On Collections and Copyright
The Huntington Library is one of the world’s great independent research libraries specializing in the fields of British and American history, literature and the history of science spanning the 11th century to the present. Among the collections are 7 million manuscripts, 410,000 rare books, 270,000 general collection books, and 1.3 million photographs, prints, and ephemera. The Huntington Digital Library, representing only a fraction of our holdings, is a new online tool to aid in the dissemination of these rich and unique collections. It is designed to support the research needs of Huntington readers and staff, and secondarily, of the broader community. This is not a static site, we are actively adding new content to our online collections. Visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens website for more information about the institution. Researchers should consult our Huntington Library Catalog for comprehensive descriptions of our printed and manuscript holdings.
Certain digital collections have been made available by the Henry E. Huntington Library for research, teaching, and private study. Individual items in these digital online collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Use of an item may be subject to additional restrictions imposed by the Creator/Maker and/or Copyright Holder.
The nature of certain collections often makes it difficult to determine the copyright status of an item. Whenever possible, the Henry E. Huntington Library will provide information to aid users in determining copyright status; ultimately, however, it is the user's responsibility to utilize an item according to the terms governing its use. We are eager to hear from Creators/Makers and/or Copyright Holders who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future. Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For permission to reproduce images or texts from the Huntington’s collections please review our Permission to Publish Policy.