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2014 Tatom Best New Paper Award

Submissions Accepted Through July 15!

The St. Louis Metropolitan Research Exchange (STLMRE), in conjunction with the Des Lee Collaborative Vision at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University,  Lindenwood University and The Confluence is soliciting papers for its Jacqueline Tatom Award for the best student work on a case or issue in the St. Louis metropolitan area.The paper must offer new insight into St. Louis or its surrounding region in Missouri and/or Illinois. The competition is interdisciplinary, so papers from a variety of schools and departments are encouraged.

This award commemorates Jacqueline Tatom, an architect, urban designer, and teacher whose work explored the metropolitan landscapes of St. Louis and its environs.


  1. Students must be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs after January 1, 2012, when the paper was written.

  2. Papers should be no longer than 30 pages (double-spaced)

  3. Papers must be submitted electronically to

Criteria: The papers will be judged on scholarly quality, original research, creativity and excellence in writing. Papers should relate the St. Louis experience to broader issues, scholarly literatures and theoretical debates.


  1. The award winner will receive $700

  2. The winning paper will be published in The Conuence, a peer-reviewed journal in a magazine format published by Lindenwood University Press. To review past issues and The Conuence, visit its website at

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2014

P a s t  W i n n e r s

Jessica McCulley, University of Missouri-St. Louis
“Black Resistance to School Desegregation in St. Louis During the Brown Era”

Lucas Delort, Washington University,
Living on the Color Line: 2800 Cass in a Period and Place of Transition >Download


Julian Barr, Lindenwood University,
“To Love and To Cherish: Marital Violence and Divorce in Nineteenth-Century St. Louis” >Download