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Guide to the Charles M. Goethe papers, 1849-1987 (1948-1966)
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Series 1: Biographical, 1849-1987

Scope and Content Note

Contains writings about Goethe, including newspaper articles, research papers, interviews, and family documents. Other materials feature information on his personal residence, properties he owned, associations and memberships to which he belonged, and items regarding his travels.
 

Subseries 1: Writings About Charles M. Goethe, 1849-1976

Scope and Content Note

Contains interviews, newspaper articles, and research papers that describe Goethe throughout his lifetime.
Box 1, Folder 1

Newspaper articles about C.M. Goethe, ?-1966.

Box 1, Folder 2

Documents, articles, and other materials related to Charles M. Goethe, 1906-1967.

Box 1, Folder 3

Awards and Certificates, 1947-1966.

Box 1, Folder 4

Various bibliographic information regarding C.M. Goethe, unknown.

Box 1, Folder 5

Interviews about Goethe (2 copies), 1975.

Box 1, Folder 6

Student paper, "Charles Matthias Goethe, 1875 – 1966" (copy 1), 1976.

Box 1, Folder 7

Student paper, "Charles Matthias Goethe, 1875 – 1966" (copy 2), 1976.

Box 1, Folder 8

Pencil sketch of C.M. Goethe by John B. Matthew, 1960.

Box 2, Folder 1

Family documents, 1849-1868.

Box 2, Folder 2

War rations book, 1943.

Box 2, Folder 3

90th birthday booklets (3 copies), 1965.

Box 2, Folder 4

Guest registration, Goethe’s 90th birthday, 1965.

 

Subseries 2: The Julia Morgan House, 1921-1987.

Scope and Content Note

Contains an article on the architect of the house, Julia Morgan, along with information on the construction of the home and a research paper focused on the house.
See also Series 8: Photographs and Series 11: Oversize.
Box 2, Folder 5

Articles on Julia Morgan, Architect, n.d., 1984.

Box 2, Folder 6

Julia Morgan House (Goethe House), 1921-1987.

Box 2, Folder 7

Student paper, "The Goethe House", 1981.

Box 2, Folder 8

National Register of Historic Places Inventory, Goethe House, 1981.

Box 2, Folder 9

National Register of Goethe House, 1982.

Box 3, Folder 1

Goethe House Project, 1982-1990.

Box 3, Folder 2

"Architectural feasibility study for adaptive use of the Charles M. Goethe Mansion" (2 copies), 1983.

 

Subseries 3: Properties, 1907-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Contains documents, maps, blueprints, and photographs of a few properties Goethe owned. Houses, a business property, a ranch, and an orchard are included.
Box 3, Folder 3

Maps, blueprints of real estate holdings, 1907-1939.

Box 3, Folder 4

Court Street properties owned by C.M. Goethe [includes 2 photographs], unknown.

Box 3, Folder 5

Yolo County Properties owned by C.M. Goethe [includes 3 photographs], 1963.

Box 3, Folder 6

Prune Ranch, Napa Valley [includes 1 photograph], 1962.

Box 3, Folder 7

Nut Orchard, Woodland [includes 1 photograph], 1962.

Box 3, Folder 8

Light Industrial and farming property, Woodland, 1963.

 

Subseries 4: Associations and Memberships, 1953-1967.

Scope and Content Note

Contains many cards, letters and certificates verifying Goethe's involvement with multiple organizations. Well known groups include Academy of Sciences, Audubon societies, the Sierra Club, the Sacramento SPCA, CSUS Alpha Phi Gamma Fraternity, Masonic clubs, the Royal Society of Arts, the Kenya Wildlife Society, nature conservancies, museums, and historical societies.
Box 3, Folder 9

Associations and Memberships, 1953-1958.

Box 3, Folder 10

Associations and Memberships, 1956-1967.

Box 3, Folder 11

Kenya Wildlife Society membership card, 1957-1961.

 

Subseries 5: Personal Library, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the card catalog for Goethe’s personal library collection.
Box 4, Folder 1

Goethe's card catalog, n.d.

 

Subseries 6: Travel, 1922-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Contains items related to Goethe's world travels. There are passports and many travel brochures from a variety of places--primarily the United States and Japan. Also included are pamphlets and publications of various sorts.
Box 5, Folder 1

Passports (4 items), n.d.

Box 5, Folder 2

Travel Information, 1922-1963.

 

Series 2: CSUS, 1947-1976.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains material regarding Goethe and his interaction with Sacramento State College (now CSUS). It includes letters, bills and payments, architectural manuscripts, a plant list and finding guide, and a zinc plate stamp. These materials are the result of correspondence between Goethe and various people at CSUS, the campus’ arboretum, and the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund that supported various research and campus projects.
 

Subseries 1: Correspondence, 1951-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence that occurred between Goethe and those at the CSUS campus. General correspondence, correspondence with the University’s Library, and continued correspondence with select members of the campus (Rodger Bishton, Albert L. Delisle, Thomas I. Gunn, Hubert O. Jenkins, J. Harold Severaid, and Guy A. West) are included. Also contains correspondence regarding a State Construction Bond.
 

Sub-subseries 1: General, 1952-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the general correspondence that occurred between Goethe and the CSUS community. Excluded from the general correspondence include Bishton, Delisle, Gunn, Jenkins, Severaid and West.
Box 5, Folder 3

"A-Z", 1952-1966.

 

Sub-subseries 2: Library, 1951-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains the correspondence that occurred between Goethe and the University’s Library.
Box 5, Folder 4

Library Correspondence, October 1951-December 1958.

Box 5, Folder 5

Library Correspondence, January 1959-December 1960.

Box 5, Folder 6

Library Correspondence, January 1961-June 1962.

Box 6, Folder 1

Library Correspondence, January 1963-December 1963.

Box 6, Folder 2

Library Correspondence, January 1964-August 1964.

Box 6, Folder 3

Library Correspondence, September 1964-May 1966.

 

Sub-subseries 3: Bishton, Rodger, 1960-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and Rodger Bishton.
Box 6, Folder 4

Bishton Correspondence, October 1960-December 1963.

Box 6, Folder 5

Bishton Correspondence, January 1964-May 1966.

 

Sub-subseries 4: Delisle, Albert L., 1960-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and Albert L. Delisle.
Box 6, Folder 6

Delisle Correspondence, September 1960-March 1966.

 

Sub-subseries 5: Gunn, Thomas I., 1952-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and Thomas I. Gunn.
Box 7, Folder 1

Gunn Correspondence, November 1952-March 1966.

 

Sub-subseries 6: Jenkins, Hubert O., 1953-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and Hubert O. Jenkins.
Box 7, Folder 2

H.O. Jenkins Correspondence, May 1953-March 1963.

 

Sub-subseries 7: Severaid, J. Harold, 1953-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and J. Harold Severaid.
Box 7, Folder 3

Severaid Correspondence, January 1953-March 1966.

 

Sub-subseries 8: West, Guy A., 1951-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and Guy A. West, President of CSUS.
Box 7, Folder 4

West Correspondence, October 1951-May 1965.

 

Sub-subseries 9: State Construction Bond, 1955-1956.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence from Goethe about the State Construction Bond. There is also a handout, two newspaper articles, and a pamphlet relating to this bond.
Box 7, Folder 5

Correspondence between Goethe and CSUS, Re: State Construction Bond, 1955-1956.

 

Subseries 2: CSUS Arboretum, 1959-1979.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters, bills and payments, architectural manuscripts, and a plant list and finding guide relating to the CSUS Arboretum.
Box 7, Folder 6

CSUS Arboretum, 1959-1971.

Box 7, Folder 7

CSUS Arboretum Funds, 1959-1967.

Box 7, Folder 8

Expenditures, CSUS Arboretum Fund, 1968-1973.

Box 7, Folder 9

Minutes and Correspondence, CSUS Arboretum Fund, 1970-1971.

Box 8, Folder 1

"Specifications", CSUS Arboretum (2 copies), 1970.

Box 8, Folder 2

"Plant list and finding guide", CSUS Arboretum, by the Department of Biological Sciences at CSUS, 1979.

Box 8, Folder 3

CSUS Arboretum, Sprinkler system, 1971.

Box 8, Folder 4

Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund, 1947-1976.

Box 8, Folder 5

Zinc plate, Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 6

Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund Park plaque, 1966-1967.

 

Subseries 3: Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund, 1947-1976.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters, a zinc plate stamp, and accounting paperwork relating to the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund and the additional funds included within it.
 

Sub-subseries 1: Beeson (Anthropology) Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and accounting paperwork relating to the fund for William J. Beeson, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 8, Folder 7

Beeson (Anthropology) Fund, 1963-1967.

 

Sub-subseries 2: Bishton Fund, 1966-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters, accounting paperwork and a newspaper article relating to the fund for Rodger Bishton, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 8, Folder 8

Bishton Fund, 1966-1968.

 

Sub-subseries 3: Delisle (Natural History) Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters, accounting paperwork and a newspaper article relating to the fund for Albert L. Delisle, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 8, Folder 9

Delisle (Natural History) Fund, 1961-1973.

 

Sub-subseries 4: Ibser Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and accounting paperwork relating to the fund for Homer W. Ibser, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 1

Ibser Fund, 1964-1966.

 

Sub-subseries 5: Janke (Geology) Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and accounting paperwork relating to the fund for N.C. Janke, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 2

Janke (Geology) Fund, 1966-1971.

 

Sub-subseries 6: Jenkins (Biology) Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and accounting paperwork relating to the fund for Hubert O. Jenkins, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 3

Jenkins (Biology) Fund, 1955-1959.

 

Sub-subseries 7: Severaid (Natural History) Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and accounting paperwork relating to the fund for J. Harold Severaid, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 4

Severaid (Natural History) Fund, 1959-1966.

 

Sub-subseries 8: West (Public Relations) Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters relating to the fund for Guy A. West, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 5

West (Public Relations) Fund, 1954-1964.

 

Sub-subseries 9: Field Tours Fund,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters relating to the fund for Field tours, which is included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 6

Field Tour Fund, 1954-1963.

 

Sub-subseries 10: Other Funds,

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters and accounting paperwork relating to other funds, which are included within the Mary Glide Goethe Memorial Fund.
Box 9, Folder 7

Various other Funds, 1957-1966.

 

Subseries 4: Miscellaneous, 1965-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters, account information, an employment application and a survey for other CSUS related areas.
Box 9, Folder 8

Expenditures, National Recognition Day, 1965.

Box 9, Folder 9

Estate Library, 1966-1970.

Box 9, Folder 10

Various CSUS Foundation Accounts (Folder 1 of 2), 1970-1973.

Box 9, Folder 11

Various CSUS Foundation Accounts (Folder 2 of 2), 1969-1973.

Box 9, Folder 12

Minutes, Employment Application and Sport Fish Survey, C. David Vanicek, 1970-1972.

Box 9, Folder 13

Goethe Funds, 1997-1999.

 

Series 3: Diaries and Notes, 1900-1966.

Scope and Contents note

Contains personal diaries and notes written by Goethe. Writings of various topics are found in diaries, notecards, personal observation notes (handwritten and typed), and class instruction notes.
 

Subseries 1: Personal Diaries, 1900-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Contains a group of personal diaries written by Goethe. The diaries are written in various sized book, but one set is written on index cards.
Box 10, Folder 1

Personal Diaries (2 items), August 20, 1900-August 30, 1902.

Box 10, Folder 2

Personal Diaries (3 items), August 31, 1902-August 26, 1904.

Box 10, Folder 3

Personal Diaries (8 items), September 20, 1911-May 23, 1914.

Box 10, Folder 4

Personal Diaries (9 items), February 13, 1917-September 14, 1929.

Box 10, Folder 5

Personal Diaries (10 items), September 14, 1929-July 22, 1934.

Box 11, Folder 1

Personal Diaries (10 items), September 22, 1934-June 30, 1939.

Box 11, Folder 2

Personal Diaries (6 items), July 1, 1939-January 22, 1942; January 1, 1957-December 31, 1961.

Box 11, Folder 3

Diary [Notes of Geographic Area], May 8-June 30, 1939

 

Subseries 2: Various Personal notations, observations, etc. by Goethe, 1919-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains notations, observations, and other personal writings by Goethe. Also included are two memo pads from his desk.
Box 11, Folder 4

Memo pad “From the desk of C.M. Goethe”, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 5

Memoirs and statements by Goethe, 1919-1964.

Box 11, Folder 6

Miscellaneous notations and observations made by C.M. Goethe, n.d.

Box 12, Folder 1

Miscellaneous notes and pages by C.M. Goethe, ?-1966.

 

Subseries 3: Class Notes, 1924-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Contains handwritten class notes taken by Goethe. Includes class notes in Anthropology and French.
Box 12, Folder 2

Notes, Bolton, 1924.

Box 12, Folder 3

Anthropology Notes, 1931.

Box 12, Folder 4

Class Notes, 1931.

Box 12, Folder 5

French Lessons (3 items), 1936, 1939.

 

Subseries 4: Nature Notes, 1939.

Scope and Content Note

Contains one set of notes on slides (not included) by Goethe.
Box 12, Folder 6

The Tahoe Yosemite Trail [notes on slides]. May 8-June 30, 1939.

 

Series 4: Correspondence, 1919-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and various people and organizations. The correspondence is in the form of letters, but there are some additional newspaper clipping, pamphlets, and manuscripts included with the letters. Correspondence occurred between colleges, universities, and the general populace. In addition, he formatted letters to librarians, fellow workers, etc. There is also correspondence with family members.
 

Subseries 1: Colleges, 1949-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence Goethe had with various colleges. The correspondence is in the form of letters.
Box 12, Folder 7

"A-K", 1949-1966.

Box 12, Folder 8

"L-Z", 1949-1966.

 

Subseries 2: Universities, 1944-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence Goethe had with various universities. The correspondence is in the form of letters. (See Series 2 for letters to CSUS.)
Box 13, Folder 1

"A-N", 1944-1965.

Box 13, Folder 2

"O-Z", 1949-1964.

 

Subseries 3: Correspondence with notable national figures, 1952-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters between Goethe and national figures. Examples include Richard M. Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson, and John F. Kennedy.
Box 13, Folder 3

Correspondence with notable national figures, 1952-1965.

 

Subseries 4: General Correspondence, A-Z, 1919-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence Goethe had with various people and organizations. The correspondence is in the form of letters.
Box 13, Folder 4

"A", 1938-1965.

Box 13, Folder 5

"B", 1935-1966.

Box 13, Folder 6

"C", 1942-1966.

Box 13, Folder 7

"D", 1944-1966.

Box 14, Folder 1

Devlin, Diepenbrock, Wulff, and Plant, April 2, 1957-December 5, 1692.

Box 14, Folder 2

Devlin, Diepenbrock, Wulff, and Plant, January 21, 1963-April 29, 1966.

Box 14, Folder 3

"E", 1950-1965.

Box 14, Folder 4

"F", 1949-1964.

Box 14, Folder 5

"G", 1934-1965.

Box 14, Folder 6

"H", 1922-1965.

Box 15, Folder 1, Box 14, Folder 7

"I", 1950-1965.

Box 15, Folder 2

"J", 1922-1966.

Box 15, Folder 3

"K", 1950-1965.

Box 15, Folder 4

"L", 1931-1963.

Box 15, Folder 5

"M", 1942-1966.

Box 15, Folder 6

"N", 1920-1966.

Box 15, Folder 7

"O", 1920-1966.

Box 15, Folder 8

"P", 1919-1965.

Box 15, Folder 9

"Q", 1957.

Box 15, Folder 10

"R", 1938-1964.

Box 16, Folder 1

"Sa-Sh", 1919-1966.

Box 16, Folder 2

"Si-Sz", 1950-1966.

Box 16, Folder 3

"T", 1950-1966.

Box 16, Folder 4

"U", 1919-1965.

Box 16, Folder 5

"V", 1950-1966.

Box 16, Folder 6

"W", 1934-1965.

Box 17, Folder 1

"Y", 1921-1964.

Box 17, Folder 2

"Z", 1957.

 

Subseries 5: Outgoing Letters, 1948-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains bulk type letters that were not addressed to anyone in particular. (Some of the bulk letters can be seen in the addressed letters found in the General Correspondence sub-series.)
 

Sub-subseries 1: Dear Librarian, 1961-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains bulk letters with the introduction of “Dear Librarian”.
Box 17, Folder 3

Dear Librarian, March 1961-February 1966.

 

Sub-subseries 2: Other, 1948-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains bulk letters that do not begin with “Dear Librarian”. Instead, the introductions include “My Fellow Workers”, “Dear Citizens/Americans”, “To Just a Few Friends”, “Dear Fellow Nature Students/Lovers”, “To Junior Museum Friends”, “Dear Colleagues”, and Dear Sir/Madam”.
Box 17, Folder 4

Other outgoing letters categories, 1948-1965.

 

Subseries 6: Family/unknown, 1941-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence between Goethe and assumed family members (Lee, Eula, cousins). It also includes letters that have illegible signatures or unknown authors.
Box 17, Folder 5

Family/unknown, 1941-1966.

 

Series 5: Publications, 1918-2000.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials that relate to publications found in this collection. The publications are by Goethe, about him, or other publications that he had kept. Articles, pamphlets, stories, maps, guides, and proposals are included in this series.
 

Subseries 1: By Goethe, 1916-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications written by Goethe.
Box 17, Folder 6

"Indian Tribes of Sacramento County", n.d.

Box 17, Folder 7

"Mother Lode Gold Mining Stories", by C.M. Goethe, 1950.

Box 17, Folder 8

Publications by Goethe, 1916-1960.

Box 17, Folder 9

Pamphlets written by Goethe, circa 1955.

 

Subseries 2: About Goethe, 1961-2000.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications written about Goethe.
Box 17, Folder 10

Publications about Goethe, 1961-2000.

 

Subseries 3: Other, 1876-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Contains other publications found in Goethe’s collection. Topics include nature, travel, art, and history.
 

Sub-subseries 1: Newspaper articles, 1943-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Contains various newspaper articles Goethe had in his collection. They are not written by or about Goethe, but contain various topics that interested him.
Box 17, Folder 11

Newspaper articles (various), 1943-1973.

 

Sub-subseries 2: Travel-maps and brochures, 1911-1963.

Scope and Content Note

Contains maps, brochures, guides, rules and regulations for different travel locations.
Box 17, Folder 12

Maps, ?-1963.

Box 18, Folder 1

Tour guides, brochures, and other travel information, n.d.

Box 18, Folder 2

Honolulu Tourist Guide and Handbook, 1918.

Box 18, Folder 3

Japan, Travel Pamphlets (3 items), 1911.

Box 18, Folder 4

Milford Track, “The finest walk in the world” (Pamphlet travel in New Zealand), 1922.

 

Sub-subseries 3: Nature and Science, 1917-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications relating to nature and science (excluding genetics, which can be found sub-subseries 4).
Box 18, Folder 5

Nature-based publications, 1917-1942.

Box 18, Folder 6

Sequoia and General Grant national Parks, Rules and Regulations, 1922.

Box 18, Folder 7

Hawaii National Park, Rules and Regulations, 1923.

Box 18, Folder 8

Magazine, Nature Magazine, 1942.

Box 18, Folder 9

Pamphlets concerning White Pine Blister Rust Control (4 items), 1945-1950.

Box 18, Folder 10

“The Terpenes (In relation to the biology of Genus Pinus)”, Annual Review of Biochemistry, 1948.

Box 18, Folder 11

“State plans restoration of Coloma”, Reprint from Oakland Tribune, October 17, 1954.

Box 18, Folder 12

“Of man and the stream of time”, by Rachel Carson, Scripps College Bulletin, July 1962.

Box 18, Folder 13

Fort Clatsop, National Memorial, Oregon, 1963.

Box 18, Folder 14

"News and Views", Divisions of Beaches and Parks, November 1963.

Box 18, Folder 15

Proposal, "Lake Tahoe State Park", 1964.

Box 18, Folder 16

"Yosemite N.P. to observe Centennial beginning June 30", National Park Courier, no. 4, April 1964.

Box 18, Folder 17

The California Tomato Grower (Ad for Tomato Day), February 2, 1965.

 

Sub-subseries 4: Genetics and Immigration, 1876-1952.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications dealing with genetics, sterilization, immigration and naturalization.
Box 18, Folder 18

Information on Genetics, Sterilization, and Eugenics, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 1

Publication, "Hitting the Trail", 1946.

Box 19, Folder 2

Pamphlet, "Red Morals", 1920.

Box 19, Folder 3

League of Nations News (Volume III, no. 51), March 1926.

Box 19, Folder 4

Publications on McCarran-Walter Omnibus Immigration and Naturalization Bill, 1952.

Box 19, Folder 5

Immigration and Naturalization policies document, 1952.

Box 19, Folder 6

Rahden’s semi-monthly Review (pamphlet, City of Mexico, vol. 1, no. 5), May 29, 1876.

Box 19, Folder 7

Unidentified card, n.d.

 

Sub-subseries 5: Sacramento related, 1950-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications dealing with the Sacramento area.
Box 19, Folder 8

Publication, “Historic Old Sacramento”, n.d.

Box 19, Folder 9

Sacramento county and Delta map, late 1950s.

General note

** Empty folder 1/21/04 S.C.
Box 19, Folder 10

Sacramento, California Capital Mall and Riverfront Project, no.3, Preliminary plan, January 22, 1957.

 

Sub-subseries 6: History and Historical, 1909-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications that are history related or historical in nature.
Box 19, Folder 11

History and Art publications, 1948-1962.

Box 19, Folder 12

Carpenters Hall, Independence Historical Park, Pennsylvania (Pamphlet), 1962.

Box 19, Folder 13

Historic Preservation Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, May-June 1965.

Box 19, Folder 14

How Robert College came to be founded, Address delivered by Professor Millingen, March 23, 1909.

 

Sub-subseries 7: Other, 1920-1964.

Scope and Content Note

Contains publications that do not fit into the previous sub-subseries.
Box 19, Folder 15

Community related publications, 1952, 1954.

Box 19, Folder 16

Programs and exhibitions, 1954-1959.

Box 19, Folder 17

Misc. Publications vol. 1 no. 1, 1920-1964.

Box 19, Folder 18

Misc. Publications vol. 1 no. 2, 1920-1952.

 

Series 6: Financial, 1948-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials pertaining to Goethe’s financial items. Subscriptions, gift lists, gift receipts, and personal finances are included in this series.
 

Subseries 1: Subscriptions, A-Z, 1951-1966.

Scope and Content Note

Contains subscriptions to various magazines and journals that Goethe subscribed to for various schools, libraries, and churches.
Box 20, Folder 1

"A", 1951-1966.

Box 20, Folder 2

"B-C", 1953-1966.

Box 20, Folder 3

"De-Di", 1959-1965.

Box 20, Folder 4

"Do-E", 1953-1966.

Box 20, Folder 5

"F-H", 1954-1966.

Box 20, Folder 6

"I-K", 1955-1966.

Box 21, Folder 1

"L-M", 1954-1966.

Box 21, Folder 2

"N-National", 1952-1966.

Box 21, Folder 3

"Nature-O", 1954-1965.

Box 21, Folder 4

"P-U", 1954-1965.

Box 21, Folder 5

"W", 1951-1966.

Box 21, Folder 6

"Y-Z", 1955-1966.

Box 22, Folder 1

Subscription Lists, 1943-1964.

 

Subseries 2: Donation Lists/Gift Receipts, 1948-1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains donation lists and various gift receipts from Goethe’s charitable actions.
Box 22, Folder 2

Gifts, Annual Lists, 1948-1963.

Box 22, Folder 3

Donation Receipts, 1955-1965.

 

Subseries 3: Personal Finances, 1948-1975.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Goethe's municipal bills, receipts, bank statements, and other cash receipts.
Box 22, Folder 4

Statements for Sacramento Public Market, February 1955-May 1966.

Box 22, Folder 5

Finances, Municipal service bills, n.d.

Box 22, Folder 6

Financial, Receipts and Bank Statements, 1948-1965.

Box 22, Folder 7

Cash Receipts, 1971-1975.

 

Series 7: Scrapbooks/Memory books, 1905-1927; 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Contains scrapbooks compiled (presumably) by Charles’ father, H.J. Goethe. These scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, columns, printed pictures, political cartoons, and ads. The topics vary widely, but some examples include health, technology, family related items, and obituaries. Also included in the scrapbooks are photographs, postcards from California and international places, poems, telegrams, birth announcements, business cards, tickets, cigar sticker rings, and personal scriblings.
This series also contains memory books, featuring a commemoration booklet and books compiled for Goethe’s 90th birthday celebration (March 28, 1965). These books contain letters from friends, librarians, and organizations.
Box 23, Folder 1

Oceanside, etc., 1906-1916.

Box 23, Folder 2

Oceanside, etc., 1910-1916.

Box 23, Folder 3

Oceanside, etc., 1916-1919.

Box 23, Folder 4

Oceanside, etc., 1916-1920.

Box 23, Folder 5

Oceanside, etc., 1919-1920.

Box 23, Folder 6

Goethe Family, etc., 1910-1917.

Box 23, Folder 7

Goethe Family, etc., 1912-1922.

Box 23, Folder 8

Goethe Family, etc., n.d.

Box 24, Folder 1

Travel, 1925.

Box 24, Folder 2

Travel, 1925.

Box 24, Folder 3

Exhibition, Days of ’49, etc., 1922-1923.

Box 24, Folder 4

Exhibition, S.F. Diamond Jubilee, etc., 1925.

Box 24, Folder 5

Visit of K.W. Oehler and H.J. Goethe, etc., 1924-1926.

Box 24, Folder 6

Real Estate, Ranches, etc., 1909-1917.

Box 24, Folder 7

Miscellaneous, 1905-1918.

Box 24, Folder 8

Miscellaneous, 1909-1923.

Box 24, Folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1911-1919.

Box 25, Folder 1

Miscellaneous, 1912.

Box 25, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, 1913-1916.

Box 25, Folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1913-1916.

Box 25, Folder 4

Miscellaneous, 1913-1916.

Box 25, Folder 5

Miscellaneous, 1922-1924.

Box 25, Folder 6

Miscellaneous, 1925-1927.

Box 26, Folder 1

Commemoration Booklet, Goethe’s 90th Birthday (2 copies), March 28, 1965.

Box 26, Folder 2

Goethe’s 90th Birthday, Letters from personal friends and associates (1 item) and organizations (2 items), 1965.

Box 27, Folder 1

Goethe’s 90th Birthday, Letters from Library friends (1) and friends and organizations (2), 1965.

 

Series 8: Photographs, 1918-1955.

Scope and Content Note

Contains photographs collected by Goethe. Includes photographs portraits, traveling, and construction of their home. In addition, many miscellaneous photographs are included.
Box 28, Folder 1

Royal Deer Park, Klampenborg, Denmark (Summer outing for the blind), 1914.

Box 28, Folder 2

Denmark, photos taken by C.M. Goethe, 1914.

Box 28, Folder 3

New Zealand, photos taken of Natives, 1922.

Box 28, Folder 4

Scenic photos taken in El Centro, Calif., 1945.

Box 28, Folder 5

Early photos of Libby, McNeil, and Libby Cannery, 1950s.

Box 28, Folder 6

Dr. Giles Brown Trip to Sark, 1955.

Box 28, Folder 7

Possible photo of Mary Goethe, n.d.

Box 28, Folder 8

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 28, Folder 9

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 28, Folder 10

Negatives, n.d.

Box 29, Folder 1

Digging wells and grounds at Goethe’s House and surrounding neighborhood, n.d.

Box 29, Folder 2

Goethe’s House (Early Construction), n.d.

Box 29, Folder 3

Goethe House (Construction of house almost complete), n.d.

Box 29, Folder 4

Goethe’s House, n.d.

Box 29, Folder 5

Mounted Portraits, n.d.

Box 29, Folder 6

Portraits, n.d.

Box 29, Folder 7

Flu epidemic, Sacramento, Calif., 1918.

Box 30

Various, 1947-1948.

 

Series 9: Postcards,

Scope and Contents note

Contains postcards collected by Goethe.Postcards: Various, n.d.
Box 31

Various, n.d.

Box 32

Various, n.d.

 

Series 10: Slides, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 1

Arboretum, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 2

Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 3

Personal (Portraits and Sacramento Flu Epidemic), n.d.

Box 33, Folder 4

Western United States, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 5

Field Trips, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 6

State Parks, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 7

New York, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 8

Flowers, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 9

Crocker Art Gallery, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 10

Frankfurt, Germany, n.d.

Box 33, Folder 11

Index and negative, n.d.

 

Series 11: Oversize, 1872-1965.

Scope and Contents note

Contains oversize items collected by Goethe, including scrapbooks memory books, blueprints, maps, and miscellaneous materials.
Box 34

Scrapbooks (5 items), 1913-1923.

Box 35

Scrapbook - Goethe's 90th birthday, 1965.

Box 36

Memory Book No. 1 - SSCF A, 1891-

Box 37

Memory Book No. 1 – SSCF and Memory Book N-3, SSCF D, 1872-1882, 1899.

Box 38

Scrapbook - SSCF C, 1927-1928.

Map-case 2, Drawer 2, Folder 1

Blueprints, 1907-1971.

Map-case 2, Drawer 2, Folder 2

Maps, 1908-1956.

Map-case 2, Drawer 2, Folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1891-1981.