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Posted on 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 ...

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Oct. 12, 2017 by William Warner
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Between 1600 and 1900, the newspaper began to occupy a central position in the modern societies of Europe and North America. These publications helped make information current and critical, legitimate...
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. Finely...
Oct. 5, 2017 by Chad Alligood
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If you poke around in your cabinets at home, you’ll probably find some glass vases tucked away inside. You might even take them out sometimes to hold flowers picked up on a sunny, farmer’s market...
Oct. 2, 2017 by Julia Cury
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I’m a junior at Princeton University studying art history, with minors in European cultural studies and humanistic studies. I spent the summer as an intern in The Huntington’s American art collections...
Sep. 28, 2017 by Anita Weaver
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When creative filmmakers set their sights on illuminating neglected corners of history, magic can happen. Such is the case with Bill Morrison’s riveting new documentary
Sep. 25, 2017 by Keith Woodhouse
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Just a couple of hours east of Los Angeles is a vast expanse that few Californians know by name: the California Desert Conservation Area, which contains roughly 25 million acres—or one-quarter of the...
Sep. 21, 2017 by Steve Hindle
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This is one of the most exhilarating times at The Huntington—when the new cadre of research fellows arrive on our beautiful campus to explore our collections and take part in the intellectual life of...
Sep. 18, 2017 by Daniela Bleichmar
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The exhibition “Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin” runs from Sept. 16 2017 to Jan. 8...
Sep. 14, 2017 by Anne Goldgar
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In the first half of the 18th century, Hans Sloane (1660–1753)—the collector, physician, and president of the Royal Society—was the acknowledged center of a web of international relationships that...
Sep. 11, 2017 by Catherine Wagley
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In June 2017, The Huntington announced “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five...
Sep. 6, 2017 by Lisa Blackburn
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It’s one thing to read about history in a school textbook. It’s quite another thing to engage with it first-hand: to make personal connections with history and, by doing so, to gain perspectives 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...
Aug. 23, 2017 by Laura Forsberg
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Miniature books are among the hidden treasures at The Huntington. Henry E. Huntington did not set out to collect miniature books, but he received them as part of other large collections he purchased en...
Aug. 17, 2017 by Jay M.
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On August 21, 2017, millions of people across North America will experience a total solar eclipse as the moon passes between the sun and Earth, completely covering the face of the sun for as long as several...
Aug. 9, 2017 by Catherine Wagley
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In June 2017, The Huntington announced “COLLECTION/S: WCCW/five...
Aug. 2, 2017
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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...