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Guide to the Emma Goldman Collection TAM.012

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 20, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Content Note

Contains, correspondence, manuscripts by and about Goldman, printed sources, speeches, and notes. Includes correspondence with her publisher and personal correspondence dealing with her life and deportation. There are transcriptions of most of her significant letters, addresses, and articles (1908-1939), many from Mother Earth, apparently compiled by Jeanne Levey during the course of her research for her unpublished biography, Emma Goldman Speaks, and keyed to pages in the typescript thereof, also included in the collection, along with index cards containing research notes. The most frequent correspondent is Arthur Ross, Goldman's literary representative. Notable correspondents and/or individuals represented include Roger Baldwin, Alexander Berkman, Eugene V. Debs, Havelock Ellis, Clifton Fadiman, Eleanor M. Fitzgerald, John Haynes Holmes, Alfred A. Knopf, Peter Kropotkin, Jeannette Levey, Max Nettlau, Herbert Read, Ben Reitman, Bertrand Russell, Anna Strunsky, Upton Sinclair, Norman Thomas, Harry Weinberger, Rebecca West, Israel Zangwill, and Doris Zhook. Some of the letters are addressed to E.G. Colton (pseudonym for E.G.). There are also three Goldman manuscripts, respectively titled The Chinese Revolution, Hitler, Mussolini.

Also available at the Tamiment Library: Series 1 Correspondence Register for an item-level description of the contents of this series, listed by item number.


The folders arranged numerically (by document register number ranges) in series one, and alphabetically in series two, and topically in series three.

Organized into three series:

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  1. 1. Correspondence
  2. 2. Oversized Correspondence and Writings (Photocopies)
  3. 3. Emma Goldman Speaks by Jeanne Levey: Typescript and Research Materials.