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Lindsley (Donald B.) papers
Biomed.0423  
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Description
Donald B. Lindsley was an early pioneer of the electroencephalogram (EEG) and an internationally recognized psychologist and brain scientist. Originally from Ohio, Lindsley worked throughout the United States and spent the last half of his career at UCLA where he was instrumental in founding UCLA's Brain Research Institute. Nearly half of this collection is constituted by Lindsley's correspondence spanning over 70 years. The remainder of the collection consists of reprints, typescripts of papers and talks, research notes, research and technical data, audiovisual material, and autobiographical ephemera that date from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Background
Donald Benjamin Lindsley was born in 1907 in Brownhelm, Ohio. He attended nearby Wittenberg College (now University), graduating in 1929 with a major in Psychology under mentor Martin Luther Reymert. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa under the supervision of Carl Seashore and Edward Lee Travis. In 1931 Lindsley gained passage to Europe on a Holland-America Line ship by playing coronet in a University of Iowa based jazz band called, "The Four Aces." At Iowa he met Ellen Ford, whom he married in 1933. They had four children and remained married until Ellen's death in 2002.
Extent
58.5 Linear Feet (97 boxes, 4 half document boxes, 4 shoe boxes, 2 flat oversize boxes, 1 magazine box, 3 LP boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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.
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