Guide to the Adam Holzwarth Anarchist Collection
Guide to the Adam Holzwarth Anarchist Collection, ca. 1909 -1929
Collection number: Mss 48Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Portland, Oreg., Sept. 10th 1911.
We, Adam Holzwarth and Mary Trautner, believing in the right of each person to control their own lives and denying the right of the State to tax for the privilege of getting married. Hereby agree to live together as husband and wife. And I, Adam Holzwarth promise and agree, so help me God, to care of Mary Trautner and any children that may be born but shall be free to separate unless our marriage can always be on mutual love and affection. And if she separates from me, never-the-less, I will help care for her and any children. And I recognize her as my true wife.
- Autographed Document Signed (in the hand of the author)
- Autographed Letter Unsigned
- Autographed Letter Signed
- Autographed Note Unsigned
- Autographed Note Signed
- no date
- Typed Letter Unsigned
- Typed Letter Signed
Mother Earth Publishing Association. Special Collections has a number of works published by Mother Earth, ca. 1907-1916. These have been cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
Marie Stopes Birth Control Collection (Mss 122). Contains personal papers and correspondence, and birth control devices of the British birth control advocate. Stopes (1880-1958), trained as a paleobotanist, also was a pioneer in family planning. Also, numerous published works by Stopes.
Published works on birth control, radical movements, and related subjects are cataloged separately and can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
University of California, Berkeley. The Emma Goldman Papers Project has a website, detailing their work, at: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Goldman/
Series 1. Correspondence
Scope and Content Note
Subseries 1. Adam Holzwarth (AH)
Scope and Content Note
Goldman, Emma (several items on Mother Earth Publishing Association letterhead stationery)
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
1 ALS, on hotel stationery, re shipping a case of literature, Salt Lake City, 26 Apr. 1911
1 envelope, postmarked Los Angeles (no accompanying letter), 1 May 1911
1 TLS, form letter calling attention to "The Autobiography of an Anarchist," by Alexander Berkman. New York, [July 1911?]
1 TLS, form letter noting Berkman autobiography nearing completion. New York, 23 Sept. 1911
1 ALS, mainly re meeting preparations. San Diego, 10 May 1912
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,
1 TLS, form letter re drama lectures, New York, 16 Nov. 1913
1 TLS, form letter asking assistance in selling tickets to upcoming lectures. San Francisco, 10 July 1914
1 TLS, form letter noting subscription to Mother Earth is due. New York, 26 Mar. 1915
1 TLS, form letter talking about arrest and imprisonment, and asking for renewal of subscription to Mother Earth, which is due May 1915
1 TLS, form letter asking support for upcoming set of ten lectures in Portland. San Francisco, 15 July 1915
1 TLS, form letter discussing legal case and soliciting contributions for Mother Earth. New York, 7 Apr. 1916
1 TLS, form letter, once again noting subscription past due. New York, 5 June 1916
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
1 TLS addressed "Dear Comrades," with Goldman saying she is sorry recipients were not able to attend her lectures, n.d.
Holzwarth, Mary [Trautner] (MH and MT) - 1 ALS, addressed "My beloved Sweetheart," mainly about personal matters. Portland, 20 Mar. 1912
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
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
Mother Earth Publishing Co. - 2 TL, subscription notices, 1913, 1916
Reitman, Ben L. (Emma Goldman's manager)
1 ALS, mainly about Emma Goldman and he being arrested and jailed. San Francisco, 8 Feb. 1909
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
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
1 TL, addressed "To my friends," re trial for advocating birth control, 3 Feb. 1916
1 TLS, per R. M., to Mary Holzwarth, answering request for books, 29 Sept. 1916
1 TLS, addressed "Dear Friend," asking for contributions, n.d.
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
Bliven, Elisa Mowry - 1 ALS, 28 Aug. 1911
Chargeurs Reunis (Le Havre) - 1 ALS, 1913
Church of Humanity (an international propaganda society) - 1 ALS, thanking AH for subscription. Great Bend, Kansas, 1911
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.
Hessling, Bruno (editor and book dealer) - 1 TLS and business card. Montreal, 1918
International News Company - 1 ALS from William H. Fowler, 23 Mar. 1914
Liberator Book Shop - 1 TLS from M. Vohsbrink, 2 Apr. 1918
The Little Review 1 ALS [from AH] re subscription, Portland, 19 Mar. 1917
Posma, Albert - 1 ALS, Portland, 14 Dec. 1913
Revolutionary Press - 1 TLS from Hippolyte Havel, asking for contributions to publish the Revolutionary Almanac, 3 Nov. 1914
Wasserman, A. (International Book Store) - 1 postcard, New York, 2 Dec., 1911
Unidentified - 1 ALS and 1 envelope, 1919
Subseries 2. Charles Holzwarth (CH)
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence - Charles Holzwarth (CH) (incoming and outgoing)
1 ALS, CH to Tho[ma]s H. Keell, 3 Feb. 1912
1 ALS, CH to Abe Isaak, 3 Feb.1912
1 ALS, Monte Brandon to CH, 11 Mar. 1914
1 ALS, [?] to [CH?], re working for Uncle Sam in the War Department. St. Helens, OR, 3 May 1914
1 ALS, [?] to CH, 9 Aug. 1918, San Francisco
1 ALS, CH to Ross Winn, n.d.
Subseries 3. Mary Holzwarth (MH)
Scope and Content Note
Danger, Margaret - 1 AL from MH, re Danger's books on birth control, 16 Sept. 1916
Holzwarth, Adam (AdE and AH) - to MH
1 ALS, saying he has seen her at Emma Goldman meetings and is seeking her acquaintance, 20 Aug. 1911
1 ADS, marriage declaration, 10 Sept. 1911
2 ANS (postcards), 23 Dec. 1911
1 ANS (note appended to Mother Earth form letter), 14 Oct. 1912
1 ANS (postcard), 27 Dec.1912
2 ANS (postcards) 7 Aug. 1913
1 ALS, 7 Aug. 1913
1 ALS (from Prescott), 7 Feb.1918
1 envelope (from New York; no letter), 13 Apr. 1918
[Olivereau?], Louise - 1 ALS and 2 TLS to MH, 1913, 1920
Series 2. Ephemera
Scope and Content Note
Anti-Employment Office League (San Francisco) - "Songs for the Discontented," 1910
The Blast ("Revolutionary Labor Weekly,"San Francisco) - subscription information, ca. 1916
Brown, William Thurston - lecture card, n.d.
Caplan-Schmidt Defense League (Los Angeles) - request for financial support, 1915
Charles H. Kerr & Company (Chicago) - tract and list of socialist publications, 1899, 1911
E. Steiger & Co. (New York) - advertisement for Huberich on Trading with the Enemy, ca. 1917
Eckler, Peter (New York publisher) - lists and ads for liberal and scientific books, ca. 1916
Equi, Dr. Marie - tract re her imprisonment on espionage charges, ca. 1919
The Fatherland Corporation (San Francisco district) - subscription renewal requests from a publication for Germans and Americans of German descent , ca. 1915
Ferrer, Francisco - postcard series published by the Francisco Ferrer Association (New York), n.d.
Goldman, Emma - lecture cards and tickets, newspaper clippings, and tract, ca. 1912
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.
J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company (New York) - publication ads, n.d.
Jay J. McCarthy (Chicago) - publication list on secret society rituals, ca. 1915
Lane, Harry (U.S. Senator) - remarks on keeping out of the European war, 1917
Liberator Publishing Company, Inc. (New York), 1918
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
Open Court Publishing Co. (Chicago), n.d.
Our Magazine (Dayton, Oregon), n.d.
Paul B. Hoeber, Publisher (New York), ca. 1914
Peace League of Oregon - constitution and bylaws, n.d.
People's Press (Chicago), n.d.
Rabelais Press (New York), 1914
Rangel-Cline Defense Committee (labor organizers), ca. 1913-1914
Reitman, Ben L. (Emma Goldman's manager) - lecture card), n.d.
Revolutionary Press (New York), 1915
Richards, W. S., 1916
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.
Schwartz, Fre L. (Pittsburgh), ca. 1910
Seymore, August, 1912
The Truth Seeker (New York), n.d.
Vanguard Press (New York), ca. 1929
Walker, Edwin C. (bookseller, lecturer), ca. 1915
Wettstein, Otto, n.d.
Miscellany (includes lists and advertisements for publications, newspaper clippings, and tracts), ca. 1916