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Senior Honors Theses
Scope and Contents
Some theses may be under an embargo and not available online until the end of the embargo period.
- Majority of material found within 1960 -- 2014
- 1929 -- 2015
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
2.45 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
715 Digital Object(s)
Biographical / Historical
The distinction of honors in the undergraduate curriculum existed as early at 1877, both for "in course" achievement and "Special Honors" work. Departments had varying requirements and criteria for awarding honors. In 1957 a Committee on Honors was established to systematize rules for awarding Honors in both in course and Special Honors programs. By the 1960s it was common for many departments, at least in the humanities, to require a thesis for honors consideration, and the undergraduate honors thesis program was administered by the office of the Dean of the College.
In 2009, the Digital Collections and Archives started transitioning to collecting honors theses in digital form. In 2014, the Digital Collections and Archives started accepting honors theses by deposit through the Samvera administrative interface, MIRA. For Arts, Sciences, and Engineering students, supervising advisers are asked to confirm that thesis submissions were awarded honors.
As of February 2016, theses and qualifying papers are cataloged by Tisch Library and are searchable in the Tufts University Library Catalog. DCA remains the permanent steward, but this finding aid is no longer updated with new accessions.