Paper engineering graduates were required to write a senior thesis from the 1950's through 1990's and these were housed in the library. Since we have moved all of our honors theses online, as well as all of the dissertations and master's theses done at Western, we decided to digitize all of these senior theses and add them to ScholarWorks. It is interesting to see how engineering has changed over the decades.
We are in the process of digitizing and uploading the 600 plus theses, so if you don't see one that you think should be there, please be patient, we will get to it.
Theses/Dissertations from 1963
Theses/Dissertations from 1962
Effect of Pulping Time on the Chemical Composition of Cold Soda Pulp, Timothy K. Estes
Two Stage Peroxide-Borohydride Bleaching of Cold Soda Pulp, Valerie A. S. Estes
The Rate of Weakening of Paper Due to an Applied Stress, Emmett F. Finley
The Effect of Drying Conditions on the Surface Strength of Clay Coated Paper, Lawrence A. Gaspar
The Effect of Fiber Distribution upon Stiffness of Paper Board, Jon D. Hamelink
An Investigation of the Influence of Shearing Forces on Pulp Strength, Ronald O. Luedeke
Theses/Dissertations from 1961
The Utilization of Hydrogenated Tall Oil in Paper Furnishes, Thomas W. Asmus
The Effect of Wet Strength Resins on the Dimensional Stability of Paper, Robert Carey Jr.
Deinking of Coated Magazine Papers: Experiments with Some Enzymes, Edgar E. Moore Jr.
Theses/Dissertations from 1960
Cold Caustic Soda Pulping of Eucalyptus Saligna, Tachipully A. Bhaskaran
The Bleaching of Groundwood, Dale C. Hedquist
The Effect of Starch on Clay Dispersions, John L. Moore
Distribution of Latex in Impregnated Paper, Donald Ward Nay
Use of Dialdehyde Starch in Coating Color Formulation, Craig F. Panse
Theses/Dissertations from 1959
Some Aspects of Printing Quality, Robert B. Badger Jr.
Separate Refining Versus Mixed Refining of an “Easy” and “Hard” Refining Pulp, Richard M. Dennany
Fibrous Papermaking Materials Developed Since 1950, Thomas C. Elias
Utilization of Deinking Waste, Richard H. Jones
Brush Finishing of Coated Paperboard, Arlon F. King
Study of Some Factors Which Influence Froth Flotation of Deinked Stock, Peter C. Longjohn
Low Shrinkage Bleaching of Unbleached Neutral Sulphite Semichemical Pulp, Jobe B. Morrison
Printing Quality as Determined by the I.G.T. Tester, William A. Pritchett Jr.
Theses/Dissertations from 1958
The Performance of a Laboratory Type Inclined Screen Washer, Philip R. Carey
The Influence of Soap on Starch-Pigment Coated Paper, Paul W. Keck
A Comparison of Coated Paper Surfaces by Photomicrography, Everett L. Potts Jr.
Bleaching of High Yield Mutual Sulphite Semichemical Pulp, Teodoro E. Reinhardt
Theses/Dissertations from 1957
Some Effects in Chlorine Dioxide Purification of Kraft Softwood Cellulose, Maynard C. Nieboer
Theses/Dissertations from 1956
A Photographic Study of the Effects of Beating on Fiber Structure, Gene D. Anderson
A Survey of the Effect of Mineral Salts on Direct Dyeings, Lawrence R. Bortolotti
The Reclamation of Fibers from Blueprint Stock, Joseph A. Boyle
Impartial Evaluations of the Printing Quality of Paper, Warren R. Engel
Theses/Dissertations from 1955
Separation of Carbon from Deinking Waste by Means of Flotation, Lester R. Beeman
Determination of Percentage of Polyethylene in Paper, James Alan Lawson
Measurement of the Degree of Cellulose Degradation Caused by Fungi, Ronald C. Morgan
Theses/Dissertations from 1954
Fiber Length as a Variable Influencing Wet Strength, Charles Elliott
Theses/Dissertations from 1953
Influence of Additives upon the Viscosity of Concentrated Deinking Waste, Richard J. Drexel
The Effect of Some Variables on the Numerical Evaluation of Printing Quality, James G. Dunlap Jr.
Size Tests Applicable to Writing Surface versus Aqueous Inks, Md. Mozammel Haque
Polyvinyl Acetate Lattices as Adhesives for Pigment-Coated Paper, Robert L. Harney
Theses/Dissertations from 1952
The Evaluation of Paper by Means of the Densichron Instrument, Edward G. DeGalan
A Proposed Method of Forming a Sodium Hexametaphosphate Film on the Fourdrinier Wire, Theodore Richard Kielts
The Retention of Wet Strength Resins as Determined by the Kjeldahl Method, Walter J. Redmond
Theses/Dissertations from 1951
Comparison of Three Stiffness Testers, Arne H. Anderson
Microscopy of Newly Developed Paper Making Fibers, Richard E. Hathaway
A Statistical Analysis of Strength Characteristics of Handsheets, Edward J. Horvath
The Influence of Electrolytes on Certain Characteristics of Pulp, Wayne Eugene Kendrick
Theses/Dissertations from 1950
Methods of Fiber and Paraffin Recovery from Waste Waxed Paper, Donald L. Huyser
A Comparison of the Methods Used to Produce Water-Resistant Starch Coatings, Elton Thomas Krogel
The Significance of Tests Performed on the General Electric Puncture Tester, Roger E. McVickar