From the estate of Thomas T. Hoopes, Class of 1919, Harvard received a fund from which to grant annual awards to undergraduates on the basis of outstanding scholarly work or research. Mr. Hoopes was Curator of the City Art Museum in St. Louis for over twenty-five years. He was an expert on firearms, from the crossbow of the sixteenth century to modern handguns, and wrote widely in the field.
Student winners are awarded $5,000. Faculty nominators of winning projects are awarded $2,000. Written winning projects are bound and available in Lamont Library for two years.
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