The Washington and Lee University Digital Archive recently added W&L’s 2015 graduating seniors’ honors theses to its collections.
Honors work is described in the University Catalog as “featuring a special profundity and intensity, and characterized by a close rapport between student and mentor, the honors programs are designed as an enrichment opportunity for students who demonstrate superior aptitude and self-discipline in the pursuit of their major study.” The final thesis reflects “six credits (no more, no less) of independent work, such as a significant report based upon field or laboratory research, a creative accomplishment in the arts, or a comparable scholarly undertaking, demonstrating more than simply a mastery of subject matter.”
Here is a direct link to the 29 honors theses in the 2015 collection: https://repository.wlu.edu/handle/11021/26989/browse?value=2015&type=alldates
Some of these theses are freely available online to all users, some are accessible online only to W&L researchers, while still others may be available only in printed form in Leyburn Library’s Special Collections.
The entire W&L Digital Archive is accessible through the University Library Web site.