This collection includes a selection of undergraduate and graduate theses from 1924 to 2013.

For more contemporary Oberlin College honors papers, please visit the OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center.


Theses/Dissertations from 2017

"This is DC, RIAlized:" Brookland Manor as a Site of Rebranding from Above and Resistance from Below, Clara Lincoln

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

Palynology and Megafaunal Extinction in Southern Westchester County, NY, Alexander L. Yorke

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Magnetic Properties of the Bishop Ash in the San Andreas Fault Borderlands, Becky Strauss

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Petrographic Investigation of the Anomalous Age of a Precambrian Tuff in the Nauga Formation of South Africa, Maxwell Rudolph

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

Strontium Variations in a Speleothem from Crevice Cave, Missouri: Potential for High Resolution Paleoclimate Reconstruction, Jessica Oster

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Textural Characterization of Microlites in Rhyolitic Obsidian: Implications for Crystallization, Eruptive Time Scales, and Degassing in the Inyo Volcanic Chain, Eastern California, Celestine N. Mercer

Two Upper Cretaceous Flysch Sequences in the Caribbean Mountains of Venezuela and Their Relationship to Caribbean Tectonics, Stephen A. Meyer

Impact Spherules From Western Australia: A Textural Analysis of Really Old Tiny Rocks, Dawn C.S. Ruth

The Role of Biological Processes in Modem Microbialite Morphogenesis: A Field and Experimental Approach to the Stromatolitic/Thrombolitic Subtidal Mounds near Lee Stocking Island, Bahamas, Rebekah N. Shepard

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Deformational Styles of Transpression: Three Areas Along the Southern San Andreas Fault, Luke Jensen

The Microstratigraphy of the Meadville Member of Lodi, Northeastern Ohio: A Lithofacies Analysis, Andrew S. Madof

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

Bridger Formation Sandstones Used as an Indication of Tectonics in the Green River Basin and Western Wyoming, Lisa S. Novins

A Comparative Study of Microstructures and Rheology From Two Thrust Fault Settings, Matthew Strine

Olivine Petrofabric Analysis from the Leka Ophiolite Complex, Sarah J. Titus

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

The Petrography of the Buck Creek Dunite Body, Clay County, NC: Implications about its Origin and Emplacement, Trista L. Thornberry

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

Petrography and Sedimentology of the Nauga Tuffs, Campbellrand Subgroup, Griqualand West, South Africa: Implications for Magma Composition, Volcanism, Depositional Mechanisms and Setting, Darian Davies

Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Messinian Kalavasos Formation, Kato Moni, Cyprus, Allison L. Dunn

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

Taphonomy of Holocene and Pliocene Molluscan Assemblages in Bahia Concepcion and the Loreto Basin, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Christina Empedocles

Molluscan Assemblages of Bahia Concepcion: Holocene Analogs to Pliocene Marine Rift Basin Faunas of Baja California, Mexico, Chris Gustafson

Modern Marine Sediments of Bahia Concepcion: Patterns, Processes, and Potential Analogues to Neogene Rift Basin Deposits of Baja California, Timothy William Reardon

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

Using Fourier Transform Analysis to Extract Information From the Shapes of Folded Layers, Tom Billiard

Shell Concentrations and Their Genesis: Case Studies in the Middle Devonian of Ohio and the Lower Pliocene of Baja California Sur, John Warren Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 1991

Cataclasite Formation Along the McConnell Thurst and Its Implications to Deformation, Susan E. Van Gundy

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

Paleoenvironmental History of the Middle Ordovician Rugosa of Eastern North America, Gretchen Hampt Andreasen

The Jews of Southern and Central Illinois and Western Kentucky, Steve E. Jablon

Theses/Dissertations from 1988

The Feminist Thought of Simone de Beauvoir, Jennifer Gay

Colonial Reaction to British Policy, 1766-1770: The Non-Importation Movement, Timothy A. Hacsi

The Petrogenesis of the Red Hill Alkaline Igneous Complex, New Hampshire, USA, Seth Charles Moran

The Justiciarship in the Reign of Richard I: An Exercise in Self-Rule, Lisa Ann Murray

A Generation's Experiment: Oberlin Womanhood, Coeducation, and The Ladies' Board of Managers 1835-1879, Rachel Filene Seidman

Theses/Dissertations from 1987

Boss Rule: Charles F. Murphy and the New York City Mayors, 1902-1924, Jeffrey A. Auerbach

The Evolution of Camus' Political Philosophy, Eric LeBlanc

The Role of Higher Education in the Construction of the "Feminine Mystique" In Post-War America, Stephanie L. Maxwell

Economics and the Ratification of the Constitution in Pennsylvania and Virginia, Eric Phillips

Backroom Boys: The Evolution of British Cryptography 1914-1945, Andrea Van Hook

Theses/Dissertations from 1986

American Intellectuals and the Problem of Ideology, Steven Betensky

England, Napoleon and the Peace of Amiens: 1801-1803, Ken Jassie

As Old as New: The Search for the Rural Community in Depression Years, Karen R. Merrill

Theses/Dissertations from 1985

Napoleonic Tactics, Thomas F. Arnold

Classes and Masses in English Education, Alex Franklin

England and the Eastern Question: A Shift in Policy, Amanda Martinsek

Bay of Islands Ophiolite Complex Western Newfoundland, Brian McAninch

Disraeli: The Search For and Handling of Power: A Study in Creativity, Courage, and Consistency, Grace E. Mueller

The Role of Bismarck's Flexible Polity in the Unification of Germany 1862-1871, Karl A. Zillgitt

Theses/Dissertations from 1984

Tom L. Johnson and Progressive Municipal Reform, 1901-1909, Steven J. Davis

The Campaign to Repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts in Victorian England, 1864-1886, Sharon Harless

Spain and the Strength of the West: American Foreign Policy Toward Spain, 1936-1953, Abbe J. Lubell

Voltaire, Rousseau and The Revolution in Geneva: 1763-1770, Thomas Luckett

Bankers, Diplomats and Oilmen: The United States' Response to Mexican Revolutionary Nationalism, 1917-1927, James F. Siekmeier

Theses/Dissertations from 1983

The Secret War of British Intelligence: A Retrospective Study, Frederick S. Downs

Mexican Migration to the United States: An Historical and Contextual Analysis, Jonathan H. Fischer

The Charleston Convent Riot of 1834, Timothy M. Flynn

In Pursuit of Economic Opportunity: Persistence and Mobility in the Rigid Socio-economic Structure of Logansport, Indiana, 1850-1880, Owen R. Glendening

An Intellectual History of the Relationship Between Politics and the Development of Christian Doctrine Between the Councils of Nicea and Constantinople, 325-381, Bradford Scott Gram Swing

Theses/Dissertations from 1982

Stalinist Collectivization, 1927-1930, Bill Segal

Rural Women in Sri Lanka: Family Planning, Work and Development 1945-1978, Sarah Stockwell

Theses/Dissertations from 1981

Ricardian Socialism and Its Impact on the Formation of the British Working Class, Gale Connor

The Problematic Nature of American Radicalism: Students for a Democratic Society, Peter C. Mancall

England Under Stephen: An Interpretation of King Stephen's Reign Through the Monastic Chronicles of Richard of Hexham, Aelred of Rievaulx, and William of Malmesbury, Eric Stephen Zakim

Theses/Dissertations from 1980

The Development of Dante's Political Thought: A Quest for Italian Unity, Ronald Henry Bedard

Virginia Woolf's Feminism, Laurel A. Fields

The Second Berlin Crisis, 1958-1962: Soviet Initiative and United States Response, Jessica J. Houston

Theses/Dissertations from 1979

The Gambler's Throw: The German Spring Offensive, 1918, Lorin Mark Burte

John F. Kennedy and the Black Press: 1960 and 1961, Laura D. Coleman

Theories of Vision in the Middle Ages, J.E. Griffith

The Emergence of Populism: The Transformation of the North Carolina Farmer's Alliance Into the People's Party, 1886-1892, Douglas A. Johns

The Irish Parliamentary Party and the Liberal Alliance, 1910-1918, Jeffrey A. Mazer

Margaret Sanger and Marie Stopes: Feminist Leaders in the Twentieth Century Struggle for Birth Control, Carolyn Pratt

Georgii Valentinovich Plekhanov: And the Determinist Marxism of the Second International, Edward Shlasko

Theses/Dissertations from 1978

The Euclid Avenue Elite Cleveland, Ohio, 1860-1910: Work, Life, and Architecture, Jan Cigliano Hartman

Protestant Women Missionaries and the Elevation of Womanhood in Japan 1920-1940, Elizabeth A. Gans

"For the General Good…": Changing Institutions in the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620-1700, Emily Harris

A Legal History of Affirmative Action, Timothy J. Hoy

Student Peace Union, Five Years Before the New Left, Howard Metzenberg

The Changing Universe of "Civic Interest" and the Course of Municipal Reform in Chicago, 1886-c.1900, Keith Schlesinger

The New Liberalism, 1906-1914: An Analysis of its Impact Upon Britain's Politics, Policies, and People, Nancy Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

The Politics of Destruction: The Emergence of Joseph R. McCarthy, Michael H. Barr

Cuban Race Relations and Afro-Cuban Political Activity, 1933-1959, Steve Burkholder

The Nigerian - Bifran Civil War and the American Press: Images and Realties, Linda J. Chiswick

Social Change in the Late Eighteenth Century: Three New Jersey Towns, John B. Gilmour

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

When Boom Town Goes Bust: The Impact of the Great Depression in Lorain, Ohio, Daniel Hoffman

The Remilitarization of the Rhineland on 7 March 1936: A Collision of Post-World War I British and French Diplomacy With the Expansionist Policies of Adolf Hitler, Richard I. Lehr

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

The Geochemistry and Origin of Volcanic Features in the Quezaltenango Area, John R. Easter

Black Nationalism: The Dubois Perspective, Lillie M. Johnson

Building a Vanguard Party: Social Democrats and the Russian Workers' Movement 1900 to 1903, Susan L. Kaufman

Two Jobs: Family and Work of Immigrant Women In New York City 1909-1913, Molly Ladd-Taylor

Past and Present: Influences on European Attitudes Toward the Turk in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Stanley Maharam

Geological Reconnaissance of the Lake Atitlan Area, Glen T. Penfield

Ultranationalism in the Japanese Military: General Araki Sadao and His Ideology, Susan Weiner

The Battles of King Arthur, Susan Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

The Origin of Granites, Barbara Eisenstein

The Years After: Jews, Germany, and the Intercession of American Jewry 1945-1951, Harold Waldman

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

How Foreigners Saw Nazi Germany, 1933-1936, Newfeld

The Evacuation of the Rhineland: An Economic Accomplishment, Cheryl Arlette Parham

Ideological Tension Within the French Resistance, Yvette Sheahan

Justice Strong and the Supreme Court: 1870-1880, J.D. Watts

The Cult of Al Capone, Paul Zarefsky

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

American Labor and the Election of 1948: The Political Alternatives For the Labor Movement, 1945-1950, Robert B. Shapiro

Theses/Dissertations from 1968

A Two-Part Research Report Submitted as Part of the Requirements For Departmental Honors in Geology, David Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 1963

A Paleontological Study of the Gunflint Microfossil Assemblage, J. William Schopf