November 27, 2012

Hamline Alum Wins First Place National History Award

Hamline alum Ryan Driskell Tate has received the 2012 Barbara Wertheimer Prize from The New York Labor History Association for his 90-page essay, “A House Divided: Women's Activism in the Minnesota Labor Movement, 1900-1935.” The national award recognizes serious study in labor and work history among undergraduate students.

Tate completed the study for his Hamline departmental honors project. The Wertheimer committee was impressed by his use of theory and historiography, and “sophisticated handling of the often problematic efforts to build cross class alliances among women activists.”

“Some great projects have received the award in years past," Tate said "and I am very honored to be included."

Tate presented the paper earlier this year at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Ogden, Utah and received funding through Hamline’s Collaborative Research Program with project adviser Professor Nurith Zmora.

The official John Commerford Labor Education Awards Reception will take place in New York City on November 30, 2012 at the 1199SEIU Headquarters. The award carries a $250 cash prize.