‘A Virtuous Circle’

Seeking to further encourage and support research and teaching in the humanities, USC and The Huntington have re-affirmed, in an affiliation agreement, their commitment to the Early Modern Studies Institute (EMSI) and the Institute on California and the West (ICW), their two jointly run advanced research enterprises. Laura Skandera Trombley, … Continue reading


The first time I walked into the office of Laurie Sowd, The Huntington’s vice president for operations, I thought I was in the wrong place. This was the person in charge of multimillion dollar construction activities, security, information technology, facilities—big, complicated megaprojects with lots of moving parts? What I found … Continue reading

Ansel Adams, William Current, and the American West

Legendary photographer Ansel Adams (1902-1984) produced seven limited-edition portfolios over the course of his long and storied career. He published the first portfolio in 1948 and the last in 1976, referring to the 90 photographs all told as “an excellent cross section of my work.” Thanks to a recent gift … Continue reading