This collection contains digitized copies of Rhode Island State College (now University of Rhode Island) Lippitt Prize student essays and senior theses for the years 1894 to 1901.
According to the Rhode Island State College annual reports for the years 1898 through 1901, the Lippitt Prize was awarded for the best written and delivered essays on the history of Rhode Island during the American Revolution. These essays were delivered in the style of a Cincinnati Oration and read on the Monday preceding commencement.
The purse consisted of one hundred dollars divided into two prizes, sixty dollars for 1st place and forty dollars for 2nd place and was established through the generosity of former Governor Charles Warren Lippitt (October 8, 1846 – April 4, 1924). Lippitt served as governor from May 29, 1895 to May 25, 1897. The Lippitt Prize was discontinued after 1901.
Submissions from 1901
Power for Agricultural Purposes, Charles Andrew Brayton
The Daughters of Liberty in Rhode Island, Nellie Albertine Briggs
Village Improvement, Nellie Albertine Briggs
The Determination of Sulphuric Acid in the Presence of Iron, Louis George Karl. Clarner Jr.
Rhode Island Privateering in the Revolution, Bailey J. Cornell
Ten Years of Rhode Island History, Edna Ethel Dawley
Women in the French Revolution, Edna Ethel Dawley
Trusts: Their Advantages and Disadvantages, Arthur Albertus Denico
A Plea for the Town System of Public Schools, Ruth Hortense James
Captain Stephen Olney, Ruth Hortense James
The College Settlement, Anna Brown Sherman
Women in Economics, Elizabeth Agnes Sherman
The Industrial Evolution of the United States, Howard Dexter Smith
The Pioneer Settlement of Ohio, Roena Hoxsie Steere
South Kingstown in the Revolution, John Wilby
Water: Its Inluence on Health and Disease, John Wilby
Submissions from 1900
The Block Signal System, Henry Maxon Brightman
The Discovery and Settlement of the Mississippi Valley, Charles Clark Cross
Literature for Children, Gertrude Sarah Fison
Women in the Revolution, Edith Goddard
The New England Town, Arthur Earle Munro
Evolution of the Dynamo, Ralph Nelson Soule
The Value of the Colonies to the Mother Country, Lenora Estelle Stillman
Home Life in Ancient Rome, Bertha Douglass Tucker