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Charles J. Bohrer thesis

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 279

Scope and Contents

The Charles J. Bohrer thesis (1876; 0.20 cubic feet) titled "Beer and Its Physiological Effects" was the capstone document of Bohrer’s undergraduate career.  This forty page thesis is all hand written on one side of lined paper.  It is organized into one series entitled the Charles J. Bohrer thesis.  The thesis is housed in nine acid free folders.  This thesis would be important to any researcher studying the history of Purdue University.  It would also be valuable to any researcher studying the history of chemistry, brewing, or medicine in the late nineteenth century.


  • 1876


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

This collection is open for research

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Charles John Bohrer was from Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1876. In 1878 he was granted a degree of Analytical Chemist. His thesis entitled “Beer and Its Physiological Effects” was the first thesis accepted by Purdue University. Bohrer later moved to Winthrop Beach, Massachusetts. He passed away February 20, 1918.


0.182 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box)


40 page thesis entitled “Beer and Its Physiological Effects” written by Charles J. Bohrer

Method of Acquisition

Charles J. Bohrer thesis
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Nolan Eller and Keertana Marella
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description was first completed 2015-01-03.

Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-22: Collection description updated by Keertana Marella

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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