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Yale seniors invited to apply for the Applebaum Award for outstanding senior essay based on research in government documents

The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award will be conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding essay based on research that incorporates Yale University Library’s government documents collections.

The prize is an award of $500. Students may nominate themselves, or faculty advisors may nominate students' work.

The deadline to submit an essay for consideration is April 21, 2014 at 5 p.m. See the Applebaum Award website for application instructions and additional information.

What sorts of research materials qualify an essay for this award? Any documents, records, statistics, or other items that are in the scope of Yale’s government information collections:

U.S. federal government
United Nations F
ood & Agriculture Organization C
anadian federal government
European Union (note: this does not include government documents or information from individual member countries of the European Union)

These materials may be held within Yale’s government information collections or may be available in digital format. Examples of eligible material include but are not limited to: digitized Congressional hearings on ProQuest Congressional, Foreign Relations of the United States (online or in print), State Department records on microfilm in the Sterling Memorial Library, data or statistics from UNdata or EU's Eurostat database.

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.

The Yale University Library is a depository for materials from the United States and Canadian federal governments, the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the European Union. 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. Questions may be directed to Melanie Maksin, Librarian for Political Science, International Affairs, Public Policy, and Government Information, at melanie.maksin@yale.edu or (203) 432-3310.

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