The Online Exhibit
Acknowledgements

History

The "Charles M. Goethe: His Life and Eugenic Vision" online exhibit is adapted from the physical exhibit created by Payne Vang in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives in the Library at California State University, Sacramento in October 2005. The physical exhibit was produced in conjunction with a major symposium, "From Eugenics to Designer Babies: Engineering the California Dream," on October 21, 2005 at California State University, Sacramento. The Charles M. Goethe exhibit was one of three exhibits related to eugenics located in the library for the symposium, which was sponsored by the History Department's Center for Science, History, Policy, and Ethics. Recent attention to Goethe by Sacramento State professor Tony Platt and University of Michigan historian Alexandra Minna Stern was the impetus for the exhibits. Platt and Stern's research revealed the complexity and importance of Charles M. Goethe's relationship to the development of Sacramento State and to the history of eugenics.

The exhibits are also used to fulfill the requirements for Payne Vang's Master's Thesis Project for the Public History Master's Program at California State University, Sacramento. Vang worked as an intern and student assistant in the department of Special Collections and University Archives while she worked on the exhibits.

Exhibit Team

Research, Design, and Digital Imaging
Payne Vang, Graduate Student, Public History Master's Program & Student Assistant,
Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Library

Exhibit Narrative
Adapted from exhibit narrative from the physical exhibition by Dr. Chloe Burke, Center for Science, History, Policy & Ethics; "based on Alexandra Minna Stern's Eugenic Nation: Faults & Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) and Tony Platt's "What's In a Name? Charles M. Goethe, American Eugenics and Sacramento State University" (2004).

Project Consultants
Sheila O'Neill, Head of Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library,
Bin Zhang, Digital Information Services Librarian, Library

Technical Support
Bin Zhang, Digital Information Services Librarian

Website Design and Installation
Claire Armstrong, Student Assistant,
Department of Library Information Systems

Special Thanks
Terry Webb, Dean of the Library,California State University, Sacramento
Chloe Burke, Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento
Alexandra M. Stern, Historian and Writer
Tony Platt, Professor of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento
Miranda Nighbor, Library Assistant, California State University, Sacramento




The Physical Exhibit
(October 3 - November 28, 2005)
Acknowledgements

Research & Design
Payne Vang, Graduate Student, Public History Master's Program & Student Assistant,
Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Library

Exhibit Installation
Department of Special Collections and University Archives Staff:
Payne Vang
Sheila O'Neill, Head of Special Collections & University Archives
Miranda Nighbor, Library Assistant
Sojeva Chuong, Student Assistant

Exhibit Narrative
Dr. Chloe Burke, History Department's Center for Science, History, Policy and Ethics; "based on Alexandra Minna Stern, Eugenic Nation: Faults & Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005) and Tony Platt, "What's In a Name? Charles M. Goethe, American Eugenics and Sacramento State University" (2004).

Graphic Design
Jeffrey Tanhueco, Student Assistant,
Department of Library Information Systems

Framing Services
Frames To You, Sacramento, CA