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Finding Aid for the Evelyn Caldwell Hooker Papers, 1910-1997
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Description
Evelyn Gentry (1907-1996) was born in North Platte, New England, and grew up near Sterling, Colorado. She joined the psychology faculty at UCLA University Extension in 1939. In 1954, she received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a comparative study of the pathology of homosexual and heterosexual males. In 1970, she retired from UCLA and began private practice as a psychotherapist. The collection consists of publications, manuscripts, correspondence, books, lectures and speeches, biographical materials, obituary and memorial tributes, diplomas and certificate, awards, appointment calendars, photographs, memorabilia, and the American Psychological Foundation 1991-93 annual report.
Background
Evelyn Gentry was born on September 2, 1907 in North Platte, New England, and grew up near Sterling, Colorado; awarded bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from University of Colorado; Ph.D in psychology, Johns Hopkins University; joined psychology faculty at UCLA University Extension in 1939; after her marriage to Donn Caldwell, she married UCLA English professor Edward Niles Hooker in 1951; in 1954 she received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a comparative study of the pathology of homosexual and heterosexual males; her 1957 paper, The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual, reported little statistical difference; chaired NIMH Task Force on Homosexuality in 1967, which issued what came to be called the Hooker Report in 1969; retired from UCLA in 1970, and began private practice as a psychotherapist; awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Psychology career achievement award from the American Psychological Association in 1992; in the same year, she chaired the establishment of the Wayne Placek Fund, an endowment administered by the American Psychological Foundation to support research in homosexuality; she died on November 18, 1996 in Santa Monica, California. Evelyn Hooker was born Evelyn Gentry in North Platte, Nebraska on 2 September 1907 and grew up near Sterling, Colorado. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in psychology at The Johns Hopkins University. She joined the Psychology faculty of the University Extension at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1939. Following her marriage to Donn Cadwell, she was married to Edward Niles Hooker, an English literature professor at UCLA, from 1951 until his death in 1951.
Extent
13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.) 2 cartons (2 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of 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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.