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Florida State University ETD Form Files

Identifier: MSS 2009-007

Scope and Contents

These forms include the Research Approval Form, Outside Committee Member Report (also called University Representative Doctoral Defense Reports), Final Degree Clearance Form, Student Information Form, ETD Access Agreement Form, and Signature Page.


  • Created: 1972-

Conditions Governing Access

Since these records are covered by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), they are not open to the public without permission.

Conditions Governing Use

To request permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from the archives, please contact Heritage & University Archives, Florida State University Libraries, Tallahassee, Florida. Researchers must obtain separate permission from the copyright holders of material held within University Archives collections for which the institution does not hold copyright.

Biographical or Historical Information

Beginning in 2003, Florida State University graduate students were required to submit Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, and Doctoral Treatises electronically, and the FSU Graduate School began archiving these ETD forms and documentation.


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Arrangement Note

The ETD Forms are arranged first, chronologically by semester, then by record type. Within the folders, all forms are arranged alphabetically by student; only the Final Degree Clearance Form folders are arranged by college, then by last name of student.

Custodial History

Upon graduation each semester, the FSU Manuscript Clearance Advisor scans in all ETD forms and documentation into PDF format. The PDF copies of these forms are uploaded to the Graduate School Office Shared Drive.

Method of Acquisition

Jack Tyndall, Florida State University (FSU) Graduate School Manuscript Clearance Advisor, transferred the Electronic Dissertation and Thesis (ETD) Form Files to Special Collections in Spring 2009.

Processing Information

The first accession of ETD forms were processed in May 2009 by Burt Altman. Accruals are sent to Special Collections periodically.

Florida State University ETD Form Files
Burt Altman
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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