Guide to the Dorothea Guttmann Gould Collection

AR 25269 / MF 839

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Finding aid encoded in EAD 2002 by Emily Andresini on 2013-01-11. Finding aid written in English.

Creator:Gould, Dorothea.
Title:Dorothea Guttmann Gould Collection.
Abstract:The collection consists of photographs, letters, documents and books related to the life of Dorothea Gould, née Guttmann, and her husband, Henry Gould.
Languages:This collection is in English and German.
Quantity:1 linear feet
Identification:AR 25269 / MF 839
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute Archives
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Biographical Note

Dorothea (Dola) Gould, née Guttmann, was born on April 27, 1922 in Tilsit (today Sovetsk in Russia) to Abraham Guttmann (10/24/1874 in Schillehnen – 3/26/1963 in Montreal) and Feige Taube Guttmann, née Berlowitz, (1/4/1879 - 7/23/1967). Dola had four brothers (Noah; Helmut (Koffel); Steven (Sally); and Heinz) and a sister, Gertrud. - Heinz Guttmann emigrated to Rhodesia and then to England. Gertrud Guttmann was born 9/8/1905; she worked in a Jewish orphanage in Berlin and was deported to Auschwitz on May 17, 1943, where she perished. - Dola and her parents emigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1939.

On 8/7/1960, Dola married Henry H. Goldschmidt Gould, a successful businessman in Montreal. - Henry was born on July 15, 1914 in Berlin, Germany to Martin (1879 - 1944) and Paula Goldschmidt, née Harmelin (1880 - 1958). He had a sister, Ruth Augusta Beatrice Goldschmidt (1923 - 1958). - Henry and Ruth were educated in private schools in Switzerland. He emigrated to New York prior to 1941 and then to Montreal. His parents and sister joined him in April 1941 in New York.

Dola and Henry eventually settled in Switzerland. After Henry’s death (8/6/1978), Dola dedicated a great part of her time and wealth to charity, like supporting cultural and social causes in Israel. She died on June 8, 2003 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs, letters, documents and books related to the life of Dorothea Gould, née Guttmann, and her husband, Henry Gould.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Access Information

Collection is digitized. Follow the links in the Container List to access the digitized materials.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Access Points

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Dorothea Guttmann Gould Collection.; AR 25269; box number; folder number; Leo Baeck Institute.

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection. Follow the links to access the digitized materials.


Box 1:, 1931-2000

11Papers relating to Dola’s family and genealogy
12Documents pertaining to Dola’s parents, including the Last Will and Testament of Abraham Guttmann and Taube Guttmann
13Dola’s school records, German ID papers, her friendship book with entries primarily from Tilsit 1931-1936
14Ephemera documenting Dola’s life in Canada and Switzerland
15Private correspondence, miscellaneous letters1945-1987
16Correspondence relating to restitution issues1957-1959
17School records for Heinz Goldschmidt (Henry Gould) from Lausanne, Switzerland, and other papers relating to Henry 1929-1930
18Copies provided by the donor relating to Dola’s family and genealogy
OS124 3 simple prints
19Unprocessed photographs
110Address book; post-war
111"Pardess, Lieder und Gedichte," by Hans Rosenthal 1944
112Books. Only title pages and written inscriptions are microfilmed. The books are mostly Jewish religious books, as well as a copy of the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam 1935-1980
113Lace doily. [Not Microfilmed]
114Honorary award to Dorothea Gould from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem [Not Microfilmed]2000
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