The Robert F. Munn Library Scholars Award is presented annually to a graduating Honors student for outstanding research contributions in the humanities or social sciences that have culminated in the production of an exceptional thesis or capstone research paper.

The award was established during the fall of 2008 in honor of Dr. Robert F. Munn, Dean of Library Services from 1957 – 1986. Dean Munn nurtured the West Virginia and Regional History Collection, the Appalachian Collection, and a unique East Africa collection. He maintained strong collections in the humanities, especially American history and literature. The Libraries’ collections in these areas today are remarkably complete and are a legacy of Dean Munn’s consistent care.


Theses/Dissertations from 2018


Swiss Settlement in Randolph County, West Virginia: A Study of Land Deals, Policies, and Immigration, Elizabeth Satterfield


The Relationship Between Dietary Quality and Mental Health in a Young Adult Appalachian, Rachel A. Wattick