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Edith Garland Dupré Library Annual Caffery Competition: Call for Student Research Projects

The annual Caffery Competition honors the most outstanding original student scholarly research projects using special collections materials from Dupré Library.

Jefferson Caffery Research Award Winners

2020/21
Cajuns, Creoles, and the Impact of Americanization on Ethnic Identity in Louisiana by René Champagne
2018/19
Attakapas Vigilante Committees: Race, Class, and Extrajudicial Violence in Antebellum Louisiana by Kelsey Couvillion
2015/16
Her Day in Court: Barbara Hansen's Crusade against Louisiana's Head and Master Clause by Victoria Throop
2013/14
Conservative Aristocrat and Assertive Ambassador: Jefferson Caffery at the Headwaters of American Involvement in Vietnam, 1944-1947 by Tim Landry
2012/13
The House Un-American Activities Committee and the Ku Klux Klan: The Fall of HUAC by Kelsey Couvillon
2011/12
Conflict Amongst the Cherokee Nation by Heather Darby
2009/10
The University of Louisiana’s Growth Under the New Deal’s Public Works Administration by Mary Karnath
2007/08
Festivals Acadiens in Southwest Louisiana: A Cultural Expression by Moriah C. Istre
2006/07
The Negro Labor Question Answered in South Louisiana, 1862-1865 by Junius Egby, Jr.
2005/06
José de Masdevall’s Médicamens: Practical Medicine and Propaganda in Spanish Louisiana by Todd Bourque
2004/05
Second Home: German POWS at Camp Livingston, Louisiana and its Branch Camps, 1943-1946 by Angelique R. Hurling
2003/04
Training for War, Preparing for Peace: The Navy V-12 Program at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, 1943-1946 by Eric J. Rivet
2002/03
Gabriel Fuselier de la Claire and the Introduction of Spanish Administration in the Opelousas and Attakapas Districts, 1768-1774 by Keith A. Manuel
2001/02
“Parsimonious Injustice”: The Detention of Captain James Campbell, 1781-1783 by Keith A. Manuel
2000/01
Regarding Carville: The Letters of Norbert and Edmond Landry by Christopher Lee Manes
1999/00
Did Early Library Establishment Indicate Progressive Support for Public Education in Louisiana? by Sherry P. Bovey
1998/99
Abrom Kaplan: The Early Years, 1872 Through the Founding of Kaplan in 1903 by Whitney L. Broussard
1997/98
The Evolution of Mental Health Administration in Antebellum Louisiana by Nathaniel P. Weston
1996/97
The Donaldsonville Incident of 1870: Local Party Dissension and Republican Infighting in Louisiana During Reconstruction by James D. Wilson
1995/96
The Property Rights of Women in French Colonial Louisiana, 1742-1763 by Amy Chatham
1994/95
Sentiment, Melodrama and High Art: Dreiser’s Many Allusions to Popular Culture in “Sister Carrie” by Nancy Johnson
1993/94
A Community and Its Team; The Evangeline League’s Lafayette White Sox: 1934-1942 by Doug Taylor
1991/92
“Colinda”: Mysterious Origins of a Cajun Folk Song by Julia Girouard and Shane Bernard
1990/91
Cat Doucet and the Black Voters of St. Landry Parish by Donna Wheaton
1989/90
Organizational Efforts of the Rice Milling Industry in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas: 1918-1931 by Christopher M. Lee
1988/89
Oral Poetics in Cajun Music: The Songs of Iry LeJeune by Carolyn Ware
1986/87
The Genesis of Louisiana’s Codofil: An Experience in Cultural Diplomacy, 1966-1972 by K. Ann Wakefield
1985/86
Attitudes Toward the Free People of Color in New Orleans, 1803-1850 by Laura E. Byrd
1984/85
The Shadow of a Plan: The Rationale Behind Wilson’s 1918 Siberian Intervention by Carl J. Richard