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O'Dea, Thomas F.

 Person

biographical statement

Thomas F. O'Dea-sociologist, author and teacher-was born December 1, 1915, in Amsbury, Massachusetts. Historically, his life bridged the period from World War I to the Vietnam War. During his youth he attended Saint Joseph's Parochial School in Amsbury and Amsbury High School, after which he studied printing at Wentworth Institute in Boston. After serving in the United States Army Air Force during World War II, he entered Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude in 1949. He continued at Harvard, earning an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology, in 1951 and 1953 respectively.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas F. O'Dea papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1417
Abstract The Thomas O'Dea papers span the full breadth of his professional career. There are a few newspaper clippings and other papers concerning his activities as a young communist leader in 1940 but the substantial portion of the collection begins in the late 1940's with O'Dea's education at Harvard. The papers end in 1972.
Dates: 1929-1974

Thomas F. O'Dea photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 225
Scope and Contents 22 photographs of the Joseph Smith monument in Sharon, Vermont, the Kirtland Temple, the Joseph Smith fireplace, and King Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Dates: approximately 1930-1979