Grant of the Week: 2017 Hamer Kegan Award

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring the 2017 Hamer Kegan Award from the Society of American Archivists. 

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for the 2017 award. 

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:
2016: South Asian American Digital Archive
2015: The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, for Doctor or Doctress?
2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible. International nominees are eligible.

Prize: A certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Application Deadline: All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. To download the application form, which includes instructions for submission, click the following link:

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