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This American Life episode 197, 2001

Identifier: 038.01.04

Audio recording of a program titled "Before It Had A Name," broadcast October 26, 2001 as Episode 197 of public radio series "This American Life." Act One of the program is titled "Mr. Boder Vanishes" and concerns David Pablo Boder who traveled to post-WW II liberation camps to conduct oral histories (as recorded interviews) with Holocaust survivors. Portions of the interviews are included in the program.


  • Creation: 2001-10-26


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

2 Items : Audio cassette and CDs

Biographical Note

This American Life is a weekly radio series broadcast on public radio stations. The episode, Before It Had a Name, features David Boder who was a faculty member in the psychology departments at Lewis Institute (predecessor of IIT) and Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago). Carl Marziali, who researched Boder and wrote the radio script, is a free-lance writer who previously authored an article on Boder for the IIT alumni magazine, Catalyst.


IIT Archives acquired the recording by purchase from the program's producer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2001.053

Existence and Location of Copies

A digital surrogates of the CD in this collection has been created for for access and preservation purposes, and is stored on Google Drive.

Related Material

038.01.03 David Pablo Boder papers, 1930-1957, 2006.016 Margaret Seres Papers, 2007.003 Voices of the Holocaust Collection, 2007.014 Voices of the Holocaust Project Papers, 2008.018 Lewis Institute Records, 1998.033 Biographical Files Collection, 1998.147 David Pablo Boder Papers, 1991.006 Deceased Donor Files, 1998.199 Unprocessed Photos Collection, See Galvin Library website, Voices of the Holocaust, at


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 12/20/2001

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