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History Department

SUNY Oneonta
225 Netzer Admin Building
Ravine Parkway
Oneonta, NY 13820

Phone: (607) 436-3326
Fax: (607) 436-2689

 
 

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Redfield AWARDS

 
 

Maynard Redfield History Essay Competition

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The Maynard Redfield History Essay Competition Committee invites students to enter their best history essay in an annual competition. The Committee will accept and evaluate papers of any length-- submitted in a history course offered at SUNY Oneonta (spring 2013, summer 2013 or fall 2013 semesters only). Students may present one essay for consideration in each category:

1. Short Essay (essays shorter than twelve pages);

2. Long Essay (essays longer than twelve pages);

3. Freshman/Introductory Course Essay (essays submitted either by a freshman or upper classman in an Introductory Course).

Essays become property of the Department of History and each will be properly disposed of at the end of the competition; therefore, students are required to submit photocopies of their paper.

Note: students must submit essays to the History Department, 225 Netzer Building, by 4:00PM on February 15, 2014. 

Maynard Redfield Essay Winners

2012

  Freshman/Introductory Winner  

Danielle Plank

    Freshman/Intro Hon. Mention   Megan Stoutz
    Short Essay Winner  

Kurt Nicolaisen

    Short Essay Hon.Mention   Philip Hazard
   

Long Essay Winner

 

Emily Hunter

   

Long Essay Hon. Mention

  Lawton Wakefield
         

2011

 

Freshman/Introductory Winner

 

Felicia McJury

   

Freshman/Intro Hon. Mention (2)

 

Dan King
Julia DeKan

   

Short Essay Winner

 

Nora Venezky

   

Short Essay Hon.Mention (3)

 

James Evans
Kara Gaffen
Ashley Mita

   

Long Essay Winner

 

Lauren Reynolds

   

Long Essay Hon. Mention (2)

 

Nora Venezky
Emily Hunter

 

2010

 

Freshman/Introductory Hon. Mention

 

Fara Stack

   

Short Essay Winner

 

Heather Bailey

   

Short Essay Hon. Mention

 

William Sacco

   

Short Essay Hon. Mention

 

Tori Chaffee

   

Long Essay Winner

 

Paul Tritschler

   

Long Essay Hon. Mention

 

Emily Hunter

   

Long Essay Hon. Mention

 

Matthew De Santis

   

Special Memorial Award

 

Sam Caplen

 

2009

 

Freshman/Introductory Winner

 

Kelly Kugler

   

Freshman/Introductory Hon. Mention

 

Lauren Reynolds

   

Freshman/Introductory Hon. Mention

 

Meagan Kane

   

Short Essay Winner

 

Adam Galletti

   

Short Essay Hon. Mention

 

Toby Smith

   

Short Essay Hon. Mention

 

Marcela Micucci

   

Long Essay Winner

 

Marcela Micucci

   

Long Essay Hon. Mention

 

Scott Nichols

   

Long Essay Hon. Mention

 

Ashley Skovira

 

2008

 

Long Essay Winner

 

Maria Vann

   

Long Essay Honorable Mention

 

William Sacco

   

Short Essay Winner

 

Holly Dame

   

Short Essay Hon Mention

 

None

   

Introductory Winner

 

Kathleen Nugent

 

 

Introductory Hon. Mention

 

Bradley Dmitri

 

2007

 

Long Essay Winner 

 

Charles Bailey

   

Long Essay Honorable mention 

 

Robert Bianchetto

   

Short Essay Winner 

 

Michael Mesceda

   

Short Essay Honorable mention 

 

Peter Kleckowski

   

Introductory course Winner  

 

Kristen List

   

Introductory Hon. Mention

 

None

 

2006

 

Long Essay Winner

 

Jessica Burkus

   

Long Essay Honorable Mention

 

Juandrea Bates

   

Short Essay Winner

 

Adista Theodore

   

Short Essay Honorable Mention

 

Meagan Butler

 
 

 

Dr. Maynard Redfield, former SUNY Oneonta History faculty after whom the Maynard Redfield History Essay Competition at SUNY Oneonta is named

After working his first job as future President Harry Truman's paperboy in Independence, Missouri, Dr. Maynard Redfield received his BA and MA from the University of Missouri and his Ed.D. from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. At SUNY Oneonta, he taught U.S. Social and Intellectual History. He researched and published in these fields, notably the work A social and intellectual history of American religion from 1870 to 1970 in 1973. Maynard Redfield, in addition, became the benefactor to present and future members of the department by establishing a fund, through a generous bequest, that facilitates faculty scholarship; many conference papers and publications have grown out of grants from the Redfield Fund. The Maynard Redfield History Essay Competition for undergraduate students also benefits from Dr. Redfield’s generous donation, and is named after him.