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Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955

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dates 1870-1955
city Bethel
stateCT
other citiesNew York, NY;
gender M
historical notes Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955) was an American philanthropist, art patron, scholar and poet. The son of Arabella Duval Huntington and her husband, railroad industrialist Collis P. Huntington, Archer made substantial contributions -- both scholarly and financial -- in his chosen fields, though he is particularly known for his work in Hispanic Studies.

He wrote several scholarly works in the field and in 1904 founded The Hispanic Society of America in New York City, a museum and rare books library which he helped fill with an impressive collection of Hispanic paintings, decorative art, books, manuscripts, maps, prints, and photographs.

At about this same time, Archer was named foreign corresponding secretary for the New-York Historical Society; he served in this capacity for several years and contributed to the funding of many of the society's publications.
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Syracuse University Libraries
Special Collections Research Center
Archer Milton Huntington Papers, 1919-1957. see details...
Syracuse University Libraries
Special Collections Research Center
Huntington Estate Papers, 1955-1976 see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Anna Hyatt-Huntington interview, [ca. 1964]. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery exhibition files, 1948-1981. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Bessie Potter Vonnoh papers, circa 1860-1987 bulk 1890-1955. see details...
Archives of American Art
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Hobart Nichols papers, [ca. 1895]-1958. see details...
University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Axe found near old Presidio at Santa Cruz in Sonora, Mexico: and related papers, [1909-1951].
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see also:
Huntington, Henry Edwards, 1850-1927
Huntington, Arabella Duval, 1850 or 51-1924
Huntington, Collis Potter, 1821-1900
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973