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Submit a nomination for Historic New England's Prize for Collecting Works on Paper

View from Mount Washington
View from Mount Washington. Drawn by W. H. Bartlett, engraved by S. Bradshaw. London, 1838

Historic New England seeks nominations for its annual Prize for Collecting Works on Paper, awarded each year to a collector or dealer who has assembled or helped save a significant collection of historic material. The award recognizes collections of works on paper related to New England or to the nation as a whole that might otherwise have been lost or left unrecognized. The prizewinner receives $500 and a membership to Historic New England.

Photographs, postcards, and ephemera can document a fad, record a significant moment in history, and provide entry points into the minds of our ancestors. Historic New England's founder, William Sumner Appleton, recognized that the ephemera of everyday life could provide vital information for future historians. He began collecting the photographs and ephemera that form the core of the vast holdings in our Library and Archives today.

Know of someone with a significant collection? Nominate them for the 2012 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper. The submission deadline is April 11, 2012.

Download the nomination form for the 2012 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper. (Word)

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Submit a nomination for Historic New England's Prize for Collecting Works on Paper