The focus of this exhibition is on the legacy of Charles Mathias Goethe (1875-1966). Charles M. Goethe was a prosperous local Sacramento businessman and a highly influential public figure in California and nationally throughout much of the twentieth century. While he is most frequently remembered for his dedication to nature conservation, Goethe was also a significant proponent of eugenics. Recent scholarship has revealed the complexity and importance of his relationship to the development of California State University, Sacramento and to the history of eugenics.
California Eugenics Movement
California State University, Sacramento