The Senior Scholars Program is a college-wide program that provides the opportunity to devote significant time to a major project resulting is an intense independent research project which is completed during a student's senior year. The Independent Study Committee sets the requirements for the project and its final format. Each student, upon completion of the Senior Scholars Paper, is asked to archive his or her project in Digital Commons so that it may be made available to the Colby community and to the world at large.

All Senior Scholars Papers in this collection are available for review and research purposes at no cost. This open access policy in no way diminishes the copyright responsibility of those viewing or downloading the documents. The authors of these documents retain the copyright to the intellectual property these works represent in their current form.

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Senior Scholars Papers from 1977

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The Journey Out, Peter Wise

Senior Scholars Papers from 1976

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Light Scattering, Diane Gurniak

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New voluntary political organizations in Maine: creation, behavior, and significance, Roy Meyers

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Public Art: A Human Experience, Shelby Moravec

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Grotesque in Dickens, O. James Morgan

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The Relationship between Claude Debussy and the Impressionist Movement, Jeffrey V. Smith

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Contemporary Avant-Garde Literature: A Study of Four American Authors, Nathan B. Winstanley III

Senior Scholars Papers from 1975

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Development of Sex Role Perceptions in Children, Carol Houde

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Choral and Orchestral Conducting Techniques, Thomas Iacono

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Historical Analysis of the Development of Black Theology in American Religion, Curtis Johnson

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Commitment of the Mentally Ill in Maine: a History of Public Policy, William Sewell Muller

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Condensed econometric model of the U. S. product market, Richard C. Perkins

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Siamo contenti..?, Terence Reilly

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Population Dynamics and Behavior of Snowshoe Hares (Lepus Americanus Erxleben) in Central Maine, Deborah Seel

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The Clock Tower and other poems, Russell A. Sehnert

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Astronomy in Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Western Christendom, Scott Shagin

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Sculpture, Nanon Adair Weidmann

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Painting, Laurie Annbridget White

Senior Scholars Papers from 1974

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Catalog of Paintings Exhibited in the Colby College Art Museum May 8 -22- 1974, Lawrence Cappiello

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Environmental problem: an economic viewpoint and humanistic solution, Michael Robert Currie

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Verdi's Settings of Shakespeare : from Play to Liberetto to Opera, Ann S. Earon

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Aspects of the Immunological Response to Ehrlich Carcinoma in Mice, Toinette Fontrier

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Nitrogen Fixation: a Problem in Inorganic Synthesis, Theodore Logan

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Beatrice and other writings, Susan Diana Stork

Senior Scholars Papers from 1973

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Eyes on the branches: poems, and an essay on contemporary poetry, Richard Cass

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Narrative Structure of Lord Byron's Don Juan, Richard Dubin

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Effects of Ethyl Alcohol on the Livers, Kidneys, Adrenal Glands, and Brains of C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ Mice, Francesca Gates

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Growth of transcendental meditation: a sociological study, Jonathan Lewis Miller

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Painting, Richard Page

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Wrlting and Illustrating Childrens' Literature, Mark Richard Serdjenian

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The development of a Defense System against Coxsackievirus B5 Infection in Suckling Mice, Neal Shadoff

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Mural Painting, Martha C.T. Wetmore

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The Education of a Computer: Development of Computer-Assisted Instruction of German Grammar, Karen Wintringham

Senior Scholars Papers from 1972

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Studies in the Craft and Writing of Poetry : a Collection, Patrick Dennis Duddy

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Psychological mechanisms in learning mathematical concepts, Louis Fallon

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The Old Road, Dennis C. Gilbert

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Investigation of barbel regeneration in the catfish Ameiurus nebulosus, Ruth-Marie E. Griswold

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Applied Study in the Relationship between Sculpture and Furniture Design, Paul Hecht

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Chinese literature and revolutionary consciousness, Richard Kaynor

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Development of a Spectophotometric Assay for Thiamine, Mark Pecevich

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Critique of the philosophical ideas of Sarvepali Radhakrishnan, Gail Reilly

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Follow Your Leader: "A Study in Race Relations", Vicky Slagle

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The Development of the Role of the Narrator in the Six Major Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Walter Stursberg

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The Effect of Consummatory Stimuli on Brain Stimulation Reinforcement: Further Differentiation of Killing and Feeding Mechanisms in the Posterior Hypothalamus of Rats, Matthew S. Zweig

Senior Scholars Papers from 1971

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Effects of three training techniques on the swimming abilities of trainable and educable mentally retarded children, Richard Abramson

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Phospholipid inhibitor inactivation as a mechanism for the activation of renin by cadmium ions, Thomas Emanuel Gallant

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On property Pm,n and some applications to graph theory, Nancy Gaston

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Mercury content of tobacco products, Karen S. Mrozek

Senior Scholars Papers from 1970

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Osome and Hisamatsu : their amorous history, read all about it : a translation of the Kabuki play Osome Hisamatsu ukina no yomiuri by Tsuruya Nanboku IV (1813), Caryl A. Callahan and Tsuruya Nanboku

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Relationship between Impressionist Painting and Impressionist Fiction, Kathryn Hayes

Stimmen Der Romantik, Russell Y. Savage

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The Architecture of Portland, Maine, 1830 to 1870, Earle G. Shettleworth Jr.

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A Dialyzable Phospholipid Renin Inhibitor, Donna L. Webber

Senior Scholars Papers from 1969

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Relative electronegativities of the propyl groups, Barry Arkin

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Relative donor properties of various propyl ketones in iodine solution using spectroscopic methods, Christine Franchi

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An Investigation of Unusual Forms of Thiamine, Stuart M. Rosenfeld

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A Lecture Series on an Analytic Interpretation of Husserl's Phenomenolgy, Ellen S. Saslaw

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Some Aspects of the Critical Theory and Practice of Six Twentieth Century Critics of Art, Alden Chandler Wilson

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The Earth in our Bones, Karen Andersen Woodard

Senior Scholars Papers from 1968

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Cubism: its Origins, its Aesthetic, and its Works, Lisa Bryner

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Exploring Sculptural Media, Donn Byrne

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Approach to culture through value orientations, Walter W. Greist

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Creative exploration of color and design through serigraphy, Anne Louise Jones

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Unamuno: Dios, hombre, y existencia, Barbara Jean Kuczun

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Relative acidity of tripropylboranes, R. Libby

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Critical Theory and Practice of T.S. Eliot, Dorothy Mayville

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A Chemical Assay for Renin, Bruce B. McDonald

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Renin Granularity in the Mouse Kidney, R. Williams Soller

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The Effect of Heavy Metals on the Activity of Bovine Renin, William George Tsiaras

Senior Scholars Papers from 1967

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Spectrophotometric Analytical Technique for Tryptophan and Tyrosine, Lawrence H. Bernstein

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Blake and Yeats: a comparative study, Martin J. Gliserman

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Synthesis of Hydroxy Tetronic Acid, Phyllis Elaine Hoar

Ritual and myth in the contemporary novel, Laurie Hunt

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Man's quest for meaning: a study in the philosophies of Martin Buber and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in relation to man's search to find meaning in his life, Susan Mersky

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Primitive art as it relates to contemporary design, Sandra Miller

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Changing attitudes of French Catholicism in the twentieth century, Elizabeth Nelson

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Art of Goya as a significant reflection of his time, William Post

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We Can Find No Scar, Harold W. Vestermark, Jr.

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Economic Development and Political Behaviour in Post War France, John C. Wood

Senior Scholars Papers from 1966

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Concept of unity among Indian tribes of Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick, Andrea Jeanne Bear

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Synthesis of 2,2-dimethyl-4-hexanone via Grignard Additions to Tert.-butylacetyl-chloride and Tert.-butylacetonitrile, Jean Kathryn Hoffman Clipsham

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Study of Theatrical Stage Lighting, Michael S. Clivner

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Oxidation of tetronic acids, Peter Densen

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Studies toward the Synthesis of 1,3-propane-10,10-bis Phenothiazine, Barry Kligerman

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An Investigation of Alkaloidal Substances in Amyris Elemifera, William Koster

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Letters genre: a study of the autobiographical writings of selected British men of letters (1750-1800), Harry Cope Nyce

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Bertolt Brecht's epic theater: theory and practice, Gretchen O'Connor

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Twenty, Robert Savage

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The philosophical and theoretical background movement in german romanticism and the extent of the aplication of these theories and philosophies to the literary writings of the german romantics, Roberta Jean Tracy

Senior Scholars Papers from 1965

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Maya: Five Hundred Years Later, Thomas A. Donahue

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Appearance/reality: the Problem of Knowledge in Renaissance Philosophy and its Reflections in English Literature, Edward Dukes

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The Image of the Modern German Man, as projected in the works of Heinrich Bohl, Elizabeth Ann Frazer

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Ethics in a capitalistic society, Stanley I. Garnett

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Investigation of the form and content of the German Hörspiel, Adèle M. Hodgkins

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A NOVEL (untitled), Harvey Joe Hyler

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Tradition of Figure Drawing in Northern-European Art, Anita Loomis

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The Political Manifestations of Ethnocentrism: The French-Canadians in Waterville, Maine, Stuart H. Rakoff

Senior Scholars Papers from 1964

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Methodological and theoretical problems in "new look" perception, Kenneth Federman

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Work, the Working Man, and his Union, Daniel George

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Role of Technique in Picture Making, Arthur Green Miller