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Guide to the Richard Benedict Goldschmidt Papers, (bulk 1900-1956)
BANC MSS 72/241 z  
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Description
Letters written to him by colleagues and friends, some relating to his scientific work in Germany; copies of letters written by him; manuscripts of his writings; speeches and course lectures; notebooks; bibliography; publications about him, including eulogies and biographical material; clippings; genetic data sheets; drawings for publications.

Included also: letters written to and by his colleague Professor Curt Stern about Goldschmidt.
Background
Richard B. Goldschmidt was born on April 12, 1878 in Frankfurt am Main. He studied in Heidelberg and Munich, 1896-1902, under Otto Bütschli and Richard Hertwig, receiving his PhD in 1902 from Heidelberg. From 1903 to 1913 he worked under Hertwig at the Zoological Institute in Munich and in 1914 was offered a position at the new Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology. In 1921 he became the Institute's second director, and continued the association until 1936, when Nazi persecution made life in Germany untenable for him. Goldschmidt had already spent some time abroad, having been in the U.S. during World War I and in Japan, as professor of zoology at the University of Tokyo, 1924-1926. In 1936 Goldschmidt accepted a professorship in the Department of Zoology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught until his retirement in 1948.
Extent
Number of containers: 5 boxes and 4 cartons Linear feet: 7
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.