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Finding Aid for the David Pablo Boder Papers, 1938-1957
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Description
David P. Boder (1886-1961) was a psychology professor at the Lewis Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology) (1927-52), the trustee and executive director of the Psychological Museum in Chicago (1937-57), and the psychological consultant with the war training program of IIT during World War II. He collected interviews with displaced persons in camps of France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany and studied victims of the Kansas City Flood (1951). In 1952, Boder became a research associate in psychology at UCLA. The collection consists of correspondence, transcripts, manuscripts and printed items related to Boder's research on displaced persons, and materials related to his tenure as the Director of the Psychological Museum in Chicago.
Background
Boder was born in Libau, Latvia, November 9, 1886; educated at Teachers College, Vilna, Lithuania, the University of Leipzig (was briefly a student of Wilhelm Wundt), and the Psycho-Neurological Institute of St. Petersburg, 1907-12; MA, University of Chicago, 1927; Ph.D, Northwestern University, 1934; was professor of psychology, National University of Mexico while also director of psychological research and services at Penal Institutions, Federal District of Mexico, 1921-25; immigrated to U.S., 1926; married Dr. Dora Neveloff, 1925; staff psychologist, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1927-33; instructor and professor, Lewis Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology), 1927-52; head, Department of psychology and philosophy, Lewis Institute, 1935-40; trustee and executive director of Psychological Museum, Chicago, 1937-57; psychological consultant with war training program of IIT during World War II; collected interviews with displaced persons in camps of France, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany; studied victims of Kansas City Flood, 1951; Director of Psychology and Research, Department of Mental Hygiene, Chicago Board of Health; participant in organization of Mental Hygiene Clinic, Ida B. Wells Public-Housing Project, May-October 1952; became research associate in psychology, UCLA, 1952; fellow, American Psychological Association; died December 18, 1961.
Extent
38 boxes (19.0 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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.