Huntington Frontiers Spring/Summer 2017


Frontiers Spring/Summer 2017

Print Spring/Summer issue





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



Social Scene


Social Scene

A peek at what we’re up to online


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



Welcome to the Ranch

In the Woods with a Canoe


About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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