Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Apr 26, 2017     Views: 1039

All theses held by the library should be cataloged in HOLLIS. Many can be accessed via ProQuest Dissertations and Theses or DASH, Harvard's open access repository. (See below for links to ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database)

The Harvard University Archives generally retains all PhD dissertations, Bowdoin Prize winning graduate essays,  and undergraduate honors theses (i.e. Hoopes Prize winners) produced at the Harvard College.

The Archives collects many master’s theses as well, including those for A.L.M. (Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies) degrees and some A.M. (Master of Arts) degrees.

Theses and dissertations produced at the professional schools tend to be archived at the libraries and archives for those schools.

If you can’t find a thesis in one of the places listed here, consider contact the University Archives or the appropriate library or academic department directly.


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