The collection contains early theses manuscripts from Butler University dating from 1887 until 1911 on subjects including Literature, Religion, Science, Greek and Latin. Until 1897 Butler required all students, including undergraduates, to write a theses statement in order to receive a degree. One year after Butler University joined the University of Indianapolis and became Butler College the theses requirement for undergraduate students was dropped. Postgraduate theses are available in this collection ending in 1911. While the majority of these manuscripts are handwritten, as early as 1908 graduate students were required to type a theses.

For specific questions pertaining to the Manuscript Thesis Collection, please contact University Archives.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1911

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Ethical and religious values in Lotze's philosophy, John Wesley Burkhardt

Theses/Dissertations from 1910

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A survey of the Roman Catholic Church within the United States, Carl Burkhart

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A survey of the Roman Catholic Church within the United States, Carl Burkhart

Theses/Dissertations from 1906

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Embryology and Evolution, Malo M. Amunson

Theses/Dissertations from 1904

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A Thesis on the Fragment of the Gospel of St. Peter, Verle Wilson Blair

Theses/Dissertations from 1900

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Slavery, Willis M. Blount

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The Growth and Development of English Law, Willis M. Blount

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A study of Aphrodite in Green sculpture, Jessie Christian Brown

Theses/Dissertations from 1899

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A Proposed Non-Support Law, Charles Herbert Bass

Theses/Dissertations from 1897

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Purpose clauses in the gospel of Luke, Clarence Abram Brady

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Significance of figures in Hawthorne, Lulu Brevoort

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The political history of Cuba, Frank T. Brown

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Plutarch's use of ancient literature, Jessie Christian Brown

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The development of the protective tariff legislation in the United States, Robert Alexander Bull

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The purpose of this thesis is to show that the Turkish Treatment of the Armenians would justify foreign nations in intervening, James R. Burkhardt

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Examination of Water Supply of Indianapolis, Alonzo S. Roberts

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The Ideal Woman as She Is Represented by the Best English Writers from Chaucer's Time to the Present, Emma Stradling

Theses/Dissertations from 1896

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The Alleged Incapacity of the Romans for Speculative Thought, Retta Valeria Barnhill

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Thesis: ... to prove the assertion that jurisprudence was the only form of intellectual activity that Rome... worked out in a thoroughly national manner, John Scott Butler

Theses/Dissertations from 1895

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The Miracles of Jesus, John W. Barnett

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French and German translations of Shakespeare, May Brayton

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Topographical Surveying, Nelson Brayton

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The history of the historian, Harriet Nell Brevoort

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Development of the femur of the cat, Edward Augustus Brown

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The Hebrew and Greek words expressing forgiveness critically examined, George Green Bruer

Theses/Dissertations from 1894

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The Alcohols, Charles Baker

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The Particles in Luke, John W. Barnett

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The Jewish Sacrifices, E. W. Brickert

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Purpose expressions in Acts, George Green Bruer

Theses/Dissertations from 1893

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Purpose and result clauses in Hebrews and John's Epistles, Jesse Lincoln

Theses/Dissertations from 1887

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In the Name of, Mary E. Arnold

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Mood and Tense in Genesis, Mary E. Arnold

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A Grammatical, Lexical, Exgetical, and General Treatise on the First Epistle General of John, John W. Barnett