Manuscripts and Archives offers two student prizes each year. 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.
The application deadline for 2013 is April 5. For other than Spring submissions, contact William Massa at least two weeks prior to essay due date.
Past winners of the Outstanding Senior Essay on Yale are listed here.
Past winners of the Outstanding Senior Essay Based on Research Done in Manuscripts & Archives are listed here.
For more information, contact:
Head of Collections Development, Manuscripts & Archives
telephone: (203) 432-1742
About Manuscripts & Archives
Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. The repository holds 64,000 linear feet of material. Half of the holdings is composed of more than 1900 collections of personal and family papers and organizational records that document a variety of subject and geographical areas. The Yale University Archives comprise the other half. The repository also preserves and services 4000 testimonies from the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies