Virtual Tour - Master's Thesis Collection

    

The Shapiro Science Library manages an archival repository of over 2,900 Master’s theses from selected University of Michigan science departments dating back to the 1920s. Most materials relate to disciplines associated with the School of Natural Resources & Environment and the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, though the collection does not contain complete runs from any one school or department and does contain limited representation from other campus departments. In addition to Master’s theses, the collection includes documents submitted in lieu of Master’s theses for a degree requirement, such as scholarly articles submitted for publication, Master’s projects, and practica.

 In many instances, Master’s theses in our collection are the only known cataloged copies in existence. These unique holdings are considered archival, and access is restricted to Library use only. (Whenever the library owns more than one copy of a thesis, the second copy will circulate).

To improve future access to these materials, the library has begun a digitization project. Details related to the eventual storage of and access to these materials are still being worked out. All archival materials in the Science Master's Thesis collection have been relocated to the Buhr Remote Shelving Facility for digitization preparation.

Materials awaiting digitization may be accessed in-person at the Buhr Remote Shelving Facility. Self-service scanning and photocopy services are available at Buhr.

We regret that at any point in time during the digitization project a large number of theses from this collection may be unavailable at any location, for periods of up to a year. This page will be updated periodically with progress reports as more information becomes available. Please send any questions about access to this collection, as well as inquiries about the digitization project, to Lori Tschirhart, Librarian for Natural Resources & Environment and Earth & Environmental Sciences.

Date Status
11/30/2011 Shapiro Science Master's Theses Archival Collection items with first author names of Aagaard-Aulick have been sent to the Digital Conversion Unit and will be unavailable for approximately one year.
2/2/2012 Shapiro Science Master's Theses Archival Collection items with first author names of Axelrod-Berg have been sent to the Digital Conversion Unit and will be unavailable for approximately one year.
2/8/2012 Shapiro Science Master's Theses Archival Collection items with first author names of Bergelin- Brachfeld have been sent to the Digital Conversion Unit and will be unavailable for approximately one year.
3/13/2012 Shapiro Science Master's Theses Archival Collection items with first author names of Bradley-Burger have been sent to the Digital Conversion Unit and will be unavailable for approximately one year.
9/28/2012 Shapiro Science Master's Theses Archival Collection items with first author names of Burgess-Christensen have been sent to the Digital Conversion Unit and will be unavailable for approximately one year.

 

 

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