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 practical teachings of Cicero as set forth in the Orator 

    Hankins, Kathryn Allen (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 1:The purpose of this paper is two-fold,--(1) to gather from Cicero's Orator those principles which deal with Rhetoric and (2) to discuss these from the practical point of view.
  • The spirit of home in the literature of the Lower South 

    Fagan, Joe Poley (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 3: In 1867 Harte began writing stories of the West that were focused upon locality, employing in them a technique similar to that of Poe. He has been heralded as the first contributor to the literature of ...
  • A study of minor offenses in St. Louis 

    Elgas, Rachel Baer (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 1: It has been said that there is nothing really great but personality. If this be true, then the accent must be put, not on what is, but who brought it to pass; and the problem of poverty will become the ...
  • Winter structure and development of apple buds 

    Dennis, Leon Chapman (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 2: Practical orchard experience shows that much can be done to regulate the fruitfulness of trees. It is apparent, therefore, that if the fruit grower wishes to understand the factors and influences which ...
  • The relation of size, shape, and number of replications of plats to probable error in field experimentation 

    Day, James Westbay (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Introduction: Altho large numbers of experiments that attempt to measure small variations of characteristics in variety tests or slight differences resulting from unlike soil treatments or tillage operations are conducted ...
  • The eclipsing binary TV cassiopeiae 

    Cummings, Edith Eleanor (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 2: The present discussion is based on 51 plates taken by Dr.Baker and the writer with the 5-inch camera during the period from July 1914 to October 1915. These plates where exposed about 1.5 mm. outside of ...
  • The use of silage to counteract the effect of cottonseed meal on the composition and market qualities of butter 

    Crockett, Dura Prescott (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 58: In general, this experiment shows that very slight effects on the composition of butter result from feeding cottonseed meal with a liberal ration of silage; and that larger changes in the fat constants ...
  • A study of the poems of Francois Villon 

    Bredelle, Jesse (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page iii: The present study will rather be confined to an attempt to give a comprehensive view of Villon's work with such details as will be needed to make clear both the man and his work, which are ...
  • A morphological and experimental study of the growth of the skeleton in the posterior extremity of Gallus domesticus 

    Batson, Oscar Vivan (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: It is established that the thickness and the arrangement of the architecture of bone in the adult is regulated to a large extent by the action of mechanical stress and strain. It has not been determined ...
  • Prenatal growth of the human spinal cord 

    Miller, Max Mayo (University of Missouri, 1912)
    Text is the complete Introduction section of this thesis: In human embryology the changes in form and the histological differentiation in the cellular elements of the spinal cord have been studied very carefully. But as ...
  • Vocational education for Missouri 

    Melcher, Benjamin Franklin (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text taken from the Introduction section of this thesis: The problem of vocational education is of sufficient importance to render unnecessary an explanation or apology for offering this dissertation on the subject. It is ...
  • The relation of the size of seed to the character of plant produced 

    Megee, Clive Raymond (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text taken from pages 1 and 2 of this thesis: During the past fifty years a number of investigators have reported results on the relative value of heavy and light or large and small seed grain. Each investigator has devised ...
  • Some observations on the life history of Strophitus edentulus 

    Martin, Earl Albert (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text is the Introduction to this thesis: Strophitus edentulus is a fresh water mussel which has been said to go through its metamorphosis both as a parasite on fish (Howard 1914) and without parasitism (Lefevre and Curtis ...
  • The spermatogenesis of Sceloporus undulatus 

    MacMorland, Edward Elliott (University of Missouri, 1915)
    Text taken from page 8 of the Introduction section of this thesis: The present research was undertaken in the spring of 1913 at the suggestion of Dr. George Lefevre and is an attempt at tracing the behavior of the chromosomes ...
  • On the relative growth of the organs and parts of the embryonic and young dogfish (Mustelis canis) 

    Kearney, Harold Leslie (University of Missouri, 1913)
    Text from Introduction section of this thesis: In general, but little attention has been paid to the relative growth of the various organs in fishes. Some scattering observations are included. in the work of Welcker and ...
  • A plan for the reorganization of rural school administration in Missouri 

    Jones, Abner (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from the Introduction section of this thesis: An increasing nrunber of students of social conditions are coming to regard the country school as one of the most pressing problems of our national life. In building, ...
  • Age as a factor in animal breeding 

    Jones, John McKinley (University of Missouri, 1912)
    Text from the Introduction section of this thesis: Animal breeding to-day offers opportunities for scientific study and research. We find two classes of men engaged in the breeding of domestic animals: First: The practical ...
  • Transcendentalism of curves and of numbers 

    Hughes, Jewell Constance (University of Missouri, 1916)
  • The Star Chamber under the early Tudors 

    Kelley, Edwin Terrence (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text taken from Chapter 1 of this thesis: The Court of Star Chamber is no exception to the rule that most of the interesting and important developments of the English Constitution have evolved from the one great institution, ...
  • The effect of calcium carbonate of certain soil constituents and on plant growth 

    Hudelson, Robert R. (University of Missouri, 1915)
    This thesis examines the use of calcium bicarbonate (lime) as soil augmentation. It covers the physical, physiological, bacteriological, and chemical effects of lime in soils, and also the historical use of lime and its ...

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