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Harold P. Thomas and Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0067
The material here is primarily personal and includes fragmentary correspondence from Springfield, Mass., and Lehigh University, and Bethlehem, Pa., involvements. There are a number of letters from Harold to his parents, from his parents to Harold, from Louise to Harold, and from Harold to Louise, all while he was in the service. There is a great deal of material about David: his baby books, a diary of his life that his mother kept, and many formal pictures and snapshots of David, as well as Harold and Louise.
Scope and Contents The material came to Lehigh in 1991 from a niece, Lynn Moody Igoe, from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, through her mother, Frances Johnson Moody, of Hickory, North Carolina, one of Louise's younger sisters.

Dates

  • 1917 - 1970

Creator

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Overview

The material here is primarily personal and includes fragmentary correspondence from Springfield, Mass., and Lehigh University, and Bethlehem, Pa., involvements. There is a great deal of material about David: his baby books, a diary of his life that his mother kept, and many formal pictures and snapshots of him, as well as Harold and Louise.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Thomas grew up in Bay City, Michigan, son of a clergyman and member of a distinguished American family. He married Louise Johnson of Indianapolis in 1917. Their son David, was born in 1929 and died, in a private airplane crash, in 1950. He was graduated from Colgate University in 1918, and received MA and EdD degrees from Harvard in 1926 and 1932. He was the superintendent of schools in Springfield, Mass. for several years and became head of the Dept. of Education at Lehigh University in 1932, serving until his retirement in 1962. He served overseas in the U.S. Army during World War I and World War II, retiring as a full colonel.

Arrangement

Material is arranged by format.

Separated Materials

Other material concerning earlier generations of this family is at Michigan State University Library.
Title
Harold P. Thomas and Family Papers
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2004-08-19

Revision Statements

  • 2012-03-22: Finding aid information revised March 22, 2012- revised by Arielle Willett

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

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