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Senior Theses

Use of Senior Theses

  • The theses are cataloged in the Libraries online catalog and are housed in the annex.
  • To find a senior thesis in the catalog you can search by author or title if you know them. If you only know part of the title try an advanced search with a word you know in "keyword" and limit the location to "Archive/SpecColl (Thesis)."
  • To request a thesis, contact the Archives and Special Collections Library staff. If you make a request before 1:30 p.m., the thesis should be available the next business day (M-F). You will receive an email when your thesis has arrived.
  • Members of the Vassar community (students, faculty, staff and administrators) may view theses in the Archives and Special Collections Library.
  • Copying of theses, in whole or in part, requires permission of the author. It is the researcher's responsibility to contact the author and gain that permission.
  • Researchers outside of the Vassar community (including alumnae/i) must receive the permission of the author to view or copy theses.

Transfer of Senior Theses

  • All theses transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Library will be accessible according to the policies above.
  • Departments who would like to transfer some or all of their senior theses should first contact the Archives and Special Collections Library staff.
  • You will then be asked to fill out a Records Transfer Form.
  • Once your form has been received, you can fill out a work order to have Buildings and Grounds transfer the materials to the Library for cataloging.