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2016 Applebaum Award

The deadline to submit a senior essay for the Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award is Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. Please use the online submission form:‚Äč. If you have questions about this year's award, please contact Melanie Maksin.

About Harvey M. Applebaum

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.


2015 Applebaum Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award!

First prize ($500) is awarded to Anirudh Sivaram, Calhoun College, for the Ethics, Politics & Economics senior essay, The President's Wartime Detention Authority: What History Teaches Us.

Second prize ($300) is awarded to Anna "Nina" Russell, Timothy Dwight College, for the Ethics, Politics & Economics senior essay, Moving the Needle: How Transparency Could Lower Costs and Improve Quality in United States Hospitals

About the Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award

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.

The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award Lecture - April 1, 2014

The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award Lecture

Hard Chairs, Bad Coffee, Top Secret Documents: Why I Love Working in Post-communist Archives
Anne Applebaum '86

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
3:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, and a historian of Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of several books including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, as well as Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 which won the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature.

This event is free and open to the public.

Prize Contact

Melanie Maksin
Center for Science and Social Science Information
219 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Schedule a meeting with Melanie