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.
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.
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