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Pacific University Dissertations and Theses Collection

Identifier: RG-5-275

Scope and Contents

This collection includes print copies of Pacific University dissertations and theses, created by students who were in graduate-level programs between about 1940-2010. These dissertations and theses were digitized in 2012-2013 and are available electronically. Individual records for each digitized thesis and dissertation are located in the Pacific University Library catalog. The original print versions in this collection are being kept as archival copies. During the digitization process, the print copies were disbound and placed into boxes.


  • 1940-2010


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


75 Cubic Feet (75 boxes (Approximately 2500 volumes))

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The collections are separated into series by school (for example, Optometry). Within each school's series, the theses and dissertation are in alphabetical order by author. The order in the boxes should match the original shelf order, which was classified by call number.


In archives storage.


No accruals are expected. After 2010, dissertations and theses were submitted electronically, with the exception of the Masters of Fine Arts Program.


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Finding aid written in English.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

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