Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Charles Anthony Goessmann Papers
Scope and Contents of the Collection
The papers of Charles A. Goessmann document his distinguished career as an agricultural chemist, author, and professor of chemistry. They consist of biographical materials, correspondence (mostly professional), handwritten drafts of addresses and articles, published reports, lecture notes, class records, proposed college curricula, notes taken by students, and handwritten research notes. Also included are materials that Goessmann collected in Germany before immigrating to America, his dissertation written at the University of Goettingen (1853), and a scrapbook containing newsclippings related to research. The largest part of the papers were generated between 1880 and 1900, the years Dr. Goessmann was most active at the Massachusetts Agricultural College and the period that he served as State Inspector of Fertilizers.
The papers are arranged in five series, including Biographical Materials, Correspondence, Writings, Course Materials, and Research Materials.
This collection is organized into five series: