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George A. O'Brien essay, 1999

Identifier: 038.01.22
Description of the Collection

"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.

Dates: 1999

George A. O'Brien essay, 2009

Identifier: 038.01.23
Description of the Collection

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.

Dates: 2009

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