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Huntington Library President Steven Koblik leaves with sense of pride

“Even in the home stretch of his 14-year run as president of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Steven Koblik was still learning on the job. Recently leading a visitor on a tour of some of his favorite things on the 207-acre spread in San Marino, Koblik began with the reading room where scholars writing books come from around the world to comb through manuscripts and rare books from the Huntington’s huge collections.” (via LA Times)

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Huntington Library in Bronx Struggles for Relevance

“The stacks of the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room in the Bronx once overflowed with American Indian manuscripts, books and artwork so prized that the Smithsonian Institution tried unsuccessfully to seize the collection. But decades of financial trouble eventually forced the historic but little-known library to part with the collection, emptying the annex that had been built for its signature asset.”

via NYTimes.com

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