Saturday, October 29, 2011

Archive upgrades, IV

The week was full of the right kinds of interruptions: A couple of research requests I had out bore fruit, and gave me plenty of productive distractions from the ongoing archive clean-up. Barry Pateman, of Kate Sharpley Library, hooked me up with a file of old card catalog data for Mother Earth, which I've started to transcribe and integrate into the archive. I got a chance to talk through some difficult points of the "Essence of Mutualism" article that I've been working on with a knowledgeable drinking buddy. And a couple more Benjamin Tucker-related sources turned out to be a lot easier to access than I had imagined. Oh, yeah... I also found that I had scanned over 2000 pages of The Twentieth Century in the hectic final days in Ohio, and then tucked it away online (and pretty well forgot about it) when the project was interrupted by technical difficulties. It's not the sexiest 2000 pages in the run, but it is the part I would least like to have to wrestle with again.

It's nice to be a little snowed under with hot research leads at the moment, working 10 or 12 hours a day on various aspects of various projects, and sleeping when I get around to it. It's particularly nice that so much of what I'm finding right now confirms my summer thought that completing the Benjamin Tucker archive might be a fine way to build the spine—or at least a first support—for a broader collection of resources relating to anarchism and intellectual history. So I've finally talked myself into doing just that, returning to the transcription of Liberty and the Radical Review, and giving it the full two years of part-time work that it will really require—assuming I can find the steady trickle of support that the project will require. After a couple of weeks of careful calculating, I'm at the stage where most of the basics necessary to make the project sustainable and successful seem pretty clear, so if my nerves hold I'll be starting to lay that stuff out over the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, here's a small selection of the new or newly standardized texts in the Libertarian Labyrinth archive, including a few real gems:


Leonard D. Abbott, “An Impression of Maxim Gorky,” Mother Earth 3, no. 1 (March 1908): 32-34.
Leonard D. Abbott, “Some Reminiscences of Ernest Crosby,” Mother Earth 1, no. 12 (February 1907): 22-27.
Anarchist Federation of New York, “The Anarchist Federation of New York: Monthly Report,” Mother Earth 2, no. 12 (February 1908): 582-583.
Anarchist Federation of New York, “To the Anarchists of America,” Mother Earth 2, no. 11 (January 1908): 533-534.
J. A. Andrews, “The Day of Rebellion,” Mother Earth 1, no. 8 (October 1906): 10.
E. Armand, “The Great Debacle,” Mother Earth 10, no. 1 (March 1915): 431-434.
E. Armand, “What We Have Been, We Still Remain,” Mother Earth 10, no. 7 (September 1915): 229-232.
Steven T. Byington, “On Behalf of Ideas,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 13 (December 15, 1913): 258-259.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 7 (September 15, 1913): 121-123.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 8 (October 1, 1913): 146-147.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 9 (October 15, 1913): 167-168.
Steven T. Byington, “Syndicalist Prostitution,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 9 (October 15, 1913): 176.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 10 (November 1, 1913): 186-187.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 11 (November 15, 1913): 206-207.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The Egoist 1, no. 1 (January 1, 1914): 15-16.
Steven T. Byington, “On Interference with the Environment,” The Egoist 1, no. 2 (January 15, 1914): 34-35.
Ernest Howard Crosby, “Laymen’s Criticisms of the Church,” Homiletic Review 30, no. 1 (July 1895): 26-27.
Ernest Howard Crosby, “Tolstoy, Mystic and Realist,” Mind 12, no. 3 (June 1903): 161-165.
Voltairine de Cleyre, “The Case in Philadelphia,” Mother Earth 3, no. 1 (March 1908): 41-42.
Voltairine de Cleyre, “The Feast of Belshazzar,” Mother Earth 9, no. 1 (March 1914): 4.
Voltairine de Cleyre, “The Paris Commune,” Mother Earth 9, no. 1 (March 1914): 14-20.
Emma Goldman, “Adventures in the Desert of American Liberty,” Mother Earth 4, no. 9 (November 1909): 292-297.
Emma Goldman, “Among Barbarians,” Mother Earth 1, no. 12 (February 1907): 10-11.
Emma Goldman, “The End of the Odyssey,” Mother Earth 4, no. 2 (April 1909): 47-51.
Emma Goldman, “The End of the Odyssey,” Mother Earth 5, no. 5 (July 1910): 159-163.
Bolton Hall, “Book Review of ‘Individualism’ by Professor Warner Fite,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 6 (September 1, 1913): 117-118.
Bolton Hall, “Graveyard Fruit,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 10 (November 1, 1913): 195-196.
Ben L. Reitman, “A Visit to London,” Mother Earth 5, no. 8 (October 1910): 250-254.
John Beverley Robinson, “Egoism,” Freedom 38, no. 414 (January 1924): 3.
“Death of John Beverley Robinson,” Freedom 38, no. 414 (January 1924): 6.
Charles Brodie Patterson, “Ernest Howard Crosby: A Biographical Sketch,” Mind 12, no. 3 (June 1903): 166-171.
Clarence Lee Swartz, “The Claims of Women,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 5 (August 15, 1913): 96-97.
Clarence Lee Swartz, “An American Comment,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 9 (October 15, 1913): 178-179.
Clarence Lee Swartz, “An Epidemic of Law,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 12 (December 1, 1913): 225-226.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Has Had a Similar Experience,” Printers’ Ink 6, no. 6 (February 10, 1892): 187-188.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Two Testaments,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1913): 15.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Diderot on Maidenly Education,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 2 (July 1, 1913): 37.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Does God Ever Think Twice?,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 2 (July 1, 1913): 37.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Paris Notes,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 3 (July 15, 1913): 48.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Paris Notes,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 4 (August 1, 1913): 72-74.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “The Latest Freaks of Taxation,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 5 (August 15, 1913): 94.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Possibilities of the Future,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 6 (September 1, 1913): 116.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Lego et Penso,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 6 (September 1, 1913): 115-116.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Lego et Penso,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 7 (September 15, 1913): 134.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Lego et Penso,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 8 (October 1, 1913): 156-157.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Lego et Penso,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 11 (November 15, 1913): 217-218.
Benjamin R. Tucker, “Lego et Penso,” The New Freewoman 1, no. 13 (December 15, 1913): 254-255.

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