Campaign for SHOT

Since SHOT's founding, Technology and Culture has depended financially on the institutions at which the editors resided. In light of the financial pressures on universities and museums today, SHOT cannot expect to be as fortunate in the future in finding an outstanding scholar-editor at an institution able to support the journalís editor and editorial office. Consequently SHOT wishes to endow the editorship of Technology and Culture and estimates a need for $2 to $2.5 million to generate the necessary in-come to subsidize the editorial work of Technology and Culture.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant program will provide a one-to-three matching grant, over a four year period. This means that if SHOT receives an NEH Challenge Grant, the endow-ment will provide one dollar for every three that SHOT raises through contributions.

SHOT believes that contributions from individual members necessarily must be the foundation for the Campaign for SHOT. SHOTís officers and all members of the Executive Committee have pledged their financial support to the Campaign for SHOT, and we Mercurians are asking members to join us in this endeavor.

To pay by check or money order, send your name and address, your pledge amounts for 2002, 2003 and 2004, and a check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, made payable to the Society for the History of Technology, to the SHOT Secretary's office addressed as:

Campaign for SHOT
216 B Ames Hall
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218

For all other payment methods, obtain a pledge card at: