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Alfred Götzl (1873-1946) and Franz Rudolph Goetzl (1914-1981) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/159

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Scope and Contents

The Alfred Götzl and Franz Goetzl papers are divided into five categories housed in 15 boxes: papers by and owned by Alfred Götzl, papers of Franz Rudolf Goetzl, medical articles, books and course material from Franz Goetzl’s time at the Northwestern University Medical School and relatively oversized material varying in subject.

The papers of Alfred Götzl span the years of 1891 to 1954. These papers focus on Alfred Götzl’s research and work on tuberculosis in Austria, specifically in Vienna, in the 1930s.

The papers of Franz Goetzl span the years of 1928 to 1975. These papers vary in subject, though most are to do with his research into the senses in response to varying stimuli.

The assortment of medical articles span the years of 1917 to 1953, and cover many topics, although most are published copies of articles written by Franz Goetzl.

The books and course materials of Franz Goetzl span the years of 1935-1965. Most of these materials are spiral bound textbooks from Franz Goetzl’s time as a student at the Northwestern University Medical School.

The last portion of the collection, boxes 12 through 15, spanning the years of 1897 to 1978, consists of oversized material. The contents vary greatly in subject, although there is a large collection of Franz Goetzl’s experiments, and notebooks related to these experiments.


  • 1891-1975


Language of Materials

Much of Doctor Alfred Götzl’s material is in German.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


15 Boxes


The collection consists of reprints of journal articles, books and other materials documenting the medical careers of Doctor Alfred Götzl and his son, Northwestern University Medical School alumnus Doctor Franz Goetzl.


The Alfred Götzl and Franz Goetzl papers are organized into: papers by and owned by Alfred Götzl; papers of Franz Rudolf Goetzl; medical articles, and books and course material, from Franz Goetzl’s tenure in Northwestern University's Medical School; and oversized material. Each category is arranged by date, with undated material at the end.

Method of Acquisition

The Alfred and Franz Goetzl Papers were donated to the NU Archives by Thomas Goetzl in December 2014 as accession number 14-210.

Guide to the Alfred Götzl (1873-1946) and Franz Rudolph Goetzl (1914-1981) Papers
James Seymour
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US