Henry Max Goettsch was an early student at the University of Chicago. He received his S.B. from the University of Iowa in 1899 and his S.M. in 1901. Later that same year, Goettsch entered the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D on June 12, 1906 with a thesis titled "The absorption coefficients of uranium compounds."
The Henry Max Goettsch Papers consist of one letter from Goettsch to Dr. C.L. Von Ende, dated July 4, 1901. The letter contains Goettsch's impressions of "the standard oil school," the University of Chicago. He writes of the faculty he has encountered, his thoughts on President Harper and Rockefeller, and his predictions for the future of the University.
The Henry Max Goettsch Papers may be viewed in the Special Collections Research Center in the University of Chicago Library.