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Guide to the Frank Hurburt O'Hara Papers 1923-1938

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O'Hara, Frank Hurburt. Papers




.1 linear ft. (1 folder)


Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Frank Hurburt O'Hara, teacher, author. The Frank Hurburt O'Hara Papers consist of photocopies of three letters written by O'Hara.

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When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: O'Hara, Frank Hurburt. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Frank Hurburt O'Hara was born in 1888, Berrien Springs, Michigan to Thomas O'Hara and Mary Barratt O'Hara. He graduated from Chaffee-Noble School of Detroit in 1909, and completed post-graduate work there in 1911. O'Hara received a Ph.B. from the University of Chicago in 1915. He was also awarded an L.L.D. by Shorter College in 1962.

O'Hara became an instructor at the University of Chicago in 1917, and associate professor in 1924. He also served as Director of Undergraduate Activities (1924-1927) and Director of Drama (1927-1938). O'Hara retired from the University of Chicago in 1953.

O'Hara has written multiple books, including The University of Chicago: An Official Guide (1928), Today in American Drama (1939), as well as, A Handbook of Drama (1938), and Invitation to the Theatre (1951)-both with Margueritte Harmon Bro.

Frank Hurburt O'Hara died in Phoenix, Arizona on October 8, 1965.

Scope Note

The Frank Hurburt O'Hara Papers consist of copies of three letters written by O'Hara.

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Box 1   Folder 1


  • Frank O'Hara to Edgar Goodspeed, (photocopy) May 15, 1938
  • Frank O'Hara to Mrs. Edgar Goodspeed, (photocopy) December 19, 1934
  • Frank O'Hara to Harriet Monroe, (photocopy) November 20, 1923