Master's Theses (before Fall 2009 -- partial holdings)

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The Office of Graduate & Professional Education deposits all master's theses from a given semester after the official graduation date.

For the time being, this particular UDSpace collection of master's theses from before Fall 2009 is of limited scope. However, University of Delaware master’s theses submitted from 1980 through Summer 2009 are available online at ProQuest/UMI through Dissertations & Theses @ University of Delaware. Use the library catalog, DELCAT Discovery, to search for all print or microform copies of master's theses 1980-2009 that are NOT available in Dissertations & Theses @ University of Delaware because Dissertations & Theses @ University of Delaware does NOT contain the complete collection of University of Delaware master's theses.

To see University of Delaware master's theses submitted beginning Fall 2009, go to Master's Theses (Fall 2009 to Present).

Master’s theses in the Longwood Graduate Program in Public Horticulture submitted between 1970 and 2004 are available online.

More information is available at Dissertations & Theses.


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    Jan van Eyck's A̲n̲n̲u̲n̲c̲i̲a̲t̲i̲o̲n̲: an iconographical study
    (University of Delaware, 1977) Williams, Carolyn
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    Hen and Chickens Shoal, Delaware: evolution of a modern nearshore marine feature
    (University of Delaware, 1984) Terchunian, Aram Vahe
    The use of modern analogs to deduce the position and geometry of ancient deposits is an important geologic technique. Hen and Chickens Shoal, Delaware was choosen as a modern analog because of its distinct geomorphology, and the large amount historical data. The historical migration, present sedimentary texture, hydrodynamics, and stratigraphy were integrated into a model of shoal origin and maintenance. The shoal may be shown to be three morphological parts, (head, body, and tail) that migrate in three different directions, (northwest, west, and south­east), at three separate rates, (11 meters/year, 12 meters/year, and 25 meters/year), respectively. The mechanism for shoal origin and mainte­nance may be broken down into four parts, (supply, distribution, modifi­cation/sorting, and sorting), which correspond to flood tidal currents, ebb tidal currents, transitional and helical currents, and waves, respectively. The helical flow model is proposed as the most applicable model for the origin and maintenance of Hen and Chickens Shoal. The sedimentary textures associated with Hen and Chickens Shoal may be rec­ognized from other sediments based on the following criteria: l) grain size parameters and 2) probabiity curves. The migration, in time and space, of the sedimentary textures produces a nearshore marine lithosome that may be preserved in the geologic record. Hen and Chickens Shoal is proposed as a typical linear type estuarine inlet associated shoal.
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    The sculpture of Ibram Lassaw: its relationship to abstract expressionism
    (University of Delaware, 1977) Strickler, Susan E.
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    "A floweret snatched from earth to bloom in heaven": perceptions of childhood and death on Delaware tombstones, 1840-1899
    (University of Delaware, 1981) Smith, Deborah Ackroyd
    This thesis examines Victorian perceptions of childhood and death using 18 churchyard cemeteries in northern New Castle County as the primary resource. A statistical sample of 911 children's tombstones was supplemented by a survey of other funereal forms of material culture in this period. The research indicated that death was feared, but this fear tended to produce rationalization, not avoidance as happens today. Rationalization provided both comfort and moral uplift. A child's death was especially difficult to accept. As expected, tombstone inscriptions and iconography indicated love and affection for children, for they more frequently had epitaphs and decoration than adults. However, the majority of children had neither verbal nor visual statements revealing attitudes of any kind, which marked a discrepancy between cemetery evidence and the perceptions provided by other period artifacts. This lack of ostentation was probably due to questions of money, possibly religion, and purely personal taste.
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    Marius de Zayas: the New York years
    (University of Delaware, 1973) Rünk, Eva Epp