Hi all. I have been reading more about and by Emma Goldman recently, and I have this serious desire to find out what she actually told people about birth control in her talks that landed her in jail. I haven't been able to track down that info. Looked in the birth control issue of Mother Earth, looked in Berkeley's Emma Goldman Papers, the Jewish Women's Archive, looked in Anarchy! an Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth Glassgold, Ed. Waiting for a response from the Labadie Collection at U Michigan.
I'd be really excited about either a talk transcript or one of the pamphlets that she distributed.
Thanks so much for any help!
I wanted to add a couple more libraries and other resources regarding The Blast and other anarchist materials held in the Bay:
California State University (East Bay) and the University of California (Santa Cruz) also have original editions of The Blast.
I haven't been to the Longhaul Infoshop in Berkeley in a good while, but they should have materials on anarchist history in the Bay Area. It may not go as far back as the 1910's, but i know they have a sort of library in there.
Freedom Archives is an audio archive with materials on all kinds of social movements in the Bay Area and beyond. Doing a search for "anarchism" gives you a number of results on the anarchist inspired Food Not Bombs project. (Searching for "anarchy" or "anarchists" brings some stuff up, but it's not Bay Area stuffs.)
The Labor Archives at San Francisco State University has one entry of materials relating to anarchism:
* JEAN PAULINE: (b. 1921) Retired from Modern Times Bookstore Collective in 1996 after
twenty-five years; discusses youth in Brooklyn, 1920s-1930s, early interest in cooperatives and anarchism, coming to California, 1944; helping establish Peace and Freedom Party in San Diego,
1967; and Modern Times Bookstore Collective in San Francisco, 1971; describes assisting
victims of AIDS crisis, San Francisco, 1980s.
Interview conducted by Harvey Schwartz
The San Francisco Public Library has an entry for a 1992 anarchist newsletter called The Web. It's not clear what their holdings are. You might want to contact the archives of the San Francisco Public Library to see what they have as well.
I'm not in SF, but I came across some libraries in San Francisco on Worldcat that contain back issues of The Blast. I've added links for each library so you can see the hours and get phone numbers etc.
NATION VS HUMANKIND: THE PROBLEM OF NATIONAL IDENTITY IN GEORGIAN THOUGHT. Tevzadze, David.; History of European Ideas 1994 19(1-3): 431-436
THE EVOLUTION OF AN ANARCHIST: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT BY VARLAAM TCHERKESOFF, 1846-1925. Startt, James D.; Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 1987 10(2): 142-150
MARXISM, NATIONALISM AND THE ARMENIAN LABOR MOVEMENT IN TRANSCAUCASIA, 1890-1908. Suny, Ronald Grigor.; Armenian Review 1980 33(1): 30-47