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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Brittingham Earns Spring 2006 Washburn Student Prize

SALISBURY, MD---Tiffany Brittingham, daughter of Sheila and Wayne Brittingham of Fishing Creek, MD, is the spring 2006 recipient of the Wilcomb E. Washburn Student Prize in History, awarded by Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture.

Brittingham, a 2003 graduate of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School and currently a junior at SU, won the $500 prize with her paper, “Transformation of Farm Women During World War II.” For the paper, she researched the women of the Delmarva Peninsula and the United States as a whole during the early- to mid-1940s, following their transformation from domestic housewives to farm workers. Through interviews and secondary sources, Brittingham found that “women proved to be the vital link in solving America’s agricultural crisis.” Their experience forever changed the role of females in the country’s workforce, she said.

The Washburn Award is given each semester to the student writing the most historically accurate and well-composed essay based upon primary research on the Chesapeake area with special emphasis on the Delmarva Peninsula prior to 1950. The Nabb Research Center must be used in the paper’s compilation. For more information visit the Nabb Research Center Web site at "

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