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Claire Ringer, 2019 Undergraduate Library Research Award Winner

Claire Ringer Receives OSU’s Undergraduate Library Research Award

Friday, May 3, 2019

Claire Ringer, daughter of John and Wendy Ringer of Perry and a 2017 graduate of the Stillwater Christian Home Educators Fellowship, received Oklahoma State University’s Undergraduate Library Research Award along with $1,500 for her research.

Ringer, a sophomore history major, was selected as the underclassman ULRA winner for her paper “I Am Still Myself: How the Dust Bowl Influenced Women's Clothing in Oklahoma.” She was interested in learning about the societal and historical implications of clothing, particularly that of the 1930s.

“I’ve always been really interested in clothing history, and I knew this topic was something I wanted to research,” Ringer said. “Winning this award was wonderful because it validates the work I’ve done. I love that the library wants to honor young scholars and encourage them to do research.”

Ringer is one of three OSU students to receive this award. ULRA recognizes students who have completed or are completing research for course credit or faculty-sponsored independent study. The award encourages the development of students’ research, critical thinking and self-reflection skills during their undergraduate studies.

For more information on ULRA, visit


Media Contact: Bonnie Cain-Wood, APR | Manager, Library Communication Services | 405-744-7331 |

Story by Jenny Berry, Library Communications Intern

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