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E. S. Gosney Papers And Records Of The Human Betterment Foundation, 1880-1945

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1996-00038

Content Description

The Human Betterment Foundation (1929-42) was established by Ezra S. Gosney (1855-1942) for the purpose of advocating and researching the sterilization of the socially and mentally unfit according to eugenic principles. Upon the death of Mr. Gosney, his daughter, Lois Gosney Castle, liquidated the assets and donated the proceeds to Caltech. The collection contains correspondence, administrative records, manuscripts, clipped articles, research data (mainly survey data), and pamphlets. The complete finding aid is available at the Online Archive of California.

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1 unspecified containers : MEDIUM: Paper; LENGTH: 28 linear ft. ; QUANTITY: 59 boxes