The Archives & Libraries Section is pleased to support Ms. Bianchi’s work as she documents the Shaker community’s memories of their lives and ancestors and explores those ancestors’ own stories through the local archives. The Section Prize Committee appreciates the focus on these archives as a bridge between the historic and contemporary narratives. The section conveners hope that the funding provided through the Polly Grimshaw Prize will assist in the important effort to preserve and expand this community documentation.
Named in honor of the late Polly Grimshaw, former curator of the folklore collection at Indiana University Libraries, the Grimshaw Prize supports folklore or ethnomusicology projects with a significant connection to libraries and/or archives.
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