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Contact: Charlie Bier
Feb. 15, 2013
(337) 482-6477
Caffery Writing Competition Offers $500 Prize

University of Louisiana at Lafayette students can convert their words into cash by winning this year’s Caffery Competition.

The undergraduate or graduate student who submits a research paper judged to have the “write stuff” receives the Jefferson Caffery Research Award and $500.

The award is provided by a fund established in 1967 by Ambassador and Mrs. Jefferson Caffery. A 1903 graduate of UL Lafayette, Caffery served as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba , Brazil, France and Egypt.

The competition is in place to encourage students to conduct scholarly research utilizing primary source materials in the library’s Special Collections and Archives. It’s sponsored by Edith Garland Dupré Library and the University Library Committee.

Materials in the library’s Louisiana Room, and Acadiana manuscripts collection, the rare book collection, the Cajun and Creole music collection and microforms can be used for research.

Library staff members are available for consultation.

Caffery Competition entries must be submitted by March 9 as email attachments sent to duprelibrary@gmail.com.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel composed of members of the university library committee, special collections department and others designated by the panel.

Entries will judged on quality of research, clarity and writing skill.

The extent of the author’s use of primary source materials in Dupré Library’s Special Collections will also be considered.

Unless none of the submitted entries are deemed to meet the competition’s standards and criteria, a winner will be announced on April 8.

Additional guidelines can be found in brochures available at the reserve desk on the library’s first floor and in the Jefferson Caffery Reading Room on the third floor.

For more information about the award, contact Dr. Bruce Turner, assistant dean of Special Collection Services, at (337) 482-5702.


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