Doris B. Gold was born Dorothy Bauman November 21, 1919. She left us on July 5, 2011. She founded Biblio Press and was its proprietor from 1979 until recently. Some will remember her for accomplishments that may have been less noticed: Energetic fundraising for the founding of the Albert Einstein School of Medicine; establishing the Mid-Island YM-YWHA; establishing the planetarium at the New York City’s Hall of Science; editing and ghostwriting the Young Judean magazine for 9 years; ghostwriting for Jacques Cousteu; and authoring iconoclastic published papers on women’s studies. Still others whose lives she touched may remember her altogether differently: as an English teacher at high school, university, and English as a second-language students; the front woman onstage for the Saint Louis People’s Chorus in the early 1950s; the director of Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s first senior center in the mid-1970s, and in the same era, as one of the founders of Lilith Magazine; and as a lifelong scholar of poetry.
- At the Jewish Women’s Archive, a version of Aviva Cantor’s eulogy on the We Remember Doris B Gold page; and brief biography by Judith Baskin.
- Doris B. Gold, Jewish Women’s studies publisher: “impossible to live without making things happen”. (incomplete article by Phyllis Holman Weisbard, originally published in Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources, 22 June 2008)
- Sandra Dillon’s review of Voices of Thinking Jewish Women, Doris Gold, ed., in Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol 4, No 2 (University of Oregon, Eugene, 2007).
- Doris’s comment to someone else’s letter
- Biblio Press books listed at Ad Infinitum Books and listed on Amazon
- Index to archival materials at Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute centered on Doris’s writings on activism and feminism