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Jessica Barton has been named the winner of the 2020 Jefferson Caffery Research Award. Her paper, "Ambassador Jefferson Caffery (1886-1974): Latin American Posts", focuses on Ambassador Caffery's services in El Salvador, Colombia, Cuba and Brazil. Jessica utilized the Jefferson Caffery Papers (Collection 45) housed in the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection.

Jessica graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English in May.

Dr. James Savage, Interim Editorial Director in the Office of Communications and Marketing, has written a story about Jessica's award-winning paper.

View Caffery Competition to learn more about the annual Jefferson Caffery Research Award.

Photo Caption: Jessica Barton is winner of this year’s Jefferson Caffery Research Award. The prize’s namesake is at right.

Photo Credit: Photo at left courtesy of Jessica Barton. Photo at right is courtesy of Special Collections at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.