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Thomas F. O'Dea photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 225

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Thomas O'Dea, the Joseph Smith monument in Sharon, Vermont, the Kirtland Temple, the Joseph Smith fireplace, and the King Saud of Saudi Arabia. Dated approximately 1930-1979.


  • approximately 1930-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Thomas F. O'Dea was a sociologist, author and teacher, 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.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Materials donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by the University of California Santa Barbara in 1984.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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


Photographs (Photograph Archives)


See also Thomas F. O'Dea papers, MSS 1417.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; June 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preservation.

Register of Thomas F. O'Dea photographs
Under Revision
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