Harriet E. Huntington papers

Finding aid prepared by Serena Rodholm, 2018.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Harriet E. Huntington papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1938-1968, undated
Date (bulk): circa 1968
Collection Number: MS 221
Creator: Huntington, Harriet E.
Extent: 5.79 linear feet (13 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: The collection consists of photographs, negatives, and drafts related to the works of children's book author Harriet E. Huntington. Huntington used her own photography in many of her books, which focused on a variety of topics including music, plants, flowers, fruits, insects, trees, reptiles, invertebrates, and the Yosemite Valley.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Harriet E. Huntington papers (MS 221). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Paul Hoppe, 1991.

Processing History

Processed by Serena Rodholm, 2018.
Processing of the Harriet E. Huntington papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Collection Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, and drafts related to the works of children's book author Harriet E. Huntington. Huntington used her own photography in many of her books, which focused on a variety of topics including music, plants, flowers, fruits, insects, trees, reptiles, invertebrates, and the Yosemite Valley.
The collection also includes correspondence, contracts, and notes related to Huntington's publisher, and two unpublished works written by Huntington.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series:
  • Series 1: Publishing Information, 1938-1984, undated
  • Series 2: Photographs and Drafts, circa 1968
  • Series 3: Unpublished Stories, undated

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Children's literature, American
Nature -- Juvenile literature
Nature photography
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)

Genres and Forms of Materials

Negatives (photographs)
Photographs
Typescripts


 

Series 1. Publishing Information 1938-1984, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series consists of materials related to the process of publishing Huntington's books, including notes taken by Huntington on the status of her books, correspondence from her editors, and contracts with the publisher.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged topically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Publication Notes undated

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence circa 1942-1984

Box 1, Folder 3

Contracts 1938-1980

 

Series 2. Photographs and Drafts circa 1968

Series Scope and Contents

This series consists of photographs and negatives taken by Huntington on a variety of subjects, mostly related to animals and nature. Also included in many of the topical areas are drafts of Huntington's books related to those topics, consisting of mockups of the text and photographs for each work.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged into topics following Huntington's original groupings of materials.
Box 1, Folder 4, Box 11, Folders 1-66

Botany circa 1968

Box 11, Folders 67-80

Brooks circa 1968

Box 1, Folders 5-6

Cats circa 1968

Box 1, Folders 7-8

Circus circa 1968

Box 11, Folders 81-108

Desert circa 1968

Box 1, Folders 9-10

Dogs circa 1968

Box 1, Folder 11, Box 2, Folders 1-3, Box 11, Folders 109-225

Flowers circa 1968

Box 2, Folders 4-6, Box 11, Folders 226-237

Forest Giants circa 1968

Box 2, Folders 7-9, Box 3, Folders 1-3

Fossils: Book One - Invertebrates circa 1968

Box 3, Folder 4

Fossils: Book Two - Vertebrates circa 1968

Box 11, Folders 238-313

Fossils circa 1968

Box 3, Folders 5-7, Box 11, Folders 314-358

Fruits circa 1968

Box 3, Folder 8, Box 4, Folder 1

Fruits and Roots circa 1968

Box 11, Folders 359-454

Fruits and Seeds circa 1968

Box 4, Folders 2-3

Fruits and Vegetables circa 1968

Box 4, Folders 4-7, Box 11, Folders 455-520, Box 12, Folders 1-36

Harbor and Cargo circa 1968

Box 4, Folder 8, Box 5, Folders 1-6, Box 12, Folders 37-367, Box 13, Folders 1-98

Insects circa 1968

Box 5, Folder 7, Box 6, Folders 1-5

Leaves circa 1968

Box 6, Folder 6

Leaves and Roots Drawings circa 1968

Box 6, Folder 7

Lumber circa 1968

Box 13, Folders 99-154

Music circa 1968

Box 6, Folder 8, Box 7, Folders 1-5, Box 13, Folders 155-187

Reptiles circa 1968

Box 7, Folder 6

Reptile Drawings circa 1968

Box 7, Folder 7

Roots circa 1968

Box 7, Folder 8

Roots and Stems circa 1968

Box 7, Folder 9

Seedless Plants circa 1968

Box 7, Folder 10, Box 8, Folders 1-6, Box 13, Folders 188-310

Seeds circa 1968

Box 8, Folder 7

Stems circa 1968

Box 8, Folders 8-9, Box 9, Folders 1-6, Box 10, Folders 1-5

Yosemite circa 1968

 

Series 3. Unpublished Stories undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series consists of two typed drafts of unpublished works written by Huntington.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically.
Box 10, Folder 6

What Rain Does undated

Box 10, Folder 7

Your Body and How it Works undated