Library Collections

The Huntington Library is one of the world's great independent research libraries, with more than 11 million items spanning the 11th to 21st centuries. New acquisitions build on existing curatorial areas and establish new areas of inquiry as outlined in the Library's collection development policy. These extraordinary and diverse materials are centered on 14 intersecting collection strengths:

b/w photo 9th cavalry buffalo soldiers
American History
1920 landscape architecture garden map
Detail of Wolton Underwood Court Rolls
British History
Detail of A game at chaess as it was acted nine days to gether at the Globe on the banks side from the 17th century
Early Printed Books
Detail of Dotrina christiana en le[n]gua Española y Mexicana
Hispanic History and Culture
Detail of 18th century anatomy book
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Detail of Parable of the Talents: novel: notes by Octavia Butler
Literature in English
Detail of 16th century map
Maps and Atlases
Medieval Manuscripts
On The Job For Victory, print by Jonas Lies
Prints, Posters, and Ephemera
Detail of Lady Annie Brassey and family on deck of the Sunbeam
Detail of Yongle Encyclopedia
Pacific Rim
Western Union telegram
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Western American History

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