The Master's Theses Collection contains nearly 3000 manuscripts from 1930 through the present. As part of the ongoing mission of Forsyth Library to provide top-notch service to FHSU students and faculty, FHSU Digital Collections has digitized the FHSU Graduate School's Master's Thesis Collection. Although these documents exist in printed form and are housed at Forsyth in both the general collection and the Archives, in order to facilitate access to them we placed them in our online database. Beginning in Fall 2009, in conjunction with the Graduate School's submission guidelines, students are required to provide an electronic version of their thesis. The benefit of adding theses to the database will be an increased exposure of the works to a wider audience of students and faculty at not only FHSU but also other institutions.
The current process for thesis submission outlined in the thesis guidelines will remain the same (i.e. submission of a paper copy for vetting, paying binding fees, submitting final copies on the thesis paper, and submitting the final signed committee page). However, beginning in the Fall 2009 Semester, the following items need to be submitted to the Graduate School after the thesis/field studen has been vetted and final copies printed:
1) Completion and signature of the electronic thesis/field study license agreement.
2) A copy of the thesis (in PDF format) burned to a CD.
3) Five (5) keywords for thesis/field study
The Graduate School will send released theses/field studies to the Forsyth Library Digital Collections Librarian for importation into Forsyth Library Digital Collections. Get the full document from the FHSU Graduate School here. Select Thesis and Field Study Guidelines option.
We restrict access to all Theses and Field Studies for which we do not have a signed license agreement. If you are the author of a restricted thesis or field study and would like to make it openly available, please complete page 6 of the Thesis and Field Study Guidelines and email it to email@example.com or mail it to Forsyth Library Digital Collections, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601.