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Guide to the Collection of Research Files on Anarchism TAM 428

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of Research Files on Anarchism
Dates: circa 1970s
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Mixed Materials [Box]: 1
Call Phrase: TAM 428

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Historical/Biographical Note

Max Heinrich Hermann Reinhardt Nettlau (1865-1944) was a German anarchist and historian born in Vienna, Austria. Moving to London he met anarchists such as Errico Malatesta and Peter Kropotkin, and also helped to found Freedom Press. Realising that a generation of socialist and anarchist militants from the mid-19th century was passing away and their archives of writings and correspondence being destroyed, he concentrated his efforts on acquiring and rescuing such collections from destruction. He also interviewed veteran militants for posterity. He wrote biographies of many famous anarchists, including Mikhail Bakunin, Élisée Reclus, and Errico Malatesta, as well as a seven volume history of anarchism. His extensive collection or archives was sold to the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam in 1935.

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Scope and Contents

A small collection mostly of research material on anarchism. Includes a draft of Max Nettlau's A Short History of Anarchism and clippings on Emma Goldman. Also includes pamphlets and writings examining Russian anarchist Nestor Makhno.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Nash, Mary.
  • Nettlau, Max, 1865-1944.
  • Makhno, Nestor Ivanovich, 1889-1934
  • Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940

Subject Topics

  • Anarchism.
  • Anarchism -- Russia.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in the circa 1970s, are expected to enter the public domain in 2100.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Provenance unknown; likely donated by Mary Nash at an unknown date. The accession number associated with this collection is 2008.058.

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