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Posted on May. 22, 2019 by Natalie Russell
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"Books are weapons in the war of ideas." This was the motto of the Council on Books in Wartime, a consortium of ...
Posted on Jun. 6, 2018 by Natalie Russell
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We have invited Natalie Russell, assistant curator of literary collections at The Huntington, to share with us her take on Lewis Carroll and items in our collections related to him and his work ...
Posted on Mar. 7, 2018 by Natalie Russell
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Haiku is arguably the best-known form of poetry in the United States. But how did this distinctly Japanese art form first come to the States? ...
Posted on Aug. 31, 2017 by Natalie Russell
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If you were to ask Sue Hodson, who is retiring today, about her favorite Huntington memories, she might tell you about the repartee that was exchanged by the panel of political cartoonists convened in...
Posted on Jul. 26, 2017 by Natalie Russell
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Summer is a time for enjoying the great outdoors, and what better way than by hiking and camping? That’s as true today as it was more than a century ago, when one remarkable woman embarked on a 10-day...
Posted on Aug. 4, 2016 by Natalie Russell
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As the world celebrates the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro—where more than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will compete in 41 sports—we want to share with you some of the Olympics-related...
Posted on Jul. 22, 2016 by Natalie Russell
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In commemoration of the centennial of the creation of the National Park Service, The Huntington is mounting two related exhibitions. The first...
Posted on Mar. 7, 2016 by Natalie Russell
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Meet Huntington volunteer Dennis Harbach. Over the past two years, Harbach has laughed, cried, and winced his way through the gargantuan task of producing searchable metadata for the satirical cartoons...
Posted on Jan. 1, 2016 by Natalie Russell
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Watching the Rose Parade was a New Year’s tradition growing up. Granted, I usually saw it on television, even though I was just a few miles away from the parade route at my grandparents’ house in...
Posted on May. 26, 2015 by Natalie Russell
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For Americans looking for respite from the Great Depression and later World War II, the entertainment industry provided welcome relief. Los Angeles in the 1930s and 40s was a hotbed of film and theater...
Posted on Nov. 9, 2010 by Natalie Russell
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Dec. 4, 2019 by Usha Lee McFarling
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While The Huntington is celebrating its Centennial this year, it is also celebrating a very special staff member, one who has worked at the institution for a half century ...
Nov. 27, 2019 by Lisa Blackburn
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When New Year's Day dawns on Jan. 1, 2020, tens of thousands of spectators will line Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, bundled up against the morning chill to be part of a 131-year-old tradition: the annual...
Nov. 20, 2019 by Linda Chiavaroli
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"What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century," Part 1, in the Library's West Hall through February 17, offers what co-curator Claudia Funke calls "a tantalizing glimpse of The Huntington's...

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