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Organization and Arrangement
Title: David Pablo Boder Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1938-1957
Collection number: 1238
Creator: Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961
38 boxes (19.0 linear ft.)
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.
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[Identification of item], David Pablo Boder Papers (Collection 1238). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
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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
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:
- Work on displaced persons (Boxes 1-16).
- Psychological Museum (Boxes 17-20).
- Professional correspondence (Boxes 21-24).
- Writings by and about Boder (Boxes 25-26).
- Research maerial (Boxes 27-30).
- Tests (Boxes 31-34).
- Non-print material (Boxes 35-38).
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.).
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Research.
Topical autobiographies of displaced people: recorded verbatim in displaced persons camps: with a psychological and anthropological
/ by David P. Boder. 16 vol. [Chicago?: The author?], c. 1950-1957. Available at UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library.