About Doris

Doris standing with flowers

Doris B. Gold April 12, 2010

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.