Who was C.M. Goethe?   [internal link]
A synopsis of Goethe's accomplishments and contributions in retrospective. Prepared by Chloe Burke; based on research conducted by Alexandra Minna Stern, Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America and Tony Platt, What's in a Name? Charles M. Goethe, American Eugenics, and Sacramento State University.

Materials related to Charles M. Goethe   [PDF document]
A biographical listing of books and pamphlets written by Goethe, as well as a listing of various archives with Goethe material. Prepared by Alexandra Minna Stern.

Julia Morgan House   [external link]
The former Charles M. Goethe House, this building was the residence of Goethe and his wife. Bequeathed to California State University Sacramento, Goethe directed that his home be used as a recreation center for children and the aged. It was also to contain a library and health museum which were to preserve and promote Goethe's eugenics beliefs. The house was strategically renamed after its architect (Julia Morgan) and is currently administered by the CSUS Foundation as a rental facility.

Charles M. Goethe Arboretum (recently renamed University Arboretum)   [external link]
Descripion of the arboretum in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Change the Sign   [external link]
Website created by a CSUS student. An online petition seeking to change the name of the C.M. Goethe Arboretum at CSUS.

Curious historical bedfellows: Sac State and its racist benefactor   [PDF document]
An op-ed by Tony Platt published in the Sacramento Bee.

The Goethe Report   [PDF document]
What's in a Name? Charles M. Goethe, American Eugenics, and Sacramento State University. A Report Prepared By Tony Platt, California State University Sacramento


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