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Grant of the Week: Peter E. Palmquist Memorial Fund for Historical Photographic Research

AHA Staff | Sep 27, 2013

Peter Eric Palmquist was killed by a hit and run driver on January 13, 2003, at the age of 66. He had been a professional photographer for more than 50 years, 28 of them at Humboldt State University. He is considered one of the most important photo historians of the 20th century.

A small panel of outside consultants with professional expertise in the field of photohistory and/or grant reviewing will review the applications in order to determine the awards. Applications will be judged on the quality of the proposal, the ability of the applicant to carry out the project within the proposed budget and timeline, and the significance of the project to the field of photographic history.

Range of Awards

$400 – $1,000


Individuals researching Western American photography before 1900 or women in photography as well as nonprofit institutions conducting research in these fields are eligible to apply.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2013.

For detailed information about the grant and directions to apply, please visit the grant posting.

For information on other grants and prizes in history, see the “Awards and Fellowships” section of the AHA Calendar.

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