The thesis is a central requirement of the program. The theses that have been completed are:
72. “The Work of Archives in the Age of Audio Reproduction: Archival Theory and Recorded Sound,” (by David Cuthbert), 2016.
71. “Medical Records Redefined: The Value of the Archival Record in Medical Research,” (by Natalie Vielfaure), 2015.
70. “Archival Foote-steps: The Lewis B. Foote First World War Photographs and Approaches to Digital Exhibitions,” (by Danna Slessor-Cobb), 2015.
69. “Acute Condition? Exploring the Status of Corporate Archives in Canadian Hospitals,” (by Emma Claire Prescott), 2014.
68. “A Canadian Traveller’s Tale: Lillian B. Allen and Documenting Travel, 1927-1979,” (by Tara Sadler), 2014.
67. “Information Oversight: Archives And Recordkeeping Practices In Manitoba Municipalities,” (by Andrea Martin), 2014.
66. “From Scattering Seeds to Planting Rows: Bringing in New Academic Researchers to University Archives,” (by Jeanette Lynn Mockford), 2013.
65. “Reading Behind the Lines: Archiving the Canadian News Media Record,” (by Josephine Sallis), 2013.
63. “The Interactive Archives: Social Media and Outreach,” (by Joan Marguerite Sinclair), 2012.
62. “Outreach in the Academic Community: Enhancing the Teaching Role of University Archives,” (by Bryan Bance), 2012.
61. "The Archival Web: Contextual Authority Files and the Representation of Institutional Textual Documents in Online Description," (by Madeleine McLuhan-Myers), 2012.
59. “Why Does It Take So Long? Implementing Electronic Records Programs at Universities.” (by Guillermo Fiebelkorn), 2012.
58. "Getting Personal: Confronting the Challenges of Archiving Personal Records in a Digital Age," (by Jordan Bass), 2012.
57. "Diplomatic Records, Archival Description, and the Canadian Department of External Affairs in the 1920s," (by Anna Shumilak), 2012.
56. "Adding Gender to the Archival Contextual Turn: The Rocky Mountain Photographic Records of Mary Schäffer Warren," (by Jennifer Rutkair), 2011.
55. "Filling Up the House: Building an Appraisal Strategy for Curling Archives in Manitoba," (by Allan Neyedly), 2011.
53. "The Archival Eye: New Ways for Archivists to Look at and Describe Photographs," (by Ian Keenan), 2011.
52. "Hitting the Right Note: Developing an Archival Appraisal Strategy for Musicking Records in Manitoba" (by Carmen Lowe), 2010.
51. "Participatory Archiving: Exploring a Collaborative Approach to Aboriginal Societal Provenance" (by Michelle Rydz), 2010.
49. "Archives and Human Rights: Lessons from the Heiner Affair" (by Jonathan Nordland), 2010.
48. "Archives as a Cornerstone of Community Growth: Developing Community Archives in Brandon, Manitoba" (by Ian Richards), 2009.
47. "The Creation of Pictorial Order: Developing a Records Management System for Manitoba Hydro Corporate Photographs" (by Jenara Franklin), 2009.
46. "Reconnecting Mind and Matter: Materiality in Archival Theory and Practice" (by Ala Rekrut), 2009.
45. "Toward the Archives of Archives: The New Archival History, Accountability, and the Documentation of Archival Appraisal" (by Christy Morgan Henry), 2009.
39."The Art of Description: Finding a Place for Works of Art in Archival Descriptive Standards and Practice" (by Blythe Koreen), 2006
38.“Franco-Manitoban Memory Online: ‘Au pays de Riel’ as a Case Study in Archival Public Programming”(by Diane Boyd), 2006
36."Organizations, Organizational Theory, and Archival Appraisal Theory” (by Paula Warsaba), 2006
34.“Becoming Digital: The Challenges of Archiving Digital Photographs” (by Karen Simonson), 2006
33."Rethinking Archival Appraisal: Macroappraisal as a Technology for Cities" (by Cynthia Kent), 2005.
32."Archives in the Classroom: Reaching Out to Younger Canadians Through Archival Documents" (by Heather Pitcher), 2005
31."Writing Wrongs: Archival Theory, Therapeutic Writing, and the Proposed Child Abuse Survivor Archive at the University of Manitoba" (by Julianna Trivers), 2005.
30."'Every Requisite Information': Contextual Provenance in the Records of the Commissioner's Office of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1884-1910." (by Lisa Friesen), 2005.
29."Archives, Historical Climate Records, and the Climate Observations of Thomas Corcoran, Hudson's Bay Company, 1827-1841" (by Martin Comeau), 2005.
27."Coming of Age: Specialized Public Programming for Older Canadians" (by Crista Bradley), 2005.
25."Toward the New Genealogy: Genealogical Research in Archives and the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society,
1969-2004" (by Christie Woods), 2004.
24."A History of the City of Regina Archives, 1929-2004" (by Carey Isaak), 2004
23."Collecting Our Thoughts and Re-Collecting Our Stories: The Collection of Personal Records in Archival Institutions" (by Leah Sander), 2004
22."La situation des archives de communautés religieuses: Le cas des Soeurs Grises du Manitoba" (by Jacinthe Duval), 2004
3."Memos and Minutes: Arnold Heeney, the Cabinet War Committee and the Establishment of the Canadian Cabinet Secretariat During the Second World War" (by Brian Masschaele), 1995
2."An Archival Administrative History of the Northern Stores Department, Hudson's Bay Company, 1959-1987" (by Geraldine Alton Harris), 1994
1."'Custodians of a Great Inheritance': An Account of the Making of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, 1920-1974" (by Deidre Simmons), 1994
Theses in Progress
Other thesis research under way includes the following topics: archives and Aboriginal rights in Canada (the role of Walter Rudnicki); the archives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; rethinking appraisal and public programming and democratizing archives for the digital age; the ideas of Canadian archivist Hugh A. Taylor; community archives; the archives of disability; medical uses of archives; digital archives preservation; Canadian Catholic archives; the archival photographs of L. B. Foote; and the animation archives of Richard Condie.