The family of Frances E. Malamy has given a $100,000 gift to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem in her memory. The donation has established The Frances E. Malamy Research Fellowship of the Peabody Essex Museum's Phillips Library. Malamy was staff archivist at the library for many years.
The purpose of the gift from Frances' husband, Michael Malamy, and children, Jocelyn and Adam, is to sustain the contributions she made to the library. It supports independent scholarly research using its archives and manuscript collection.
"Frances was a unique and extraordinary person who believed firmly that the Phillips Library provides value to the academic community and the public," said Sidney Berger, library director. "We are grateful to the Malamy family for its generous gift enabling the library to continue its outreach to scholars and the rest of the intellectual world."
The Phillips Library is known nationally as a major resource for maritime history and art, New England life and culture, American decorative art, Asian art and culture, Native American history and art, the art and culture of Oceania, natural history, and genealogy.
Scholars interested in applying for the Malamy fellowship can visit http://www.pem.org/museum.