Contains newspaper articles, research papers, interviews, personal diaries, notes, and letters to various universities, colleges,
and people throughout Charles M. Goethe's lifetime; correspondence files, arboretum architectural materials, and memorial
funds at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS); publications about Goethe written by himself and others, and publications
he gathered relating to his interests; photographs, scrapbooks/memory books, and oversized materials.
Charles Matthias Goethe was born in 1875 to Henry John Goethe and Louisa Denger in Sacramento, Calif. After advancing through
school, he worked for his father's banking company until it dissolved in 1912. Shortly after, he dealt mostly in real estate.
In 1903, he met and married Mary Glide. Together, they focused a good portion of their time conducting studies on children's
playgrounds and communities throughout various countries they visited. After his wife's death in 1946, Goethe continued his
human betterment causes by corresponding with many people and organizations to promote the eugenics movement, scientific literacy,
and concerns with immigration. Goethe died in 1966.
14.5 Linear feet
(27 manuscript boxes, 8 flat boxes, and 3 oversize folders)
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