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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.


  • approximately 1930-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Thomas F. O'Dea photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

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.


22 photographs

1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)



Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dr. Janet O'Dea, R. M. Packard, University of California Santa Barbara.


Photographs (Photograph Archives)


See also other O'Dea papers, MSS 1417.
Register of Thomas F. O'Dea photographs
Abe Austin
2012 February 23
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States