The Huntington is an independent research center with extensive holdings in British and American history, literature, art history, and the history of science and medicine. These collections range chronologically from the eleventh century to the present.
The Library contains manuscripts, rare books, reference works, and photographs, prints, and ephemera. Catalogues of the Library’s book and manuscripts collections can be found on our website. Further details can be obtained from the curatorial staff. The Art Division holds 75,000 British and American paintings, drawings, watercolors, and fine prints. There are separate reference libraries in the Art and Botanical Divisions. The Art Reference Library also contains microfilm records from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
The Research Division supports an extensive fellowship program to fund long-and short-term fellows and sponsors a number of conferences, lectures, and seminars. Up to three NEH fellowships are available for 2017-2018.