Manuscripts & Archives Diane Kaplan Memorial Senior Essay Prizes
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Manuscripts & Archives Diane Kaplan Senior Essay Prizes!
We thank all thirteen Yale College seniors who submitted senior essays for prize consideration, and congratulate the following two students on their excellent prize-winning essays:
- Outstanding Senior Essay on Yale: John (Jack) Doyle, Berkeley College. Measuring "Problems of Human Behavior": The Eugenic Origins of Yale's Institute of Psychology, 1921-1929.
- Outstanding Senior Essay Based on Research Done in Manuscripts and Archives: Jonah Coe-Scharff, Pierson College. "New Roads" in Leftist Thought: Dwight Macdonald, Lewis Coser, and the Postwar Crisis of American Marxism.
Manuscripts and Archives offers two student prizes each year, in memory of our colleague Diane E. Kaplan, who was instrumental in making these prizes available to Yale College seniors. One is awarded for an outstanding senior essay on Yale. The second is awarded for an outstanding senior essay based on research done in Manuscripts and Archives. Each student will receive a $500 cash prize, which will be presented at the student's residential college commencement ceremony. Essays from any department are eligible for consideration and students are invited to nominate themselves for these prizes. The essay prize submission and judging process takes place each year in March-April.
For more information, contact:
Head of Public Services, Manuscripts & Archives
telephone: (203) 432-1069