The Yale University Library is delighted to congratulate the recipients of the 2016 Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award:
First prize ($500)
Colleen Flynn, Timothy Dwight College, for "Treading the Path of Least Resistance: FDA's Regulation of the Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture, 1970-2015" (Political Science)
Second prize - tie ($250)
Devon Geyelin, Trumbull College, for "The Re-Recruit: A Family History of American Media and the CIA in the First Decades of the Cold War" (American Studies)
Julie Lowenstein, Trumbull College, for "U.S. Foreign Policy and the Soviet-Afghan War: A Revisionist History" (History)
Harvey M. Applebaum, class of 1959, is a senior counsel, specializing in international trade and antitrust law, with the Washington firm of Covington & Burling LLP and a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a past Chairman of the Association of Yale Alumni and the Yale Alumni Magazine board.
The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award is conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding essay based on research done in the Yale University Library's government documents collections. The prize is an award of $500.
The prize was established by the daughters of Harvey M. Applebaum, class of 1959, in honor of his 70th birthday. The inaugural award was conferred in 2008; past winners are listed here.
Guidelines and Submissions
Senior essays submitted for consideration for the Applebaum Award must be based in some part on research material within one of the following collections in Yale University Library's government documents collections:
These rich collections support research in a wide range of subjects, including international relations, public policy, economics, trade, agriculture, environmental studies, public health, and much more. Research material may be held within Yale's government information collections or may be available in digital format. Questions about whether particular research resources fall within the eligibility criteria should be directed to Melanie Maksin, Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Government Information.
Essays may be submitted by seniors or their faculty advisors.The winning student must agree to grant the library a non-exclusive right to post his or her essay on EliScholar.