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George A. O'Brien essay, 1999

Identifier: 038.01.22

"Recollections of I.I.T - Class of 1949" by George A. O'Brien, an essay recalling his student experiences at Illinois Institute of Technology. The topics discussed include: "Lucky Sixty" early admission program, Army Student Training and Reserve Officer Training programs, Tech News, Chapin Hall, student life, Bronzeville, the Honor System, blue books (quiz books), test taking, fraternities, the Chicago stockyards, S. I. Hayakawa, E. Gately, Machinery Hall, Marvin Camras, Lenox Lohr.


  • Creation: 1999


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Item

Biographical Note

George A. O'Brien was admitted to Illinois Institute of Technology in 1942 in the experimental early admission program. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1943 and later returned to IIT to finish his academic program receiving a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1949.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Was formerly 2000.018.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 5/9/2000

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