Answered By: Archives Reference Staff
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017     Views: 18

Start with HOLLIS

·         Most theses held by the Archives are cataloged in HOLLIS

·         Search by author, title, keyword, name of academic department and/or date with the phrase “honors theses”

·         As an example, you can consider trying a key word search in combination with the following words: “honors theses” economics

honors theses” “social studies” 2015

·         Make a note of the Archives call number found in “Locations & Availability” or in the headings of recent HOLLIS records

·         Examples of call numbers: HU 92.2010.50 or Accession 19419 or Accession 2016.437


Access to original paper copies

·         Undergraduate theses can be consulted in the Archives Reading Room (In-Library Use Only)

         o      Contact the Archives reference staff at  with your request; provide call                   number and/or HOLLIS number.

         o      “Locations & Availability” tab in HOLLIS will provide the Archives call number

         o       Theses marked with location “OFFSITE STORAGE” need to be requested in advance

         o       See Planning a Visit for more information


Ordering copies of undergraduate honors theses

·         Per University policy, copying of theses requires the written permission of the author for a period of five years after thesis is submitted

·         Copies of older undergraduate theses can be ordered from the Harvard Library Imaging Services department

         o      Start the process by registering for an account with Imaging Services

         o      When your account is in place, go to “Request for Photoduplication” under “New Requests” in the left                   column menu

         o      Complete the online order form, including the call number and/or HOLLIS number fields

         o      When you submit the online order form, Imaging Services staff will reply with cost and delivery                   information.

         o      If you have any questions about this online ordering process, please contact Imaging Services staff                   directly

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