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Seniors: Apply for the Applebaum Award

The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award will be conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding essay based on research done in the collections of the Yale University Library's Government Documents & Information Center.

The prize is an award of $500. Nominations will be accepted from faculty advisors. Students may also nominate themselves.

Each academic department or program's senior essay deadline will serve as the Applebaum Award submission deadline for essays from that department or program.

See the Applebaum Award web site for application instructions and additional information.

What sorts of research materials qualify an essay for this award? Any documents, records, statistics, or other information that are in the scope of the Center's collections: U.S. federal government; United Nations; Food & Agriculture Organization; Canadian federal government; European Union (note: this does not include government documents or information from individual member countries of the European Union).

Examples of eligible material include but are not limited to: digitized Congressional hearings on LexisNexis, Foreign Relations of the United States (online or in print), census data, State Department records on microfilm in Sterling Memorial Library.

The prize was established by the daughters of Harvey M. Applebaum, class of 1959, in honor of his 70th birthday. Mr. Applebaum 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. He is also a sitting member of the Alumni Magazine board.

The Government Documents & Information Center is a depository library for materials from the United States and Canadian federal governments, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the European Union. Its 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.

Questions may be directed to Julie Linden, Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, and Government Information, at julie.linden@yale.edu or (203) 432-3310.