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Huntington History

The Huntington History collection is an artificial collection of photographs and text that deal with Henry Edwards Huntington, his family, and The Huntington as an institution. There are images from a variety of collections within the Institutional Archives and the Photograph Archives, and were donated or created by Huntington family …

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Huntington History

Finding Aids

Finding Aids describe and help users discover the contents of a collection. The selection of Finding Aids collected here may range from the very detailed (complete box, folder and item descriptions) to the very brief (a summary of the contents of the collection). Other Huntington Finding Aids may also be found in the Online Archive of …

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Finding Aids

Maps

The Map Collection in the Digital Library contains approximately 8,000 selected records from several smaller collections including the Museum Book Store Maps, Solano-Reeve, and Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office.  The collection is strongest in California, the West, and North America.  Additional entries will be added, and some …

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Maps

Photographs

The Photographs collection in the Digital Library contains a selection from the Huntington Library’s approximately 500,000 prints and negatives spanning the century from 1850 to 1950. This superlative collection, which covers a variety of topics from the American Civil War to the building of the transcontinental railroad, from "Grand …

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Photographs

Rare Books

The Rare Books collection in the Digital Library contains digital copies of selected unique or significant items from the Huntington Rare Books Department. This offers a small glimpse into more than 400,000 books, as well as broadsides, newspapers, and other printed formats, from the 15th century through the present. The more than …

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Rare Books

About the collections



The Huntington Library is one of the world’s great independent research libraries specializing in the fields of British and American history, literature and the history of science spanning the 11th century to the present. Among the collections are 7 million manuscripts, 420,000 rare books, 270,000 general collection books, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera.

 

The Huntington Digital Library, representing only a fraction of our holdings, is an online tool to aid in the dissemination of these rich and unique collections. It is designed to support the research needs of Huntington readers and staff, and to share digitized resources with the broader community. This is not a static site, we are actively adding new content to our online collections. Go see Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times: Highlights from the Huntington Library for material related to the reopening of the Library Main Hall.  See Your Country Calls! for material related to this Fall 2014 exhibit.

 

Visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens website for more information about the institution. See the About/Copyright page for information on copyright and permission to publish. Researchers should consult our Huntington Library Catalog for comprehensive descriptions of our printed and manuscript holdings.

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