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The Archives of American Art west coast office, previously located in The Huntington's Virginia Steele Scott Gallery of American Art, was closed by the central administration of the Archives in Washington, D.C. in May 2005. The microfilm of unrestricted material held by the Archives in Washington remains at The Huntington.

The Huntington Art Collections staff will continue to provide access to the unrestricted microfilm by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call Reader Services at 626-405-2191 or email Before contacting us, please visit the Smithsonian Archives of American Art website and search their database for the reel numbers of the microfilm you wish to view.

About The Huntington

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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