The collection is comprised of print material, scrapbooks, documents, and posters which were from or related to the annual
Huntington Christmas Party. The Christmas party was held from 1933 until the mid 1970's on the Huntington grounds. Participants
included staff, friends of the library, and some researchers.
From the early 1930’s to the mid 1970’s, the Huntington Library held an annual Christmas Party, which included staff members
of each department, as well as some of the Fellows, Research Associates, and members of the Friends of the Library. Beginning
in 1936, a “Christmas Party Quarterly” was published for attendees. The cover of the 1943 Christmas Party Quarterly is the
“Tenth Anniversary” edition, which indicates that the Christmas parties began in 1933. Further documentation within the collection
supports 1933 as the year of the first party.
In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission
from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical
property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances,
the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate
curator for further information.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
please go to following web site.