Libraries Announce Winners of Undergraduate Research Award

April 16, 2014
Celeste Guhl and Andrew Clinton

Celeste Guhl, a junior from Seabrook, Texas, is the winner of the sixth annual Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award for her project “Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Curfews for Women at the University of Massachusetts.” She will receive $1,000.

The honorable mention award of $250 went to senior Andrew Clinton of Carver for “Yung Wing, the Chinese Educational Mission, and the Politics of Chinese Exclusion.”

The Undergraduate Research Award recognizes excellence in the use of primary sources, creativity and originality, and clarity and effectiveness of writing. A primary source is a record of an event, an occurrence or a time period produced by a participant or observer at the time. Some examples are documents or manuscript material (such as letters, diaries, journals, writings, speeches, photographs, scrapbooks) or the historic records (archives) of an organization (such as correspondence, memoranda, minutes, annual reports).

The winning papers are available on the Special Collections website and added to the University Archives. For more information, contact Rob Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives, 545-6842.