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Finding Aid for the David Pablo Boder Papers, 1938-1957
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David Pablo Boder Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1957
    Collection number: 1238
    Creator: Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961
    Extent: 38 boxes (19.0 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: David P. Boder (1886-1961) was a psychology professor at the Lewis Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology) (1927-52), the trustee and executive director of the Psychological Museum in Chicago (1937-57), and the psychological consultant with the war training program of IIT during World War II. He collected interviews with displaced persons in camps of France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany and studied victims of the Kansas City Flood (1951). In 1952, Boder became a research associate in psychology at UCLA. The collection consists of correspondence, transcripts, manuscripts and printed items related to Boder's research on displaced persons, and materials related to his tenure as the Director of the Psychological Museum in Chicago.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. 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 where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Library Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Pablo Boder Papers (Collection 1238). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 709412 

    Biography

    Boder was born in Libau, Latvia, November 9, 1886; educated at Teachers College, Vilna, Lithuania, the University of Leipzig (was briefly a student of Wilhelm Wundt), and the Psycho-Neurological Institute of St. Petersburg, 1907-12; MA, University of Chicago, 1927; Ph.D, Northwestern University, 1934; was professor of psychology, National University of Mexico while also director of psychological research and services at Penal Institutions, Federal District of Mexico, 1921-25; immigrated to U.S., 1926; married Dr. Dora Neveloff, 1925; staff psychologist, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1927-33; instructor and professor, Lewis Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology), 1927-52; head, Department of psychology and philosophy, Lewis Institute, 1935-40; trustee and executive director of Psychological Museum, Chicago, 1937-57; psychological consultant with war training program of IIT during World War II; collected interviews with displaced persons in camps of France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany; studied victims of Kansas City Flood, 1951; Director of Psychology and Research, Department of Mental Hygiene, Chicago Board of Health; participant in organization of Mental Hygiene Clinic, Ida B. Wells Public-Housing Project, May-October 1952; became research associate in psychology, UCLA, 1952; fellow, American Psychological Association; died December 18, 1961.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, transcripts, manuscripts and printed items related to Boder's research on displaced persons. Includes materials related to his tenure as Director of the Psychological Museum in Chicago as well as his involvement with other professional interests.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Work on displaced persons (Boxes 1-16).
    2. Psychological Museum (Boxes 17-20).
    3. Professional correspondence (Boxes 21-24).
    4. Writings by and about Boder (Boxes 25-26).
    5. Research maerial (Boxes 27-30).
    6. Tests (Boxes 31-34).
    7. Non-print material (Boxes 35-38).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961--Archives.
    Psychological Museum (Chicago, Ill.).
    Psychologists--Archival resources.
    Refugees--Research.
    World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Research.

    Related Material

    Topical autobiographies of displaced people: recorded verbatim in displaced persons camps: with a psychological and anthropological analysis / by David P. Boder. 16 vol. [Chicago?: The author?], c. 1950-1957. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.