Leonard W. Doob papers relating to "Ezra Pound Speaking"
Scope and Contents
- 1969 - 1978
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2.1 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Leonard W. Doob (1909-2000)
From 1934 to 1977, Doob taught psychology at Yale. He was affiliated with the Institute of Human Relations until its dissolution, later serving as chair of the Council on African Studies and director of the Division of Social Science. After retiring from teaching, Doob was a senior research scholar at Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies. During World War II, he served as director of the Bureau of Overseas Intelligence for the Office of War Information until 1945.
Doob published nineteen books, including Propaganda: Its Psychology and Techniques (1935), Frustration and Aggression (1939), Patriotism and Nationalism: Their Psychological Foundations (1964), and “Ezra Pound Speaking”: Radio Speeches of World War II (1978). He was editor of The Journal of Social Psychology from 1965 to 2000.
Doob was a trustee of the Ezra Pound Literary Property Trust and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1936, he married poet Eveline Bates, with whom he had three sons: Anthony, Christopher, and Nicholas. He died on March 30, 2000 in Hamden, Connecticut.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- American literature -- 20th century
- Authors -- United States -- 20th Century
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Archives
- Doob, Leonard W. (Leonard William), 1909-2000
- Fascism -- Italy
- Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972
- Radio in propaganda
- United States. Federal Communications Commission
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Propaganda
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Radio broadcasting and the war
- Guide to the Leonard W. Doob Papers Relating to "Ezra Pound Speaking"
- by Nora Soto
- May 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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