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Eli Martin Oboler

MC 042

Biographical Sketch

Eli Martin Oboler was born September 26, 1915, in Chicago to Clara and Leo Oboler. He married Marcia Lois Wolf in 1938, and they had two children, Leon and Carol. During World War II he worked for the Lend-Lease Expediting Bureau in Washington, D.C., in 1942 - 43, then served in the Army from 1943 - 46. He died of cancer June 15, 1983, in his home at Pocatello, survived by his wife, two children, and two grandchildren.

For additional information, including a longer biographical sketch, please see the Libraryís website at http://www.isu.edu/library/help/emoboler.shtml


Scope and Content

The Eli M. Oboler Collection consists of 29 boxes. The collection is a research collection for Obolerís many books and articles. Personal material in the collection is virtually non-existent. What personal material there is in the collection would be in box 29 and is in the form of retirement, library dedication and obituaries.

Most of the materials in the collection are photocopies of articles and news clippings. There are a few folders that include library business. Also included is a small box containing photographs from 1982.

Note: The photographs have been moved to PMC 042


Box Inventory List

Box   Description
1  
  • Time sheets and travel sheets, 1962-1967
  • Contracts, 1971-1981
  • Miscellaneous correspondence and thank you notes, 1949-1981
  • Notice of Personal Action, 1972-1973
  • Book review, draft of speech, undated
  • Program guide for Channel 10, church service bulletins, 1968-1975, library publications, 1975-1979, manuscript, 1972-1973
Box   Description
2   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
3   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
4   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
5   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
6   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
7   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
8   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
9   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
10   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
11   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
12   Photocopies of articles used for Oboler research
13   Manuscript: Fear of the Word: Censorship and Sex by Eli Oboler, 1973
14   Manuscript and related material: Fear of the Word: Censorship and Sex by Eli Oboler, 1973
15   Manuscript pages, handwritten notes, photocopied articles
16   Manuscript pages, handwritten notes, photocopied articles
17   Reel tapes: Poetry, book readings, guest speakers, etc., 1970
18   Reel tapes: Poetry, book readings, guest speakers, etc., 1971
19   Reel tapes: Poetry, book readings, guest speakers, etc., 1972
20   Reel tapes: Poetry, book readings, guest speakers, etc., 1973
21   Reel tapes, cassettes: Poetry, book readings, guest speakers, etc., 1973
22   Publications: Newsletters, magazines, etc.
23   Publications: Magazines, articles, etc.
24   Publications: Magazines, articles, etc.
25   Publications: Articles, handwritten notes, statistic book
26   Publications: Magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, etc.
27   Publications: Magazines
28   Publications: Bulletins, newsletters, articles
Box   Description
29  
  • News releases, 1972-1982
  • Manuscripts
  • ALA Conference, 1976-1980
  • News clips, 1953-1984
  • Articles
  • Handwritten notes
  • Governance Committee
  • Oboler talks, 1979
  • Oboler retirement, 1980
  • Oboler Dinner and Roast, 1980
  • Library Dedication, 1982
  • Oboler obituaries, 1983
  • Funeral announcements, 1983
  • General correspondence, 1981-1982


PMC 042 (Photographs)

Folder   Description
1   Dedication of Library, 1982
2   Dedication of Library, 1982
3   Dedication of Library, 1982
4   Battle of Tippecanoe Monument (Illinois)

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