This collection contains the theses submitted to the Graduate School by masters degree candidates at the University of Missouri in the years 1910-1919.

Recent Submissions

  • The influence of Carlyle on the social ideas of Ruskin in the period from 1860 to 1884 

    Woods, Mary Adams (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: "To connect the name of Ruskin with that of Carlyle is not a new idea. Every biographer and critic of Ruskin refers to the relation which existed between the two men; all mention especially Ruskin's ...
  • Statistical determination of the response of apple trees to cultural methods 

    Winkler, A. J. (Albert Julius), 1894-1989 (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: "Within recent years the subject of orchard tillage has come to be one of much interest to the fruit growers. It is only within the last few decades that tillage has been regarded as important. This may ...
  • The negro migrant in St. Louis 

    Stith, Priscilla Alden (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 2: "The purpose of this investigation is to ascertain the conditions of negro migrants in this city, and to learn what additional opportunities they need. Migration to the city will not be seriously diminished by ...
  • The associated growth of legumes and non-legumes 

    Stadler, L. J. (Lewis John), 1896-1954 (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 87: "This paper reports the results of a trial of soy beans grown with corn in the follOwing ways: (1) planted with corn, both crops at a full normal rate, (2) planted with corn, both at half the normal rate, ...
  • Home service of the American Red Cross 

    Lemmon, Jean Reavis (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 77: "The conclusion of the report of the committee, "it is the duty of the Red Cross to foster and conserve such social awakening as the Red Cross has brought about and to help local communities to find ways ...
  • A housing survey of Columbia, Missouri 

    Larson, August Friedolf (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 2: "The following thesis is an investigation into one phase of the social life of Columbia, -- the conditions, of housing. The problem of the investigation is whether the people of Columbia are properly ...
  • A method for the determination of small amounts of chlorine 

    Kendall, Verner V. (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 3: "In this paper, the authors, in determining the amount of occluded barium chloride in barium sulphate precipitated in the usual manner made use of the foregoing method."
  • A simple presentation of Fourier's Series 

    Jackson, Thomas Wesley (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 1-2: "It is the chief purpose of this paper to give a relatively simple proof for the possibility of representing a large class of functions by means of convergent sine or cosine series, - generallv classed ...
  • Goethes dramatische technik in der schilderung der frauengestalten 

    Hoffman, Hazel Wallingford (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 98: "Zum Abschluss dieser Forschung konnen wir von Goethes Technik in der Darstellung seiner Frauengestalten behaupten, dass der Dichter ersterlinie seine besten Gedanken und seine innigsten Gefuhle den ...
  • The energy requirements for the normal growth of dairy heifers 

    Dice, James R. (James Renfrew), 1900- (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from introduction: "There are at least two reasons why more definite knowledge of the energy requirements of growing cattle are desirable. First, the energy requirement of the animal is known to be high and because ...
  • The story of the farmer 

    Watkins, Ralph Knupp (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from preface: "The purpose of this study is to develop among boys and girls of junior high school age an appreciation of the farmer and the value of his work to society. Many books have been written about the things ...
  • Studies in the winterkilling of cereals 

    Sumner, Harlan Rnadolph (University of Missouri, 1917)
    "It is the object of this thesis to outline the present status of the problem of winterkilling in cereals and to report certain preliminary experiments, indicative of future development, which were conducted by the writer ...
  • Generalizations of theorems from the Theory of Functions 

    Spalding, Julia (University of Missouri, 1915)
    Text from introduction: "Practically all of the text books and lectures on the Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable treat only those functions which have a derivative in every point of some given region. This derivative ...
  • Studies on contagious abortion 

    Newman, Harold Gould (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from Introduction: "This thesis includes a review of the more important literature relating to contagious abortion or infectious abortion that was available, and particularly that dealing with experimental researches ...
  • A study of the costs of the Kansas City high schools for the year 1915-1916 

    Monsees, Albert (University of Missouri, 1917)
    "The problem of this thesis is the study in detail of the cost of the Kansas City high schools for the year 1915-1916 ... For convenience, the problem is divided into several studies, as follows: Study A. A comparative ...
  • The miracle play : medieval and modern 

    Lanius, Tudor (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "The purpose of the present study is to investigate one of these three types,--the miracle play. It is the aim of the thesis to study typical examples of the medieval miracle and the entire list, so far as possible, of ...
  • Foreign exchange and foreign banking of America as it is related to American business 

    James, Virginia (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "The purpose of this thesis is to investigate our present system of foreign banking and exchange and to discuss its relations to American business. I propose in Chapter I to outline the situation that confronted us at ...
  • The growing power of the governor 

    Holloway, Daniel Heber (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 29: "The tendency toward a decline in the power and position of the legislature and a corresponding enhancement of that of the executive is one which has been widely observed and commented upon. Probably so ...
  • Factors favoring or opposing injuries from transplanting 

    Gardner, John Samuel (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "The purpose of this investigation was to determine the factors favoring or opposing the injuries following the transplanting of vegetables. The factors dealt with in this study were as follows: (a) The relation of moisture ...
  • Dietary studies of Missouri State hospitals for the insane 

    Findley, Lydia June (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "The aim and plan of the investigation was to determine the adequacy of the dietaries and to find out if they were planned as economically as possible. In order to do this it was necessary to collect the following data: 1. ...

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