkin, Huntington Frontiers Editor


Frontiers Spring/Summer 2017

Print Spring/Summer issue

 

Contents

 

Features 

Robert Frost at The Huntington

 

Robert Frost at The Huntington

The famous poet paid an unheralded visit to the Library in 1932 to view his manuscripts
By Leslie Monsour

 

On Oct. 8, 1923, P. K. Foley, a well-known Boston bookseller and bibliographer, wrote a letter to Robert O. Schad...  more

 


A Passion for Cycads

 

A Passion for Cycads

Survivors from the dinosaur age, cycads continue to captivate collectors and researchers
By Usha Lee McFarling

 

Cycads are squat, woody, and branchless. They have no flowers, just spiky leaves that shred...  more

 


Departments 

Social Scene

 

Social Scene

A peek at what we’re up to online

more


A Closer Look

 

A Closer Look: The Perfect Wedding Gift

Two 15th-century panels from an Italian wedding chest tell a tale of passionate love
By Catherine Hess

  

Newly married couples in 15th- and 16th-century Italy—like newlyweds today—could expect... more


Archiving the Civil War’s Text Messages

 

Lessons Learned: Archiving the Civil War’s Text Messages

A massive crowdsourcing project is digitizing thousands of coded Union telegrams
By Daniel Lewis

 

To gain insights into the U.S. Civil War, The Huntington... more


In Print

 

In Print: A Sampling of Books Based on Research in the Collections

 


Back Page

 

Back Page: Have A Seat

Grab the Scissors and Make Some Teensy Furniture
By Kate Lain

 

A Passion for Cycads

Robert Frost

The Perfect Wedding Gift

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