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FLURA Winners

News Release: For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Cox, (, 413-545-6842)
DATE: April 15, 2014


UMass Amherst Libraries Announce Winners of Undergraduate Research Award

Amherst, Massachusetts – The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at the UMass Amherst Libraries is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Friends of the Library Undergraduate Research Award (FLURA). The recipient of the first place prize of $1,000 is Celeste Guhl ’15 of Seabrook, Texas, for “Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Curfews for Women at the University of Massachusetts.” The Recipient of the Honorable Mention award of $250 is Andrew Clinton ’14 of Carver, Massachusetts, 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, etc.) or the historic records (archives) of an organization (such as correspondence, memoranda, minutes, annual reports, etc.).

The winning papers are available on the Special Collections web site ( and added to the University Archives. For more information, contact Rob Cox, Head of Special Collections and University Archives,, 413-545-6842.





Last Edited: 15 April 2014