Anarchist Collections in the Tamiment Library
Emma Goldman defined anarchism as "[t]he philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary." Mother Earth, vol. ix, no. 7, September, 1914.
The Tamiment Library's collections include books, pamphlets, serials, manuscripts, photographs, oral histories, and vertical files related to anarchism. In addition to letters of Emma Goldman, manuscripts of Alexander Berkman, photographs of Rudolf Rocker, and publications such as Why and Fraye Arbeter Shtime, researchers will find pamphlets in print and on microfilm, trial testimony, and numerous oral history interviews with 20th century anarchists.
This Flickr exhibit, adapted from a display in the Tamiment Library, includes highlights from the library's collections relating to anarchism.
We recommend viewing the exhibit as a slideshow by clicking on the link on the top right of the images in each set. View the exhibit case by case, or browse images from all five cases in random order in the Anarchism-ALL set.
The exhibit was curated by Peter M. Filardo, Rachel Yood and Donna L. Davey. It was was produced for Flickr by Donna L. Davey. Initial design and scanning were done by Deenah Vollmer. Additional scans were made by Bridget Hartzler and Ava Hassinger.
Please note that images are provided for reference purposes only. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of the Tamiment Library / Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, New York University, 70 Washington Square South, New York, N.Y. 10012.
Researchers may contact us by phone 212-998-2630 or e-mail email@example.com.