Nominate a collector for ninth annual prize

Jul 12, 2018

Do you know someone who’s assembled a unique and fascinating collection of photographs, drawings, postcards, menus, theater programs, advertisements, ticket stubs, or other works on paper? They could be this year’s Historic New England prizewinner.

Eddie Woodin, winner of the 2017 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper, shares his collection of bird art at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Mass.

Now in its ninth year, the Prize for Collecting Works on Paper honors a collector or dealer who has saved and shared a collection of historic material that would otherwise have been lost or left unrecognized. The Prize celebrates the vision of Historic New England founder William Sumner Appleton, who recognized the importance of such collections by creating our Library and Archives, which now holds more than 1.5 million records.

This year’s deadline for nominations is Wednesday, August 15, at 5:00 p.m. Submit a nomination online.