Each year, the Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award is conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding senior essay based on research that draws upon Yale University Library's government documents collections. This year, the committee awarded the $500 prize to Nicole Hobbs (Ezra Stiles College) for her History senior essay: "The UN and the Congo Crisis of 1960."
In her essay, Nicole traces the United Nations' involvement in the Congo through the actions of Ralph Bunche (UN Under-Secretary for Political Affairs), Dag Hammarskjöld (Secretary-General of the UN), and Andrew Cordier (Secretary-General's Special Representative to the Congo). In addition to her use of United Nations materials and documents from the Foreign Relations of the United States series, Nicole also visited the UN Archives, the Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. Nicole's essay will be posted on the Applebaum Award website at: http://guides.library.yale.edu/Applebaum along with those of past winners.