Legacy Open Access Electronic Theses and Dissertations (1957-2011)



This collection houses the digitized versions of print Master's theses written by CSUN's graduate students between the years of 1957-2010. The collection is primarily open access between the years 1957-1988 due to the nature of copyright laws in effect prior to March, 1989. Theses published during this time without (c) symbols and not registered with the US Copyright Office became part of the public domain.

Theses published post-March, 1989 are automatically copyrighted and do not fall into the public domain without specific licensing instructions (such as a Creative Commons license) provided by the copyright owners. For that reason, only some theses between the years of 1989-2010 will appear in this collection. The remainder will be housed in our partial-access collection. Only CSUN students and faculty and on-campus visitors will be allowed to access the collection.

We have endeavored to ensure that all open access theses are clear of copyright restrictions. However, should any issues related to copyright infringement exist, please contact Andrew Weiss at andrew.weiss@csun.edu.

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