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Edith Garland Dupré Library Annual Caffery Competition: Call for Student Papers 2020

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

Caffery Competition Winners

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