Frederick Baumann Essay Prize Winners

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The Frederick Baumann Prize recognizes excellence in education by encouraging Grinnell college students to explore ideas and society in an interdisciplinary and historical context. Established in 1993 and funded by David '51 and Audrey Lowe '52 Hammer, the prize distinguishes the dynamic classroom contributions of Frederick Baumann, professor of history at Grinnell from 1927 to 1954. The prize is awarded each spring to the student who writes the best essay -- taking an interdisciplinary and historical approach -- on the general topic of "Ideas and Society." This collection contains some of the past winners of this prize.