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Eric J. Rivet of Lafayette, a graduate student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, recently won the Jefferson Caffery Research Award in the Edith Garland Dupré Library Caffery Competition for the most outstanding scholarly research paper.

Rivet was awarded $500 for his paper titled “Training for War, Preparing for Peace: The Navy V-12 Program at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, 1943-1946.”

The award is based on competitive, confidential review of original research papers submitted for the contest. Papers are reviewed by judges with no knowledge of who wrote the paper. When composing these papers, students must cite primary resource materials held in the Louisiana Room, Southwestern Archives and Manuscripts Collection or Special Collections at the library.

Papers are reviewed and judged by a panel consisting of the University Library Committee, the Curator of Archives and Special Collections and referees designated by the panel. The projects are judged on quality of research, clarity and writing skills.

This award was created in 1967 when Ambassador and Mrs. Jefferson Caffery donated a $5,000 gift to be used to establish the Jefferson Caffery Research Fund, which in turn awards the $500 scholarship.