Emma Goldman Web Site

The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE is pleased to announce a Web site devoted to the life and times of EMMA GOLDMAN at


Emma Goldman (1869-1940) stands as a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism. An influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was an early advocate of free speech, birth control, women's equality and independence, union organization, and the eight-hour work day. Her criticism of mandatory conscription of young men into the military during World War I led to a two-year imprisonment, followed by her deportation in 1919. For the rest of her life until her death in 1940, she continued to participate in the social and political movements of her age, from the Russian Revolution to the Spanish civil war.

The site offers reproductions of photographs, correspondence, government documents, telegrams, and handbills relating to Emma Goldman and her contemporaries. In addition, the site provides an extensive index to papers relating to her life held by libraries around the world. Other features include essays, a chronology of her life, and an annotated exhibition of key materials.

The Emma Goldman Papers Web site is a joint project of the Emma Goldman Papers Project, University of California, Berkeley and the Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE.

Roy Tennant
SunSITE Manager
The Library, UC Berkeley

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