Peggy Park Bernal is former director of the Huntington Library Press.

First Among Huntington Librarians

First Among Huntington Librarians

It’s National Library Week (April 8–14), the perfect time to celebrate the contributions of The Huntington’s librarians, including Henry Huntington’s first: George Watson Cole. A leading bibliographer in the United States during the first quarter of the 20th century, Cole was 65 when he was hired in New York in … Continue reading

The Worlds of Olive Percival

The Worlds of Olive Percival

Recently, KCET Departures published a series of essays about Olive Percival (1869–945), an artist, bibliophile, art collector, suffragist, and passionate gardener who lived along the Arroyo. The Huntington Library houses part of the Olive Percival archive, which includes unpublished manuscripts, her diaries, and more than 700 photographs. As director of … Continue reading