Tapping a New Mine of Research

Sutter’s Mill. Forty-niners panning for gold. Lottery of the Golden Ingot? If you thought you knew everything about the California Gold Rush, think again. By many accounts, historian Malcolm J. Rohrbough had written the definitive book on the Gold Rush when he published Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush … Continue reading

VIDERE | Frame [video]

Videre, Latin for to see, is a video series that plays with the idea of re-seeing. The short works featured here are explorations of sights, sounds, and sensing at The Huntington. Ornately carved flowers finished in a burnished gold. Thin, simple, straightforward black outline. Heavy, thick, rustic hardwood stained to … Continue reading

Let Them Keep Cake

A few months back a volunteer in our manuscripts department came across a rather unusual item in the uncataloged papers of Edwin Carpenter, Ph.D., who was a bibliographer, librarian, and editor at UCLA, The Huntington, and the New York Public Library. Among the genealogical research, correspondence, and essay proofs was … Continue reading

Around the World in Five Conferences

When Joyce Chaplin attended a conference at The Huntington in January, she completed a rather remarkable journey that began with a visit here in November 2011. In a 14-month period, the Harvard historian presented papers at five Huntington conferences, logging about 26,000 air miles in the process, about a thousand … Continue reading

Maynard L. Parker’s American Dream

“Maynard L. Parker (1900–1976) built a career making residential spaces look their alluring best,” says Jennifer A. Watts on the jacket copy of the new book that she edited about the acclaimed architectural photographer. Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream is a sumptuous volume, replete with hundreds … Continue reading

Paying it Forward

John Trager and Karen Zimmerman labor quietly throughout the year propagating plants for The Huntington’s International Succulents Introductions (ISI) program. Described as “a shopper’s paradise and a unique conservation program” in the spring/summer 2006 issue of Huntington Frontiers, the ISI program produces a sales catalog each spring of 30 to … Continue reading