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 1964

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Memory in Mice, Rats, and Men - An Exmination of Consolidation Theory, Lawrence Ellis Symington

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A Comparative Study of the Theistic Expressionism and Later Developments in the Writings of Franz Werfel with the Elements of Christian Traditionalism in the Works of Gertrud von le Fort, Dawne Rae Wiswell

Senior Scholars Papers from 1963

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The Insatiable Seeker: A Study of the Concept of Individual Freedom in the Works of Andre Gide, Paulette French

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Attempt to determine the pattern of chromosomal inheritance in the intermediate iris, Theodore Kellogg

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Voltaire and Rousseau: a Comparison of their Philosophies of Religion, Laura Newman

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Musilian Concept of Modern Man, Cynthia J. Peters

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The Ambivalence in Tacitus' Attitude Toward Tiberius: Odi Et Amo, Sally Ann Proctor

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Le rôle de l'individu dans le roman fran̨cais du vingtième siècle, Anne Marguerite Quirion

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Study of Proteinuria: Isolation of Proteins from the Nephrotic Syndrome, Merrill C. Raikes

Senior Scholars Papers from 1962

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Sociology of primitive thought, James Acheson

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Small group stimulus of urban renewal and social control, Sharon Gear

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Psychological and biochemical mechanisms of schizoprenia, Bruce MacPherson

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Thanks, Wayne: a Novel, Alan L. Neigher

Senior Scholars Papers from 1961

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Regional Variation in the Production of Enzymes in the Digestive Tract of Strongylocentrotus Droehbachiensis (O.F. Mueller), William Joseph Bainbridge

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Physiographic and Ecological Study of Mountain Geography as Exemplified in the Himalaya, Nathan Scott Brackett

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Comparative treatment of light of the major post-impressionist painters at the turn of the century, Edwin Gow

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Arnold J. Toynbee, A study of history: an analysis of his interpretation of modern western European history, Ellen McCue

Senior Scholars Papers from 1960

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Evolution of the judicial system in 19th century Imperial Russia, Richard Casson

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Unamuno y su Mundo, June M. Chacran

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Philosophies of physics, Ann Dudley

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Role of the chorus in the Oedipus tyrannus: the tragic conflict, Donald D. Mordecai

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Carlyle and the tradition of Burke, Louis Rader

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Saladin: a study in the military and diplomatic tactics of a twelfth-century Arab ruler, Louise Conwell Robb

Senior Scholars Papers from 1959

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Study of the Thought of Friedrich Nietzsche : with Reference to the Critical Study by Walter Kaufmann : Supplementary Sections Considering the Approaches of Erich Fromm and Reinhold Niebuhr, Mary Virginia Camp

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Verse Epistle from 1590 to 1750: a Study in the Shift of Poetic Sensibility, Elizabeth Latham

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Changed position of scientists in the atomic age, Mary Ranlett

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Similarities of Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Voltaire's Candide, Philip W. Tirabassi

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Attempted Synthesis of 2,4 Dichlorophenyl Analogue to Auxin-b, Robert Paul Younes

Senior Scholars Papers from 1958

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Aeschylus and O'Neill: a study in tragedy, Philippa Blume

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Philosophy of Albert Schweitzer, Margaret H. Fox

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Political voting patterns in the southern Appalachian mountains, George Ott

Senior Scholars Papers from 1957

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Political behavior in a time of crisis, 1865-1905, John Cameron

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Saint-John Perse and the mission of the poet, Jocelyn Lary

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Cézanne, the formal approach, Annette B. Picher

Senior Scholars Papers from 1956

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Study in the development of English satire in the sixteenth century, Vashti Boddie

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Eternal vision: a philosophical study of William Blake, Nancy Carroll

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Paper Chromatography and Paper Electrophoresis as Methods of Determining Relationships among Crayfishes, Forrest Goodall

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Oxford movement: its themes and their significance, Arthur B. Goyette

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The knot of fire: the development of T.S. Eliot's attitude towards contemporary man and his society, Yvonne Noble

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Covenanters of the Dead Sea scrolls: their way of life and relations to the religious world of their time, Barbara Preston

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A Critical Commentary on the Philosophical Development of William Faulkner, Kathleen M. Vogt

Senior Scholars Papers from 1955

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Major Elements of Serious American drama, 1944-1954, Horace Bullock

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Reduction of prejudice in intergroup relations, Katharine Hartwell

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Rights of Petition and Assembly and their Interpretation by the United States Judiciary, Arthur Marchand

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Tolstoy and his Place in Nineteenth Century Russian Literature, Barbara Miller

Senior Scholars Papers from 1954

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Juvenile delinquency: approaches and treatment, Nancy Fischer

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European economic integration, Trudy Jefferson

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Commentary on the development of W.B. Yeats as a poet: early to middle years, John Perey

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A Study in the Theology of Christian Social Action, Charles Freeman Sleeper