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George A. O'Brien essay, 2009

Identifier: 038.01.23

Essay (4 pp.), "The Tale of the 'Lucky 60,'" describing an Illinois Institute of Technology program of the early 1940s in which sixty bright high school juniors were taught the rudiments of a high school senior's education in two months, after which the students were enrolled as freshmen at Illinois Institute of Technology in the following fall.


  • 2009


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Item

Biographical Note

George A. O'Brien entered 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 an B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1949.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2009.017


Mindy Pugh 11/20/2009

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