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O'Brien, Herbert Sheldon, 1893-1982



  • Existence: March 31, 1893 - December 20, 1982

Biographical Information

Herbert S. "Irish" O'Brien graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1915 and an advanced Civil Engineer qualification in 1919. As a student, O'Brien was a star football player, serving as team captain during his senior year. He was president of the class of 1915 and took an active role in organizing class reunions and communicating with classmates.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Class of 1915 photo album

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 260
Scope and Contents The Class of 1915 photo album (1912-1915; 0.10 cubic feet) documents class activities and Greek events of the Class of 1915, including the Tank Scrap and Greek house parties. Photographs of campus scenery and buildings are included (Fowler Hall, Physics Building). Of particular interest may be the documentation of the 1913 flood in the Lafayette area. Some of the photographs identify class members through hand-written notes on photographs and captions. The album is believed to have been...
Dates: 1912 - 1939; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1915