William Deverell is director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West (ICW) and a professor in the history department at USC.

Kevin Starr Lives on at The Huntington

At the dedication of The Huntington’s Munger Research Center in 2004, California historian Kevin Starr (1940–2017), who died in January, said, “Southern California contemplates itself, defines itself, brings itself to further identity through a variety of agencies and instruments: its newspapers, its artists, its essayists and novelists, its historians, its … Continue reading

Naughty Los Angeles in the 1890s

Liz Goldwyn doesn’t shy away from much. Author, fashion icon, filmmaker, scion of Hollywood legends, Goldwyn is a force to be reckoned with across multiple genres of creativity and artistic production. There’s a thread in all this, one that Goldwyn herself readily admits. And that’s history. She’s fascinated not only with the usual “who … Continue reading