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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...
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 Jun. 29, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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Earlier this week, The Huntington announced “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five at The Huntington,”...
Posted on Apr. 17, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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In June 2016, The Huntington launched a crowdsourcing project called “Decoding the Civil War” to transcribe and decipher a collection of 15,922 U.S. Civil War telegrams between Abraham Lincoln, his...
Posted on Apr. 6, 2017 by Kevin Durkin
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The Huntington is launching the first major exhibition on the life and work of award-winning science-fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006), whose
Posted on Dec. 26, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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As 2016 winds to a close, we invite you to take another look at a dozen stories plucked from the more than 80 we’ve published this past year on Verso We start off with a meditation on the symbolism...
Posted on Oct. 18, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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An astonishingly rich installation of early American art provides a pre-Thanksgiving visual feast for Huntington visitors, beginning Oct. 22. That’s opening day for the new Jonathan and Karin Fielding...
Posted on Aug. 25, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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The Summer 2016 Huntington Library Quarterly is a special issue devoted to English broadside ballads from the mid-16th to mid-18th centuries. That was the...
Posted on Jul. 27, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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In 1890, a Chinese-born national named Hong Yen Chang arrived in California from New York, where he had obtained a degree from Columbia Law School and a license to practice law. He filed a motion to practice...
Posted on Jun. 21, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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Today The Huntington announces the launch of a crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams from its collection. What follows is the text of the press release about the project’s...
Posted on May. 23, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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The Huntington and the University of California, Riverside, have selected the first two fellows for the highly competitive Huntington-UC...
Posted on Apr. 21, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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How important is historical literacy in today’s world, where popular culture focuses on the here and now and the milestone events in our nation’s past often get short shrift? Two Pulitzer Prize-winning...
Posted on Jan. 27, 2016 by Kevin Durkin
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This year is the 10th anniversary of the great science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler’s untimely death; next year marks what would have been her 70th birthday. Butler created a body of work that helped...
Posted on Dec. 29, 2015 by Kevin Durkin
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With 2016 right around the corner, we cast an eye back over a year marked by discovery and transformative change. Here are some of the remarkable stories we featured here on Verso Early in the year, we...

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Oct. 23, 2019 by Carribean Fragoza
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Carribean Fragoza, a freelance journalist who writes about art in Southern California, focuses in this post on Dana Johnson, writer and associate professor of English ...
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