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 relation of type and conformation to production in dairy cattle 

    Wylie, Robert (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from introduction: "The object of this investigation is to determine so far as possible how much importance should be attached to form and type in the selection of dairy cows and to what extent type may be expressed by ...
  • A study of the origin and development of the English baronial boroughs 

    Kirk, George W. (University of Missouri, 1910)
    Text from page 1: "Much has been written concerning specific baronial boroughs, but with the exception of the work of Miss Mary Bateson, no general treatment of these boroughs as a class has been undertaken. The writer ...
  • The relation of the fat and lipase content of the liver and kidney under variations in feeding 

    Harvey, George Givins (University of Missouri, 1917)
    In this present work, by varying the diet of animals (litters of puppies) and by examining the liver and kidney of these animals we will try to present data to show whether or not the lipase concentration of these organs ...
  • The growth period in the spermatogenesis of anax junius 

    Guthrie, Mary Jane, 1895- (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 2: "There are two contrasted views as to how synapsis takes place, name1y (1) by end to end union or telosynapsis, and (2) by side to side union or parasynapsis. This problem was undertaken to determine ...
  • The minimum protein requirement for growing dairy heifers 

    Fine, Solomon (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: "By minimum protein requirements of growing dairy heifers is meant the least quantity of protein in the ration which will allow normal growth to proceed. A study or investigation leading to a knowledge of ...
  • Winter rations for dairy heifers 

    Dawson, J. R. (James Robert), 1894- (University of Missouri, 1918)
    "Comparatively little experimental data are as yet available concerning these problems of raising heifers. The purpose of the author in conducting the experiments reported in this thesis was to add to the data now ...
  • Antony's oriental policy until the defeat of the Parthian expedition 

    Craven, Lucile (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: "For a comprehensive study of Antony's relations to the Orient, it is necessary to take up in some detail the proconsulship of Gabinius in Syria, for it was as commander of the cavalry that Antony first ...
  • A chemical contribution toward the composition, structure and origin of the crystalline rocks of south-east Missouri 

    Bray, Willis Joseph, 1884- (University of Missouri, 1910)
    Text from page 1: "It is the purpose of a study undertaken by Mr. J.A. Gibson, of which this present paper is a part, to obtain complete data on the chemical composition of the rocks of this region, and to trace, if ...
  • The progressive development of illustrative manual arts through the elementary grades 

    Bedford, Eleanor Chandler (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 8: "The problem of this thesis is to show how illustrative manual arts, used as a method of teaching the present accepted curriculum, may be made a means of obtaining certain educative values commonly ...
  • Catullus as a nature poet 

    Carter, Bessie Myrtle (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from Introduction: The method of procedure in this study of Catullus has been to examine each of the worlds above mentioned with a view to discovering their impression upon the poet. It was found that he views ...
  • The teaching of handwriting 

    Capps, A. G. (Arlie Glenn) (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 1: The problem of this investigation is to study the uses of diagnosis and corrective measures in the teaching of handwriting.
  • First year reading 

    Thompson, Frank F. (University of Missouri, 1917)
    This thesis will concern itself with first year reading, and it will have the following aims: 1. To examine the subject matter of first year reading in order to see what values the literature presuppose the child capable ...
  • The control of San Jose scale and the profitable rejuvenation of neglected orchards by spraying 

    Talbert, Thomas Jesse (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 1: The San Jose scale is the most serious insect pest of the Missouri orchards. It is capable of killing young fruit trees in two or three years and old trees become unprofitable and succumb to the attack ...
  • Fontanes frauengestalten : eine studie 

    Ettmueller, Emma (University of Missouri, 1918)
  • The atomic weight of lead from samarskite 

    Davis, Arthur Lowell (University of Missouri, 1918)
    Text from page 1: In the disintegration of the radioactive elements, since each a-transformation involves the loss of an atom of helium and nothing else which in weighable, the atomic weight of the product should be just ...
  • Milk substitutes, powdered skimmilk for raising calves 

    Wing, Leon Walton (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from introduction: This thesis is a discussion, from the standpoint of our present knowledge of the fundamental principles of animal nutrition, of the possibility of raising calves on "milk substitutes". The experimental ...
  • The pure milk problem of the small town. A survey and movement for improving the milk supply of St. Charles, MO. 

    Werner, Percy, Jr. (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 9: There is need for considerable study of the exact importance of the milk problem of the small town and of the proper means of remedying bad conditions. In this work the agricultural colleges should be of ...
  • A study of the absorption and loss of soil moisture 

    Vifquain, Russell Manning (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 3: "The object in carrying out the investigation here reported has been to determine certain facts which would help to formulate the correct idea of moisture movements. The investigation not only includes a ...
  • An investigation of the dipping and fumigation of nusery stock 

    Sullivan, Knowles Clark (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 3: While engaged in the work, many problems, confronting the nurserymen, concerning the eradication of San Jose scale from nursery stock, have been brought to his attention. As a result, a number of experiments ...
  • Some effects of the application of sulfur to a soil 

    Sachs, Ward Hanson (University of Missouri, 1917)
    Text from page 14: Data have accumulated showing that as much as forty pounds of sulfur per acre are lost annually in drainage water, while only about one fifth of this amount is brought to the soil in rain and snow. With ...

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