Dorothy Boberg was a community activist
who, as a member of numerous local civic and activist organizations, worked on myriad
community issues within the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles areas, and beyond.
Dorothy Boberg Collection includes research material
pertaining to issues such as atomic energy, nuclear disarmament, energy alternatives, urban
planning and growth, women's issues, and state/federal politics and policies.
Dorothy Kurth was born on March 17, 1930 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a bachelor's
degree in Social Welfare from the University of Nebraska in June, 1951. Kurth married John
Elliot Boberg on September 17, 1951. In 1952 the Bobergs moved to Burbank, CA where John
took a position at the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. From 1953 to 1957, Dorothy worked as a
social worker for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. In 1957, the
Boberg family moved to Northridge, California. From 1959 to 1962 Boberg attended California
State University, Northridge (then San Fernando Valley State College) as a graduate student,
majoring in Education, and in the 1970's she studied real estate at the University of
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