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. The 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 Southern California.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of
materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by
fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the
public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright
owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.