Natasha Goldowski

Natasha Goldowski, photographed by Marie Tavroges Stilkind. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives.

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives


Physical Sciences/ Math




1947 - 1953


Moscow, Russia



Guadalajara, Mexico

Natasha Goldowski Renner, was a chemist and expert on the corrosion of metals and had worked on the Manhattan Project. She was a faculty member at BMC from 1947 until 1953.

Dave Peifer wrote a fantastic article for The Journal of Black Mountain College Studies on Goldowski and the scientists of BMC. Western Regional Archive also holds a faculty file for Natasha that lists many major publications, projects and employment in the sciences, and information about courses she taught while at BMC.


Mother: Fellow BMC faculty, Anna Goldowski

Summer Swimming.
Photograph of author


Amanda Hartman

Amanda Hartman is the creator of BMC Yearbook, serving as the lead director, engineer, and researcher. She holds a MLIS in archive/ collections management, MA in art/ museum education, and BA in design. After working in museums and archives for a decade, she made the transition to tech and is now a software developer specializing in applications for museums, archives, and higher education.

Her interest in Black Mountain College began while working as a digital archivist with the Asheville Art Museum's BMC archive collection. She transcribed and digitized over 1500 documents created by the college. While working closely with these archives, she began independent research on the interracial program and Negro Week activities BMC, writing biographies of lesser known students and staff members. That research transformed into this BMC Yearbook project.

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