O'Brien Award Archive

Monsignor Francis A. O'Brien Award

Best essay by a senior history major

2015

Anastasia Evanich
"The Interaction between State and Commerce during WWI as seen through British Tobacco Advertisements "

Katie Luotto 
"A Woman's Silver Lining: Mrs. Delia Hammond Locke and Perceptions of Womanhood in 1850s California"

2014

Tony Oleck
"The Land O'Lakes Innovation: Papal Authority, Anti-Modernism, and the Land O'Lakes Vision"

2013

Joseph Ahmad
"The Apotheosis of Love: Critiques of Fin 'Amor and the Development of Romantic Love"

Gregory de la Iglesia
"Managing Total Infection:  Public Health and Research Initiative to Combat the 1918-19 Pandemic in the United Kingdom"

2012

Claire Mysliwiec
"How Blest the Righteous When He Dies?:  Shifting Visions of Heaven in the Methodist Hymnody of the Civil War Era"

2011

Joseph VanderZee
Looking Abroad for Answers:  Mexico’s Confidential Communications with Foreign Embassies in ’68

2010

Jackie Mirandola-Mullen
Pristine Nature’ between Steels Mills and Subdivisions: How Land Use Conflicts Created the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore"

2009

Brian Corrigan
“’Let Us Do Whatever It Takes’: The Strategic and Domestic Implications of Lyndon Johnson’s Space Policy

Laura Yamartino
“’A Turning Point in the Campaign for Equality’: An Analysis of the ERA Ratification Campaign in Indiana

2008

Peter Van
"Loss of Meaning: The De-Politicization of Cold War Protest Music"

2007

Megan Hawley
"Fashioning the Individual: Clothing in Renaissance Italy"

2006

Kamaria Porter
"You Must Fight Injustice Wherever You Find it' Monsignor John J. Egan and Catholic Action Against Segregation in Chicago"

2005

Ryan Metheny
"Jewish Immigration and the Industrial Removal Office"

Mary Rao
"Deism and Christianity in Colonial America"

2004

Matthew Ziegler
"Great Britain and Latin American Independence: A Case Study of British Diplomacy involving Argentina and Colombia, 1806-1825"

2003

Jessica Sharron
"Krupp and IG Farben: Justice at Nuremberg?"

John William Jacobs, Jr.
"The History of the Interstate System and the Social Consequences of Constructing Highways in Urban Areas"

2002

John-Paul William Drevline
"Ernst Kaltenbrunner and the Fusion of Nazi Intelligence Services"

2001

Alena Stransky
"An Earthly Battle Within a Cosmic War: C. S. Lewis on the Christians Role in War and World War II"