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Dorothy W. Baruch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: D-Mss-0980

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Dorothy W. Baruch (1899-1962) Collection includes typed and handwritten manuscripts, articles, editing notes, diplomas, awards, correspondence, a calendar, and other materials documenting Baruch's life as a teacher, children's psychologist, and author of books for parents and children. Included in the collection are four diplomas awarded to Baruch: Kindergarten-Primary School Training School Certificate from Broadoaks in Pasadena, California, Master of Education in Child Research from Broadoaks, Bachelor of Education from Broadoacks, and a PhD. from the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, California. She was the first person to graduate from Claremont Graduate School - then Claremont University College - in 1937. Aside from her degrees, Baruch's various manuscripts and published articles in the collection make evident the esteemed work she did in her field. The texts illuminate her exploration of child trauma associated with World War II and her goal to bridge cultural gaps through her writing. Included in the manuscripts are two of her children's books: "Kappa and Farmer Shiba" and "Kobo's Wish." The material on "Kobo's Wish" also includes a painted woodblock and film containing illustrations from the text. Also of note in the collection is a medal Baruch received from Parent’s Magazine.

Dates

  • 1930-1970

Language of Materials

Languages represented in collection: English.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff for all requests for permission to reproduce or to publish.

Biography / Administrative History

Dorothy Walter Baruch was born August 5, 1899 in San Francisco, California. She attended Bryn Mawr College (1917-1919) and the University of Southern California (1919-1920). She also attended the Broadoaks School of Education in Pasadena, California to earn her Kindergarten-Primary School Training School Certificate (1930), Master of Education in Child Research (1931), and Bachelor of Education (1931). She went on to earn her PhD from what is now the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California as a member of the first graduating class in 1937. With her education, Baruch organized the Gramercy Cooperative Nursery School (1924–1927) in Los Angeles, California, and returned to Broadoaks (1930-1940) and Claremont Graduate University (1944-1945) as a professor. She also opened a private practice as a consulting psychologist. In addition to working in education and child psychology, Baruch also authored over 20 children's books and numerous articles, including works on children and World War II. Baruch died at age 63 on September 4, 1962 in Los Angeles, California.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)

Abstract

The Dorothy W. Baruch Collection includes typed and handwritten manuscripts, articles, editing notes, diplomas, correspondence, a calendar, and other materials documenting Baruch's life as a teacher, child psychologist, and author of books for parents and children.

Organization and Arrangement

Box 1 contains maunscripts and drafts organized alphabetically by title. Box 2 contains diplomas, calenders, and awards arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Accruals

No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Processed by Isabel Evans Summer 2021; Finding aid written by Helen Anderson October 2021
Title
Dorothy W. Baruch Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Helen Anderson
Date
2021 October
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the 02 - Ella Strong Denison Library Repository

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