Barbara Wertheimer Prize in Labor History

Call for applications 2008-9

The New York State Labor History Association is proud to announce that the 2008 Barbara Wertheimer Prize has been awarded to Genna Braverman for her essay Historical Struggles: The Evolution of Gender, Race, and Organizing at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Using oral interviews and the relevant secondary sources, Ms. Braverman has written a theoretically sophisticated essay that traces the as yet largely unfulfilled efforts (except for food service) to organize the hospital. The paper was written for a course on Labor and Democracy in the 20th Century taught at Yale University by Professor Jennifer Klein.

Barbara Wertheimer Prize in Labor History

To recognize serious study in labor and work history among undergraduate students, the New York Labor History Association will award the Barbara Wertheimer Prize of $250.00 (please note that this amount is a significant increase) for the best research paper written during the 2008-2009 academic year. The winning entry will, with permission, be posted on the NYLHA website. Please encourage your best undergraduate students to submit their work.

Papers on any aspect of labor or work history will be considered. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of scholarship and literary merit.

Entrants should send one copy of their paper to:

Brian Greenberg,
Department of History and Anthropology,
Monmouth University,
West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

The deadline is June 15, 2009