The Harvey M. Applebaum '59 Award is conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding essay based on research that has substantial use of national government or intergovernmental organization (IGO) information, including documents or data. The prize is an award of $500.
This prize was established in 2008 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.
Senior essays submitted for consideration for the Applebaum Award must be based in some part on research material produced or published by national governments and/or intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Research material may be held within Yale's collections or may be available in digital format. Examples include:
- United States federal government
- Canadian federal government
- European Union
- United Nations
- Food and Agriculture Organization
- List of additional IGOs from Northwestern University
The winner of the 2023 Applebaum Award is:
- Sophie E. Edelstein (Pauli Murray College)“Am I Sick or Just Discarded?” : Psychiatry, Health Care Reform, and the Rise of Geriatrics in America, 1931-1954”
Please contact Gwyneth Crowley, Librarian for Economics and US Government Information, Marx Science and Social Science Library, with any questions about the Applebaum Award.
Senior essayists will also need to submit a statement explaining how they found out about the award and explaining their use of any of these collections in their essay. Statements may include phrases such as "the resource I used is central to my argument because...," "the variety of government documents used in my paper allowed me to...", and "this document best demonstrates the thinking of..."
The Applebaum Award is one of several senior essay prizes awarded by Yale University Library to honor outstanding undergraduate research and encourage use of library collections. See all Yale Library prizes.
Prize Winners from 2023
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Second Prize Winner
The 1950s “War on Narcotics”: Harry Anslinger, The Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and Senator Price Daniel’s Probe, William J. Horvath
First Prize Winner
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Convergence Towards an Optimal Currency Area in the European Union, Santiago Botto Tornielli
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The Re-Recruit, Devon Brody Geyelin
US Foreign Policy and the Soviet-Afghan War: A Revisionist History, Julie Lowenstein
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Cease or Persist? Gene Patents and the Clinical Diagnostics Dilemma, Christopher Lee
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