Many academic departments at Oberlin have honors programs which provide selected students an opportunity to pursue in-depth research under faculty supervision. Each department establishes its own requirements for the format and deposit of completed projects. In addition to undergraduate honors theses, this collection includes some graduate theses from the periods when Oberlin offered masters degrees, as far back as 1924. Some theses are only available by request.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1979

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Matter Made Even: As You Like It, Paul Nadler

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

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An Analysis of Faunal and Human Osteological Remains from the Eiden Site (33 Ln 14) of Sheffield, Ohio, Karen Elizabeth Dennis

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Referrals to Mental Health Treatment Facilities, Laura A. Dummit

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

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Women in an Evangelical Community: Oberlin 1835-50, Lori D. Ginzberg

"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

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The Heart and Mind of Simone de Beauvoir, MaryAnn Janosik

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

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Post-Industrialism and Normative Technocracy, Allen Shabino

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

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Occupational Socialization in Two Service Organizations, Doniel E. Weil

Theses/Dissertations from 1977

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

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Kinship and Community Among Some Black Families in Oberlin, Michael Bobker

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

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The Notion of Complexity in the Study of Interest-Group Pluralism, William Frank Jeffers

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Uses of Language in Politics: Sequences in Political Campaign Speech Events, Sally Ballog Staruch

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Ibsen and Shaw: A Comparison, Katherine Waldbauer

Theses/Dissertations from 1976

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An Analysis of Voter Turnout in Cuyahoga County, 1840-1860, Jean M. Anderson

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

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The U.S. - U.S.S.R. Nuclear Balance: Present and Future, Bruce Levinson

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British Military Thinking, 1902-1914, Lawrence R. Maxted

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The Feasibility of Using Thermography to Detect Subsurface Voids in Painted Wooden Panels, Bruce Frederick Miller

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The Effect of Failure on Self-Concept, Merle Sprinzen

Theses/Dissertations from 1975

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Parody and Vision in the Designs of Blake's Jerusalem, Adrienne Atkinson

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Playing for Real: The Experience of Drama at Medieval York, Christopher Baswell

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Occupational and Geographic Mobility in San Francisco, 1870-1890, Jill Siegel Dodd

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

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Head Studies by Balthasar Denner, Gail Feigenbaum

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Fresh Dreams to Deliver, Melissa Fay Greene

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Called Back, Patricia Y. Ikeda

Black Nationalism: The Dubois Perspective, Lillie M. Johnson

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The Process of Vision: Lambert Strether and Henry James, Judy Karasik

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The Dialectic of Tragedy in "Hamlet," "Macbeth," and "Othello", Andrew Kaufman

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

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Comparison of Two Minorities: New Zealand Maoris and Australian Aborigines, Janet Noel Regan

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

The Battles of King Arthur, Susan Zimmer

Theses/Dissertations from 1974

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Studies in the Comunero Revolution 1520-1521, James S. Amelang

The Origin of Granites, Barbara Eisenstein

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John Calvin's Eucharistic Doctrine, Martha L. Johnson

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Francois Hotman and Jean Bodin. Political Activity in Sixteenth Century France, Joan C. Tronto

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

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Harbor Light: Organization on Skid Row Today, Alison Evelyn Woodward

Theses/Dissertations from 1973

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A Study of Bilingualism and Self-esteem Among High School Children of Chinese Decent in New York City, Siew-Keok Chua

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Aspiring Performers and Aspiring Teachers: Some Aspects of the Socialization of Music Students, Stephen Robert Couch

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Mailer's American Dream, Charles D. Ettelson

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Daniel Deronda: A Consideration of George Eliot's Concept of Culture, Candyce Golis

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A Close Reading of Tennyson's Maud, Lucy Marks

How Foreigners Saw Nazi Germany, 1933-1936, Newfeld

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

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Nature, Reason, and Eternity: Images of the Divine Vision in The Four Zoas, Cathy Shaw

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 1972

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Sherwood Anderson and the Art of American Autobiography, Linda S. Bergmann

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The Group Theatre: A Reflection of the Theatre in the Thirties, Abby Eiferman Schor

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Comparative Regional Integration and Development: A Substantive and Methodological Inquiry, Andrew Nelson White

Theses/Dissertations from 1970

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The Embodying Image: A Design for a Computer-Aided Analysis of Distorted Body Imagery in Gulliver's Travels, Mary S. Erbaugh

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To Maintain the Sublime: Art, Reality, and Society in the Work of Ezra Pound, Camilla Bunker Haase

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

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Report on Honors Research: An Exploratory Study of Puerto Ricans in Lorain, Ohio, Karen Beck Skold

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An Alternative Approach to Second Language Teaching, Carol Yorkievitz

Theses/Dissertations from 1969

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Social Class, Significant Other Supports and Academic Performance, Margaret Rhile-Wilhite

Theses/Dissertations from 1968

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A Two-Part Research Report: Xray Florescence Methods, David Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 1967

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A Theory of Social Control, Lynne Clemmons Morris

Theses/Dissertations from 1966

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Priests and Prophets Negro Ministers and Civil Rights (An Investigation of a Cleveland Sample), Gerhild Framhein-Peisert

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The Tragic Sense of Life: The Philosophy of Miguel de Unamuno, John C. Morgan

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The Reference Groups for Educational Achievement Among Culturally Deprived Junior High School Students: A Theoretical Discussion and Preliminary Data Review, Theodore L. Reed

Theses/Dissertations from 1965

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Contemporary Chinese Painting in Taiwan, Linda Margaret Graves

Theses/Dissertations from 1964

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Saint Sebastian Attended by Irene: An Iconographic Study, Carolyn Kinder Carr

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Social Stratification and Political Behavior: An Emphasis upon Structural Dynamics, Christopher Bates Doob

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Integration and Consensus: A Tentative Exploration, Kent Warren Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 1963

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A History of the Evangelical Alliance: Pioneer in Christian Co-operation, Glenn E. Besco

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Oberlin College and World War I, Todd Isao Endo

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A Negro Look at the World, Avery Mason Guest

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

Theses/Dissertations from 1962

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A Study of Depth Representation in Pictorial Art: the Psychology of Development as Basis for a Theory of Art Instruction, Patricia Tool McHugh

Theses/Dissertations from 1961

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Sales and Investment: Behavior of Manufacturers 1949-1957, James G. Scoville

Theses/Dissertations from 1959

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The Shiner, and Its Use as a Source of Income in Worcester, and Southeastern Worcester County, Massachusetts, Robert William Spayne

Theses/Dissertations from 1957

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A Study of Some of the Factors Involved in the Friendship Selections of Juniors in High School, Delno Tyree Perkins

Theses/Dissertations from 1954

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Caste in the Churches of South India in Madurai, Joseph Walter Elder

Theses/Dissertations from 1953

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The Voodoo Gospel and The Christian Gospel, William Dewitt Burton

Theses/Dissertations from 1951

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The Origin of Asymmetry of Position of Longitudinal Subsequent Streams in the Folded Appalachians, Andy Joe Broscoe

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The Main Trade Ports on the Coasts of the Indian Ocean, Anton Luger

An Analysis of the Effect of the Army Engineer Program on the Economic Geography of the Ohio Valley, Zita Anne Mueller

Theses/Dissertations from 1950

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The Sociological and Social-Psychological Functions of the Urban Protestant Church, Lois Chambers

Theses/Dissertations from 1949

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The Design and Execution of a Mural, Patricia Finley

Theses/Dissertations from 1948

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A Phase of the Upper Devonian of Western Highland County, Virginia, Helen Pulver Foreman

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Geographic Interpretation of Land Use in Lorain County, Ohio, George M. Howe