Emory sophomore Sam Galloway, Christina Crawford's Undergraduate Research Partner for 2017-18, was winner of this year’s Alan Rackoff Prize for Undergraduate Research. Sam's paper, “Welwyn Garden City: A Green Solution to Interwar Housing,” was the result of his extensive research in the Charles F. Palmer Papers in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory. Sam combed through the archival materials Palmer brought back to Atlanta from his 1934 and 1936 trips to England to visit slum clearance and social housing sites. Because Palmer was particularly taken by Letchworth and Welwyn, Sam's paper sought to understand how and in what ways the original Garden Cities might have affected Atlanta's first public housing projects. Congratulations to Sam for his award, which comes with a monetary prize of $1,000, and an invitation to attend the Emory Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award Ceremony.
In addition, Sam presented his research at the Undergraduate Research Partners Poster Symposium on Monday. See photos of him here with his engaged interlocutors.