Historical Archives Program (HAP)

The objective of the Historical Archives Program is to encourage the preservation of unpublished personal research materials of established anthropologists considered of value for research on the history of anthropology.

Can I apply for funds to organize my collection now, but not archive it right away?

No. All materials being prepared for archival deposit with HAP funding must be deposited with the intended repository by the project end date, as stipulated in the HAP grant agreement.

I'm not a "senior scholar," but have materials I would like to archive. Can I apply to the HAP?

Unfortunately, no.  The Historical Archives Program has limited resources and must restrict its funding to preserving those research materials that are most at-risk: namely, personal research collections at the end of the researcher's career.

Does the Historical Archives Program fund cultural documentation?

No. The Historical Archives Program is meant to encourage the preservation of materials of value for discipline history, which means the materials in question must have served as the basis for deeper anthropological inquiry that would only become evident over the course of a researcher's academic career. The Historical Archives Program therefore limits support to assisting senior scholars (or their heirs) with the expense of preparing personal research materials for archival deposit.

Can I Apply for HAP Funding on behalf of someone else?

Yes. Individuals may apply for an Historical Archives grant on behalf of senior scholars or their heirs, but must submit a written statement by said individuals authorizing their application.

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