The collection contains papers from scholars who did research at the Huntington Library.
The Huntington Library Readers are researchers that have been granted access to the library collection. Readers apply to see
material in order to write books, complete their dissertations and work on other scholarly pursuits. Readership is granted
by an application process. Readers are faculty with a full time position or retired, doctoral students working on research
for their dissertation, and scholars who apply and qualify for the independent scholar status. Independent scholars require
letters of recommendations from other scholars in the field who can attest to their scholarship. Readership status is granted
based upon whether the contents of the collection fit the needs of the research.
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.