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UL Lafayette Special Collections

This guide presents the different factions of the UL Lafayette Special Collections at Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Research Award

The Jefferson Caffery Research Award was established in 1967 by Ambassador and Mrs. Jefferson Caffery. Ambassador Caffery was born in Lafayette and attended Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in its early years. His distinguished career in diplomacy is outstanding, both in length of service and in the importance of the posts he held on every continent. The award recognizes outstanding scholarly research utilizing primary source materials held in the Special Collections areas of Edith Garland Dupré Library.

The winner of the annual Jefferson Caffery Research Award receives $500. The award is sponsored by Edith Garland Dupré Library and the University Library Committee.

For more information on submitting essays for the Jefferson Caffery Research Award, please review the research guide.

Contact

For more information on the Jefferson Caffery Research Award, contact the University Libraries Dean's Office at (337) 482-6396 or email librarydeanoffice@louisiana.edu.