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Thompson, William H.


William H. Thompson graduated from the University of Omaha in 1917. He later returned to OU as a psychology professor. When the Department of Philosophy and Psychology was first established in 1931-1932, Thompson served as the first chair. He also served as director of the Child Study Service (established 1937) for Omaha Public Schools and president of the OU Alumni Association. Finally, he served as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1942 until his retirement in May 1960. The William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center is named for him and his wife.


"Alumni to Honor Dean Thompson." Gateway (Omaha, NE). May 20, 1960.

"Psychology to Stress Industry, Education." Gateway (Omaha, NE). May 9, 1960.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diploma and Retirement Proclamation of William H. Thompson, 1917, 1960

 File — Box: Awards [7]
Scope and Contents The diploma of William H. Thompson when he graduated from the University of Omaha in 1917 and a retirement proclamation signed by the faculty when Thompson, Dean of Arts and Sciences, retired from the university in 1960.

Honorary Doctor of Law awarded to William H. Thompson by the Municipal University of Omaha, June 6, 1960

 Item — Box: Awards [6]
Scope and Contents The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present. The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.The bulk of this collection has not yet been...