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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. Ms. Barton utilized the Jefferson Caffery Papers (Coll. 45) housed in the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection at Edith Garland Dupré Library.

Dr. James Savage, Interim Editorial Director in the Office of Communications and Marketing, has written a story about Ms. Barton's award-winning paper. It can be viewed on the university's homepage.

Please visit Dupré Library's Caffery Competition page to learn more about the 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 at left courtesy of Jessica Barton. Photo at right is courtesy of Special Collections at UL Lafayette).