Goldschmidt, Richard, 1878-1958

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Professor of Zoology, University of California, Berkeley.

From the description of Richard Benedict Goldschmidt papers, bulk 1900-1956. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 82679468

Biography

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.

Goldschmidt wrote over 250 scientific papers and seventeen books, including two for laymen, Ascaris and Understanding Heredity, and two autobiographical works, Portraits from Memory and In and Out of the Ivory Tower. He received three honorary degrees, was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign or honorary member in eighteen foreign academies and learned societies. In 1953 he served as President of the 9th International Congress of Genetics in Bellagio.

He died in Berkeley on April 24, 1958.

From the guide to the Richard Benedict Goldschmidt Papers, (bulk 1900-1956), (The Bancroft Library)

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referencedIn Conway Zirkle Collection, 1948-1966 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Bronson Price Papers, 1926-1978 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. Papers, 1919-1966. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. Papers, 1899-1980. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn Dunn, L. C. (Leslie Clarence), 1893-1974. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
referencedIn I. Michael (Isadore Michael) Lerner papers, ca. 1930s-1970s, Circa 1930s-1970s American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harrison, Ross G. (Ross Granville), 1870-1959. Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975 (inclusive), 1889-1959 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Richard Benedict Goldschmidt Papers, (bulk 1900-1956) Bancroft Library
creatorOf Goldschmidt, Richard, 1878-1958. Richard Benedict Goldschmidt papers, bulk 1900-1956. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Lerner, I. Michael (Isadore Michael), 1910-. Papers, ca. 1930s-1970s. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Milislav Demerec Papers, 1919-1966 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Flürscheim, Michael, 1844-1912. Michael Flürscheim papers, [ca. 1888-1903]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Warren H. (Warren Harmon) Lewis papers, ca. 1913-1964, 1913-1964 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Curt Stern Papers, 1907-1981 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Lewis, Warren H. (Warren Harmon), 1870-1964. Papers, ca. 1913-1964. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Papers of Guido Pellegrino Arrigo Pontecorvo, genetics research correspondence, Jan 1945-Jun 1992 Glasgow University Archive Services
referencedIn Julian Sorell Huxley papers MS 50., 1899-1980 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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