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Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize Awards

The Nels Andrew Cleven Founder's Paper Prize Awards, two undergraduate and two graduate awards of $400 each, for superior papers submitted by student members of Phi Alpha Theta.


The essays should combine original historical research on significant subjects, based on source material and manuscripts if possible, with good English composition and superior style.

Papers should not exceed 25 typewritten double-spaced pages in length (excluding bibliography) They should be organized in form similar to articles published in The Historian with footnotes, spelling, and punctuation conforming as nearly as possible to the rules of A Manual of Style (10th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1937 or later). Students should eliminate footers or headers bearing the student's name from individual pages of the paper, but pages must be consecutively numbered. A bibliography must be included with the submitted paper. Entries that do not adhere to the guidelines will be disqualified.

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