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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. 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.

Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings

For information on using Huntington Library materials, please see Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings.

Regarding Historical Materials containing Offensive Language or Negative Stereotypes

The Huntington Library offers broad public access through our digital collections to a wide range of information, including historical materials that may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials must be viewed in the context of the relevant time period. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens does not endorse the views expressed in such materials.

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