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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 12 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas O'Dea writings and lectures, 1946-1974

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1417 Series 4
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: 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.Thomas O'Dea taught at five universities during his career. With each move it seems that these papers were pared down. The major exception to this is an extensive set of notes and interviews...
Dates: Other: 1946-1974

Writings of authors other than O'Dea, 1943-1972

 Series
Identifier: MSS 1417 Series 8
Scope and Contents note From the Collection: 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.Thomas O'Dea taught at five universities during his career. With each move it seems that these papers were pared down. The major exception to this is an extensive set of notes and interviews...
Dates: Other: 1943-1972