Jennifer A. Watts

Jennifer A. Watts
Senior Curator for Library Special Projects
Department: Library, Library Administration (626-405-2244)

Jenny Watts is currently working with the curatorial team responsible for re-installing the permanent history of science exhibition in the west wing of the library.

Publications by Jennifer A. Watts


Posted on Apr. 10, 2017
The 24 members of the petit jury impaneled by the United States Circuit Court for Virginia in Richmond for the treason trial of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis in May 1867. The…
Posted on Jan. 30, 2017
Charmian London on horseback at Molokai pali (cliff) with Kalaupapa peninsula visible in the distance, July 1907. Jack London Collection. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical…
Posted on Jan. 13, 2016
Alan Jutzi, Avery Chief Curator of Rare Books, on the job in 2007. Today the Avery Chief Curator of Rare Books at The Huntington, Alan Jutzi, will kick up his office doorstop one last time and shut…
Posted on Apr. 23, 2015
Monolith, the face of Half Dome, 1927. Photograph by Ansel Adams (1902–1984). Gelatin silver print, 11 ¼ x 8 in. © 2015 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. Gift of George Melvin Byrne and…
Posted on Apr. 14, 2015
The Assassination of President Lincoln. At Ford’s Theatre, Washington, on the night of Friday, April 14, 1865, lithograph,1865. Unidentified artist. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and…
Posted on Oct. 15, 2014
This post is co-published with the Getty Iris. 
Paul Caponigro (b. 1932), Tralee Bay, County Kerry, Ireland, 1977, gelatin silver print, 9 5/8 × 13 1/4 in. © Paul Caponigro
 It may come as no…
Posted on Apr. 28, 2014
A new suite of short videos gives visitors a glimpse of library people and processes normally off public view. When a visitor enters the refurbished Library Exhibition Hall, it may seem as if the…
Posted on May. 21, 2013
Doug White, “Santa Claus and Arizona Heater,” November 1938. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. This past Sunday, the Los Angeles Times published an article devoted to “Form…
Posted on Nov. 10, 2012
Jennifer A. Watts holds The Huntington's copy of Hillard's The Last Men of the Revolution. Veterans Day, an occasion to honor the nation’s servicemen and women, has roots stretching back to the…


Posted on Oct. 15, 2019

Henry and Arabella Huntington looked to the future by safeguarding the pastAlfonso C. Gomez, Henry E. Huntington’s longtime valet, sat for an interview in 1959, more than three decades after his employer’s death.

Posted on Oct. 20, 2015

Fanchon and Marco's big "Ideas" revolutionized the 1920s theater worldChances are you've never heard of Fanchon and Marco. But in the 1920s, millions of Americans had.