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Newberry Seminar: Research in the Humanities

Chicago, Illinois

Past student research topics

African American/Race/Slavery History

  • Adams, Brienne. The Shadow of Power and Possession:  Gender, Sexuality and Race Construction in Mary Koykin Chestnut and Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas' Diaries, and Harriet A. Jacob's 'Incidents in teh Life of a Slave Girl' and Frances E.W. Harper's 'Iola Leroy or Shadows Uplifted.' Beloit College, 2007.
  • Brugam, Amy. Till Death, or the Master's Will, Do They Part: A Study of Marriage and Family Stability in the Slave Families of an Antebellum South Carolina Plantation. Beloit College, 1995.
  • Butler, Kristin.  Thinking about Genre, Style and Politics of Lesser-Known Slave Narratives.  Albion College, 2009.
  • Davis, Amanda. The Rhetoric of the American Colonization Society: The "Moral" Solution to the Race Question in Antebellum America. Grinnell College, 2002.
  • DeCosta, April. Constructing the Body: The Use of Science and Race Construction in Antebellum Anti-Abolitionist Rhetoric. Beloit College, 2006.
  • Dewart, Caleb. 'Warden, Warden, Warden, Won't You Break Your Lock and Key': Rationalizing Slavery, Fiscal Conservatism, Slaves as Property, and the Realities of Slave Imprisonment in Antebellum Louisiana. Carleton College, 1995.
  • Driemeier, Debbie. The Black Community and Their Search for Equality and Civil Rights. DePauw University, 1991.
  • Duplantier, Jean-Marc. 'Simples Monumens': Les Cenelles and the Construction of a Free Negro Creole Historical Identity. Colorado College, 1995.
  • Grivno, Max. The Most Extraordinary Inconsistency: The Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, 1790-1870. St. Olaf College, 1995.
  • Greenidge, Kerri. Blackface: A Sociological Perspective on the Nineteenth-Century American Minstrel Stage. Oberlin College, 1999.
  • Grout, Joshua. Reconstruction and Redemption in the Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society: The Construction of the White Supremacist Ideology. Colorado College, 1993.
  • Gruwell, Leeann. Freedom Found: An Examination of Afro-American Slaves' Oral Traditions. Coe College, 1991.
  • Latrofa, Don. The Press and the Pugilist: Perceptions of Jack Johnson in the Chicago Racial Presses as Reported and Represented by the Chicago Defender and the Chicago Tribune during his Title Reign, 1908-1915. Monmouth College, 2005.
  • Lyons, Sean. Migration, Demographic Change, and the Search for Full Citizenship: Black Coal Miners in Southern West Virginia, 1880-1932. Kenyon College, 2005.
  • Mabry, Melissa. Visions of Racism: Commonalities in the Visual Depiction of "Others" from Antebellum Through Jim Crow America. Albion College. 2002.
  • Molitor, Matthew. The African-American Slave Narrative: Cultural and Editorial Influences. Albion College, 1993.
  • Morrison, Jennifer.  Mapping ‘Blackness’:  Geography Textbooks and the Construction of Race.  Kenyon College, 2007.
  • Moscovitz, Ilan. The Bullshit the Slaveholders Made or Case Studies in Non-Rational Taxonomy. Grinnell College, 2005.
  • Nickel, Rhonda. The Indian as a Didactic Tool: Nineteenth Century Constructions of the Native American in Captivity Literature for Children. Lawrence University, 1997.
  • Oler, Andy. Liberal White Thought about Black People during Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement. Wabash College, 1998.
  • Peters, Janae.  "Memory’s Hand for Thee Shall Weave”: The Extratextuality of Memory, the Body, Self-Creation and Audience in Josiah Henson’s The Life.  Kenyon College, 2008.
  • Phan, Hai-Dang. Race, Rebellion, and the Republic: Hermann Melville's Benito Cereno and "the San Domingo Moment". Grinnell College. 2002.
  • Poindexter, Simone. 'Sweet Home:' The Landscape of Slavery and Its Influence on the Shaping of Slave Culture and Identity. Denison University, 1996.
  • Ritter, Sam.  Constructing a Fortress:  Epistemologies and Agency in Early Modern West African Slave Factories. Carleton College, 2009.
  • Roberts, David. Assistance and Resistance: Fugitive Slaves and Free Blacks in the Northwest and Upper South. Wabash College, 1995.
  • Robinson, Adam. 'Bought and Paid for in Advance:' History and the Creation of the New Negro Identity. Knox College, 1995.
  • Saint James, Susan. The Self-Representations of Female Slaves in Autobiographical Writings. Hope College, 1993.
  • Sanders, Matthew. All Colors Bleed to Red: Miscegenation and Mulattoes: Fundamental Challenges for Upperclass White Society in the American South, 1619-1862. Carleton College, 1995.
  • Sikon, Nicholas. The Participation of African American Soldiers in the American Civil War as a Manifestation of their Political Agency in the American Body Politic. Macalester College. 2003.
  • Stokes, Alexis. 'One Drop Poisons all the Flood': Mid-Nineteenth Century Discussions of Race Mixture. Lawrence University, 1991.
  • Suk, Michael. False Alliances: Origins of Free Black Consciousness in Louisiana and the Drive Towards Self-Preservation During Reconstruction. Carleton College, 1989.
  • von Matthiessen, Kathryn. Oppression and Resistance: Slave Women's Gender Roles in the Antebellum South. Carleton College, 1992.
  • Weissenstein, Michael. 'All Riotous Indulgence, Unbecoming Mirth and Extravagance': Socioeconomic and Intellectual Roots of Black Uplift Ideology in Antebellum New York City. Carleton College, 1995.
  • Williams, Eve. A Creole, a Good Negro, and a Free Coloured: Hierarchies in Communities of Color Both Enslaved and Free in Colonial Jamaica. Antioch College, 2005.

African History

  • Giersch, Peter. The Darkness that Shrouds: The Synthesis of Image and Its Effects on Nineteenth Century British Involvement in Sub-Sahara Africa. Lawrence University. 1990.

Art History

  • Brenguel, Stacy. From Aspiring Artist to Ambitious Entrepreneur: Deconstructing George Catlin and His Personal Myths Regarding the North American Indian Gallery. Lake Forest College, 1999.
  • Conant, Rebecca. Genius and Love Combine in the Photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron. Beloit College. 1989.
  • Erb, Veronica. The Map Claims the Space. Grinnell College, 2006.
  • Felker, Neysa. A Language of Gesture: A Semiotic Reading of Popular Catalunyan Woodcuts from the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century and Their Shared Vocabulary with Fine Arts of That Period. Antioch College. 1998.
  • Johnson, Elizabeth.  Rebel by Necessity:  Robert Henry, Modernism, and Censorship.  Lake Forest College, 2007.
  • Martin, Maria.  William Morris’ “Typographical Adventure”:  A Reconciliation of Medievalism, Socialism, Artistic Commitment, and the Kelmscott Press.  Lawrence University, 2008.
  • Strobel, Heidi. The development of Georgia O'Keeffe's Artistic Selfhood: The Relationship Between O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Kalamazoo College. 1989.
  • Sundberg, Emma.  A Study of the Cartouches of Colonial America, 1612-1818.  Earhlam College, 2007.
  • Wertheim-Knapp, Kaiya. Creating the Filipino: 20th Century Colonial Photography in the Philippines. Beloit College. 2003.

American Literature

  • Allen, Amy. Creating and Perceiving the Mythical Ideal of Woman in Nineteenth Century Art and Literature: An Examination of Images in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickinson, and Popular Culture. College of Wooster. 2002.
  • Bearden, Ellen. The American Dream Revisited: Willa Sibert Cather and Her Response to Technological and Material Progress. Ohio Wesleyan University. 1992.
  • Beyer, Miriam. The Garden as Mediator in Willa Cather's Fiction. Hope College. 1996.
  • Bingham, Lisa. 'The Bonds of Savage Slavery:' The Nineteenth Century of Discourse and the Evolution of the Captivity Narrative. Lawrence University. 1995.
  • Bolland, Amanda.  A New Voice:  Mortal Authority and Identity in the Editorship of Mary Mapes Dodge. St. Olaf College, 2007.
  • Bossen, Colin. Labor, Land, and Industry: Carl Sandburg as Radical Environmentalist and Social Reformer, 1907-1922. Denison University. 1996.
  • Bresnan, Mark. Too Many Stories to Tell: Sherwood Anderson's Non-fiction, 1926-1941. St. Olaf College, 1999.
  • Campbell, Alexandra. From Rowlandson to Douglass: A Study of the Similar Evolution of the Indian Captivity Narrative and the Slave Narrative in American Literature. Denison University. 2005.
  • Clark, Emily. 'It Shows How a Body Can See and Don't See at the Same Time:' Mark Twain and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. Oberlin College. 1995.
  • Collins, Tom. Hamlin Garland and Floyd Dell in the Midwest: Divided Selves, Divided Citizens. Beloit College. 1989.
  • Cook, Melissa. Adeline Atwater: Voice of a Survivor. Kalamazoo College. 1993.
  • Doucette, Courtney. Waking-Dreams of Social Change: Colonial Dreams of and Ideal Nation in Utopian Thought. Lawrence University. 2002.
  • Farfsing, Rebecca. Women and Gothic Literature. Denison University. 2006.
  • Hainze, Emily. Millay and her Mother's Voice. Grinnell College. 2004.
  • Hill, Jonathon. A Comparison of the Lives and Literary Generations of Malcolm Cowley and Jack Kerouac. Wabash College. 1992.
  • Hoban, Meghan. "Bowing Down at the Altar of Hymen": Nineteenth-Century American Prescriptive Literature as Moral Textbooks. Beloit College, 2000.
  • Honnette, Alyssa. Solidarity through Discourse: Southern Nationalism in a Confederate Literary Journal. Carleton College. 2003.
  • Houge, Paul. 'Brains, Brilliancy, Bohemia': A Study in Bohemian Self-Concepts During the Second Generation of the Chicago Renaissance. Beloit College. 1989.
  • Hysell, Christine. Ethics and the Unknown God: A Study of John Steinbeck's Ethical Self. Albion College. 1989.
  • Kim, Lili M. A Step Toward Women's Social Progress: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Feminism. Lawrence University. 1992.
  • Litwin, Sheila. 'I Have Quite Other Slaves to Free': The Conflict of Solitude Versus Society in Ralph Waldo Emerson's Later Years. Knox College. 1989.
  • Martin, Eric. Southern Myth and 'Absolom, Absolom!': An Essay Examining Faulkner's Demythologizing Process in 'Absolom, Absolom!' and the Expanded Image of the South which Results from this Process. College of Wooster. 1990.
  • Meiers, Rebecca.  New Orleans in Literature:  Imaginative Reconstructions, 1848-1867.  St. Olaf. 2011.
  • Meyer, Neil. "Gross and Immoral Imagery Should Ever Be Avoided:" Early American Gothic and Literary Moralism. Albion College. 2001.
  • Meyer, Rachel. Hearing Eunice Tietjens's 'Plaint of Complexity'. St. Olaf College. 1998.
  • Miller, Matthew. Towards the Post-Academic Reception of Eugene O'Neill's Play, 'The Iceman Cometh'. Lawrence University. 1992.
  • Newstrom, Scott. Loading His Canon: Canon-Formation and Self-Promotion in the Works of American Literary Critic Malcolm Cowley. Grinnell College. 1993.
  • Nolan, Sharyn. Pieces in the Collage of a Life: Exploring the Theme of Time in the Works of Dorothy Dow. Knox College. 1994.
  • Quinn, Susan E. A Song of Herself: Dorothy Dow's 'Flowers of Time'. Albion College 1993.
  • Raley, Kevin.  Exploring the Problem of Post-World War II Reintegration through Native American Literature.  Hope College, 2010.
  • Schultz, Jennifer. Fiction in Nature's Metropolis: Chicago Business Novels, 1893-1914. Ripon College. 2004.
  • Shapiro, Emily. Postmodern Aesthetics in the Artist's Book: The Life and Poems of Osceola Mays. Kenyon College. 1993.
  • Sidor, Steven. The Loneliest Trade: Malcolm Cowley and the Writing of a Self. Grinnell College. 1989.
  • Smothers, Lilliane. Jack Conroy's Contributions to the Proletarian Movement: Literary, Social and Academic. Earlham College. 2004.
  • Taylor, Kay Ann. Willa Cather: Prairie Pioneer, New York Artist. Ohio Wesleyan University. 1989.
  • West, Melanie. Women and Work: Sherwood Anderson's Personal Search for a Conception of Self. Lake Forest College. 1991.
  • Whitsett, Emily. Narrative Perspective: A Study of the Narrative and Cultural Patterns of Sailor Ballads. College of Wooster. 2003.
  • Williams, Jane C. Kate Chopin's Use of Landscape Imagery: Local Color and Sexual Metaphor. Albion College. 1996. 

Asian History

  • Cotts, Nathanial.  The Liberation of the Sacred:  The Friar State, Anticlericalism and Its Effect Upon the  Phillipines.  2007.
  • Fumusa, Dominic. Investigating a Subcontinent's Instructional Clues: An Essay Concerning the British Educational System in Nineteenth Century India and Images of the Native Peoples Created by Those Involved in that System. Lawrence University. 1990.
  • Hussein, Shermarkeh. Reproducing and Reconstructing from the Catalog of Idees Recues: Islam and Ottoman Turkey in Sir Paul Rycaut's 'Present State of the Ottoman Empire' and the Turkish Embassy Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Lawrence University. 1990.
  • Solon, Jan. Translating 'Alipin': Examining Views of Philippine Slavery. Grinnell College. 1995.
    Whalin, Douglas. Insurrections in the Colonial Philippines. Lawrence University, 2006.
  • Sharma, Natasha.  Orientalism as Racial Project in the Interactions of Missionaries from India, the Phillipines and the United States.  Albion College, 2009.

British History

  • Berman, Cassandra. Wayward Nuns, Randy Priests, and Women's Autonomy: Convent Abuse and the Threat to Protestant Patriarchy in Victorian England. Macalester College, 2005.
  • Bland, Laura. Prospectus: Alchemical Communities in Early Modern London. Beloit College, 2006.
    Burns, Shelley. Andrew Marvell and the Poetical Politics of 17th Century England. St. Olaf College. 2003.
  • Christenson, Angela. The Great Conflagration: The London Fire of 1666 and the Myth of British Identity. Knox College. 1996.
  • Fitzgibbons, Megan. Settlement in the Great South Sea: The Bounty Mutineers at Tubuai, Tahiti, and Pitcairn. Colorado College. 2004.
  • Griswold, Michael. Legal Systems in the English Caribbean. Hope College, 2006.
  • Harvey, Kate. Lovely Ladies Waiting in the Dark: Prostitution and Class Mixing in the Covent Garden Area of London, 1750-1820. Earlham College, 2005.
  • Keckhaver, John. Edmund Burke and his Reaction to 18th Century Critics of Traditional Religion. Beloit College. 1991.
  • Kosmicki, Kyle. John Locke, Slavery, and the 'Two Treatises'. Cornell College, 1995.
  • Logue, Jack. Charles Stewart Parnell and the Death of a Legend. Grinnell College. 1997.
  • Mitchell, Alice.  "From the Gutter and the Hedgerow" : Working Class Education in the Time of Education Reform.  Beloit College.  2011.
  • Mylander, Jennifer. The Active Omnipotence of God in the Plague Pamphlets of Thomas Dekker. Lawrence University. 1994.
  • Ramm, David. Some Sowre Men: The Characterization of Puritans in England, 1603-1625. Antioch College. 1990.
  • Sadler, Jill K. Landscape and Nationalism: Richard Hakluyt's Perceptions and Promotions of Sixteenth Century America. Lawrence University. 1996.
  • Stewart, Morag. Classical and Medieval Revivals: Conflict and Compromise in Nineteenth Century Art Movements in Britain. Macalester College. 1997.
  • Thome, Allison.  Public Opinion and the Popish Plot: How Religious Tensions Fueled Political Chaos in England, 1678-88.  Lawrence University, 2012.
  • Van Ryzin, Christine. Images of the Welsh Through Myth, Legend, and Historical Accounts. Lawrence University. 1990.
  • Wolfson, Jeff. A Beginning in an End: The Evolution of Mary Queen of Scots through English Captivity. Beloit College. 1991.

British Literature

  • Arenson, Amy. T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land: A Modern Vegetation Myth. Coe College, 1999.
  • Bean, Owen.  Playwrights and Apostates: The Interfaith Marriage in Early Modern Drama. 2011
  • Block, Kristen. Women's Declarations of Faith: A Look at Seventeenth-Century British Narratives of Spiritual Awakening. Beloit College. 1997.
  • Bratton, Theresa. Bawd, Cat, Courtesan, Punk, Scarlet Woman, Slut, Streetwalker, Strumpet, Tart, Town Miss, Trollop, Whore: The Prostitute in Dramas by Female Playwright in the Early Modern Period. Denison University. 2004.
  • Casten, Ben. 'Infinite Riches in a Small Room:' Christopher Marlowe and the Conception of the Dramatic Landscape. Knox College. 1996.
  • Clements, Nina. "The Smoothly-Compacted Surface of Female Existence": The Writing of Geraldine Jewsbury and The Woman Question. Denison University, 2000.
  • Cone-Miller, Emily. Reconstructing the Past in Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier. Hamline University, 1997.
  • Driehaus, Bob. For God and Country (Forget the Law): The Unconventional Political Wisdom of Francis Hopkinson. Denison University. 1991.
  • Ford, Seth Michael. Travel Anxiety: The Impact of Commerce on English Cultural Identity in Early Modern Travel Advice Literature. Grinnell College, 2000.
  • Gallagher, Erin. Wilde Women: Ladies of Some Importance. Coe College, 1999.
  • Goetz, Elizabeth.  The Collins Contagion:  Social Identity and the Sensation Novel of the 1860s. Albion College, 2007.
  • Gromark, Emily Jameson. The Creation of Self in William Wordsworth's Prelude. Macalester College. 1997.
  • Hansen, Jacob. The Hero's Journey: Perceval's Pursuit of the Authentic Life. Cornell College, 1999.
  • Homrighaus, Ruth. Powerful Fictions: The Self-Made Man, Political Economy, and Condition of England Novels. Grinnell College. 1997.
  • Jensen, Marjorie. Elizabeth, Twelfth Night and The Maid's Tragedy: Studies in Renaissance Gender Roles. Antioch College. 2006.
  • Kaish, Laurel. Congreve, Dryden, and Settle: The Conflict of Religion and Secularism Produced by the Collier Controversy of 1698. Lake Forest College. 2001.
  • Kieffer, Laura. "Rational Creatures": Feminism in the Works of Jane Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft. Kenyon College, 2000.
  • Kocher, Robyn. Wollstonecraft, Woolf and Weddings: Images of Confinement and Escape in the Fiction of Mary Wollstonecraft and Virginia Woolf. College of Wooster, 2000.
  • Lamb, Hannah.  “I Should Just Live 364 Times Faster than I Write”:  Subjective Time and the Creation of Identity in Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy.  Macalester College, 2008.
  • Lehman, Linda. The Adventures of the New Atalanta: Delanivier Manley's Defense of Female Rights in Restoration Drama and Fiction. Denison University. 1993.
  • Martin, Jason.  British Nationalism and the Emasculation of the Macaroni in Late-Eighteenth-Century Satire. Albion College.  2011.
  • Michelson, David. Religious and Secular Approaches to Ancient Greek Language and Thought in Nineteenth-Century Victorian England and Fifteenth-Century Renaissance Florence: The Hellenism of Marsilio Ficino, John Stuart Mill, Matthew Arnold and Walter Pater. Knox College. 2001.
  • Scholl, Laura. Conflict Resolution in the Life and Writing of Katherine Mansfield. Lawrence University. 1997.
  • Schultz, Margaret. Wedded Wills: Shakespeare's Criticism of Marriage in Taming of the Shrew. Lawrence University. 2004.
  • Sebacher, Jason. Milton's "Lycidas". Albion College. 2006.
  • Tillman, Gina. 'Had I Plantation of this Isle': New Historicism and 'The Tempest'. Monmouth College. 1995.
  • Whelan, Rebecca. Donne's Holy Sonnets, St. Augustine, and the Apocalypse: Paradigm and Variation. Lawrence University. 1994.
  • Wittman, Cynthia. Countdown to Camelot: Issues of War and Peace in the Post-World War Arthur. Kenyon College. 1992.
  • Wood, Melanie. The Landscape of Rome: Changes in the Concept of British Travel Literature, 1790-1850. Antioch College. 1996.
  • Zito, Angela.  Run Down by a Company of Rogues:  The Exclusion of the Words of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester from the English Literary Canon.  Albion College, 2007

Chicago/Illinois History

  • Alter, Peter. Slavic Immigrants in Town of Lake, Chicago, Defining Themselves as Both Slavs and Americans, 1893-1933, Between Two World's Fairs. Wabash College. 1989.
  • Boykin, Elizabeth.  Sinai and the City: The Adaptation of a Jewish Community in Reform Era Chicago.  College of Wooster, 2012.
  • Boyle, Rachel.  Representations of Women of the Midway Plaisance through Photography and Language of Captions in Souvenir Books of the 1892 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.  Macalester College, 2009.
  • Braddock, Nathaniel. The Town of Pullman, 1880-90: The Integrity of the Perfect Space. Carleton College. 1993.
  • Collins, Chipman. The Coming of a New Age: Technology and the Transformation of Rural America in the 19th Century as Revealed in Illinois County Atlases. Denison University. 1989.
  • Cookson, Melissa. "Stop Feeding the Rats": Rodent Control in Chicago. Colorado College. 2004.
    Gottfried, Kerry A. Concepts of Gender, Class and Americanness in Public Discourse About the Haymarket Affair. Kalamazoo College, 1993.
  • Delong, Tim.  "By an Act of Their Own": Conversion, Community, and Social Activism in Chicago's Turn-of-the-Century Religious Movements.  Albion College, 2012.
  • Driscoll, Elain.  The World Columbian Exposition and Race in the Literary Imagination.  Kenyon College, 2007.
  • Fuqua, Benjamin.  Beautiful Reform: Art and Order in Transition at Pullman and Hull-House.  College of Wooster, 2012.
  • Harris, Courtney-Rose.  The History of Chicago Public Housing in the Post-War Era:  Segregation and its Resisters - Black Women and Political Protest.  Colorado College, 2009.
  • Heerman, Scott. Cultural Confluence: Slavery in Frontier Illinois. Earlham College, 2005. Vidoni, Nick. The Anti-Slavery Movement in Antebellum Chicago, 1833-1860. Hope College, 2005.
  • Helregel, Nicole.  Racial Uplift, White Anxiety, and Challenged Masculinities:  Using Class and Gender to Analyze the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.  Beloit College, 2009.
  • Hersh, Jacqueline. Paradoxes and Inequalities: Annie Hutchins's Experience at the Newberry Library. DePauw University. 1998.
  • Holcomb, Anne. "The Hog-Squeal of the Universe": Narratives of Chicago and the Shifting Ideology of the American Sublime. Albion College, 2000.
  • Karl, Gabriella. Martyrs/Murders: Multiple Histories of the Haymarket Riot. Beloit College, 1999.
  • Kordet, Kristen. Riverside and Pullman: A Tale of Two Planned Communities. Denison University. 1996.
  • Kunz, Marnie. The Ideology of Independence: Clergymen and Irish Nationalists in 1880s Chicago. Knox College. 2001.
  • Lacher, Julia.  Modern Medievalism in the Sky: The Chicago Tribune Tower Competition and the Struggle to Define American Modernity in the 1920s.  Beloit College, 2012.
  • Martens, Melissa. Artistic Freedom in Chicago: Realities for Women Artists in the 1920s and '30s. Denison University. 1991.
  • McCurdy, John. A Nineteenth-Century Puritan Utopia: The Founding of Galesburg, Illinois, 1835-1841. Knox College. 1994.
  • Nance, Nicole.  The Lady Doth Protest: Re-Wrighting Protest in the Chicago Black Renaissance.  Oberlin College, 2012.
  • Pawlowicz, Daniel.  The Influence of Public Opinion on the Town of Pullman.  Kenyon College, 2007.
  • Pillsbury, Elizabeth. Bughouse Square and the Dill Pickle Club: A Convergence of Chicago Communities. Kenyon College. 1996.
  • Pirrello, Gina Kim. Progressive Americanization: Pragmatic Educational Reforms and the Experiences of Immigrant Children in Chicago Public Schools, 1890-1910. Lawrence University, 2000.
  • Szydloski, David. "A Matchless and Perfect View of Nature": The Newberry Lapidary. DePauw University. 2004.
  • Taylor, Matthew. The Successes and Failures of the Early Settlement Movement as Presented by the Chicago Commons' Residents and Neighbors. Carleton College. 1993.
  • Vader, Trevor.  Hobohemia: Conceiving an Alternate Academy in Jazz-Age Chicago.  Kalamazoo College, 2012. 
  • Walker, Mian. Chicago Churches, 1870-1900: Attitudes and Actions -- The Church and the Poor. Hope College. 1989.
  • Webb, Kate.  'Together in Sin, but not in Rescue' : White and Black Prostitues in Chicago and their access to aid, 1890-1920.  Carleton College, 2009.
  • White, Darran. The Method and Madness of Rare Book Collecting: The Silver Collection at the Newberry Library. Lawrence University, 2000.
  • Wilkinson, Jaci.  The Voice of Fanny Butcher: Examining Chicago's Quintessential Literacy Intermediary.  Luther College, 2011.
  • Witte, Emily.  Constructing the Legend of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 Through Media and Memory.  Kalamazoo College, 2012. 

 Classical History

  • De Lozier, Laura. The Women of the Early Roman Republic as Depicted in the Plays of Plautus and Terence: A Study of the Status and Ranking of Women. Beloit College. 1989.
  • Lorenz, Michael. Examining Republican Roman Women's New Social Construct of Woman: How They Got There, What it Was, and What it Meant. Knox College. 1995.

Comparative History

  • Bryant, Elizabeth. Three Men's Views of Polynesian Others: David Porter, Sailor, C. S. Stewart, Missionary, and Herman Melville, Author. Lake Forest College. 1990.
  • Corinth, Steven. Seafaring Life in the 19th Century: A Matter of Endurance. Denison University. 1989.
  • Gift, Kristine.  Growing Pains in Mesopotamia: British Influences on Iraqi Nationalism, 1919-1922.  Coe College, 2012.
  • Hill, Thomas. The English and American Concept of Property Within the Natural and Common Law Traditions. Lake Forest College. 1991.
  • Hochkammer, Karl A. Karl Heinzen's German Radicalism in America: Breaking the Chains of Tradition. Lawrence University. 1991.
  • Holman, Jill. Changing Images of the Siamese: 'The King and I' in Books and Films. Kalamazoo College. 1990.
  • Jorgensen, Sara. Reinterpreting Removal: A Study in Comparative Polity Formation, 1800-1840. Beloit College. 1995.
  • McNaughton, Neil. Glass Houses and Grand Illusions? London's Great Exhibition of 1851 and Chicago's World's Fair of 1893. Macalester College. 1994.
  • Sauers, Jennifer. Resurrecting the Dead and the Politics of Memory. Kenyon College. 1992.
  • Shea, John O. K. 1832-1852: Pivotal Period in the Redefinition of Childhood. Ripon College. 1993.
  • Zuckert, Larissa. Nineteenth Century Institutionalization of the Insane: A Continuation of the Process of Categorization. Carleton College. 1991.

Comparative Literature

  • Barkley, Leigh. Changes in the Portrayal of Landscape in Anglo-American Poetry During the First World War. Kenyon College. 2006.
  • Durst, Cynthia. Dostoevsky and Slave Narratives: Waking Up to the Rest of the Story. St. Olaf College. 1991.

Latin American History

  • Flinn, James. The Construction and Perpetuation of Negative Images and Stereotypes of Mexicans, 1821-1848. Macalester College. 2003.
  • Gutierrez, Lizeth.  Hacer generacion: A Critical Analysis of Gender in Early 16th Century Mexico.  Grinell College.  2011.
  • Harris, Katie. Iguanas, Alpacas, and Manatees: The Problem of American Nature in the Writings of Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, Francisco Lopez de Gomara, and Jose de Acosta. Oberlin College. 1990.
  • Johns, Kathy. Virgins, Wives, and Witches: Images of Andean Women in Colonial Peru. Kalamazoo College. 1990.
  • Ribeiro, Ana. The Canudos Rebellion in Northeastern Brazil. Lake Forest College, 2006.
  • Rodd, Ira. Chile and the Global Economy. Antioch College. 1992.
  • Smith, Anna. Malinche: From History to Myth and Back Again. Macalester College. 1997.
  • White, Evan. Writing the Argentine Gaucho: Changeable Identity and the Language of Nationhood. College of Wooster. 2002.
  • Wright, Nikolas. Jesuits in the New World. Denison University, 2006.

Medieval/Renaissance European Literature

  • Derby, Peter. The Man between Man and Animal: Rereading the Wild Hairy Man in Western Literature. Hope College. 2004.
  • Gaffke, Carol. The Lyrics of the Trobairitz: The Female Voice in the Provencal Vernacular Love Lyrics of the 12th and 13th Centuries. Albion College. 1993.
  • Rupprecht, Heidi. The Politics of Prophecy: Monmouth, Malory, and the Modern Merlin of 'That Hideous Strength'. Lawrence University. 1997.
  • Schrodt, Ryan. Identifying the Unidentifiable: Social Construction in the Wake of Turmoil in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. Monmouth College. 2003.

Medieval/Renaissance European History

  • Forman, Brian.  Cartographic Representations of Paris c. 1600-1715 and the Transformation of the Early Modern French State.  Earlham College, 2012.
  • Hackman, Stephanie E. Sixteenth Century Spain and the Toleration Extended to the Debate Over Indian Policy: A Contextual Study of Spanish Society. Knox College. 1991.
  • Harris, Katherine. The Advancement of Barbarism: English Perceptions of Sixteenth Century Russia. Kalamazoo College. 1994.
  • Headen, Katherine A. 'Maleficos Non Petieris Vivere'. Macalester College. 1993.
    Murphy, Melissa. St. Theresa of Avila, Nun, Mystic and Reformer: A Study of the Woman and Her Work. Monmouth College. 1993.
  • Morgan, Katherine.  Literature in a Time of War:  a Call to Peace in Christine de Pizan’s Feats of War and Chivalry, from Inception to Translation.  Beloit College, 2008.
  • Spang, Sue. Deus Ex Machina: The Catholic Church's Response to the Dangers of the Sixteenth-Century Printing Press. Lawrence University, 2005.
  • Walsh, Michael. Labor with His Hands: The Importance of Manual Labor in Early Monasticism, With a Case Study in the Thought and Practice of the Early Cistercians. Coe College. 2001.
  • Wenzel, Aaron. Teaching Morality in Renaissance Grammar Schools Through Printed Commentaries on Terence. Beloit College, 2001.

Modern European History

  • Barbera, Caitlin.  Religious Diversity and the Spread of Printing in Eastern Europe.  Colorado College, 2010.
  • Festerling, Wendy. Accounts of World War I by Non-Combatants. Hope College. 1997.
  • Hegel, Mary. Florence's Pantheon: Remembering Dante at Santa Croce. Beloit College. 2004.
  • Lyons, Tara Marie. Montague, Montesquieu, and the Orient of the 18th-Century European Imagination. Lawrence University, 2000.
  • Mirkova, Anna. Observing, Imagining, and Representing the Balkans in Travel Literature Between the Russo-Turkish War of 1878 and the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. Lawrence University. 1997.
  • Needham, Jessica. The Bohemian Revolt of 1618-1620 and the Evolution of Czech National Memory. Earlham College. 1997.
  • Nelson, Timothy.  Maps, Diplomacy, and War: The Development of German National Identity in the Era of Unification.  Colorado College. 2011.
  • Turner, Laura. The Marquis de Sade: Son of the Enlightenment. Albion College, 2000.

Modern European Literature

  • Detterer, Maria. The Evolution of the Gothic Heroine: (1764-1848). Lake Forest College. 1993.
  • Geier, Krista. Rationalizing The Review: Tracing the Path of Wagnerism in France, 1860-1888, an Analysis of The Revue Wagnerienne. Coe College, 1999.
  • Menon, Tara.  Kingdoms within Nutshells/Fabulous Operas in Narrow Skulls:  Hamlet, Une Saison en Enfer  and the Redefinition of Identity and Power. Colorado College, 2008.
  • Ryan, Carolyne. "At Last, Patagonia!": Perception and Otherness in European Travel Writings and the Emergence of Cultural Anthropology. Lawrence University. 2002.
  • Surfus, Kendall. Rethinking Gender and Sexuality in "Rumpelstiltzchen": The Collective Weight of Word and Image in Illustrated Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Lawrence University. 2004. 

Music

  • Bond, Maggie.  Laying Claim: The Battle over the Song 'Dixie." Lawrence University, 2009.
  • Jamison, Thomas.  “Will no one tell me of what she sings?”:  Allegorical Women in First World War Sheet Music and Ambivalence Over American Interventionism.  Grinnell College, 2008.
  • Lutz, Kelsey.  Presidential Campaign Songs, 1928 - 1944.  Kalamazoo College. 2011.
  • Miller, William. Natural Normativity: The Social Function of Balladic Nature Imagery. Kalamazoo College. 2004.
  • Snugg, Lauren.  To Live and Die in Dixie:  The Language and Symbolism of Nationalism and National Identity in Civil War-Era Lyrical Variations of ‘Dixie.' Albion College, 2007.

Native American History

  • Alecci, Mira.  From East to West:  Old World Paradigm for New World People.  Carleton College, 2009.
  • Birkholz, Rebecca. E=mc2=Progress: The Relativity of Progress in the Study of Missionary Contact with the Nez Perces. Ripon College. 1992.
  • Bresnahan, Heather.  The Carlisle Indian Industrial School and Student Resistance. Albion College, 2009.
  • Brubaker, Erika. The Cherokee: English Perceptions Through 1772. Hope College. 1990.
  • Caswell-Payton, Courtney. A Review of Cherokee Formularies: The Critical Foundation for Intercultural Understanding. College of Wooster. 1994.
  • Day, Anastasia.  Indian Captivity Narratives; British Literary Tropes Used to Define Cultural Allegiances in Female Captivity Stories.  Lawrence University, 2010.
  • Espenscheid, Heidi. Heathenism: An Analysis of White Protestant Perceptions of the American Indians as Studied Within the Context of Presbyterian Missionary and Nez Perce Indian Relations, 1836-1936. Lawrence University. 1990.
  • Fisher, R. Colin. Supernaturals, Sheep, and Society: Cultural Crisis and Navajo Livestock Reduction. Lawrence University. 1989.
  • Henry, Virginia.  Indian as Object: A look at Portraiture and Represention of Native Americans.  College of Wooser, 2009.
  • Hoel, Nikolas. Inuit Reincarnation: Souls, Naming, and Names Without Gender. Lawrence University. 1998.
  • Hunt, Karina. Debunking Tribal Stereotypes: The Consequences of the Euro-American Zone of Contact and Political Organization of the Chinook Indian Tribe. Lawrence University. 2002.
  • Jackson, Camilla.  When the Advocate Becomes the Adversary: The Rise and Fall of Chicago's Indian Council Fire, 1920-1970.  Beloit College, 2012.
  • Jagodinsky, Katrina.  Grant's Peace Policy: A Polygamous Marriage of Church and State in Indian Country.  Lawrence University.  2001
  • Jeter, Kevin. A Comparative Study of the Traditional Lakota Religion and the Ghost Dance Movement as they Pertain to the Oglala Lakota. Kenyon College. 1993.
  • Knauft, Breck. Sweet Medicine and Erect Horns: New Internal Images Within the Cheyenne Tribe. Lawrence University. 1990.
  • Lamberson, Justin. Overwhelming Force: The Seminole Wars and the American Method of War. Monmouth College. 2003.
  • Liebman, Sarah. Acculturation, Independence, and Work in the Autobiographies of Polingaysi Qoyawayma and Helen Sekaquaptewa. Grinnell College, 2000.
  • Mabee, Brian. The Spiritual Dualism of Yaqui Indians: Dialogues with 17th Century Jesuits. Grinnell College. 1993.
  • Marcianelli, Maria. Image, Mimesis, and Memory: Ledger Art and Silverhorn . Antioch College. 1995.
  • Nott, Tamara. Indian Art and Adherence to Tradition. Kalamazoo College. 1989.
  • Odle, Maggie. An Examination of Elements in Cherokee Strories Which Reflect the Influence of European Contact. College of Wooster. 1997.
  • Owens, Jessica. The Disinherited: Native Americans in Gold Rush California. Ripon College. 2004.
  • Peake, Andrea. Departing From the Indian Road: Federal Attempts to Assimilate Native Americans Through Education, 1880-1930. Hope College. 1989.
  • Robb, Andrea. Faces of the Nootka: Images Created by the Eurocentric. Beloit College. 1990.
  • Ryan, Robert. Educating the Vanguard: The Workshops on American Indian Affairs. Lawrence University. 2003.
  • Sakura, Julie. Popular Images of Indian Women: A Native American Herstory. St. Olaf College. 1992.
  • Slaughter, Rebecca. Classifying the Unfree: Native Captivity and Slavery in the Context of the Pacific Northwest. Knox College. 1995.
  • Spoden, Elizabeth. A Clash of Interests: Slavery and the Conflict over Americanization in the Cherokee Nation. Lawrence University. 2004.
  • Stanwood, Owen. Disturbing the Land: Dakota Hegemony in a Dynamic Indian Landscape, 1650-1815. Grinnell College. 1996.
  • Tamashiro, Shari. Cherokee Sovereignty, Removal, or Assimilation. Macalester College. 1992.
  • Trank, Albert.  Dakota War in History and Memory.  Macalester College, 2009.
  • Tubutis, Todd. Objective Lens, Subjective View: Photographers of Native Americans, 1865 to 1930. Beloit College. 1990.
  • Van Blarcom, Craig. Revaluing Self Through Personal Accounts of the Nez Perce War of 1877. St. Olaf College. 1989.
  • Wachs, Ben. The Changing Iroquois World View. College of Wooster. 1993.
  • Watson, Betsey. "It is from Understanding that the Power Comes; and the Power in the Ceremony was in Understanding what it Means": The Power and Importance of Malleability in the 1890 Ghost Dance. College of Wooster, 2000.
  • Wyman, Jason.  Speaking Wakan: Ceremonies in Past, Present, and Page.  Kalamazoo College, 2007.

North American History (Through 1860)

  • Barnett, Michael.  “This field is emphatically white for the harvest”: Land Ethics and Culture at the Whitman Mission in Oregon.  Lawrence University, 2008.
  • Battersby, Gerard.  Commercial Frontier on the "Inland Seas": Business, Kinship, and the Building of the Great Lakes Socio-Economic Network, 1825-1870.  Albion College, 2012.
  • Bell, Keith. The Voice of Virginia, 1750-1770. Beloit College, 2005.
  • Bouldin, Graham. The New Philosophy of Discovery: Thomas Jefferson, Early American Science and the Teleology of Nature. Beloit College, 2000.
  • Carpenter, Elizabeth.  A Perfectionist’s Guide to Stirpiculture: How the Practice of Early Eugenics and Spiritual Perfectionism Turned the Oneida Community into a Critique of Victorian Culture.  Lawrence University, 2008.
  • Christie, Carey. The Treaty of 1698: A Text with a Context. Denison University, 1993.
  • Clark, Pandora. The Early History of Yale: An Inquiry into Truth and Knowledge. College of Wooster, 1994.
  • Coleman Harbison, Jane.  From Ship, to Altar,  to Home: Women and the Building of a French Society in Louisiana.  Denison University, 2008.
  • Coopmans, Melany. Moral Management and the Treatment of the Insane in the Nineteenth Century. Hope College, 1994.
  • Davis, Christopher. Judicial Review: The Development of a Precedent for Marbury v. Madison. Beloit College, 1992.
  • Decker, Gretchen. Reflections on Social Banditry in 19th Century America. Carleton College, 1994.
  • Denault, Chelsea.  The Spirited Will Ace:  Josiah Quincy, Jr. and the Mob Culture of Pre-Revolutionary Boston.  Albion College, 2010.
  • DeWitt, Jennifer. Coming of Age in the South: Identity, Power and Paternalism in Antebellum Plantation Society. DePauw University, 1995.
  • Donley, Greta. Chivalry in the South. Denison University, 2006.
  • Hudson, Alison.  “Adieu to the Gentile World”: Practicality and Piety in the Mormon Migration.  Lawrence University, 2008.
  • Hussein, Ubah. A Convergence of Discourses: Alimony Law and the Extension of Patriarchy in Antebellum South Carolina. Lawrence University, 1991.
  • Kalnins, Michael. Nativism in the Mid-19th-Century U.S. Denison University, 2006.
  • Kemtes, Kim. Thomas Jefferson's Role in the Debate Over Classics in Revolutionary America. Knox College, 1994.
  • Khan, Shaheen. The Industrialist's Big Game: The Mid-Nineteenth Century Division of America's Lowest Laboring Class. Lake Forest College, 1995.
  • Moritz, Rachel. Father Orientation and the Identity of the Hudson Bay English. Macalester College, 1994.
    O'Neil, Patrick. The Image of the Presidential Candidate in Political Campaign Songs, 1840-1868. Grinnell College, 1999.
  • Peckenpaugh, Jason. The Restrained Gentleman and the Fraternal Patriot: Constructing Citizenship Through the Morgan Incident. Carleton College, 1998.
  • Roberts, Thomas. The War for Profit: An Analysis of Privateering in the Caribbean. Denison University 1994.
  • Robinson, Joseph. Anti-slavery Liberalism and Pro-slavery Conservatism: A Comparison and Contrast of Two Moral and Political Philosophies, 1835-1860. Carleton College, 1995.
  • Sutherly, Ben. Rooted in Rural Life: The Storied Landscape of Elizabeth Township, Ohio. Denison University, 1996.
  • Tiedens, Mark. Edmund Burke: Reflections on the American Experience. Lawrence University, 1991.
  • Threlkeld, Megan. Historical Perspectives on Joseph Galloway, a Pennsylvania Loyalist. Lawrence University, 1997.
  • Wrage, Heather. Owning the Country: English Colonial Appropriation of the Landscape in Jamestown and Virginia, 1607-1647. Carleton College. 2004.

North American History (Since 1860)

  • Buljung, Brianna.  Rendezvous with Destiny: Women, Journalism, and World War II.  Colorado College, 2007.
  • Christenson, Clark C. Towards the Wright Context: The Arts & Crafts Movement, the Machine, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Church. Kalamazoo College, 1993.
  • Cole, Kelsey.  The Issue of Land in the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and How the United States Press Failed to Report its Significance.  Monmouth College, 2007.
  • Eichhorst, Krista.  Farmwife:  Urban Ideals and Rural Realities, 1938-1955.  Beloit College, 2008.
  • Frontjes, Richard. 'The Battle of the Saw-Log': John W. Fitzmaurice and the Myth of the Northwoods Lumberjack." Hope College, 1993.
  • Hightower, Brent. From "Dixie" to "Marching Through Georgia": Creating a Social History of America's Civil War Through Popular Music. Lawrence University, 1999.
  • Hoye, Justin. Playing for Keeps: The Reclamation of Community Values Through the Public Playground. Knox College, 1999.
  • Jagodinsky, Katrina. Grant's Peace Policy: A Polygamous Marriage of Church and State. Lawrence University. 2001.
  • Klein, Melissa.  Under Fire: Anti-German Hysteria and African American soldiers in WWI - Becoming American.  Ripon College, 2009.
  • Knowles, Robert. Cowboys and Newspapermen: Ben Hecht and the Search for the American Jewish Identity. St. Olaf College, 1991.
  • Kushiner, Margaret. The Miscegenation Proclamation: Reinforcing Racial Boundaries in Civil War Politics. Beloit College, 2005.
  • Mann, Stephanie. Southern Medical Distinctiveness: Rhetoric and Reality in Retrospect. Albion College, 2005.
  • Marsh, Alex. The American Dream as Myth: The Fear of False Democracy and the Anarchist Movement 1865-1890. Antioch College, 1994.
  • McIntyre, Elyssa. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Images of Passenger Rail and Its Competition, 1936-1940 and 1954-1964. Macalester College, 1997.
  • McKinley, Elizabeth.  Home is Where the Heart Is:  Companionate Relationships and the Conceptualization of Home in Midwestern Couples, 1855-1870.  Beloit College. 2011.
  • Molho, Ross. Henry Blake Fuller: Artist and Anti-Imperialist at Mid-Life. Macalester College, 1989.
  • Muenchau, Mark.  Narrative and Ethical Personal Identity:  The United States Citizens and Soldiers of WWI. Kenyon College, 2007.
  • Musser, Ann E. The American Gothic: Regionalist Rhetoric in Publicly Funded Art in America. Grinnell College, 1994.
  • Nordstrom, Tove.  A Favorable Immigrant Group?  Swedish Americanization in the late 19th Centry.  Lawrence Univeristy, 2009.
  • Pettinger, Anne. Gifford Pinchot's Contribution to the Country: Remembering the Chief Forester for His Ideals. Cornell College, 1999.
  • Scott, Amy E. The Great Northern Railroad and Glacier National Park: Myth and Identity in an American Landscape. Grinnell College, 1996.
  • Searle, John. Psychological Paradox in Labor-Capital Relations: The Burlington Strike of 1888. Oberlin College, 1989.
  • Simmons, Aaaron.  A Rehabilitation of the American Left: The Industrial Workers of the World and Radical Ideology.  Earlham College.  2011.
  • Smith, Samantha.  "Something Precious": The Casket in America, 1870-1890.  Lawrence University. 2012
  • Stalnaker, John. A Political History of Reconstruction: The Importance of Political Cartoons. Lawrence University, 1999.
  • Storey, Margaret. The Birth of a New South: Image-Making by Elite Southerners, 1865-1870. Macalester College, 1990.
  • Stubbs, Joseph.  Class Conflict and Workers' Self Activity on the Railroads, 1874 - 1895.  Beloit College. 2011.
  • Szablewski, Joshua. Theodore Roosevelt and Frederick Jackson Turner: Products and Prophets of the American Frontier. Lawrence University, 1993.
  • Weber, Vicky.  Exxon Road Maps, 1972-1988.  Ripon College, 2010.
  • Wheeler, Ken. Perceptions of Selfhood in the Rural Midwest During the 1870s: As They Appear in County Atlases and Literary Works. Earlham College, 1989.
  • Wieglosz, Anna.  Scholars and Polish Immigration:  An Analysis of Academic Work, 1905-1915. Macalester College, 2007.

Philosophy

  • Altman, Matthew C. The Material Self in a Natural Context: Epistemology and Ethics Within Santayana's Realms of Being. Albion College. 1993.
  • Gavach, Stephanie. Shadows of Hegelians: The Golden Age Influence of the St. Louis Philosophical Society. Knox College. 1995.
  • Mataga, Levi. Pragmatism in Progress. Monmouth College. 1992.
  • Mayer, Erika. Symbolization, Metaphor, and the Thought Process: The Common Ground of Myth and Science. Lawrence University. 1994. 

Religion

  • Adams, Amelia. Persistent Paganism, Changed Catholicism: The Festival of Día de los Muertos in Mexico. Lawrence University. 2002.
  • Benti, Diann. Robert G. Ingersoll: Apostle of Free Thought. Kenyon College. 2002.
  • Burek, Mark. How to Use Your Personal Problems to Your Advantage: The Deconstruction [of] John Humphrey Noyes and the Oneida Community. Wabash College, 2001.
  • Burns, Christopher. Sean Thomas Merton: The Self in the Context of Contemplation and Spirituality. Monmouth College. 1993.
  • Fallt, Sarah. The Landscape of American Hymnody, 1850-1875. Lawrence University, 1996.
  • Gruber, Elizabeth.  Variations on a Saintly Theme:  Hildgard of Bingen, Christina of Markyate and Medieval Holy Women.  Albion College, 2007.
  • Hartman, Darren. Toward Liberalism: The Theology of Henry Ward Beecher. Wabash College, 1992.
  • Jeffery, Rachel.  Interpretation and Remembrance of the Duties of American Christians—Sermons at the Eve of the American Civil War.  Kalamazoo College, 2008.
  • Kaiser, Rowan. Christian Missionary Tactics and the Chinese Rites and Terms Controversy. Antioch College. 2004.
  • Leopold, Josh. Our Bodies, Our Cells: Richard Rolle's The Form of Living and Female Anchorites. Grinnell College. 2001.
  • Meyer, Cassandra. The Social Gospel of Graham Taylor: Critic or Teacher of Secularization? Lawrence University. 2001.
  • Mladejovsky, Michele. Mormonism and the Search for Community in Early Nineteenth Century America. Lawrence University, 1991.
  • Murphy, Melissa. St. Teresa of Avila: Nun, Mystic and Reformer - A Study of the Woman and Her Work. Monmouth College. 1993.
  • Nelson, James. The Den of Beelzebub: The Conflict Between the Modern and Evangelical Scottish Presbyterians in the Eighteenth Century as Expressed Through the Controversy Over John Home's Play Douglas. Cornell College, 1999.
  • Ouendag, Colleen.  A Study of the Conflict and Cohesion in Religion between Franciscan Missionaries and the Purhepecha Indians of Michoacan.  Albion, 2010.
  • Patti, Michael. Psalmody and Social Change in Puritan New England. Knox College, 1994.
  • Scharmota, Alison.  The Religion of Gordon Riots.  Cornell College, 2007.
  • Schultz, Sandra. C.S. Lewis and the Vestiges of Christ: A Study of the Christian Self in the Modern War. Albion College, 1993.
  • Shebeck, Amy. Within the Shell: The Religious Rhetoric of the Industrial Workers of the World, 1909-1913. Grinnell College. 2001.
  • Spiegel, Margaret.  Charlotte Elizabeth’s Depiction of the Irish Question:  Trusting Evangelicism and Not Stereotyping to Keep Colonial Peace.  Knox College, 2008.
  • Starkey, Lindsay. Individualism in Early Modern Europe: A Study of Protestant and Jesuit Emblem Books from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Denison University. 2004.
  • Terndrup, Helen. "The Morphine Spirit" and Mary Baker Eddy. Carleton College. 2004.
  • Teslow, Abbie. Creator of and Participant in the Oneida Community: John Humphrey Noyes. St. Olaf College, 1998.
  • Welch, Elizabeth. The Symbolic Language of Gender Within Theological Conceptions of the Body and Soul in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: As Seen in the Works of Hildegard of Bingen, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hugh of St. Victor, and Thomas Aquinas. St. Olaf College, 1998.
  • Zdral, Alexia. Mother Goddess's Creation: A Theological Speculation Concerning Mary. College of Wooster, 1998.  

Women's History

  • Alcorn, Louise. Isabella Bird in America: Images of Her Others. Grinnell College, 1990.
  • Apple, Tiffany. The Expansion of Women's Sphere on the Western Frontier and the Development of Women's Conception of Self. Denison University, 1989.
  • Atkinson, Amy. "Dear Diary, I Hate My Husband": The Cult of Domesticity in Victorian American Women's Diaries. Knox College. 2002.
  • Bonuso, Erin. Lady Killers: Women and Child-Murder in Colonial New England, 1690-1740. Beloit College. 2004.
  • Collin, Chris J. Prairie Songs: Relationship and Meaning in the Lives of Frontier Women. St. Olaf College, 1991.
  •  Davendonis, Debbie. The Mind of the Mistress, Image versus Reality: An Exploration of the Diaries and Correspondences of the Nineteenth-Century Planter Wife. Beloit College, 2005.
  • Gallogly, Caitlin. The Beecher/Grimke/Abolition Doctrine of Exclusivity of Spheres. Lawrence University, 2006.
  • Grimes, Hilary. Gravida, Gore, and Metaphor. Knox College, 2006
  • Gualtieri, Gillian.  A Singularly Lovable and Original Personality: Mary Kingsley’s Performance of the Self and the Perception, Reception, and Re-portrayal of the Gendered Figure in Nineteenth-Century Media.  Kenyon College, 2010.
  • Heim, Sarah. Women Nurses in the American Civil War. Lawrence University, 1997.
  • Kosinski, Katie. Wearing Class: the Image of the Ideal Working Girl and the Crossing of the Clothing Boundary. Depauw University, 2000.
  • Lindgren-Gibson, Alexandra. Tales of Truth: Testing the Margins of Femininity in the Early Republic through Women's Letters, Journals and Literature. Lawrence University. 2004.
  • Manoussoff, Lucie. Inalienable Right: Kate Newell Doggett, Natural Rights Feminist. Kenyon College, 1993.
  • Matthews, Zoe.  Writing for the Baby Boom: Themes in Cold War Children's Literature, 1945-1960.  Beloit College, 2012. 
  • Meyers, Megan. The Pink and White Tyranny: History, Fiction, and the Cult of True Womanhood in Antebellum America. DePauw University. 2002.
  • Nelson, Laurel. The Function of Western Methodist Structures in Promoting 'Women's Influence' through Masculine Roles, 1800-1850. Beloit College, 1994.
  • Newhouse, Ria. Havelock Ellis and the Question of Lesbian Morbidity. St. Olaf College, 1998.
  • Odell, Erin. The Life and Person of Mary Walden Kerr. Knox College, 1991.
  • Pettengill, Nathan. Alice French's Freedom: Selfism Women and Puritan Flowers. Carleton College, 1991.
  • Piper, Katherine. Hannah More and Mary Wollstonecraft: Women of Reform in Eighteenth-Century England. Lake Forest College. 2001.
  • Rettke, Leah Jo. The Evolution of Ideas About Women in the Life of Mary Livermore. Macalester College, 1992.
  • Rothschadl, Theresa. The Changing Body of the "New Woman," 1880-1926. Beloit College. 2003.
  • Ruilova, Aida. 'To Reform One Must First One's Self Conform:' The Life, Work, and Social Gospel of Frances E. Willard. Grinnell College, 1993.
  • Stellon, Nicole. Jesus and Adam Smith Fight Over Mary: Women in Nineteenth Century America. Beloit College, 1991.
  • Stokes, Elisabeth. 'The Laboring Weaver and Her Weaving': Images and Realities of Pioneer Women. Ohio Wesleyan University, 1989.
  • Surles, Elizabeth. Saloon Singing in the Women's Temperance Movement, 1873-1892. Lawrence University, 1999.
  • VerMeeris, Elisa. Battle on the Homefront: The Civil War as a Watershed Moment in Women's History. Denison University, 2005.
  • Wood, Melanie. 'Women's Chances as Bread Winners': The Redefining and Reaffirming of the Separate Spheres Ideology at the Turn of the Century in Popular Magazines. Carleton College, 1998.
  • Worzalla, Elizabeth. The Conflict Between Rhetoric and Reality in Women's History of the American West: Reevaluating Western Women's History Based on the Personal Writings of Colorado Women, 1870-1880. Lawrence University, 1992.
  • Wutka, Sarah. "Real, Sweet Home Life" and "Dig, Dig, Dig All Day Long": Mass Culture, Rural Women, and The Ladies' Home Journal, 1884-1899. Kenyon College. 2002.  

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Mark Greene My experience at the Newberry was life-changing. I entered Ripon College in the fall of 1976 planning a pre-law curriculum, and was forced to take a history course my first semester because all the political science classes were already full. That began a process which the Newberry completed—placing me on the path to become a historian and, later, an archivist. A semester of research at the Newberry was difficult, sometimes frustrating, but always stimulating, fascinating, and challenging. Moreover, I made several good friends among the cohort of ACM students there that semester—a bonus to be sure.

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