Hello everyone. I wanted to let you know–even though you may not have ever had to find them–that if you are looking for the suppressed thesis projects, they have moved.
They are now being stored in first set of file cabinets in the back row of the MFA/thesis shelves, instead of the second. The second “dead end” cabinet did not have enough drawers with hanging folder rails to contain the incoming flow of projects that have been supressed by Graduate Department request.
Don’t worry if you haven’t known about these in the first place, because they are rarely pulled. The Graduate Department occasionally requests that a certain thesis not be included in the pool of thesis projects available to students. They might do this because the department feels that the project is not suitable for student reference, that the final project will be used for a business venture, or some other reason.
The catalog records for these projects are suppressed from view, and students or faculty must get permission from Debra in order to look at one. Because of their status, we only pull one of these if the requester is looking for a specific named project and has the library director’s permission.