Collections and Personal Papers:


Dissertations, Masters and Senior Theses

The Syracuse University Archives holds the record copy of these student works. It is by far the largest collection of these student works on campus. While the works are primarily in paper format, some recent dissertations are available only on microfilm, and new dissertations and masters theses are only available in electronic format.

As of March 2015 the Syracuse University Archives holds:

  • 10,962 Dissertations (earliest 1879)
  • 11,587 Masters Theses (earliest 1878)
  •   3,710 Senior Theses (earliest 1895)

Paper and microfilm copies of student works are housed off-campus, but can be transported to campus if the Archives is given 48-hours' notice. They can be viewed in the Archives Reading Room (600 Bird Library).

Please note that they do not circulate, nor may those written since 1923 be photocopied in full due to copyright restrictions.

Dissertations

Dissertations have been microfilmed by ProQuest [UMI] and are available in the Syracuse University Libraries. They are also available for a fee at ProQuest. They are also available in original paper format in the Archives through 2010.

Masters Theses

Masters theses have not been microfilmed and are available only in original paper format in the Archives up through 2011 (duplicates of many are available in the Syracuse University Libraries). Beginning in June 2012 masters candidates had the option of submitting electronically. Some theses from 2012 and 2013 and all from 2014-on are available for a fee at ProQuest.

Senior Theses

Senior theses have not been microfilmed and are available only in original paper format in the Archives.