Author Archives: Leah Klement

Leah Klement is a Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaborations postdoctoral instructor and 2016–18 long-term fellow at The Huntington.


Posted on May. 30, 2018 by Leah Klement
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In The Huntington's collections, there is a late 15th-century manuscript whose title in the Library catalog is "Astrological and Medical Compilation." Many medieval manuscripts are "compiled" in the sense...
Posted on Oct. 9, 2017 by Leah Klement
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All medieval manuscripts are valuable. But some sell for much more than others, with prices reaching well into the tens of millions. Beauty is one common reason a text might fetch a higher price ...

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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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