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Annotated catalogs for Henry E. Huntington Library exhibitions: Finding Aid
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Administrative Information
  • Access
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Overview of the Collection

    Title: Annotated catalogs for Henry E. Huntington Library exhibitions
    Dates (inclusive): 1929-2012
    Collection Number: 624844
    Extent: Approximately 86 items in 3 boxes
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Rare Books Department
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2129
    Email: rarebooks@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The Annotated catalogs for Henry E. Huntington Library exhibitions contains more than 80 catalogs and gallery guides of exhibitions installed from 1929 to 2012 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The catalogs were intended for the reference use of the Library's Chief Curator of Rare Books, and the catalogs for the years 1931 to 1975 are extensively annotated with the call numbers for specific copies used for exhibit.
    Language: English.
    Note:
    Finding aid last updated on 2014-05-14.

    Administrative Information

    Publication Rights

    In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Annotated catalogs for Henry E. Huntington Library exhibitions, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Provenance

    Transferred from Office of the Chief Curator of Rare Books, 2010.

    Access

    The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.  

    Historical Note

    The Huntington Library, established in 1919 in San Marino, California, is an independent research library concentrated in the fields of British and American history, literature, art and the history of science from the 11th century to the present. Because the Library's collections are intended for scholarly use, exhibits are the primary means to share notable holdings with the general public.

    Scope and Content

    Collection of more than 80 catalogs and gallery guides of exhibitions installed from 1929 to 2012 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. The catalogs were intended for the reference use of the Library's Chief Curator of Rare Books and are often annotated with the call numbers of the Huntington holdings used in the exhibits. The catalogs represented here focus primarily on the Library exhibit spaces: the Main Library Exhibit Hall and the West Hall. Later publications also record exhibits in the Dibner Hall of Sciences and the Boone Gallery. A few concern related exhibition material in the Art Collections.
    These catalogs represent the most comprehensive record of which library copies were displayed, especially for the years 1931-1975. Notations about the availability of photostats, facsimiles and slides as well as installation dates are included on some catalogs. Some catalogs have multiple copies marked for the Curator, Rare Book Stacks and the Exhibition Office. Material dated after 1980 shows fewer annotations, and are primarily in the form of gallery guides, rather than catalog listings of items on display. Additional unannotated Huntington publications regarding the collections are also included (e.g. Preliminary handbook of the art collections).

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged in chronological order.

    Technical Details

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

    Subjects

    Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
    Library exhibits.

    Forms/Genres

    Catalogs.