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Osgood, Cornelius, 1905-1985



  • Existence: 1905 - 1985

Cornelius Osgood was born in Winchester, Massachusetts, on March 20, 1905. He attended the University of Chicago, attaining the degree of Ph.B. in 1927 and Ph.D. in 1930. He married Harriett Ellen Keeney on September 25, 1930. The couple had two daughters before Harriett's death in 1962. On December 23, 1963, Osgood remarried, to Soo Sui-ling. Osgood was an ethnologist who worked as curator at various museums throughout the country, including the Yale Peabody Museum. He also authored several books about East Asia. Cornelius Osgood died on January 6, 1985.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Note from his students, 1953

 Part of Collection — Box: 14, Folder: GROUP 283, F-1
Call Number: YCAL MSS MISC
Scope and Contents: Brief ANS expressing appreciation, dated "Inauguration Day," 1953, and signed by six students.
Dates: 1953

Cornelius Osgood Archives

Call Number: ANTAR.000002
Overview: A portion of the archives of Cornelius Osgood, accumulated during his time at Yale.
Dates: 1934-1973

Cornelius Osgood papers

Call Number: MS 1366
Overview: The papers consist of chapter drafts of Fallen Leaves written by Cornelius Osgood. The additional material consist of photographs taken by Cornelius Osgood during his career as an ethnologist.
Dates: 1927-1983