Emma Goldman papers

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Description
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bolshevik government and was allowed to reenter the U.S. for a lecture tour in 1934. Collection contains correspondence, typescripts, address books, scrapbook, photographs, clippings, and printed matter. Correspondence, 1906-1940, of Goldman, Alexander Berkman and Stella Ballantine concerns Goldman's experiences in Russia, Germany and England following World War I, and Spain during the civil war of 1936-1939; letters, 1927-1928, written on Goldman's behalf soliciting funds to subsidize the writing of her memoirs; and letters, 1917-1927, from Goldman to Bayard Boyesen. Typescripts consist of a few chapters of "My Further Disillusionment in Russia" and other writings by Goldman and typescripts of some of Berkman's writings. Also, address books compiled by Goldman and Berkman; photographs of Goldman; scrapbook, 1909-1936, containing letters relating to the periodical Mother Earth, clippings, leaflets, etc.; clippings and other printed ephemera; and one reel of negative microfilm of Goldman materials in the Institute of Historical Sciences in Holland.
Names
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1903 - 1940
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1168
Notes
Content: Master negative microfilm includes Goldman material in Rose Pesotta Papers and the Records of the International Committee for Political Prisoners.
Additional physical form: Entire collection (except for 1985 accessions) available on microfilm; New York Public Library.
Biographical/historical: Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was associated with the anarchist journal Mother Earth from 1906 to 1917 and was imprisoned for publicly advocating birth control in 1916 and pacifism in 1917. In 1919 she was deported to Russia but had to leave because of her criticism of the Bolshevik government and was allowed to reenter the U.S. for a lecture tour in 1934.
Physical Description
Extent: Originals: 1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Extent: Copies: 2 microfilm reels
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPW93-A269
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12428743
MSS Unit ID: 1168
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 527aced0-cac5-0133-309a-00505686a51c
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