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John Joseph O'Connor Papers

Identifier: GTM-821020

Scope and Contents

Collection primarily consists of manuscripts and notes pertaining to O'Connor's work on the faculty of the Georgetown University History Department. Includes printed source material relating to interracial justice and European history.

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  • 1949 - 1967

Conditions Governing Access

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Biographical / Historical

John Joseph O’Connor, born November 9, 1904, in Washington, D.C., was a long-time student of Georgetown University beginning with earning an A.B. in 1926 through a PhD in 1936. He was on the faculty of the History Department from 1927 to 1936 and again from 1945 to 1966. O’Connor was a co-founder and president of the Catholic Interracial Council and served as chairman of the National Conference for Interracial Justice.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred via Emmet Curran, Georgetown University History Department, 1982.

John Joseph O'Connor Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057