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Guide to the Adam Holzwarth Anarchist Collection
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Series 1.  Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Incoming correspondence only.
 

Subseries 1.  Adam Holzwarth (AH)

Scope and Content Note

Incoming correspondence only.
Box 1: 1

Goldman, Emma (several items on Mother Earth Publishing Association letterhead stationery)

Box 1: 1

1 AL, addressed "Dear Comrade" and noting that "It's great propaganda you are doing by giving to friends this literature." . " New York, 14 Apr. 1911

Box 1: 1

1 ALS, on hotel stationery, re shipping a case of literature, Salt Lake City, 26 Apr. 1911

Box 1: 1

1 envelope, postmarked Los Angeles (no accompanying letter), 1 May 1911

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter calling attention to "The Autobiography of an Anarchist," by Alexander Berkman. New York, [July 1911?]

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter noting Berkman autobiography nearing completion. New York, 23 Sept. 1911

Box 1: 1

1 ALS, mainly re meeting preparations. San Diego, 10 May 1912

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, addressed by Emma Goldman to A[dam] Holzwarth, form letter re upcoming Portland lectures, San Francisco, 19 July 1913 (includes an envelope postmarked 22 July 1913,

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter re drama lectures, New York, 16 Nov. 1913

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter asking assistance in selling tickets to upcoming lectures. San Francisco, 10 July 1914

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter noting subscription to Mother Earth is due. New York, 26 Mar. 1915

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter talking about arrest and imprisonment, and asking for renewal of subscription to Mother Earth, which is due May 1915

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter asking support for upcoming set of ten lectures in Portland. San Francisco, 15 July 1915

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter discussing legal case and soliciting contributions for Mother Earth. New York, 7 Apr. 1916

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter, once again noting subscription past due. New York, 5 June 1916

Box 1: 1

1 TLS, form letter announcing that a bill passed by the Senate and House prohibits use of mails by Mother Earth. New York, 28 Sept. 1917

Box 1: 1

1 TLS addressed "Dear Comrades," with Goldman saying she is sorry recipients were not able to attend her lectures, n.d.

Box 1: 2

Holzwarth, Mary [Trautner] (MH and MT) - 1 ALS, addressed "My beloved Sweetheart," mainly about personal matters. Portland, 20 Mar. 1912

Box 1: 3

Litowitz, Jacob - 3 ALS from friend of AH, mainly about personal matters; comments he had hoped to meet Emma Goldman when she visited Lake Bay Home Colony (Washington), but was unsuccessful. Various locations, 1911-1912

Box 1: 4

Mazel, Ned - 22 ALS and ANS from friend of AH and MH, mostly about his life and jobs. Various locations, later ones from Papeete, Tahiti, 1911-1923

Box 1: 5

Mother Earth Publishing Co. - 2 TL, subscription notices, 1913, 1916

Box 1: 6

Reitman, Ben L. (Emma Goldman's manager)

Box 1: 6

1 ALS, mainly about Emma Goldman and he being arrested and jailed. San Francisco, 8 Feb. 1909

Box 1: 6

1 TLS, on letterhead of Mother Earth Publishing Association, re subscription and other publications, including Tolstoy's "Church, State, etc.". New York, 10 Nov. 1913

Box 1: 7

Sanger, Margaret

Box 1: 7

1 TL [mimeograph], addressed "TO MY FRIENDS AND COMRADES," re request for moral and financial support on her indictment on birth control issues, 5 Jan. 1916

Box 1: 7

1 TL, addressed "To my friends," re trial for advocating birth control, 3 Feb. 1916

Box 1: 7

1 TLS, per R. M., to Mary Holzwarth, answering request for books, 29 Sept. 1916

Box 1: 7

1 TLS, addressed "Dear Friend," asking for contributions, n.d.

Box 1: 8

Walker, Edwin C. 1 ALS and 1 TLS from bookseller specializing in "Fields of Freethought, Secularism, Evolutionary Science, Economics, Sex Sociology, and Free Press. Old Works on Slavery Constitute a Leading Line. Also, Radical Fiction." New York, 1911

Box 1: 9

Miscellany

Box 1: 9

Bliven, Elisa Mowry - 1 ALS, 28 Aug. 1911

Box 1: 9

Chargeurs Reunis (Le Havre) - 1 ALS, 1913

Box 1: 9

Church of Humanity (an international propaganda society) - 1 ALS, thanking AH for subscription. Great Bend, Kansas, 1911

Box 1: 9

H. C. Siemer (importer/exporter) - 1 TL, re the Hamburger Fremdenblatt - Illustrated American Edition, which Siemer says keep being confiscated by the English authorities. New York, n.d.

Box 1: 9

Hessling, Bruno (editor and book dealer) - 1 TLS and business card. Montreal, 1918

Box 1: 9

International News Company - 1 ALS from William H. Fowler, 23 Mar. 1914

Box 1: 9

Liberator Book Shop - 1 TLS from M. Vohsbrink, 2 Apr. 1918

Box 1: 9

The Little Review 1 ALS [from AH] re subscription, Portland, 19 Mar. 1917

Box 1: 9

Posma, Albert - 1 ALS, Portland, 14 Dec. 1913

Box 1: 9

Revolutionary Press - 1 TLS from Hippolyte Havel, asking for contributions to publish the Revolutionary Almanac, 3 Nov. 1914

Box 1: 9

Wasserman, A. (International Book Store) - 1 postcard, New York, 2 Dec., 1911

Box 1: 9

Unidentified - 1 ALS and 1 envelope, 1919

 

Subseries 2.  Charles Holzwarth (CH)

Scope and Content Note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Box 1: 10

Correspondence - Charles Holzwarth (CH) (incoming and outgoing)

Box 1: 10

1 ALS, CH to Tho[ma]s H. Keell, 3 Feb. 1912

Box 1: 10

1 ALS, CH to Abe Isaak, 3 Feb.1912

Box 1: 10

1 ALS, Monte Brandon to CH, 11 Mar. 1914

Box 1: 10

1 ALS, [?] to [CH?], re working for Uncle Sam in the War Department. St. Helens, OR, 3 May 1914

Box 1: 10

1 ALS, [?] to CH, 9 Aug. 1918, San Francisco

Box 1: 10

1 ALS, CH to Ross Winn, n.d.

 

Subseries 3.  Mary Holzwarth (MH)

Scope and Content Note

Incoming and outgoing correspondence.
Box 1: 11

Danger, Margaret - 1 AL from MH, re Danger's books on birth control, 16 Sept. 1916

Box 1: 12

Holzwarth, Adam (AdE and AH) - to MH

Box 1: 12

1 ALS, saying he has seen her at Emma Goldman meetings and is seeking her acquaintance, 20 Aug. 1911

Box 1: 12

1 ADS, marriage declaration, 10 Sept. 1911

Box 1: 12

2 ANS (postcards), 23 Dec. 1911

Box 1: 12

1 ANS (note appended to Mother Earth form letter), 14 Oct. 1912

Box 1: 12

1 ANS (postcard), 27 Dec.1912

Box 1: 12

2 ANS (postcards) 7 Aug. 1913

Box 1: 12

1 ALS, 7 Aug. 1913

Box 1: 12

1 ALS (from Prescott), 7 Feb.1918

Box 1: 12

1 envelope (from New York; no letter), 13 Apr. 1918

Box 1: 13

[Olivereau?], Louise - 1 ALS and 2 TLS to MH, 1913, 1920

 

Series 2.  Ephemera

Scope and Content Note

Contains advertisements for lectures, newspaper clippings, publishers lists, pamphlets, and tracts. Included are several items relating to Emma Goldman, the International Workers of the World (IWW), Mother Earth Publishing Association, Father William E. Riker (a segregationist propagandist and promoter from Holy City, California), and several radical publishing houses.
Box 1: 14

Anti-Employment Office League (San Francisco) - "Songs for the Discontented," 1910

Box 1: 15

The Blast ("Revolutionary Labor Weekly,"San Francisco) - subscription information, ca. 1916

Box 1: 16

Brown, William Thurston - lecture card, n.d.

Box 1: 17

Caplan-Schmidt Defense League (Los Angeles) - request for financial support, 1915

Box 1: 18

Charles H. Kerr & Company (Chicago) - tract and list of socialist publications, 1899, 1911

Box 1: 19

E. Steiger & Co. (New York) - advertisement for Huberich on Trading with the Enemy, ca. 1917

Box 1: 20

Eckler, Peter (New York publisher) - lists and ads for liberal and scientific books, ca. 1916

Box 1: 21

Equi, Dr. Marie - tract re her imprisonment on espionage charges, ca. 1919

Box 1: 22

The Fatherland Corporation (San Francisco district) - subscription renewal requests from a publication for Germans and Americans of German descent , ca. 1915

Box 1: 23

Ferrer, Francisco - postcard series published by the Francisco Ferrer Association (New York), n.d.

Box 1: 24

Goldman, Emma - lecture cards and tickets, newspaper clippings, and tract, ca. 1912

Box 1: 25

Industrial Workers of the World [I.W.W.] - tracts and lecture card for James P. Thompson, national organizer of the I.W.W., n.d.

Box 1: 26

J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company (New York) - publication ads, n.d.

Box 1: 27

Jay J. McCarthy (Chicago) - publication list on secret society rituals, ca. 1915

Box 1: 28

Lane, Harry (U.S. Senator) - remarks on keeping out of the European war, 1917

Box 1: 29

Liberator Publishing Company, Inc. (New York), 1918

Box 1: 30

Mother Earth Publishing Association (includes flyers and advertisements for Emma Goldman's Anarchism and Other Essays, as well as other anarchist publications), ca. 1913-1916

Box 1: 31

Open Court Publishing Co. (Chicago), n.d.

Box 1: 32

Our Magazine (Dayton, Oregon), n.d.

Box 1: 33

Paul B. Hoeber, Publisher (New York), ca. 1914

Box 1: 34

Peace League of Oregon - constitution and bylaws, n.d.

Box 1: 35

People's Press (Chicago), n.d.

Box 1: 36

Rabelais Press (New York), 1914

Box 1: 37

Rangel-Cline Defense Committee (labor organizers), ca. 1913-1914

Box 1: 38

Reitman, Ben L. (Emma Goldman's manager) - lecture card), n.d.

Box 1: 39

Revolutionary Press (New York), 1915

Box 1: 40

Richards, W. S., 1916

Box 1: 41

Riker, Father William E. - two flyers, "Sooner or Later You will accept and apply William E. Riker's Perfect Solution for the Capital and Labor Problem" and "A TRUE SYMBOL OF THE TRUE POSITIONS of EACH RACE of PEOPLE. . . Holy City, California. . .," n.d.

Box 1: 42

Schwartz, Fre L. (Pittsburgh), ca. 1910

Box 1: 43

Seymore, August, 1912

Box 1: 44

The Truth Seeker (New York), n.d.

Box 1: 45

Vanguard Press (New York), ca. 1929

Box 1: 46

Walker, Edwin C. (bookseller, lecturer), ca. 1915

Box 1: 47

Wettstein, Otto, n.d.

Box 1: 48

Miscellany (includes lists and advertisements for publications, newspaper clippings, and tracts), ca. 1916