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Inventory of the Michael Goodman Collection, 1920-1970
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The collection, which encompasses the years 1920-1970, consists of records, drawings, and photographs relating to Michael Goodman's architectural and teaching careers. The collection is organized into five series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Faculty Papers, Office Records, and Project Records. It contains records of projects completed throughout the Bay Area, including interior design, commercial design, and large and small alterations, as well as project studies, such as the Pioneer Housing Study. The collection also contains records of Goodman's plans for the University of California, predominantly for buildings or building alterations at the Berkeley campus. It also includes records relating to a limited number of project on the Davis campus. Additionally, this collection holds records of Goodman's work as a Professor at the UC Berkeley School of Architecture.
Michael Arthur Goodman was born on January 6, 1903 in Vilna, Lithuania. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, he traveled from Eastern Russia to San Francisco, California, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1927. Beginning in 1925, his professional life revolved primarily around architectural and interior design. He joined the Department of Architecture faculty at UC Berkeley in 1927 where he taught until his retirement in 1971.Sources: DeMars, Vernon A, Sanford S. El-berg, Henry Lager, and Errol W. Mauchlan. Michael Arthur Goodman Obituary. 1993, University of California: In Memoriam. Retrieved October 2008 from the University of California History Digital Archives,
10 boxes, 1 flat file drawer
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Collection is open for research.