Orville Goldner Papers, 1935-1957 consisting of correspondence, photographs, a script. The bulk of the material deals with
the California Department of Education and his photographs of migrant farm workers and their children.
Orville Charles Goldner was born on May 18, 1906 in Toledo, Ohio. Goldner moved to California in the early 1920s to pursue
his undergraduate degree at the California School of Fine Arts in Berkeley, CA. In 1940 he earned his masters degree from
Stanford University. While at Berkeley he met and married Dorothy “Dot” Thompson of Modesto, on October of 1925. Dot and Orville
had two children, Maxine and Janet. Goldner lived many places including Hollywood where he held various positions including:
Art and Technical Director, Technical Director, Designer, Special Effects and Creator of Animated Films on such Hollywood
films such as The Most Dangerous Game (1932) and King Kong (1933). Goldner and his wife made many educational films for the
state of California. During World War II, Goldner served in the United States Navy as the Head of the Training Films and
Motion Picture branch. After the war Goldner worked as a Professor at San Francisco State University from 1954-1960 and at
Chico State College from 1967-1971 serving as an instructor for Mass Communication and as director of the Audio-Visual Center.
Goldner died February 28, 1982.
Items: 8 folders Linear Feet: .4 linear feet
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