The Patrons of the Library are pleased to announce the winners of their third Student Book Collection Contest. Eligibility requirements included a collection of at least 25 items based on a unifying principle or theme. The emphasis was on books, but up to 20% of the collection could consist of non-books items such as pamphlets, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, photographs, etc. Applicants were required to submit an essay describing their collection plus a bibliographic listing.
Natalie Nakamura was the $800 first prize winner. Her collection was entitled Defeating the Axis: The Legacy of World War II. Joseph Vaughan won the second prize of $400 for a collection entitled A Bibliophile’s Search for Dostoevsky. The $300 third prize was awarded to Nicholas Enke for his collection Augustine’s Absence.
In addition to the cash prizes, winners are awarded a one year membership in the Patrons of the Library.