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Guide to the Malcolm Goldstein Papers MSS.350

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Anna Gurton-Wachter

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 04, 2020
Description is in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Stacey Flatt to reflect 2018 accretion Record updated by Stacey Flatt to reflect 2019 accretion Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2016 accretion  , 8/1/2018 , August 2019 , November 2020

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Malcolm Goldstein Papers; MSS 350; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University Libraries.

Related Materials

Judson Memorial Church Archive (MSS.094)

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access copies for some audiovisual materials in the collection are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only.

Born-Digital Access Policies and Procedures

Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact Fales Library and Special Collections,, 212-998-2596 with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.


The Malcolm Goldstein Papers were donated to the Fales Library and Special Collections by Goldstein in 2012. Accretions were donated by Goldstein in 2013-2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. Accession numbers associated with these donations are 2012.350, 2013.350, 2014.350, 2015.350, 2018.090, 2019.044, and 2020.037.

Processing Information

The Malcolm Goldstein Papers are arranged at the folder level and titles reflect Goldstein's original labeling taken from envelopes. Material was originally labeled with several layers of descriptive information. For this reason all envelopes were saved (see Series IX) and can be viewed alongside the material they originally housed. When applicable, additional information was represented as a 'Scope and Content Note' for each individual item. Any titles created by the archivist have been placed in square brackets and have been added minimally.

In 2018, material was removed from their envelopes and foldered, keeping the envelopes with notations. File titles were taken from the envelopes. The files were updated or incorporated into existing series I.A., II.B., III.C., and V.A. The scope and content note for II.C. was updated. The original arrangement note was updated, removing information and creating a processing note.

In 2019, material was removed from envelopes, foldered, and placed in a box. Folder titles were taken from the envelopes. The files were updated or incorporated into existing Series I.A, OVERSIZE Series I.A, Series II.A, Series III.C, and Series IX.

In 2020, an accretion was rehoused and intellectually integrated into the collection's existing series structure. One audio optical disc was forensically imaged, analyzed, and described; the two commercial optical discs of the collection were identified but not imaged, and were intellectually incorporated into Series V.A. New York University Libraries follow professional standards and best practices when imaging, ingesting, and processing born-digital material in order to maintain the integrity and authenticity of the content.


In August 2018 a curatorial decision was made to not accept into the 2018 accretion: a computer floppy disk with existing duplicate analog material and two audiocassette recordings of a non-Goldstein concert.