Scope and Content
Title: John Elof Boodin Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1890-1950
Collection number: 971
Boodin, John Elof
Extent: 49 boxes (24.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John Elof Boodin (1869-1950) was professor of philosophy at Grinnell College (1900-4), University of Kansas (1904-13), Carleton
College (1913-28), and UCLA (1928-39). He also served as president of the American Philosophical Association, Western Division
(1932-33). The collection includes correspondence, lecture notes, manuscripts, student term papers, printed material, memorabilia,
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.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of 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.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
PARTIALLY PROCESSED COLLECTION UNAVAILABLE FOR USE: Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to
the Manuscripts Librarian, UCLA Department of Special Collections.
[Identification of item], John Elof Boodin Papers (Collection 971). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Boodin was born on September 14, 1869 in Pjetteryd, Sweden; AB (1895) and AM (1896), Brown University, and Ph.D, Harvard University,
1899; instructor in philosophy at Brown University, 1896-97; Walker fellow, lecturer at Harvard University, 1899-1900; professor
of philosophy at Grinnell College (1900-4), University of Kansas (1904-13), Carleton College (1913-28), and UCLA (1928-39);
emeritus professor, UCLA; president, American Philosophical Association, Western Division, 1932-33; publications include
Truth and reality (1911),
God (1934), and
A cosmic philosophy (1947); he died on November 14, 1950.
Scope and Content
Boxes 1-50 include correspondence, lecture notes, manuscripts, student term papers, printed material, memorabilia, and photographs.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Boodin, John Elof--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Philosophy--Faculty--Archival resources.
Philosophy teachers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.