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The John J. Baughman Archives Research Award provides DePauw University students an opportunity to have their work published in both the Scholarly and Creative Work Institutional Repository and the Digital Library, receive recognition at the Awards Convocation, and collect up to $250.00 in award money.

Contest Rules: 

  • Entries must have been created during the student's tenure at DePauw.

  • Examples include, but are not limited to, research papers, multi-media productions or websites incorporating photographic, moving image, music spoken word files, and etc. 

  • All entries should be footnoted when applicable; citation style appropriate to the discipline.

  • Exclusive use of the Archives is not required, but a significant portion of the research for the project must have been conducted from resources in the Archives.

  • Students are required to include a 150-word statement describing their use of the Archives.

  • Entries will be judged by the University Archivist and up to three (3) randomly selected DePauw faculty and/or staff. Judges will base their decisions on the contest rules and overall quality of the entry.

  • Entries should be submitted to archives@depauw.edu any time through Friday, May 16, 2025.

Past Award Recipients