The Huntington’s early American historical collections are important resources for the study of the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, the drafting of the Constitution, and the Civil War. Among the holdings are hundreds of autograph letters written by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, as well as the manuscript of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. The Huntington can also claim the largest collection of autograph manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln west of Illinois. In conferences, seminars, and lectures, curators and visiting scholars discuss their subjects in depth.


Title Date published
An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846–1873 2019-01-17
Golden: How California Made America 2019-03-14
The Lady and George Washington 2018-12-12
A Mormon Diarist in California, 1850–1858 2018-01-11
Anton Roman: San Francisco’s Pioneering Bookseller & Publisher 2018-01-18
“The Theater of Many Deeds of Blood”: The Geography of Violence in Frontier Los Angeles 2017-02-08
PBS’s “Mercy Street” and Medical Histories of the Civil War 2017-01-23
The Atlantic Slave Trade and the American Revolution 2017-01-11
The New Battlefield History of the American Revolution 2017-01-13
The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire 2016-09-15
Let the People Rule 2016-05-25
The St. Francis Dam Collapse of 1928 2016-05-20
The Creative Life in 19th-Century America 2016-06-02
What Good Is History? 2016-03-29
Saul Bellow and American Prose 2016-02-18
The Men Who Lost America 2016-02-12
How Business Became Standardized in 19th- and 20th-Century America 2016-01-28
Mormon History Lecture - Fatal Convergence: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American History 2016-01-21
Looking at Lincoln 2015-12-08
The Dock Society Presents: An Evening at “The Knick” 2015-12-04

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