Evelyn Gentry (1907-1996) was born in North Platte, New England, and grew up near Sterling, Colorado. She joined the psychology
faculty at UCLA University Extension in 1939. In 1954, she received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
for a comparative study of the pathology of homosexual and heterosexual males. In 1970, she retired from UCLA and began private
practice as a psychotherapist. The collection consists of publications, manuscripts, correspondence, books, lectures and speeches,
biographical materials, obituary and memorial tributes, diplomas and certificate, awards, appointment calendars, photographs,
memorabilia, and the American Psychological Foundation 1991-93 annual report.
Evelyn Gentry was born on September 2, 1907 in North Platte, New England, and grew up near Sterling, Colorado; awarded bachelor's
and master's degrees in psychology from University of Colorado; Ph.D in psychology, Johns Hopkins University; joined psychology
faculty at UCLA University Extension in 1939; after her marriage to Donn Caldwell, she married UCLA English professor Edward
Niles Hooker in 1951; in 1954 she received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a comparative study
of the pathology of homosexual and heterosexual males; her 1957 paper, The Adjustment of the Male Overt Homosexual, reported
little statistical difference; chaired NIMH Task Force on Homosexuality in 1967, which issued what came to be called the Hooker
Report in 1969; retired from UCLA in 1970, and began private practice as a psychotherapist; awarded the Distinguished Contributions
to Psychology career achievement award from the American Psychological Association in 1992; in the same year, she chaired
the establishment of the Wayne Placek Fund, an endowment administered by the American Psychological Foundation to support
research in homosexuality; she died on November 18, 1996 in Santa Monica, California. Evelyn Hooker was born Evelyn Gentry in North Platte, Nebraska on 2 September 1907 and grew up near Sterling, Colorado. She
earned bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in psychology at The Johns
Hopkins University. She joined the Psychology faculty of the University Extension at the University of California, Los Angeles
in 1939. Following her marriage to Donn Cadwell, she was married to Edward Niles Hooker, an English literature professor at
UCLA, from 1951 until his death in 1951.
13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.)
2 cartons (2 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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