Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Arthur S. Kling Collection, 1964-1998
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (67.10 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Details
Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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


    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 (Manuscript collection 438). Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library History and Special Collections for the Sciences , University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 7304464 

    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.


    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.


    Kling, Arthur S., 1929-1997 - Archives