Papers of Leon Malmed and Emma Goldman, 1899-1982 (inclusive), 1899-1940 (bulk).

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Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940. Papers of Leon Malmed and Emma Goldman, 1899-1982 (inclusive), 1899-1940 (bulk).

Papers of Leon Malmed and Emma Goldman, 1899-1982 (inclusive), 1899-1940 (bulk).

The collection is almost entirely correspondence, with a small number of photos of Goldman, Malmed, and Alexander Berkman, printed ephemera, and writings of Goldman and others. There are more than 450 letters, postcards and telegrams from Goldman to Malmed, 1900-1939, many including carbon copies of correspondence between Goldman and others. Others corresponding with Malmed include Berkman, Stella Comyn, and Warren Starr Van Valkenburgh. Also included are letters from Goldman and Berkman to Nunia Seldes, from Goldman to Ben Reitman, and letters to Malmed from other anarchist friends, including Osias Leibovitz. Only 3 letters by Malmed are in the collection. The papers provide information about Goldman, her family, her life and involvement in the anarchist movement, her lecture tours in the U.S. and other countries, her experience in the Soviet Union, her books, her friends and colleagues, her loneliness and frustration after being deported, her attitude toward love, friendship and marriage, the atmosphere in Europe before World War II, and the Spanish Civil War. There is some information about Malmed, his family and his business ventures as well as Goldman's opinions about success in the business world.

2.5 linear ft.

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