Rhem-Schwarzmann Award Ceremony

Please join us for the
Rhem-Schwarzmann Award Ceremony

Wednesday, April 5th
3pm until 5pm
Joyner Library, 4th Floor

Established by Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann to honor William and Emily Rhem and Theodore and Ann Schwarzmann, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize annually recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. Cash prizes in the amount of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners.

Submissions must adhere to the following rules:

  • Papers could be in any field of study, but must be based largely on primary sources held by the J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections, which is made up of the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, University Archives, and North Carolina Collection.
  • Submissions could come from any course or project produced when the entrant was enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at East Carolina University.
  • Each paper could not be not less than 10 pages/2,500 words in length submitted works will be judged on the basis of (a) originality of the topic or thesis; (b) quality of research; (c) quality of style, including documentation; and (d) overall excellence. There is no upper limit for submissions.
  • Papers written during the spring or fall semester of 2016 were eligible. Papers had to be submitted electronically by February 17, 2017.


For more information please contact Arthur Carlson, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. For more information, call 328-6838 or send an e-mail message to CarlsonAr@ecu.edu