Author Archives: Jennifer A.


Posted on Apr. 10, 2017 by Jennifer A.
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One afternoon in the Library’s archive, I found a battered and scuffed photograph at...
Posted on Jan. 30, 2017 by Jennifer A.
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At daybreak on a steamy morning last August, my husband dropped me off at the Kalaupapa trailhead on the north shore of Molokai and waved goodbye A year earlier, I had convinced my husband and two children...
Posted on Jan. 13, 2016 by Jennifer A.
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Today the Avery Chief Curator of Rare Books at The Huntington, Alan Jutzi, will kick up his office doorstop one last time and shut the door behind him after 45 years of dedicated service Those of us who...
Posted on Apr. 23, 2015 by Jennifer A.
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Legendary photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced seven limited-edition portfolios over the course of his long and storied career. He published the first portfolio in 1948 and the last in 1976...
Posted on Apr. 14, 2015 by Jennifer A.
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On the evening of April 14 1865 John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln as he attended a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington...
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014 by Jennifer A.
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This post is co-published with the Getty Iris It may come as no surprise to you, savvy reader, that the years spent preparing for a major exhibition are fraught...
Posted on Apr. 28, 2014 by Jennifer A.
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When a visitor enters the refurbished Library Exhibition Hall, it may seem as if the rare artifacts in that hushed and glittering space appeared as if by magic. Yet the new permanent exhibition, “Remarkable...
Posted on May. 21, 2013 by Jennifer A.
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This past Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an article devoted...
Posted on Nov. 10, 2012 by Jennifer A.
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Veterans Day, an occasion to honor the nation’s servicemen and women, has roots stretching back to the First World War. Yet the desire to commemorate wartime sacrifice has a much longer history. In...

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Once asked by the press if he planned to write a memoir, the famously private Henry E. Huntington demurred ...
Dec. 23, 2019 by Kevin Durkin
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On Aug. 30, 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust agreement that established The Huntington ...

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