The Friends of the Princeton University Library
Prize for Outstanding Scholarship
by a Graduate Student
First Prize $1500 + Publication
Second Prize $500 + Publication
Competition for Essays Written in the 2011-2012 Academic
The Council of the Friends of the Princeton University Library invites
students enrolled in all departments of Princeton University's Graduate
School to compete for the Prize for Outstanding Scholarship by a Graduate Student.
First and second prizes will be awarded for essays based on research in
one or more divisions of the Library's Department of Rare Books and Special
Collections-Cotsen Children's Library, Graphic Arts, Historic Maps, Manuscripts,
Numismatics, Public Policy Papers, Rare Books, University Archives,
Western Americana-and/or in the associated Scheide Library, Marquand Library,
and East Asian Library.
Essays of all lengths and on all topics will be considered.
To be eligible, authors must be enrolled in a Princeton University
graduate program in the academic year 2011-2012.
Essays will be judged on scholarly merit and creative use of Special Collections materials.
The winners will be announced on October 15, 2012,
and the winning essays will be published in a forthcoming issue of the
Princeton University Library Chronicle.
To enter an essay in this competition, send one copy (file attachment or printout) and a completed application form to:
Gretchen Oberfranc, Princeton University Library Chronicle,
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Firestone Library. (Electronic
submissions may be sent to
forms are available in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
in Firestone Library, at the Seeley G. Mudd Library, and online at
Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by August 17, 2012. For further
information, call 609-258-7093 or write or send e-mail to Ms. Oberfranc.