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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nomad, Max
Source - dnr: Nomad, Max
Title: Max Nomad Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1902-1967
Abstract: Max Nomad (1881-1973) philosophic anarchist, author and educator, who also wrote under the pseudonym Max Norton was born in 1881 in Buczacz, Poland. He was influenced by the thought of Waclaw Machajski, a heretical Polish radical. Prior to WWI he was a native of Austria and attended the University of Vienna. A Guggenheim Fellow in 1937, and for many years a lecturer in politics and history at New York University, the New School for Social Research and the Rand School, his books include Rebels and Renegades, Apostles of Revolution; Dreamers, Dynamiters and Demagogues; Political Heretics from Plato to Mao Tse-Tung; A Skeptics Political Dictionary and Handbook for the Disenchanted; and Aspects of Revolution. The papers contain manuscripts, clippings, a scrapbook, published material, and course descriptions. The material concerns communism, Latin America, world prominent radicals, and personal philosophy. There is also an unpublished biography of Stalin, notes on the Soviet Union and the Communist Party thereof, and essays.
Quantity: 2.25 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Call Phrase: TAM.017

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Historical/Biographical Note

Max Nomad (1881-1973) philosophic anarchist, author and educator, who also wrote under the pseudonym Max Norton, was born in Buczacz, Poland. He was influenced by the thought of Waclaw Machajski, a heretical Polish radical. Prior to WWI he was a native of Austria and attended the University of Vienna. A Guggenheim Fellow in 1937, and for many years a lecturer in politics and history at New York University, the New School for Social Research and the Rand School, his books include Rebels and Renegades, Apostles of Revolution; Dreamers, Dynamiters and Demagogues; Political Heretics from Plato to Mao Tse-Tung; A Skeptics Political Dictionary and Handbook for the Disenchanted; and Aspects of Revolution.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers contain manuscripts, clippings, a scrapbook, published material, and course descriptions. The material concerns anarchism, communism, Latin America, world prominent radicals, and personal philosophy. There is also an unpublished biography of Stalin, notes on the Soviet Union and the Communist Party thereof, and essays.

Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into two series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Stalin Biography and Notes on the U.S.S.R and Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  2. II, Writings by Max Nomad and Others

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
  • Nomad, Max
  • Norton, Max.
  • Nomad, Max

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Scrapbooks.

Subject Organizations

  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)
  • Rand School of Social Science
  • New York University
  • Kommunisticheskaia partiia Sovetskogo Soiuza

Subject Topics

  • Anarchism.
  • Communism.
  • Anarchists -- United States.

Subject Places

  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by Max Nomad was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Max Nomad Papers; TAM 017; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Max Nomad, 1966 and 1967. The accession number associated with this gift is 1966.001.

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Container List

Series 1: Stalin Biography and Notes on the U.S.S.R and Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 The Son of the Cobbler (ms, 246 pp.)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Stalin (ms, 251 pp.)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Stalin: Notes on
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Soviet Union and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Notes On; Part I.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Soviet Union and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Notes On: Part II.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Soviet Union and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Notes On: Part III.
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Soviet Union and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union: Notes On: Part IV.
undated

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Series 2. Writings by Max Nomad and Others.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 The Anarchist Tradition and Other Essays (ns, 198 pp.)Chapters: The knows and the know-nots; Varieties of socialism and anarchism; Russia before and after 1917; Americana; History's bloody pages; Miscellanea.
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Aspects of Revolt (mn; New York: New York Bookman Associates)
1959
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Balkan Problems Past and Present (as Stephen Naft)
1943
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Berlin People's Free Theater
ca.1910s
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Brave New World (pp. 100-123 of unknown ms)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Burnham, Louis: Notes On
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Introduction
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Pages 1-53
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Pages 54-91
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Pages 92-148
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Pages 149-198
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 12 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Pages 199-258
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 13 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Pages 259-321
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, original): Appendices I-VI
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Introduction
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 3 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Pages 1-53
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 4 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Pages 54-91
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 5 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Pages 92-148
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Pages 149-198
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 7 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Pages 199-258
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Pages 259-321
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 "Carlo Tresca: Rebel Without Uniform" (ms, photocopy): Appendices I-VI
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Clouds over Yugoslavia - by Solomon Schwartz
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Dreamers, Dynamiters and Demagogues (ms, New York: Waldon Press)
ca.1954
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Fascism
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Jews in Latin America
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Jews in New York
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Juvenilia (scrapbook of published and unpublished writings(
1902-1921
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Latin America
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Lectures and Course Announcements (New School, NYU, Rand School)
1949-1950
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Lenin: Notes on
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Personal Letters
1945-1946
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Personal Philosophy, Short Statement of
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Political Heretics from Plato to Mao Tse-Tung (ms; Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press)1963
1963
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Post-Mortems and PostscriptsChapters: Makers of history; Forerunners; Revolutionary romantics of yore; Converts to the new Islam; Giants and clowns; Immortals of shame.
1967
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Spanien und Katalonien: by A. Souchy
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 3 To the Central Committee [CPUSA] : Dissident letter warning of "Right Danger," by Herbert_____?
Jul 18, 1929
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Tragedy of the Underdog. Modern Monthly, Dec 1936 (ms; corrected version)
ca.1936
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Trotsky: Notes on
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Writings, Published: Articles
1935-1949 , undated

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