Announcing The Alan Jutzi Fellowship for Non-Traditional Scholars

In honor of the RETIREMENT of our special Board Member and a special friend


Announcing The Alan Jutzi Fellowship for NonTraditional Scholars

Alan Jutzi has made it his life’s work to be of service to ideas. In a long and distinguished career at The Huntington, culminating in his position as the Avery Chief Curator of Rare Books, Alan has unselfishly and expertly assisted thousands of people interested in an equal number of topics. Throughout the years, in tours, in stack visits, in jaw-­‐dropping show-­‐and-­‐tells, in scholarly consultations, and in interactions long and short, one aspect of Alan’s service stands out: his abiding and truly democratic generosity. Alan has helped legions of world-­‐class scholars who come to The Huntington for a day or a year, but he has done the same for the graduate student just starting out, for the city planner in search of historical context, for the regional preservationist trying to save a threatened building, for the undergraduate doing her first major research paper, for the passionate non-­‐Ph.D. who just happened to be the world’s expert on X, or Y, or Z.

Alan cares about people, he cares about research and research materials, and he cares about ideas. He embodies the best qualities – the very ideals – of curatorship and librarianship, and he does so with verve and exuberance, with warmth and decency. In recognition of his long career at The Huntington – the institution to which Alan has devoted his adult life – and in honor of his unselfish service to the intellectual needs of people regardless of academic pedigree, Alan’s friends have established The Alan Jutzi Fellowship for Non-­‐Traditional Scholars at The Huntington.

The Jutzi Fellowship would provide a month’s funding to someone who is not an academic and has demonstrated ─ by competitive application and through appropriate selection criteria ─ that research at the Huntington is critical to his or her project. The award is to be endowed with the goal for $75,000, allowing for an annual one-­‐month fellowship in perpetuity.

The Los Angeles Planning History Group asks for your support for this award and in this way honoring Alan? Tax-­‐deductible gifts can be made by way of checks made out to: The Huntington, with subject line or a note calling out “Jutzi Fellowship,” and sent c/o Randy Shulman, Vice President of Advancement, The Huntington, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108.

Warm thanks from the LAPHG Board of Directors.


Marsha V. Rood, FAICP