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Goldstein family papers

Identifier: umja0184

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs (identified and unidentified), business materials such as business cards and financial materials, postcards, a diary, correspondence, and report cards.


  • 1906-1963

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Harry and Sarah Goldstein were married in 1912 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. They had emigrated in 1920 from Russia before settling in the midwest. They ran a boarding houes on State Street in La Crosse and helped establish the Congregation Sons of Abraham. Harry was an optometrist and ran his business out of the house at 1128 State Street. His business also had him travel up and down the Mississippi River, from St. Paul to Iowa. They had three sons: Robert, Arthur, and Maynard. Robert and Arthur changed their names to Gersen in the 1950s, while Maynard kept the last name GOldstein. Harry passed away in 1953 and Sarah in 1978. They are buried in the Jewish Cemetery in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

(Biograph thanks to donor and granddaughter Wendy Rubinyi, Fall 2022)


0.75 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box, 1 half hollinger box)

Language of Materials




This collection relates to the Goldstein family, who lived in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by granddaughter Wendy Rubinyi in July 2022.

Goldstein family papers, 1906-1963
Kate Dietrick
September 2022
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Collecting Area Details

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