Theses & Dissertations Digitization Project

William & Mary Libraries worked for two years on a project to digitize and catalog W&M dissertations and theses going back to 1920 and up until 2015.  The project helps to accomplish many goals:

  • share the developments and research conducted here with scholars around the world
  • preserve the scholarly record
  • increase the impact of theses and dissertations
  • raise the profile of graduate students
  • grow the reputation of William & Mary
  • demonstrate the institution’s impact on local and global communities

As of October 22, 2018, you are now able to view the dissertations and theses included in this retrospective project as well as those which have been submitted electronically since 2016 in W&M ScholarWorks, the university's open access institutional repository.

Below, please find a list of W&M theses and dissertations which have been digitized as part of this retrospective conversion project . The information includes the authors associated with the project, along with their degree-granting department and year of completion. If you wrote a thesis and/or dissertation between 1920 and 2015 would like to opt-out of the project by restricting access to your work to on-campus access only, then you will need to contact scholarworks@wm.edu with your name, date of graduation and thesis or dissertation title. Theses and dissertations will continue to be made available through interlibrary loan (ILL) to other libraries, as they were when they were available in print. If you are a copyright holder for one of these works, and would like to provide additional information about a work, or discuss rights and access to the work, please contact us at scholarworks@wm.edu.

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Title Author Department Year Degree
Pestalozzi and his principles as exemplified in American methods of teaching Elliott, Albert Pettigrew, 1893- Education 1920 Master of Arts
The needs of the Negro schools of Virginia Bush, Leslie Eley. Education 1922 Master of Arts
Bacteriological diagnosis of typhoid fever Straus, Aubrey H., -1947. Biology 1923 Master of Arts
Velasquez and his art Slaughter, Jane Chapman, -1951. Modern Languages and Literatures 1923 Master of Arts
How may high school pupils be guided in their selection of science work other than by the mere general opinion of the teacher? Bowles, Rosewall Page. Education 1925 Master of Arts
Roanoke, Virginia, as a social science study in the public schools Brown, Bessie Myers. Education 1926 Master of Arts
The immediate family of Cicero as revealed in his letters Jones, Virginia Wills. History 1926 Master of Arts
The family life of Marcus Tullius Cicero Jones, Virginia Wills. History 1926 Master of Arts
An experiment in association Barney, Josephine Carter. Psychology 1926 Master of Arts
Predicting college success Bullock, William J. Education 1927 Master of Arts
The evaluation of the free school finance practice in Virginia Leonard, Eli. Education 1927 Master of Arts
Recent reforms in Virginia government Seward, Charlotte Elizabeth. Government 1927 Master of Arts
The persecution and downfall of the Knight Templars in the reign of Philip IV of France Bridges, Margaret Florence. History 1927 Master of Arts
Woman suffrage Muir, Mae Douglas. History 1927 Master of Arts
History of the courts of Virginia from 1607 up to the present time Gayle, Thomas William. Law 1927 Master of Arts
The family life of the seventeenth century as portrayed by Molière Massey, Eulah. English 1928 Master of Arts
Keats, the critic Parker, Anne Victoria. English 1928 Master of Arts
The Appomattox River improvement companies Nolley, George Marion. History 1928 Master of Arts
Ballistics Moon, Fannie Goldthwaite. Physics 1928 Master of Arts
Some special electrical measurements Marciano, Charles Anthony. Physics 1929 Master of Arts
The evaluation of the school system of Gloucester County, Virginia Kenney, J. Walter. Education 1929 Master of Arts
The predictive value of the Gelsinger English grammar test Major, Everett Waverly. Education 1929 Master of Arts
The present status of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy Johnson, John Rochelle Lee. English 1929 Master of Arts
Shakespeare's development Massey, Elsie Lee. English 1929 Master of Arts
Shakespeare's use of the supernatural Massey, Elsie Lee. English 1929 Master of Arts
Amusements in colonial Virginia Barksdale, Martha Elizabeth. History 1929 Master of Arts
A history of printing in colonial Virginia Mitchell, Bernard Elwood. History 1929 Master of Arts
The first century of Virginia tobacco Northington, Oscar Fitzallen. History 1929 Master of Arts
Modern psychology in physical education Gary, Willie Alberta. Physical Education 1929 Master of Arts
Ellen Glasgow and the Victorian morality in the South Clements, Margie Pitman. English 1930 Master of Arts
The romance element as exemplified in Chaucer's Second nun's tale, The knight's tale, The prologue to the Canterbury tales, and The man of law's tales Cloyd, Manie Guthrie, 1884- English 1930 Master of Arts
The marvellous in Malory Lash, Ellen Linn, 1896- English 1930 Master of Arts
Growth in punctuation and capitalization abilities Goodman, James E. Education 1931 Master of Arts
Vocational choices and guidance of high school pupils of Southhampton County Joyner, Floyd Talmage, 1896- Education 1931 Master of Arts
Time and place in Spenser's The faery queen Burke, Alice Rebecca, 1921- English 1931 Master of Arts
A history of taxation in colonial Virgina 1607-1775 Forrest, Dennis Dryden, 1902- History 1931 Master of Arts
Rationalism and religious liberty in Virginia, 1770-1805 Graham, Helen Catherine, 1903- History 1931 Master of Arts
The work of Isaac Hill in the presidential election of 1828 Perry, Charles E. 1896- History 1931 Master of Arts
Les Miserables, all in all : a critical study of elements of the romantic, the realistic, the psychological and the historical novel found in Victor Hugo's Les Miserables Sleet, Martha Virginia. Modern Languages and Literatures 1931 Master of Arts
A comprehensive treatment of the chemistry of the aliphatic lead derivatives Klug, William J., 1910- Chemistry 1932 Master of Arts
Uniformity of theme in Eugene O'Neill : nature, a sentient factor in man's destiny Burbank, Annye Brittingham. English 1932 Master of Arts
Dramatic elements in the satires of Horace and Juvenal McClelland, Robert Crawford, 1901-1962. English 1932 Master of Arts
Carl Sandburg as a poet of Chicago and the Middle West Richardson, Howard Robertson, 1904- English 1932 Master of Arts
The poetic theory and practice of James VI of Scotland, James I of England Walker, Helen McHardy, 1903- English 1932 Master of Arts
A history of railroads in Virginia, 1850-1860 Naugle, Mark, 1900-1956. History 1932 Master of Arts
Phylogenetic Implications of Tetrasporangial Ultrastructure in Coralline Red Algae with Reference to Bossiella Orbigniana (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) Wilson, Christina, 1969- Biology 1933 Master of Arts
An investigation of the effect of the addition of salts on the pH values of dilute acids Tuttle, Marie Evelyn Hofmeyer, 1907- Chemistry 1933 Master of Arts
Agricultural policy of the United States government Richards, Charles William, 1892- Economics 1933 Master of Arts
The teaching of English in the schools of Puerto Rico McAllister, Mary. Education 1933 Master of Arts
Social implications in Negro poetry : a study in Negro poetic expression Wynne, Robert Baker, 1906- Sociology 1933 Master of Arts