The Margaret N. Palmer Collection of Pacificulture Foundation Papers covers a range of institutional records and activities
during the formative years of the Pacificulture Foundation. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1960 through the 1970s.
consists of administrative records, correspondence, publicity, exhibition brochures, photographs, and ephemera. A complementary
collection is housed at the Pacific Asia Museum.
Margaret Ann Niedringhaus (Peg Palmer) was born at her family home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
on September 6, 1915. Peg attended Thurston School and studied art at Carnegie Tech. She later specialized in Art History
and Design at Parsons in New York. Upon completion Peg worked for Bulletin Index, a women’s magazine in Pittsburgh. She
married Everett Arthur Palmer, Jr. in 1941 and started a family shortly thereafter. In 1946, they moved to Pasadena,
California and settled into the Linda Vista area where they enjoyed an active life within the community.
The Pacific Asia Museum has served the city of Pasadena since 1971 as a vibrant
center for learning and remains devoted to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Its origins date to 1960,
when a progressive group of southern California residents sought to promote intellectual understanding through the
preservation of art and culture. The group adopted the name Pacificulture Foundation to represent the
flow of ideas and influences across the Pacific. They prospered under creative leaders and sponsors who hosted diverse
exhibitions and programs in various venues throughout Pasadena.
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the right to restrict any materials from reproduction at any time. Property rights reside with the Pasadena
Museum of History. The Museum's physical ownership of the materials in its collection does not imply ownership
of copyright. It is the user's responsibility to resolve any copyright issues related to the use and distribution
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Access: Collections are open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect
and preserve the materials in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact the
Pasadena Museum of History.