What Does The Huntington Have For Me? A Conversation with Huntington Curators

Posted on Fri., Oct. 7, 2022

Moderated by Natalia Molina, interim director of research at The Huntington, Huntington curators Clay Stalls and Peter Blodgett, and Verónica Castillo-Muñoz (UCSB) discuss the Library's extensive Hispanic collection of manuscripts, rare books and other printed materials, maps, and photographs that range geographically from Mexico to the U.S. Southwest and California chronologically from the 16th to the 20th century.

Clay Stalls stewards The Huntington's 20th-century California materials as well as its Hispanic collections, dating fromt eh 15th century to the present. He has published in California history as well as medieval Iberian history.

Peter Blodgett has overseen the Library's collections related to the history of the North American West from 1800 to the present since joining The Huntington in 1985. Blodgett has spoken and published widely on national parks, tourism and recreation, as well as the management of manuscripts and archives.

Verónica Castillo-Muñoz is an associate professor in the department of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is an interdisciplinary scholar with training in Gender history, Latin America, and U.S. history. She has written widely on the intersections between gender, family migration, and U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. A 2020 MacArthur Grant recipient, she is the author of the recently published A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community.