Finding Aid for the Arthur S. Kling Collection1964-1998

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Arthur S. Kling Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1964-1998
Collection number: 438
Creator: Kling, Arthur S. 1929-1997
Extent: 2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library.Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences
Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
Abstract: This small collection contains Dr. Arthur S. Kling's basic biographical and professional information in a few textual documents. However, a visual history of his scientific work is well represented in photographs and over one thousand 35 mm slides. Contained are presentations of experimental data, materials for teaching and lectures, and many pictures of non-human primates, who were his main experimental subjects. There are also many slides from Dr. Kling's extensive travels in Africa and Europe, unfortunately not identified for place.
Physical location: Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF)
Language of Material: Collection materials inEnglish

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights in the physical objects belong to the UCLA Biomedical Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish if the Biomedical Library does not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arthur S. Kling Collection, 438, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the UCLA Neuroscience History Archives by Dr. Kling's home department in 1997, which subsequently transferred it to the UCLA Biomedical Library; obituaries were added in 1998.

Biography

Arthur (Art) S. Kling, M.D., was born in Chicago, IL, received a B.S. from Brookfield Zoo in Biology, and the M.D. degree from the University of Utrecht, Holland. He interned and did his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago. After positions at Michael Reese and the University of Illinois, Chicago, he moved to Rutgers Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, in 1968 and remained there for twelve years.
In 1980 Dr. Kling became Chief, Psychiatry Services, at the Veterans Service Administration Medical Center, Sepulveda, CA, served as Chief of Staff there from 1984 to 1986, and subsequently as Chief of Psychiatry Service until his death in 1997. He was also appointed Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, and served as the Department's Vice Chairman in 1980 and Assistant Dean of the School of Medicine, 1984-1986. Dr. Kling was also a member of the UCLA Brain Research Institute.
In addition to his ongoing teaching and administrative duties, Dr. Kling always maintained an active research program, focused on the interaction of brain activity and social behavior. His subjects were mainly nonhuman primates, and much of the work was performed in the field in Africa and other locations. He was lauded for contributions to the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience, and primatology.

Scope and Content

The collection is organized into the following series:
  • Series 1. Printed Material. 5 folders
  • Series 2. Photographs. 5 folders
  • Series 3. Slides. 15 folders (circa 1000 slides)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Kling, Arthur S., 1929-1997 - Archives
Behavior
Primates


Container List

 

Series 1. Printed Material

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 1, Folder 1

Obituaries. 1997-1998

Scope and Content Note

photocopies: "Archives of General Psychiatry", 55(12):1144, 1998; "American Journal of Primatology 44(3):227-230, 1998; short clipping, "LA Times", 1979
Box 1, Folder 2

Curriculum vitae. 1996

Scope and Content Note

biographical information, professional experience, list of 130 publications and 35 selected presentations
Box 1, Folder 3

Academic documents. 1995-1996

Scope and Content Note

appointment as Vice Chair, UCLA Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (1995, 1996); application for clinical privileges in Psychiatry Service, Sepulveda VA (1996); student evaluation of teaching activities (1995-6)
Box 1, Folder 4

Reprints. 1994-1996

Scope and Content Note

four reprints or photocopies
Box 1, Folder 5

Monkey experiments, temporal cortex lesions. undated

Scope and Content Note

graphs of experimental results for six monkeys; schematic of electrode and lesion placement for three monkeys

Note

see snapshots in Box I, Folder 7
 

Series 2. Photographs

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 1, Folder 6

Personal photographs. 1970s-1980s, undated

Scope and Content Note

headshot of Dr. Kling; snapshots of Kling, colleagues, and family, none identified
Box 1, Folder 7

Monkey photographs. undated

Physical Description: 3.5 x 5", color

Scope and Content Note

caged moneys, and dead snake used as an experimental stimulus
Box 1, Folder 8

Chimpanzee photographs. undated

Physical Description: 1 of 3; 5 x 7", black & white

Scope and Content Note

circa 60 photographs of free-ranging and caged chimpanzees, and of other wildlife [one shows Dr. Kling]

Note

circa half the prints are tagged ""Photograph by Kenneth C. Rice, Rutgers Medical School"
Box 1, Folder 9

Chimpanzee photographs. circa 1977

Physical Description: 2 of 3; 8 x 10", black & white

Scope and Content Note

some reproductions from a published source; two pages of cryptic hand-written notes about the chimpanzees and their keep
Box 1, Folder 10

Chimpanzee photographs. 1972, undated

Physical Description: 3 of 3; 3.5 x 5" color, black & white

Scope and Content Note

circa 40 snapshots of chimpanzees in a large outdoor fenced landscape
 

Series 3. Slides

Physical Description: 15 folders (circa 1270 slides)
 

Subseries 1. Animal Research Data.

Box 1, Folder 11

Monkey behavior - observational studies. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

data tables and graphs, some text slides; intact and brain-lesioned subjects; emphasis on amygdala and temporal lobe lesions

Note

circa 100 slides
Box 1, Folder 12

Monkey behavior - electrophysiological studies. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

mainly graphs

Note

circa 85 slides
Box 1, Folder 13

Monkey behavior - physiological studies. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

endocrines, neurotransmitters, THA, etc.

Note

circa 100 slides
 

Series 3. Slides.

 

Subseries 2. Human Research and Clinical Care.

Box 1, Folder 14

Slides for testing human emotional empathy, object identification, language comprehension. undated, 1981

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

faces, objects, and many English words and phrases

Note

circa 270 slides
Box 1, Folder 15

THA (Tacrine) in Alzheimer's Disease. 1980-1992

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

16 data slides of Dr. Kling's work with THA in animals; 32 slides of partial correspondence, newspaper and journal articles, and conference presentations dealing mainly with other investigators' THA results with Alzheimer patients
Box 2, Folder 1

Schizophrenia. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

variety of data: family history, physiology, endocrinology, EEG

Note

36 slides
Box 2, Folder 2

Humans - miscellaneous. 1982, undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

includes MRI and fMRI

Note

44 slides
 

Subseries 3. Other Scientific Material.

Box 2, Folder 3

Brain anatomy - drawings. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

regions, pathways, ablation areas

Note

circa 70 slides
Box 2, Folder 4

Brain physiology - drawings. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

pathways, secretions, of hormones, neurotransmitters, etc.

Note

15 slides
Box 2, Folder 5

Brain visualizations. 1973-1980, undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

tissue slices, cross sections, whole brain

Note

circa 60 slides
 

Series 3. Slides

Physical Description: 15 folders (circa 1270 slides)
 

Subseries 4. Monkeys and Chimpanzees.

Box 2, Folder 6

Free ranging, caged, and corralled animals. 1964-1987

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Note

circa 120 slides
Box 2, Folder 7

Implanted monkeys. 1979, undated

Note

17 slides
 

Series 3. Slides.

 

Subseries 5. Travel & Miscellaneous.

Box 2, Folder 8

Travel slides. 1968-1989

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

sorted by date, but locations unidentified; most slides from a 1981 trip, many from 1975, others scattered in time

Note

almost 300 slides
Box 2, Folder 9

Portraits and illustrations. undated

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

portraits of eminent scientists and groups; copies of old illustrations; cartoons

Note

23 slides
Box 2, Folder 10

Staff and office. 1989

Physical Description: 35 mm slides

Scope and Content Note

snapshots of people, offices, buildings; Dr. Kling at his desk

Note

20 slides