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Thomas H. Osgood papers

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-17.103

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a cassette recording of a speech by Thomas H. Osgood (physicist) concerning his years with Ernest Rutherford as a research assistant, 1923-1925. The tape also contains an introduction on Osgood's academic career by Richard Schlegel. The recording was made on June 1, 1978.


  • Creation: 1978

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Thomas Harris Osgood was born April 6, 1900 in Louth, England to Frederick William Osgood and Annie Dewar Harris. He earned a M.A. (1921) and B. Sc. (1923) from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, a M.S. (1927) from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. (1927) from the University of Cambridge, England. In September 1941 he became a professor and chair of the Department of Physics at Michigan State College. Osgood also served as the Director of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences division (1946-1959), the Dean of the School of Advanced Graduate Studies (1950-1959), and the Director of the Abrams Planetarium (1964-1969). He retired in July 1969.

Osgood was married to Dorothy Marston Osgood, and together they had two children. He died October 15, 1992 in East Lansing, Michigan.


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Thomas H. Osgood Papers
3 Ready For Cataloging
M. Badgley Malone
July 2018
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US