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Posted on Apr. 26, 2022 by Kevin Durkin
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Five remarkable collections that tell vivid stories from the perspectives of a broad range of historical figures landed at The Huntington recently, courtesy of the Library Collectors’ Council, a group...
Posted on Feb. 2, 2022 by Kevin Durkin
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Alyssa Collins, assistant professor of English language and literature and African American studies at the University of South Carolina, is The Huntington's first Octavia E. Butler Fellow for the study...
Posted on Dec. 28, 2021 by Kevin Durkin
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The year 2021 proved to be filled with both challenges and hope. As we look back at Verso stories from the past year, we remind ourselves of where we have been and contemplate where we are headed ...
Posted on Mar. 3, 2021 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
Posted on Dec. 22, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Few years in living memory have presented more challenges than this one: a worldwide pandemic and economic recession, widespread civil unrest, and a turbulent presidential election. ...
Posted on Dec. 2, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
Posted on Nov. 12, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
Posted on Oct. 7, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of programs ...
Posted on Sep. 21, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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In 1904, more than a half-century before the creation of NASA, George Ellery Hale (1868–1938), a solar astronomer and astrophysicist, founded the Mount Wilson Observatory ...
Posted on Jun. 3, 2020 by Kevin Durkin
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When The Huntington closed nearly three months ago due to a global pandemic some employees whose work was on hiatus because of diminished activities received work reassignments. We asked one of them...
Posted on 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 ...
Posted on Mar. 6, 2019 by Kevin Durkin
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At a time when humanities programs are being slashed from college and university budgets, The Huntington and Caltech have joined forces to launch a new research institute ...
Posted on Dec. 26, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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As the year draws to a close, we invite you to revisit a dozen of our favorite stories from this year's Verso offerings ...
Posted on Aug. 22, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of lectures and conferences on topics and themes related to its collections...
Posted on Apr. 18, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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Home to gorgeous gardens, spectacular art, and stunning rare books and manuscripts, The Huntington also offers an impressive slate of lectures and conferences on topics and themes related to its collections...
Posted on Feb. 7, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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When Akira Chiba, the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles, came to visit The Huntington, he had an opportunity to look at one of the Library's recent acquisitions—a guest book that contains the signature...
Posted on Jan. 3, 2018 by Kevin Durkin
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Last fall, roughly 100 sixth-graders from the Charles W. Eliot Arts Magnet Academy in Altadena, Calif., and 75 eighth-graders from the Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet School in Los Angeles came to The...
Posted on Dec. 27, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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Before we bid farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018, we'd like to highlight several stories published over the past 12 months that are among our favorites. We launch our retrospective with one of our most...

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May. 17, 2022 by Cheryl Cheng
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Why do museums matter? It’s a question on the minds of many museum leaders today, including Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, who spoke at The Huntington last month with Huntington President...
May. 10, 2022 by Dympna Callaghan
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Henry E. Huntington famously built a landmark collection of rare early editions of William Shakespeares plays and poems, which remain hugely important to scholars. But what about everyone...
May. 3, 2022 by Li Wei Yang
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Reconstructing the social and economic lives of Japanese Americans in Los Angeles in the early to mid-20th century requires a great deal of sleuthing in the archives. One such useful resource is the humble...

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