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Kaplan Senior Essay Prize: Past Winners

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Bill Landis

Associate Director for Public Services, Manuscripts & Archives, Sterling Memorial Library

e-mail: bill.landis@yale.edu

telephone: (203) 432-1069

Past Winners of the Kaplan Senior Essay Prize

This prize, given since 2003 for senior essays making significant use of the collections in Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library, was expanded in 2022 to include use of all of the Yale Library's special collections.

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Daniel Stone, Branford College. Put a Nickel on the Drum: Problems Policing Prohibition at Yale.
  • Joshua Tannen, Saybrook College. Making the Case for Privacy: Potter Stewart and the Fourth Amendment .

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

  • Julia Gegenheimer, Timothy Dwight College. Between Rhetoric and Reality: The Effects of Ideological Transition in the 1970s-1980s on the Status of Women in the Sudan.
  • Mary Ellen Leuver, Jonathan Edwards College. Defying Death, Disease, & Darkness: Yale, New Haven, and the Institutionalization of Public Health in America, 1880-1930.

2005

2004

2003

  • Chirag Badlani, Davenport College. Walking the Line of Diplomacy: The Mutual Failures of Chester Bowles and The United States in India, 1951-1969.
  • Elizabeth Waldman, Pierson College. What's In a Name: The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1965-1972.