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About: Geoffrey Blodgett

Geoffrey Blodgett (1931–2001, AB Oberlin 1953, PhD Harvard 1960) was the Robert S. Danforth Professor of History at Oberlin College. He taught at Oberlin from 1960 to 2000, where his specialties included American intellectual history, American political history, and the social history of American architecture. He wrote numerous articles on late nineteenth-century political history and early twentieth-century architecture as well as Oberlin history from 1833 through the 1990s. Professor Blodgett was the author of Oberlin Architecture, College and Town: A Guide to Its Social History (Kent State University Press, 1985). His last book, a biography of architect Cass Gilbert, who designed five of Oberlin’s buildings, was Cass Gilbert: The Early Years (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001).

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