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 geology of the Breckenridge, Colorado, District 

    Owen, Edgar Wesley (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from page 1: "The work used as a basis for this report was done during a part of the Summer of I9I5 in connection with a geologic investigation carried on by a party from the University of Missouri, in charge of Prof. ...
  • The surface tension of soap solutions and their emulsifying power 

    White, Mollie Grace (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from pages 39-40: "In this work, surface tensions of solutions of sodium palmitate and of sodium stearate in contact with air have been determined. These surface tensions were found to increase with decrease in the ...
  • The interrelation of mental functions 

    McCutchan, Hugh Walker (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from pages 1-2: "The aim of this dissertation is to review the most important results published up to the present time, and to add a statement and discussion of results obtained in the laboratory of educational ...
  • Infection experiments with Puccinia helianthi Schw 

    Monroe, Elizabeth (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from page 32: "Sunflower seedlings were grown in four or five inch flower pots. The seed was obtained from Henry A. Dreer, of Philadelphia, J.M. Thorburn and Co., of New York, Rev. J.M. Bates, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, ...
  • Sex-linkage in the silver spangled Hamburg fowl 

    Rucker, Everette Henry (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text taken from page 21: "The results of this experiment show clearly that the spangled pattern of the Silver Spangled Hamburg is inherited as a sex-linked character belonging to the Abraxas type, although the inheritance ...
  • Determination of the variation of the fat, the lipase, the glycogen and the amylase of the liver after feeding and during fasting 

    Prewitt, Proviso V. (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from page 32: "In this study the attempt has been made to collect data on the four varying factors in liver composition, - in fat; in lipase, in carbohydrate, and in amylase under conditions of one variant influencing ...
  • Negro Education 

    Millerm, Barney Elic (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 2: "This study is divided into three parts. Part I attempts to review the general principles involved in education for modern efficiency for whites, for the purpose of throwing some light upon the problems ...
  • The life and novels of H. G. Wells 

    Sullens, Zay Rusk (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page i: "My plan for the discussion of the novels has been shaped largely by my conviction that in all of the novels the main interest, both to Wells and to the Reader, lies in the matter of theme. I have ...
  • The concentration of radium and mesothrorium bromides by fractional crystallization 

    Nierman, John Lewis (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 4: "In the course of this study we were led to the conclusion that the crystallization factor is independent of the acid concentration and varies only with the percent of crystals separating out. Our ...
  • Comparative rankings of normal school graduates and full course university students in the School of Education 

    Wiley, James Alvin (University of Missouri, 1917)
    There has been much difference of opinion as to which group of students ranks higher in university scholarship---those who enter the School of Education as normal school graduates or those who spend full four years on the ...
  • An age-grade census of Missouri rural schools 

    Harry, Bertram (University of Missouri, 1919)
    It is the problem of this study to make a diagnosis of the educational conditions in the rural schools of Missouri by means of the age-grade census, to compare these conditions with those of other school systems, to determine ...
  • Minimum milk requirement for calf raising 

    Fohrman, M. H. (Milton Henry), 1886- (University of Missouri, 1919)
    The dairyman is keenly interested in knowing how he can raise his calves in an economical and successful manner. This thesis reports the results of several experiments in early weaning and minimum use of milk for calf ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 meansof convergent sine or cosine series, - generally classed ...

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