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Goldmark Family papers, 1865-1975

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0497
Bib ID 4078816 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goldmark Family
Title Goldmark Family papers, 1865-1975
Physical Description 1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Language(s) English .

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Cataloged and Arranged.



Autograph letters with some typed copies, manuscripts and documents of the Goldmark family in Europe and America. These are primarily family letters, often descriptive of places visited and of current events. The bulk of the material concerns Joseph Goldmark. Also included are a few letters from his brother Carl, manuscripts of some of Pauline's horticultural works, and genealogical material about the Goldmark family.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Goldmark family papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Archival Materials

Collections related by provenance: Felix Adler Papers.

Collections related by provenance: The Papers of Josephine and Pauline Goldmark at the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2020-04-08 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Adler, Helen Goldmark Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brandeis, Alice Goldmark, 1866-1945 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Composers -- Austria -- Vienna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Convention of Hungarian Physicians and Naturalists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- Description and travel Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Europe -- Genealogy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- Austria -- Vienna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- Europe Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Families -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldmark & Conried (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldmark, Carl, 1830-1915 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldmark, Joseph, 1819-1881 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goldmark, Pauline, 1874-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Horticulture -- United States Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kossuth, Lajos, 1802-1894 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Genealogy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vienna (Austria) -- Social life and customs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Goldmark (1818-1881), Hungarian-born physician whose hobby was chemistry, came to America in 1849, shortly after presenting his discovery of red phosphorous to the Convention of Hungarian Physicians and Naturalists. A revolutionist in his youth, his political opinions forced Goldmark to leave his country with Louis Kossuth. While developing the Brooklyn factory of Goldmark and Conried, he continued to be active in politics during the rest of his life. He amassed a great deal of property to leave to his large family, which included daughters Helen (wife of Felix Adler, founder and Director of the Society for Ethical Culture), Pauline (early feminist and horticultural scholar), and Alice (wife of Judge Louis Brandeis). Joseph Goldmark's brother Carl Goldmark was a composer and music teacher in Vienna.