The collection is made up of three types of material: photographs, notes, drafts of writings, tables, and so forth relating to physical anthropological work concerning Indians of Texas; correspondence; and materials of Muzaffer Suleyman Senyurek. The correspondence concerns publications, professional organizations, special projects relating to museums and racial attitudes, and personal relations with colleagues.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Marcus Solomon Goldstein (1906-1997) was a physical anthropologist specializing in paleopathology, a public health analyst, and pioneer of dental anthropology. He received his BA and MA from George Washington University and a PhD from Columbia University. Following graduation, he worked as an aide to Ales Hrdlicka of the United States National Museum in 1927. After World War II, Goldstein started on a career in various govermnent agencies, including the US Public Health Service, National Institutes of Mental Health, and the Social Security Administration. He moved to Israel in 1971, where he joined the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. In 1987 he was given the Distinguished Service Award of the the Israel Association of Anthropology.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Marcus S. Goldstein photograph collection from University of Texas and Louisiana State University, circa 1939-1940 and photographs by Goldstein in Photo Lot 24.
Additional photographs of Goldstein held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 7A and Photo Lot 4822.
Correspondence from Goldstein held in the National Anthorpological Archives in the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. Papers, Ales Hrdlicka Papers, and John Lawrence Angel Papers.
The papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Dr. Goldstein in 1976, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1994, and 1997.
The Marcus Solomon Goldstein papers are open for research. Portions of the collection are restricted. Please contact the archivist for more information.
Access to the Marcus Solomon Goldstein papers requires an appointment.