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Goethe, Charles M.

CSUS Special Collections & Archives - Manuscript Collections


Charles M. Goethe papers


Consists of correspondence, journals, blueprints, scrapbooks, photographs and pamphlets from a public activist for civic causes, land developer, scientist, and influential member of eugenics associations.


Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.

Date Span: 1849-1987 (1948-1966)

Extent: 14.5 linear feet (27 manuscript boxes, 8 flat boxes, and 3 oversize folders)

Charles M. Goethe looking at a book pertaining to land development, circa 1950s.

Finding Aids:
Guide to the Charles M. Goethe papers, 1849-1987 (1948-1966) [link]
Directory of Special Collections of the California State University Libraries [link]
OneSearch - Sacramento State University Library catalog [link]

Background Information:
The Goethe Legacy at CSUS - Eugenics in California [link]
Charles M. Goethe: His Life and His Eugenic Vision [link]