Finding Aid for the David Pablo Boder Papers, 1938-1957

Processed by Anne Caiger; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 2003
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the David Pablo Boder Papers, 1938-1957

Collection number: 1238

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Anne Caiger, September 1979
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Pablo Boder Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1938-1957
Collection number: 1238
Creator: Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961
Extent: 38 boxes (19.0 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], David Pablo Boder Papers (Collection 1238). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

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.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, transcripts, manuscripts and printed items related to Boder's research on displaced persons. Includes materials related to his tenure as Director of the Psychological Museum in Chicago as well as his involvement with other professional interests.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Work on displaced persons (Boxes 1-16).
  2. Psychological Museum (Boxes 17-20).
  3. Professional correspondence (Boxes 21-24).
  4. Writings by and about Boder (Boxes 25-26).
  5. Research maerial (Boxes 27-30).
  6. Tests (Boxes 31-34).
  7. Non-print material (Boxes 35-38).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Boder, David P. (David Pablo), 1886-1961--Archives.
Psychological Museum (Chicago, Ill.).
Psychologists--Archival resources.
Refugees--Research.
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Research.

Related Material

Topical autobiographies of displaced people: recorded verbatim in displaced persons camps: with a psychological and anthropological analysis / by David P. Boder. 16 vol. [Chicago?: The author?], c. 1950-1957. Available at Department of Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Materials re Work on Displaced Persons

 

Correspondence and Papers: 1945-47; 1948-53

Box 1

1) re Boder's trip to Europe to interview displaced persons, 1945-47.

Box 1

2) re project to analyse the interviews, 1948-53.

Box 2

Correspondence re Topical autobiographies..., 1950-57.

Boxes 3-4

The D.P. Story: transcripts of interviews with holograph corrections.

Box 5

Notecards re The D.P. Story.

Box 6

Topical autobiographies... Sets of microcards.

Box 6

Materials re The tale of Anna Kovitzka. [Part of Topical Autobiographies...].

Box 7

Topical autobiographies...: transcripts and other material.

Box 8

Topical autobiographies...: transcripts and other material

Boxes 9-12

Topical autobiographies... [First - fifth series and index) 1950-57.

Physical Description: 1 vol.

Note

Stack copy is *D808 B63t
Box 13

Topical autobiographies... Sets of microcards.

Box 14

Materials re development of a traumatic lexicon for assessment and evaluation of catastrophic events, 1954.

Box 15

Notebooks in diary form, 1947-51, n.d.

Box 16

Miscellaneous, mostly notebooks and manuscripts.

 

Materials re Psychological Museum

Box 17

Correspondence, bank statements, clippings, programs and papers, 1938-40s.

Box 18

Correspondence and papers, 1940s.

Box 19

Correspondence, bank statements, clippings and papers, 1940s.

 

Correspondence and Papers re:

Box 20

1) Psychological Museum.

Box 20

2) merger of the Lewis Institute and the Armour Research Foundation Professional Correspondence.

Box 21

1948-57 (subject files).

Box 21

1953-54 (alphabetical within each year).

Box 22

1955-57 (alphabetical within each year).

Box 23

Miscellaneous.

Box 24

Contents of an alphabetical file folder - Miscellaneous.

 

Writings by and about Boder

Box 25

Writings by Boder.

Physical Description: Mostly printed but includes some lectures in mimeographed, typescript form.
Box 26

Miscellaneous writings by and about Boder.

Box 26

Memorabilia, personal documents and photographs.

Abstract: Photographs are mostly snapshots but also include black and white group picture entitled, Meeting of the Society of Experimental Psychologists, Princeton, Spring, 1916, with key to persons.
 

Research Materials

Box 27

Offprints, reprints and articles by various authors.

Boxes 28-30

Miscellaneous published items; also (Box 30) includes dissertations by others than Boder.

 

Material re Tests

Boxes 31-34

Test forms, directions and other test material, including (Box 34) pamphlets written in Russian.

 

Non-Paper Materials

Box 35

Tape recordings, mostly unidentified.

Box 36

Films, mostly unidentified.

Boxes 37-38

Wire recordings, mostly unidentified.