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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2020     Views: 1244

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the reading room at Special Collections, Firestone is closed until further notice. The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library Reading Room is now closed for renovation, though due to COVID-19, the timeline of the renovation may change. 

While our services are limited and evolving, we will do our best to assist our researchers remotely. At this time, we do not have access to the collections, and therefore we cannot complete digitization requests or answer questions that require us to reference the physical materials. We have included some resources below that may assist you in your research, and we encourage you to reach out to us with questions, concerns, or comments. We appreciate your patience. 

 Please contact Special Collections staff with questions or concerns via the Ask a Question form on our website.

If the senior thesis has been digitized, we can provide access to it and can fulfill requested orders. Please follow the directions below for determining if there is a digitized copy available in DataSpace.


The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is the central repository for Princeton University senior theses. 

You can search for a thesis in the Princeton University digital repository, DataSpace, or through the Library Catalog.

  • Use the Catalog to request theses from 1924-2012 
    • Many of these theses are of a paper or microfiche format and will probably need to be viewed at Mudd Library. You can check to see if they've already been digitized on Dataspace before requesting them through the Catalog.
  • Use Dataspace for theses from 2013-present
    • The majority of these theses are available for view and download through DataSpace for those connected to the University network, though some are walk-in access only.
    • If you are not affiliated with the University (i.e. cannot connect to the Princeton network), you may visit us in person to view the item or wait until our digitization services have resumed in June 2020 to request it to be digitized.

Check out our LibGuide for more detailed information on searching, browsing, and requesting theses.