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Finding Aid for the Huntington Hartford Foundation Records, 1948-1965
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Description
Huntington Hartford established the Huntington Hartford Foundation (1948-1965) to foster community creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial supplies at the Foundation's location in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, California. In 1954, the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually persons with distinguished achievements in these fields. The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial records, brochures and publicity materials, photographs and clippings of the Huntington Hartford Foundation. Includes correspondence, applications, and reports in Foundation fellowship files.
Background
In December 1948 Huntington Hartford established the Huntington Hartford Foundation; its purpose was to foster community creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial supplies at the Foundation's location in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, California; applicants for fellowships were screened by three admissions committees (literary, music and art), and in 1954 the Huntington Hartford Foundation Awards were created to honor annually persons with distinguished achievements in these fields; the Foundation closed in September 1965. The Huntington Harford Foundation was legally established in December 1948 by Huntington Hartford as founder and trustee. Its purpose was to foster creativity in the arts through fellowships which provided subsistence, living quarters and partial expenses for supplies at the Foundation's secluded estate in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades. Fellowhips could be for any period of time up to 6 months and the Foundationoperated on a year-round basis. Applicants were screened by Admissions Committees (of which there were three--literary, music and art) composed of members distinguished in their respective fields.
Extent
75 boxes (37.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.