PRINT Summer 1964

The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery

THE HENRY E. HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND ART GALLERY is a privately endowed institution, established by the man whose name it bears, and now administered by a self-perpetuating board of five trustees. It is a unique establishment, consisting of three closely related but essentially independent parts.

The best-known of these parts, at least to the world of scholarship, is the library, a working research institute devoted to the study of Anglo-American civilization. Scholars come from all over the world to use the great collection of rare books and manuscripts, a collection that is continually growing within the library’s field of interest. Although the primary purpose of the library is for research, exhibitions derived from its vast resources are always on display for the general public. In 1964, for instance, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the library mounted a major

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