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Nominate a collector for our eleventh annual prize

Jun 23, 2020

Do you know someone who’s assembled a unique collection of photographs, prints, postcards, menus, scrapbooks, advertisements, or other works on paper? They could be this year’s Historic New England prizewinner for Collecting Works on Paper.

Postcard of Bakers Mill in Dorchester

Now celebrating its eleventh 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. Historic New England seeks nominees whose collections document the lives of our region’s diverse communities. The award includes $500 and a membership to Historic New England.

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 nearly two million records.

This year’s deadline for nominations is Friday, July 31, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Submit a nomination online.

Pictured: Postcard of Baker’s Mill in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Part of the collection of 2019 Prize for Collecting Works on Paper winner Earl Taylor.