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Winners of Parker-Dooley Undergraduate Southern Studies Award Announced

Rachel Shope

The Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library has announced the winners of the inaugural Parker-Dooley Award for Undergraduate Research in Southern Studies.

Rachel Shope, of Marshall, N.C., received  the first-place award for her paper “All the Writing Ladies: Three Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century.” She is majoring in English and Comparative Literature at UNC.

Katie Womble, of Cary, N.C., received an honorable mention for “Myra Page: Her Childhood and Self Actualization.” She is a student in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Katie Womble

Shope and Womble are members of the class of 2013. They will be  honored at a reception on the fourth floor of Wilson Library on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 3 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Parker-Dooley Award, funded by the Dooley family of Charlotte, N.C., recognizes exceptional undergraduate research papers in which the authors have made substantial use of the resources held in the Southern Historical Collection. The winner receives $500; up to two runners-up receive $250 each.

Papers must be nominated by a UNC faculty member or instructor.

The Southern Historical Collection is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Parker-Dooley Award. Visit the award page for information or contact Laura Clark Brown, ljcb@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-1345. The deadline is Feb. 4, 2011.

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