Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets


by Kathy E. Ferguson


Welcome to the companion website to my book Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2011).

To order this book, visit https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780742523012

  or http://www.amazon.com/Emma-Goldman-Political-Thinking-Streets/dp/0742523004 

Are you concerned about:

  • Assaults on unions and workers' rights to bargain collectively?

  • Assaults on women's ability to secure birth control and abortion?

  • The costs and consequences of lengthy and repeated wars?

These issues have histories – we have fought these battles before. We can better understand the problems we face today, and the possible solutions we could pursue, by looking at the past struggles provoked by these same problems.

Emma Goldman and her fellow anarchists were central figures in our radical past, but they have been largely forgotten. During the 15 years that I have been researching Goldman and the anarchist movement, I have made a number of remarkable finds. I began to make lists: radical women I knew nothing about; anarchist journals I had never heard of; violence against workers that has been neglected by all but the most determined labor historians.  Past battles to organize workplaces, secure reproductive freedom, and oppose war come to life in these neglected histories.

This website is dedicated to making these lists public. Some of these lists are included in my book, but the limitations of paper publishing made full inclusion impractical.  Here you will find Emma Goldman's Women: these are anarchists, feminists, and their fellow travelers in progressive circles who worked with Goldman, supported her, or worked in related political spaces to fight for birth control, freedom of speech, union rights, and an end to war. Eventually a fuller list of anarchist journals and anti-labor violence will be added to this website; in the meantime, I am concentrating on expanding the list of women involved in anarchist or related politics during Goldman’s lifetime. You will find other lists in my book: one documents anarchist journals that created a critical counterpublic of informed readers; another lists instances of violence against labor in the U.S., documenting the bloody battles to organize workplaces that won the right to bargain collectively. These are histories that we can use.

The Archive Effect

By preserving and expanding these lists, I strive to recreate for readers the experience that I call the archive effect.  The archive effect is the sensory and intellectual outcome of wandering: moving through letters, government documents, journals, essays, books, notes, etc., and spotting shiny things, precious bits of information, passing references to a person or an event that was important to Goldman or her fellow anarchists but has since faded from view. I began collecting these bits, wondering about them, looking eagerly for more. The weight of these details far exceeds any generalizations I can make about them. The archive effect is the outcome of immersing oneself in a forest of details, trying to find or impose patterns, while still letting the enormous variety speak for itself.

The longer argument interpreting this data and arguing for its significance is in my book. I hope you will consult it. Meanwhile, I invite you to experience something like the archive effect. Perhaps you will read patiently through the lists; or skim hurriedly; or maybe search for a specific name or a place. I invite you to dwell in the lists for a while, take in the density of all these specific people and places, and let the fabric of these histories settle into you. You might try reading every tenth entry, or the top and bottom of every page. Perhaps you could read out loud with a friend, taking turns. I hope that meeting all these women who were involved in anarchist or related activities in Goldman's day will make you suspicious of the common claim that Goldman was an exceptional woman in an otherwise male dominated movement. I hope that seeing all these anarchist journals will suggest the remarkable, under-appreciated role that anarchists played in creating public space in the U.S. during this fertile political time, and might make you curious about similar contributions from anarchists today. I hope that the bleak accounts of violence against labor in the United States will alert you to a hidden history of capitalism's bloody price, while giving contemporary assaults on unions a larger and more alarming context.

You can contribute!

There are many scholarly challenges with lists. They are never complete. They suggest a misplaced precision, as though it were clear where the borders lie between people, organizations, and events. Women often change their names. Anarchist editors often rename their journals, as governments close down one operation, only to have it spring up elsewhere. This mobility is especially obvious in my effort to capture all the labor actions in which workers were killed or injured in the U.S. during Goldman's time. The most famous of these events have names and years attached to them: Haymarket, 1896; Ludlow, 1914; Homestead, 1892. But often this illusion of a specific event with a beginning and an end masks an ongoing epistemic, systemic violence, an angry pulse out of which particular confrontations periodically erupted. Consequently, there may be duplications or confusions among people, journals, and events, which I hope readers will help me solve.

I invite you to contribute to these lists. If you know of another radical woman who moved within Emma Goldman's world, another anarchist journal that put critical ideas into circulation, or another assault on workers in the U.S during Goldman's lifetime (1869-1940), please let me know, and please include your source of information. If you know more about any of these women, journals, or labor actions, I hope you will share it with me. I can be reached at kferguso@hawaii.edu.


My editor at Rowman and Littlefield, Jon Sisk, suggested a website; my department chair, Nevi Soguk, offered space on the Political Science Department website at the University of Hawai`i; administrative assistant Storm Stoker provided the needed technical skills as well as considerable enthusiasm about Emma Goldman; Alyssa Simbayon found many of the images and sources. Thanks to all of them for their assistance in bringing this web page into existence.

Many thanks to Barry Pateman at the Emma Goldman Papers Project for fielding my persistent questions with good humor and alacrity; to Scott Daniels at the Oregon Historical Society for his assistance in confirming the identities of some Oregon activists; to Siah Armajani and the Storm King Art Center for permission to reproduce a photo of Gazebo for Two Anarchists. My thanks also to friends and colleagues who have helped with translation: Markus Faigle (German), Jon Goldberg-Hiller (French), and Joy Logan (Spanish and Catalan). Any errors, of course, are my own.



Emma Goldman's Women

A •  B •  C •  D •  E •  F •  G •  H •  I •  J •  K •  L •  M •  N-Z

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Rose Yuster Abbott

Abbott, Rose Yuster (??-1930) - Anarchist active in the Ferrer Center, and member of the No-Conscription League, she married EG’s close friend Leonard Abbott (MSM 189, 280 fn 98); EG referred to Rose and her sister Mary as “very vital persons in [the Ferrer Center’s] educational work” (LML 468). She spoke at the No Conscription Meeting, Hunter’s Point, June 4, 1917 (The Blast 2: 5: 1242). The Abbotts subscribed to Mother Earth.

Mary Abrams

Adams, Mary - (??-1978) active in the Frayhayt group, she was a survivor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, where she escaped by jumping out a window. She was married to anarchist Jacob Abrams; they were deported from the U.S. to the U.S.S.R. in 1921 on the Estonia (AP 222-223).

Molly Kirzner Ackerman

Ackerman, Molly Kirsner (1906-??) - EG’s loyal secretary in Toronto in the 1920s (LML 991).

Edith Thorpe Adams

Adams, Edith Thorpe - comrade of EG’s, she helped organize EG’s Chicago talks and housed EG in St. Louis in 1908. Adams wrote an article on Haymarket events for Ross Winn’s journal Firebrand on December 4, 1909 and was a member of the Chicago Social Science League (Falk II 507, 565; Longa 276).

Eve Adams (on right)


Adams, Eve (1891-1943) - a personal friend of EG’s. Born Eve Kotchever, she and her partner Ruth Norlander sold Mother Earth, The Masses, and other radical papers around the U.S.; later they ran a gay-friendly anarchist café in Chicago called The Gray Cottage, where “the ideology of libertarian socialism was foregrounded” (Kissack 175). Later she moved to New York City and opened “a lesbian speakeasy and tea room in 1925 called Eve’s Hangout” (Wallace). Convicted of possessing obscene material (including her own collection of short stories entitled Lesbian Love), she was sentenced to a year in a workhouse, then deported in 1926; she died in Auschwitz.

Gwendolyn Adams de Puertas

Adams de Puertas, Gwendolyn (nd) - during the Spanish revolution, she was a delegate from Asistencia Social de la Generalidad de Cataluna en Londres; she and her husband, a physician, and other delegates studied the refugee situation in Cataluna. (“La Ayuda Extranjera…,” p. 1.) She and EG corresponded.

Luisa Adão


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Adão, Luisa (1914-1999) - Portuguese anarchist and nurse, she was the partner of anarchist Acácio Tomás de Aquino (Ephéméride anarchiste http://www.ephemanar.net/novembre09.html#aquino (accessed 7/6/11)


Jane Addams


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Addams, Jane (1860-1935) - founder of Hull House in Chicago, she was also one of the founders of the Women’s Trade Union League, a suffrage and pacifist leader, and the first American woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; Adams supported anarchists Abraham Isaak, Lucy Parsons, Fanya Baron and others when they were jailed in Chicago; she welcomed EG’s mentor (and former prince) Peter Kropotkin to Hull House but not EG, leading Goldman to comment that “I did not happen to be known to Miss Addams as a princess”(LML 375-6; AV 479 fn 33; Falk II 507; Ashbaugh).

Weda Cook Addicks


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Addicks, Weda Cook (nd) - Philadelphia socialist and singer, she supported EG’s free speech fight; she subscribed to Mother Earth (ME 4.9 (11/09): 296.) Described as “a prominent Mayflower descendent,” she commented, “I have met Emma Goldman and she is a great, sincere soul, a great spirit that this country needs” (Fels, in Inglis 25).

Hilda Kovner Adel

Adel, Hilda Kovner (1892-1984) - New York anarchist, member of Frayhayt group, she denounced U.S. intervention in the U.S.S.R. and organized support for political prisoners; EG helped her arrange an abortion the day EG was deported; she was the companion of Sam Adel. (LML 699; AV 60).

Mrs. Fanny Adler

Adler, Franny Mrs. (nd) - wrote a spirited letter “The Worker’s Wife” to the editors of the German-language labor paper Fackel (the Sunday edition of the Chicagoer Arbeiter-Zeitung) in 1887, defending the respectability of workers’ families in which “disgraceful acts committed by the capitalists and monopolists against the workers” are discussed (K & J 296-298).

Dr. Mary Aikin

Aikin, Mary Dr. (nd) - founding member of the Women’s National Liberal Union, (a “radical women’s society” organized by Matilda Gage)(Marsh 60), she wrote “Epistolary Echoes,” The Alarm 1: 27 (Sept 15, 1888); also wrote to The Beacon, questioning laissez faire economics and advocating revolution (Longa 27).

Inés Ajuria de la Torre


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Ajuria de la Torre, Inés (1920-2007) - anarchosyndicalist from Guernica, after the crushing of the revolution she went into exile in France and Uruguay, returning to Spain after Franco’s death to help rebuild the CNT.(Anarcofemérides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/post/92033(accessed 8/1/11).


Zoë Akins


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Akins, Zoe (1886-1958) - American poet and playwright, she won a Pullitzer Prize for Drama in 1935; EG recalled her as “exotic and vivacious…a strange American product,” a young Bohemian from a conservative well-to-do family who visited EG frequently in her hotel when she was in St. Louis (LML 477).



Mollie Albert

Albert, Mollie (1892-??) - New York anarchist, she was active in the Ferrer Center, and lived at Stelton, Mohegan and Sunrise Cooperative colonies (AV 254-256).

Mrs. Allan

Mrs. Allen (nd) - Involved with EG’s drama lectures in Montreal, she is mentioned in Marjorie Goldstein’s letter to EG, June 7, 1935 (Microfilm reel 34).

Gracie Allen

Allen, Gracie (nd) - Teacher at Home Colony, daughter of Sylvia Allen (AV 293).

Sylvia Allen

Allen, Sylvia (nd) - Teacher at Home Colony, mother of Gracie Allen (AV 295)

Aurora Alleva

Alleva, Aurora (??-1992) - Italian American anarchist from Philadelphia, she participated in the campaign in the 1930s to stop the deportation of anarchist Dominico Sallitto, whom she later married (Zimmer 413).

Dolores Almavivi

Almavivi, Dolores (nd) – contributed “Seen at the Centennial Exposition,” The Dawn 1: 8 (September 1922). The Dawn was a monthly publication edited by Eugene Travaglio and produced in Seattle, Washington (Longa 43).

Maria Rosa Alorda Gràcia


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Alorda Gràcia, Maria Rosa (1918-2006) – Spanish anarchist, she was active in the libertarian youth organization and volunteered with the Ferrer column during the revolution. Upon becoming pregnant with her daughter Blanca, she returned to Barcelona and worked in a munitions factory. During the Franco era, she was part of the clandestine antifascist network of the CNT. She was the companion of anarchist Alfonso Cruzado Sánchez. (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/21 (accessed 7/30/11).

Mary R. Alspaugh

Alspaugh, Mary R. (nd) - Wrote about United Mine Workers for International Socialist Review (ISR): “The Reward of the Miners,” (ISR 15.10 (4/15): 603-605); “Between Meals in a Miner’s Cabin,” (ISR 15.11 (5/15): 666-668). The International Socialist Review represented the left wing of the Socialist movement and was friendly to the I.W.W. and anarchism.

Sadie American


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American, Sadie (1862-1944) – a leader in Jewish philanthropic organizations, she helped found the National Council of Jewish women; she worked with immigrants in New York and Chicago and supported many Progressive reforms. She helped establish the field of visual sociology and published two articles in the American Journal of Sociology. She subscribed to Mother Earth (Weeber; Rogow).

Sarah E. Ames

Ames, Sarah E. (nd) - Chicago anarchist, member of the International Workingperson’s Association (IWPA) and a leader of the Knights of Labor Women’s Assembly, she was active in the defense and amnesty campaigns for the Haymarket anarchists (Ashbaugh)

Marie-Edele Anciaux


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Anciaux, Marie-Edele (1887-1983) – French anarchist and educator, she taught at Sébastien Faure’s anarchist school La Ruche, which EG visited. She and her companion Steven Mac Say were also animal rights (anti-vivisection) activists.

Margaret Anderson


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Anderson, Margaret (1886-1973) –Bohemian rebel, friend and admirer of EG, editor of avant-garde The Little Magazine; she contributed to Mother Earth’s 10th anniversary edition and visited EG at Bon Esprit; she turned away from anarchism in her later years (M & M 35; Kissack 159; Marsh 40-41). [pic]


Eliza Fraces Andrews


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Andrews, Eliza Frances (1940-1981) – feminist, author, and scientist, she wrote about militarism for ISR: “An International Boycott?” (>ISR 16.7 (1/16): 481); she also wrote “Socialism in the Plant World,”  (ISR 17.1 (7/16): 18-19)

Gabriella Antolini

Antolini, Gabriella (1899-1984) – a young anarchist arrested transporting dynamite, she spent 1 ½ yrs in prison; in Jefferson City Prison, Antolini, EG, and Kate Richards O’Hare were known as “the trinity” (LML 677); she also acted in plays in Chicago and Detroit (AV 108, 134, 180). Iranian artist Siah Armajani created a wood and steel painted sculpture called “Gazebo for Two Anarchists: Gabriella Antolini and Alberto Antolini” (1992) on display at the Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY.


Placida Aranda Yus


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Aranda Yus, Placida (nd) – Spanish anarchist, wife of anarchist José Luis Yagüe Sos; her husband attempted to expel her and other militants from the CNT in exile, but evidently did not succeed. (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/10 (accessed 7/29/11).

Helen Archdale


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Archdale, Helen (1976-1949)– militant British suffragist, she was a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union, wrote for The Suffragette, and edited Time and Tide. She was the lover of Lady Rhondda (Margaret Haig Thomas). She and EG corresponded (Spartacus Educational http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Warchdale.htm (accessed 8/5/11).

Pura Arcos


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Arcos, Pura [Purification Pérez Benevant] (1919-1995) – Barcelona anarchist, she attended a modern school and was active in Mujeres Libres. She wrote The Modern School Movement:>Historical and Personal Notes of the Ferrer Schools in Spain(Croton, 1990). Her partner was Federico Arcos Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/4> (accessed 7/29/11).

Dr. Alma C. Arnold

Arnold, Dr. Alma C. (nd) –born in Germany, she attended the American College of Chiropractic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and lived most of her life in Washington D.C. and New York City. She was a medical reformer and “drugless physician,” founder and president of The Healtharium, Washington, D.C. and was targeted by the American Medical Association. She supported women’s suffrage and was a member of the Women’s Press Club and the Anti-Vivisection League. She loved horseback riding. She subscribed to Mother Earth. She was married to C.D. Arnold (Leonard, 45).

Virginia Arnold


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Arnold, Virginia (nd) – probably the same Virginia Arnold, originally from North Carolina, who studied at George Washington and Columbia University, then moved to Washington D.C. and served as the executive director of the National Women’s Party; she served three days in jail for picking the White House to demand votes for women.  She subscribed to Mother Earth (“Photographs from the Records”).

Mrs. Aron

Aron, Mrs. (nd) - helped EG with her Montreal lectures; she is mentioned in EG’s letter to AB, Feb 5, 1935 (Microfilm reel 33)

Jessie Ashley


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Ashley, Jessie(1861-1919) – one of the “radical rich,” she was a member of the editorial board of The Birth Control Review, a Socialist Party orator, a suffragist, a member of the No Conscription League, and a radical lawyer represented striking workers; EG called her friend and mourned her death as one who “towers mountains above” other women they knew (Feb 13, 1919 letter from EG in Jefferson City prison to Stella Ballantine in New York)(reel 11); Ashley was the companion of big Bill Haywood (Stansell 238; LML 676). She was a member of the New York Publicity Committee for the Alexander Berkman San Francisco Labor Defense.  She subscribed to Mother Earth (Inglis 47).

Rebecca Beck August

August, Rebecca Beck (nd) – Chicago anarchist, she worked at Hull House, and later became an I.W.W. organizer in Seattle; she lived at Home Colony (AV 332-333).

Sarah Aulafsky

Aulafsky, Sarah (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Chicago (ME 10.4 (6/15): 155)

Kate Austin


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Austin, Kate – anarchist and feminist; she and her husband Sam arranged EG’s Missouri lectures; she wrote a paper on free love for the 1900 Paris Conference of anarchists; like EG, also defended Czolgosz’s motives, if not his actions, in his attentat against McKinley. She wrote for Firebrand, Free Society, Lucifer, The Light Bearer, and  Discontent. At her death, EG mourned her as “the most daring, courageous voice among the women of America.”(LML 331) Sam took EG horseback riding across the fields of their farm. (Falk II 509; LML 242; Longa 49, 89).

Sonya Avrutskaya

Avrutskaya, Sonya (nd) – “a very sympathetic local comrade” in the Ukraine (LML 829).

Sally Axelrod

Axelrod, Sally (nd) – supervised children’s dormitory at Stelton Colony; she set up the “Work and Play Center” when the school was closed (AV 513 fn 423; MSM 346).

Ayer, Mrs. W.B

Ayer, Mrs. W.B. she subscribed to Mother Earth. She was an officer in the Consumer League of Oregon, which conducted a survey of working women’s conditions in Portland, January 1913; she was also active in creating and running playgrounds in the Portland area in 1910. She was a champion golfer. (Moore and Moore, 20; Consumer League of Oregon (accessed 6/24/11); Portland Parks and Recreation (accessed 6/24/11).

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Millie and Max Baginski


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Baginski, Millie (nd) – friend of EG, she was an anarchist individualist who wrote for Liberty; she was the wife of EG’s close friend Max Baginski, and sister of George Schumm, the printer for Liberty (Falk II 162 fn 3).


Helen Tufts Bailie


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Bailie, Helen Tufts (1874-1962) – friend of EG, anarchist involved in the Modern School movement; she served on Francisco Ferrer Association committee to produce a booklet on Ferrer; with Hippolyte Havel and Leonard Abbott, she wrote ‘The Background of Francisco Ferrer’s Assassination,” for Man! 1: 9-10 (Sept-Oct 1934) (Longa 168); she was married to William Bailie, the biographer of Josiah Warren (AV 14-15; MSM 46).

Mrs. Ed Baily

Baily, Mrs. Ed (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Spokane (ME 7.5 7/12).

Estelle Baker

Baker, Estelle (nd)  - wrote “The Molokai Leper Colony,” ISR 14.7 (1/14): 411) She wrote a novel on prostidtution entitled The Rose Door (1911).


Josephine Baker


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Baker, Josephine (1906-1975)– famous dancer and singer, she was recruited by Mabel Crouch to the committee that enabled EG to return to the U.S. for a 90 day tour in 1934 (Frankel 109).

Angelica Balabanoff


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Balabanoff, Angelica (1878-1965) – friend and correspondent with EG, she was the secretary of the Communist International, and later rejected the Bolsheviks; “ill, disillusioned, and broken,”(LML 898) she told EG of the corruption in Bolshevik ranks; she later came to the U.S. and was a member of the League for Mutual Aid; she visited the Mohegan colony (AV 280, 504 fn 319, LAEG 302).

Emily Greene Balch


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Balch, Emily Greene (1867-1961) – economist, suffragist, and anti-war activist; she helped organize the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and was an editor for The Nation; with EG’s friends Roger Baldwin and Rebecca Shelley, she was a member of the organizing committee of the People’s Council for Democracy and Peace in 1918. She collaborated with Alice Hamilton and Jane Addams to write Women at the Hague: The International Congress of Women and Its Results (1915). She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 (Hillquit 172).

Mary Baldini

Baldini, Mary (nd) – arrested in Milwaukee following a police assault on an anarchist meeting, she was tried and convicted with 10 men for the bombing of a police station, and sentenced to 25 years; the state took her 5 year old child, and would not allow relatives to keep the child (LML 640). EG wrote to her friend Kitty Beck about this “most hideous situation in Milwaukee” (1/187/1918; Microfilm reel 11].

Mrs. J. E. Ball

Ball, Mrs. J. E. (nd) – with Elmina D. Slenker, wrote “Marrying an Infidel,” The Kansas Liberal 2:3 (Nov 1881) and 2:7 (Mar 1882) (Longa 117).

Stella Ballantine (on left)


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Ballantine, Stella Comyn (Cominsky) (nd) – EG’s beloved niece, secretary, lifelong supporter, Stella was a stalwart activist and a member of the No-Conscription League (MSM 280 fn 980).

Ida A. Ballous

Ballous, Ida A. (nd) – contributed “Education, Not Politics nor Revolution” to Fair Play 54 (Sept 28, 1889) (Longa 62)

Maria Bambace


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Bambace, Maria (1898-1975) – Italian American labor organizer, she helped organize garment workers, including the 1919 Dressmakers and Waistmakers strike in New York City and the 1932 Amagamated Clothing Workers strike in Elizabeth, New Jersey. (“Italian American History;” Guglielmo, Living the Rev, 155, 189, 198).


Sophie Bannister

Bannister, Sophie (nd) – anarchist at Mohegan Colony (AV 258).

Maria Barbieri


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Barbieri, Maria (nd) – Italian-American anarchist orator, she wrote for La Question Socialeand helped organize the silk workers in Patterson, New Jersey (Guglielmo, “Donne Sovversiva” (accessed 7/3/11).

Sophie Bardina

Bardina, Sophie (1853-1883) – Russian anarchist who defended the attentat against the Tsar, saying that “for us, anarchy does not signify disorder, but harmony in all social relations; for us, anarchy is nothing but the negation of oppressions which stifle the development of free societies” (Butterworth 171).

Cristina Ross Barker

Barker, Cristina Ross (nd) – corresponded with EG about organizing EG’s Canadian lectures, Aug and Aug 21, 1935 (Microfilm reel 35).

Elsa Barker

Barker, Elsa (nd) – contributed poetry to Mother Earth (“The Midnight Lunch Room,” ME 4.5 (7/09): 138).

Djuna Barnes


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Barnes, Djuna (1892-1982) – American writer and reporter; she wrote plays for the Provincetown Players and was a friend of EG’s friend Fitzie Fitzgerald; EG dismissed her as petty and self-centered in her March 23, 1935 letter to Emily Holmes Coleman (Microfilm reel 35)(Stansell 153; AV 492 fn 147; D & D 86).

Aline Barnsdale

Barnsdale, Aline (1882-1946) – feminist, bohemian, and friend of EG, she contributed money to the campaign to free anarchist Tom Mooney and was prohibited from leaving the U.S. for Russia due to her affiliations with EG and AB. She was an oil heiress, one of the radical rich, as well as the client and lover of Frank Lloyd Wright, who built her famous home Hollyhock House in Los Angeles (LML 707-708, 772-773; Starr, 125, 138.)

Anna Baron

Baron, Anna (nd) - secretary for Mother Earth, also a subscriber (LML 542, 700).

Fanny Baron


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Baron, Fanya (Fanny) (188?-1921) – anarchist affiliated with EG’s work in the U.S.; she also went to Russia and was executed by the Cheka for bombing Communist Party headquarters; EG wrote in LML, “Our dear, splendid Fanya, radiant with life and love, unswerving in her consecration to her ideals” (921).

Rose Baron

Baron, Rose (nd) – member of publicity committee for “Appeal of EG, AB, Louis Kramer and Morris Becker”; Dec 6, 1917 letter from EG in New York to Agnes Inglis in Michigan lists Baron as the Secretary of the Relief Society for Russian Political Exiles; she subscribed to Mother Earth (Microfilm reel 10).

Anetta Baronio

Baronio, Anetta (nd) – one of 5 sisters in the Baronio family; along with brothers Egisto and Abele, all were active in the anarchist movement (Zimmer 132; Guglielmo, Living the Rev, 136).

Divina Baronio

Baronio, Divinaone (nd) - One of 5 sisters in the Baronio family; along with brothers Egisto and Abele, all were active in the anarchist movement (Zimmer 132; Guglielmo, Living the Rev, 136).

Jennie Baronio

Baronio, Jennie(nd) - one of 5 sisters in the Baronio family; along with brothers Egisto and Abele, all were active in the anarchist movement (Zimmer 132; Guglielmo, the Rev, 136).

Serafina Baronio

Baronio, Serafina (nd) - one of 5 sisters in the Baronio family; along with brothers Egisto and Abele, all were active in the anarchist movement (Zimmer 132; Guglielmo, Living the Rev, 136).

Fannie Barrett

Barrett, Fannie (nd) – wrote EG to tell her she joined the League Against War and Fascism; she was mentioned in July 25, 1935 letter from EG to Dorothy Rogers (Microfilm reel 35).

Minna Barron

Barron, Minna (nd) – member of Women’s Aid Society in Montreal, a group organized by EG to raise money for the Russian Political Prisoners Fund (LML 992).

Leonara Barry

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Barry, Leonara M. (1849-1930) – the national women’s organizer for the Knights of Labor, she wrote for Hugh O. Pentecost’s journal Twentieth Century (Longa 255).

Vera Bayer

Bayer, Vera (nd) – anarchist, reader of Fraye Arbeter Shtime; she was the lover of David Kaplan (Zimmer 117).  Chaim Weinberg recalls her in his autobiography (57, 66-68).

Sylvia Beach


http://records.viu.ca/~lanes/english/hemngway/beach.htm (accessed 8/6/11)


Beach, Sylvia(1887-1962) – American publisher and bookstore owner in Paris, she was a leading figure in the literary and political expatriate community (Microfilm reels 13, 14 and 25). EG corresponded with her in the 1920s concerning EG’s and AB’s publications as well as their mutual interest in books. 

Nena Becchetti

Becchetti, Nena (nd) – an Italian immigrant writer in Jessup, PA, she wrote La Figlia dell’Anarchico (The Anarchist’s Daughter), a play about workers’ suffering and hope, that was produced by anarchist theatrical groups (Guglielmo, 173).

Katherine (Kitty) Seaman Beck


http://historylosgatos.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=/Rondone (accessed 8/5/11)

Beck, Katherine (Kitty) Seaman (1885-1933) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Portland; she was a friend and secretary of Charles Erskine Scott Wood, a Portland lawyer and subscriber to Mother Earth; EG called her “the most beautiful spirit among all my women friends,” in Sept 5 – 7, 1919, letter to Stella from Jefferson City Prison (Microfilm reel 11) (Falk II 332-333, fn 1, fn 4; LML 710).

Eva Bein

Bein, Eva (nd) – attended modern school at the Ferrer Center in New York and Stelton Colony, later became a social studies teacher; she referred to her mother as a radical  (AV 234).

Lizzie Turner Bell

Bell, Lizzie Turner (nd) – London anarchist who settled in Los Angeles; EG’s and de Cleyre’s friend, she was the sister of British anarchist John Turner and wife of EG’s friend, anarchist Tom Bell (AV 29-30).When the postal officials took away the mail privileges of Berkman’s journal The Blast, the Bell children went on their bicycles to various local post offices to mail out small batches of the paper (Zimmer 272).

Josephine Bell

Bell, Josephine (nd) – published a poem in The Masses entitled “A Tribute” to EG and AB after their conviction under the Espionage Law; she was prosecuted under the Espionage Law and defended by famous socialist lawyer Morris Hillquit (Hillquit, 221-224).


Mary Bennett


Bennett, Mary 91819-1898) –co-founder of the free-thought journal The Truth Seeker, publisher from 1873-1882 (www.truthseeker.com)

Naomi Librescu Bercovici

Bercovici, Naomi (nd) – Hungarian-born sculptor, she organized a libertarian nursery in New York. She subscribed to Mother Earth. She was the wife of writer Konrad Bercovici; their children Hyperion, Gorky and Révolte attended the Modern School in New York. She was the sister of Dr. Benzion Liber. Artist Manuel Komroff recalled that, after a lecture at the Ferrer Center on “Havelock Ellis, Sex, and Society” by Will Durant, Naomi Bercovici stood up and, in a thick Jewish accent, said, “Mr. Durant, I don’t want to ask a question, and I don’t want to make a discussion, but I myself have personally been in the sexual movement for fifteen years and I see no progress” (AV 201).

Révolte "Rada" Bercovici

Bercovici, Révolte "Rada" (1907-1993)– student at Modern School in New York; daughter of Naomi Bercovici (AV 197-198). In Paul Avrich’s 1977 interview with her, she remembered EG at the Ferrer Center: “She was a lovely person, but wasn’t interested in kids. She much preferred lecturing. But I liked listening to her. She was full of fire” (AV 198).

Sara Berenguer Laosa


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Berenguer Laosa, Sara (1919-2010) – Spanish anarchist and poet active in Mujeres Libres, her home became a meeting place for anarchists during their exile in occupied France (Mujeres en la República, http://www.ciudaddemujeres.com/mujeres/Republica/Berenguer.htm (accessed 7/6/11).


Mary Berenson


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Berenson, Mary – (1864-1945) – she was an art historian, and ran a salon in which she gathered together artists and intellectuals; she was a friend of EG’s friend Hutchins Hapgood (Kissack 25).

Louise Berger (third from left)


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Berger, Louise (~1890-1920) – New York based anarchist orator, she raised funds for the Anarchist Red Cross and worked for the Caplan/Schmidt defense; her apartment was the site of the Lexington Ave explosion. EG entrusted her with their appeal for the support for Mooney and Billings, calling her “our close and most dependable friend” (LML 597). She returned to Russia after the revolution, and was either killed by the Bolsheviks or died of typhus (AV 218, 212).

Gilana Berneri


http://libcom.org/history/berneri-giliana-1919-1998 (accessed 8/5/11)

Berneri, Gilana (1919-1998) – anarchist and physician, she was the daughter of Giovanna and sister of Marie Louise; she lived most of her life in Paris, where she wrote for the anarchist paper Le Libertaire and participated in the Sacco and Vanzetti group in the Latin Quarter (Heath, “Berneri, Gilana”).

Giovanna Caleffi Berneri



Berneri, Giovanna Caleffi (1897-1962) – Italian anarchist, teacher, and writer, she wrote for several anarchist journals, was active in anti-fascist resistance during World War II, and helped reestablish the anarchist movement in Italy after that war. She published an edition of the writings of her husband Camillo Berneri, entitled Pensieri e Battaglie (Thought and Struggle), with a preface by EG. Giovanna was the mother of Gilana and Marie Louise (Heath, “Caleffi, Giovanina G”).

Marie Louise Berneri

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Berneri, Marie Louise (1918-1949) – Italian anarchist writer and editor for Freedom, daughter of Giovanna and Camillo Berneri; she also wrote for the anarchist paper War Commentary (The Daily Bleed http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#b (accessed 7/3/11).

Ethel Bernstein


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Bernstein, Ethel – “our old friend” (~1898-??) - (LML 852), she was deported on the Buford with EG and AB; a letter from exile was published in the Anarchist Soviet Bulletin [spelled Berstein] (AV 342); Longa 26).She was part of the Frayhayt group and was the companion of Samuel Lipman (Polenberg).

Rose Bernstein

Bernstein, Rose (nd) – friend and supporter in Montreal, “the only comrade in this city [Montreal] who does work” said EG in a letter to Jeanne Levey  on Jan 13, 1935 (Microfilm reel 33). She worked with EG to raise money for the Russian Political Prisoners Fund; she was married to Meyer Bernstein (LML 992; M & M 43).

Sarraine Berreitter

Berreitter, Sarraine (nd) – Proletarian Party activist, Chicago soapboxer, she was a regular speaker at the anarchist-oriented Dil Pickle Club (Rosemont 30).

Germain Berton (Center)



Berton, Germain (1902-1924) – French anarchist individualist, she assassinated ultra-conservative Marius Plateau, the leader of a group of street thugs called “Camelots du roi,” who was associated with the far-right journal Action Francaise; she tried to execute other right wing men, but only one succeeded only in killing Plateau. Two years later, the radical art publication La Revolution Surrealisterecognized her act and her subsequent suicide with this photomontage; it was probably assembled by Louis Aragon and Pierre Naville, with portraits of provided by Man Ray (Bate, 45-54).

Julia Bertrand

Bertrand, Julia (1877-1960) – French anarchist and feminist, she lived at Sébastian Faure’s colony La Ruche; she was a delegate to the International Congress of Free Thinkers in Paris in 1905; she wrote for the feminist publication "La femme affranchie" and the anarchist newspaper "La vrille" (The Daily Bleed)http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/BertrandJulia.htm (accessed 7/3/11).


Annie Besant



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Besant, Annie (1847-1933) – British labor activist, birth control reformer, and supporter of Indian nationalism, she edited an eclectic free-thought journal Our Corner, which was sometimes picked up in Benjamin Tucker’s Liberty. With Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and others, she signed a petition to the Governor of Illinois, Richard Oblesby, to commute the death sentence of the two remaining Haymarket anarchists (Kissack 47-48; McElroy, Lib 155).

Evangeline Bessenberg

Bessenberg, Evangeline (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Indianapolis (ME 5.12 (2/11): 389).

Louise Sarah Bevington



Bevington, Louise Sarah (1845-1895) – British anarchist, she and James Tochatti founded the journal Liberty: A Journal of  Communism; she wrote articles and pamphlets, including “Common Sense Country” (1896), “Why I am an Expropriationist” (1894), “Liberty Lyrics,” (1895), and “An Anarchist Manifesto” (1895) (“Bevington, Louisa Sarah,” libcom.org http://libcom.org/history/bevington-louisa-sarah-1845-1895 (accessed 7/6/11).

Martha Biegler

Biegler, Martha (??-1937) – Chicago radical, soapboxer, she was connected to the I.W.W. and active in the Dil Pickle Club (Rosemont 13, 31).

Yetta Bienenfeld

Bienenfeld, Yetta (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Detroit; she taught natural history at the Detroit Modern School (ME 9.11 1/15; AV 196; MSM 66).

Kate Billings

Billings, Kate (nd) – contributed to Lois Waisbrooker’s Foundation Principles (Longa 75).

Zelmira Binazzi


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Binazzi, Zelmira [Petroni Carlotta Zelmira Speroni] (??-1930) – Italian anarchist, she and her partner Pasquale Binazzi published the weekly paper Il Libertario, which played an important role in labor struggles until it waseliminated by the fascists in 1922 (The Daily Bleedhttp://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/1224.htm; Anarcofemèrideshttp://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/post/95277 (accessed 8/1/11).

Eva Bittelman

Bittelman, Eva (nd) – New York anarchist who later became a communist (AV 210).

Hortensia Black

Black, Hortensia (nd) – originally opposed to her husband’s defense of the Haymarket anarchists, she later worked closely with him in the trial and subsequent clemency movement; he was the chief defense counsel William P. Black. (Ashbaugh)

Mary Black

Black, Mary [Mrs. Robert C.] – volunteer with American Society for the Control of Cancer, she was the wife of wealthy jeweler. She subscribed to Mother Earth (http://www.smokershistory.com/ASCC.htm (accessed 7/3/11).

Bertha Blackman

Blackman, Bertha (nd) – sent her children to the Modern School at Stelton Colony (AV 250).

Alice Stone Blackwell


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Blackwell, Alice Stone (1857-1950) – EG’s friend, suffragist, orator, and reformer; she edited Woman’s Journal and wrote for Mother Earth; her essay “The Post Office and Free Speech” was reprinted in Lucifer, The Light Bearer 1046 (Aug 17, 1905). Blackwell worked with EG to get help for Addie, a young black prisoner who needed a job in order to be paroled; she subscribed to Mother Earth (LML 661, 692; Falk II 511; Longa 155). She joined the committee opposing the deportation of two San Francisco anarchists, Ferraro and Sallitto (Zimmer 412).

Lallah Blanpied

Blanpied, Lallah (nd) – director of the Mohegan Modern School (AV 257; MSM 335).

Mrs. H.A. Blockberger

Blockberger, Mrs. H.A. (nd) – she subscribed to Mother Earth. This is probably the same Mrs. H.A. Blockberger who was a member of the Professional Women’s Club in San Francisco (“The Woman’s Clubdom”).

Ella Reeve Bloor


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Bloor, Ella Reeve (1862-1951) – Socialist labor organizer; EG recalled that she “had always shown affection for me and interest in my work” (LML 903); but EG later dismissed her as one of “the smaller fry among [Haywood’s] comrades” who supported the Bolsheviks after AB and EG turned against them (LML 915).

Minnie Bluestein

Bluestein, Minnie – taught elementary school at Sunrise Colony (AV 298).

Esther Bluestein

Bluestein, Esther (nd) – Russian-American anarchist, active in the anarchist circles of the ILGWU and the Radical Library Group in Philadelphia; she was the wife of Mendel (Max) and the mother of Minnie and Abe, who attended the Modern School at Stelton ( AV 436; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abe_Bluestein)  (accessed 8/6/11).

Selma Cohen Bluestein


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Bluestein, Selma Cohen (nd) – New York anarchist, member of Vanguard group, and artist for Challenge, she met EG in London; EG wrote an introduction for her to the International Anarchist Congress, April, 1937; she was married to Abe Bluestein (AV 439).

Lillian Rifkin Blumenfeld

Blumenfeld, Lillian Rifkin (1897-1982) – progressive educator and writer, she taught at Stelton Modern School and Walden School in New York (AV 243).

Nelly Bly


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Bly, Nelly (1864-1922) – famous “woman reporter” who favorably interviewed EG for the New York World, helping to secure EG’s celebrity status (Falk I 29, 520).

Helen Boardman

Boardman, Helen (nd) – educational reformer and member of the No-Conscription League; she testified on EG’s and AB’s behalf at their anti-draft trial (LML 618); EG mentions her school with Martha Gruening in her May 11, 1919 letter to Stella Ballantine (Microfilm reel 11).

Marie Boer

Boer, Marie (nd) – she and sister-in-law Elise sent packages to EG in Jefferson City, also evidently made a button with EG’s name or picture on it (EG’s Mar 2, 1919 letter to Stella Ballantine) (Microfilm reel 11).

Elise Boer

Boer, Elise (nd) – sister-in-law of Marie (EG’s Mar 2, 1919 letter to Stella Ballantine) (Microfilm reel 11).

Johanna Boetz

Boetz, Johanna (1902-??)–German reformer, later a social worker in New York city, married to anarchist Mark Mratchny; she met EG and AB in the 1920s, and recalled “I do not have a favorable memory of Emma: she always used people – to type her letters, to mend her clothes, etc. – and she didn’t live badly either” (AV 385).


Pierina Boffa

Boffa, Pierina (nd) – Italian activist who participated in anarchist theatrical productions (Guglielmo 173).

Molly Skliar Bogin

Bogin, Molly Skliar (nd) – New York anarchist, she lived at Mohegan Colony (AV 256).

Virginia Bolten


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Bolten, Virginia (1870-1960?)– Uruguayan anarchist and feminist, she was sometimes called the Louise Michel of Rosario, the city in Argentina where she helped organized unions, including the seamstresses strike of 1889; she helped establish and wrote for La Voz de la Mujer, which received support from EG and Louise Michel. She was the first woman in Argentina to address a workers’ rally. She also wrote for La Protesta and La Protesta Humana and helped establish Casa del Pueblo (House of the People) (Heath, “Bolten, Virginia,”).

Beryl Bolton

Bolton, Beryl (nd) – girl friend of June Wiener, who was a friend of EG’s; Bolton worked at The Green Mask, a gay-friendly bohemian club in Chicago in the 1920s (Kissak, 174).

Margaret Bonfield

Bonfield, Margaret (nd) – Henry Weinberger sent EG a speech by Bonfield in a letter of June 27, 1919; Weinberger writes EG on July 17, 1919, praising Bonfield as a “woman after your heart with executive ability and at the same time ideals” (Microfilm reel 11).

Helena Born

Born, Helena (nd) – Boston anarchist and feminist, she gave up an independent income to support herself as a typesetter and took part in several self-sufficient living arrangements; she was companion to William Baile (Marsh 25-29).

Salut Borràs Saperas



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Borràs Saperas, Salut (1878-1954) – daughter of anarchists Francesco Saperas Miró and Borràs Jover Martin, she helped her mother distribute her father’s journal Tierra y Libertad. She and her mother were imprisoned for a year, then expelled to France, where she worked with anarchists who were imprisoned or in hiding. She was the partner of Octave Jahn (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/6 (accessed 6/2/11).

Ruth Bösinger

Bösinger, Ruth (nd) – she is described as a militant anarchist and the companion of André Bösinger; while Ephéméride Anarchiste describes his exploits fighting for unemployed workers, struggling against fascism, and participating in the founding of the Centre International de Recherché sur l’Anarchisme (C.I.R.A.), no further information is provided about her (http://epheman.perso.neuf.fr/juillett22.html#22 (accessed 8/8/11).

Elizabeth Bowle

Bowle, Elizabeth (nd) – contributed “The Story of Annie,” to Mother Earth (5.7 (9/10): 239-240).


Neith Boyce


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Boyce, Neith (1872-1951) – journalist and bohemian, she wrote “Thoughts on Bernard Shaw and the War” for Hippolyte Havel’s journal Revolt 1: 3 (Jan 22, 1916); she was married to EG’s friend Hutchins Hapgood. EG pronounced her “a most intriguing personality” (LML 583; Stansell 28, passim; Longa 227).

Gertrude Boyle


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Boyle, Gertrude – (1876-1937) – sculptor Gertrude Boyle Kanno, who was married to Japanese poet Takeshi Kanno. She subscribed to Mother Earth as well as contributed poetry (ME 10.10 (12/15): 339; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Farquharson_Boyle_Kanno (7/3/11).

Kay Boyle


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Boyle, Kay (1902-1992) – writer, New York Times reporter, friend of EG and AB; she wrote Feb 13, 1940 letter to EG asking for letters to add to a collection she was making as tribute to EG and AB (Microfilm reel 46; D & D 192, 235).

Eva Brandes

Brandes, Eva (1898-1988) – lived at the Ferrer Center in New York and at Stelton Colony, and served on the Board at Mohegan colony (AV 211, 280).

Elizabeth Breese

Breese, Elizabeth (nd) – she subscribed to Mother Earth. She is probably the same person who contributed $2 to AB’s journal The Blast (vol 1, no 20): 8. 

Anita Brenner

Brenner, Anita (nd) – NewYork anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist (AV 446).

Catherine Breshkovskaya


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Breshkovskaya, Catherine [Babushka] (1844-1934) –Grandmother of the Russian Revolution; member of Socialist Revolutionary party in Russia; EG helped organized her tours of the U.S. in 1904 and 1905; EG initially disagreed with Breshkovskaya’s early criticism of the Bolsheviks, but later came to support her position (LML 661-664; Falk II 145 fn 1; 512).

Fannie Breslaw

Breslaw, Fannie(Luchkofsky) (nd) – Russian anarchist, sister of Anna Sosnovsky and Lisa Luchkofsky, she worked on the Anarchist Soviet Bulletin and was an activist in the ILGWU (AV 253, 346; FVL; Zimmer 114, 405).

Lisa Brilliant

Brilliant, Lisa (nd) – helped publish Road to Freedom, NY (AV p. 149)

Madeleine Brislance



Brislance, Madeleine (1922-2009) – French feminist and anarchist, she was active in birth control and anti-militarist struggles throughout her lifetime, including the protests against French nuclear testing in Polynesia and the Gulf wars (Anarchofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/6) (accessed 7/25/11).

Victorine Brocher-Rouchy



Brocher-Rouchy, Victorine  (1838-1921­) – French anarchist, she fought in the Paris Commune with her husband Jean Rouchy (who died in prison); after the repression of the Commune, she escaped to Switzerland, returning to France to join the anarchist group around the journal La Révolution Sociale. She married anarchist Gustave Brocher, whom she met at the International Anarchist Conference in London in 1881, and they adopted 5 orphans from the Commune. Her 1909 memoirs were entitled Memories of One of the Living Dead (libcom.org http://libcom.org/history/brocher-rouchy-victorine-1838-1921 (accessed 7/25/11).

Estella Bachman Brokaw

Brokaw, Estella Bachman – (??-1910) – She and her husband W.E. Brokaw edited and published the Single Tax Courier in St. Louis. She advertized her publication “The Equitist,” advocating “a condition in which each person has equal freedom with every other,” in the anarchist journal Age of Thought (1:45 (May 8, 1897) (The Libertarian Labyrinth http://libertarian-labyrinth.org/archive/Death_of_Estella_Bachman_Brokaw (accessed 8/6/11).

Heloise Hansen Brown

Brown, Heloise Hansen (nd) – treasurer of The Path of Joy, a magazine produced by children at Stelton in 1916; daughter of Mary Hansen (MSM 278).

Lillian (Thayer) Browne

Browne, Lillian [Thayer] (nd)– wrote for Mother Earth (4:10 (12/09), ran an ad in Mother Earth advertising her services as a teacher of English and Mathematics (ME 4:3 5/09); she was a founding member of the Political Prisoners’ Amnesty League (LML 652); she wrote “Emerson the Anarchist,” Road to Freedom 2: 7 (May 1926), welcomed EG in Denver (ME 2.5 (7/07): 216), and contributed to The Social War Bulletin (Longa 233, 243).

Herminia Brumana


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Brumana, Herminia (1897-1954) – Argentinian anarchist and feminist, she wrote several novels and plays as well as essays for several anarchist publications, including; Mundo Argentino, El Hogar and La Nación.  In 1943 she lectured on radical literary actitivies in Argentina at the New School for Social Research (Belluci, “Herminia Brumana”).

    Paulette [Raygrodski] Brupbacher

Brupbacher, Paulette [Raygrodski] (1880-1967) – Swiss physician, birth control activist, anarchist and feminist, she was the partner of another anarchist physician, Fritz Brupbacher. She wrote several books and translated Bakunin’s Confessions (Grossman 177; The Daily Bleedhttp://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#PauletteBrupbacher (accessed 7/3/11).


Louise Bryant


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Bryant, Louise (1885-1936) – writer and adventurer, she wrote “A New Adventure in Arcadia,” an article about a free speech fight in Portland, in ME (10.7 (9/15): 235-238); she also wrote for The Little Review, and she wrote a book on the U.S.S.R. claiming anarchists had “nationalized women,” to EG’s great annoyance. She corresponded with EG in U.S.S.R. (Nov 4, 1920 from EG in Petrograd to Bryant in Moscow, Microfilm reel 12). EG comforted her after the death of her partner Jack Reed (LML 850-51). Under her first married name, Louise Trullinger, she subscribed to Mother Earth.

Lillian Buck

Buck, Lillian (nd) – resident of Stelton Colony; she wrote for Discussion (Longa 53; AV 265).

Carmen Bueno Uribes



Bueno Uribes, Carmen (1918-2010) – Spanish anarchist, nurse and midwife, she was the partner of writer Eduardo de Guzman (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/9 (accessed 7/29/11).

Jo Ann Wheeler Burbank

Burbank, Jo Ann Wheeler (1905-2000) – anarchist educator, she taught at Stelton and Mohegan Modern Schools; she wrote for the anarchist journal Discussion and co-edited a new Mother Earth in 1930s; she was the companion of John Scott (Longa, 53; AV 264-65; MSM 332-333).

Eliza B. Burnz

Burnz, Eliza B. (nd) – wrote for Hugh O. Pentecost’s journal Twentieth Century; Pentecost was a friend of EG’s (Longa 255).

Imogene Burr

Burr, Imogene (nd) – corresponded with EG in Jefferson City, February 23, 1918; EG mentions a letter from her in a letter to Stella Ballantine, Aug 25, 1918. Burr sailed to Honolulu to get married, Oct 20, 1918; EG mentioned it in letter to Stella, Sept 12, 1918 (Microfilm reel 11).

Celia Bushwick

Bushwick, Celia (nd) – resident of Stelton (AV 265).

Ethel Butler


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Butler, Ethel (1914-1996) – student at Modern School at Stelton Colony, she became dancer with Martha Graham’s troupe (AV 246).

Ethel Byrne


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Byrne, Ethel (nd) – a nurse and birth control activist; Byrne, her sister Margaret Sanger and Fania Mindell opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. In the 9 days the clinic was open, they saw 400 women. Byrne was arrested for creating a public nuisance and sentenced to 30 days in jail, where she nearly died on a hunger strike before being pardoned by the governor (LML 587; http://www.lycos.com/info/margaret-sanger--women.html?page=3 (accessed 8/8/11).


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Sara Caiserman

Caiserman, Sara (1893-1959) - friend and supporter in Montreal, married to H.M. Caiserman (MSM 43; LML 992).

Mona Caird


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Caird, Mona (~1854-1932) - Scottish novelist and essayist, her writing critiqued conventional marriage, vivisection, eugenics, and advocated women’s suffrage. In “Ideal Marriage” (Liberty 7 (Jan 1889): 7) she argued that women have stronger rights to their children than do men (McElroy Lib 74).

Maria Calvia

Calvia, Maria (nd) – Argentinian feminist and anarchist, she was involved with the journal La Voz de la Mujer (The Anarchist Encyclopedia http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#MariaCalvia (accessed 7/25/11).

Temma Camitta

Camitta, Temma (nd) – teacher from Philadelphia who came to the Modern School in New York (MSM 230).

Rachel Campbell

Campbell, Rachel (nd) – sex radical, author of the novel The Prodigal Daughter, which was excerpted in Lucifer, The Light Bearer 878 (Aug 17, 1901) and in Our New Humanity 1: 2 (Dec 1895); she also contributed to The Word (Longa, 154, 201, 284; Passet, Sex Rad, 48;).

Sarah C. Roodhouse-Campbell

Campbell, Sarah C. Roodhous-, (nd) - Illinois reader of Lucifer, The Light Bearer, who wrote to editor Moses Harmon  (Aug 11, 1897: 255) to discuss Rose Graul’s feminist novel Hilda’s Home (Passet, HH 317, 322 fn 31).

Amalia [Fontanella] Canova Caminita

Canova Caminita, Amalia [Fontanella] (nd) – anarchist and partner of fellow anarchist Ludovico Caminita (Zimmer 166, 171).

Lillian Cantor

Cantor, Lillian (nd) – she lived in Pittsburgh and subscribed to Mother Earth. This is probably the same Lillian Cantor [later Dawson] who was a Pittsburgh social worker who worked with the Workman’s Circle to alleviate workers’ poverty (Marcus 768, 771-776).


Pauline Cantor

Cantor, Pauline (nd) – helped organized EG’s lectures in Portland and subscribed to Mother Earth (ME 7.5 (7/12): 164; ME 9.7 (9/14).

Marie Capderoque

Capderoque, Marie [Marion Bachman] (1873 - ?) – French anarchist syndicalist, associate of anarchist educator Sébastien Faure; she founded "Comité d'études des femmes socialistes révolutionnaires." The Daily Bleedhttp:// (accessed 7/3/11).

Ida Capes

Capes, Ida (nd) – EG’s friend and correspondent in St. Louis, she was married to EG’s close friend Ben Capes (ME 9.11 1/15).

Luisa Capetillo




Capetillo, Luisa (1900-1979) – Puerto Rican feminist and labor activist, she organized workers in Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Tampa, New York and Puerto Rico. She edited and wrote for La Mujer (The Woman)which she founded in 1910. In 1919, was arrested for wearing trousers in public. She visited New York and wrote for Cultura Obrera. (S&VDW, 333; “Encyclopedia of World Biography,” 2005-2006 http://bookrags.com/biography/luisa-capetillo/

Émilie Carles



Carles, Émilie (1900-1979) – French author and teacher, she was an anarchist, pacifist, and environmentalist. (Anarchofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/6) (accessed 7/25/11).

Pépita [Josefa Carpena-Amat] Carpeña,


Carpeña, Pépita [Josefa Carpena-Amat] (1919-2005)a Barcelona anarchist and feminist, she joined the metal workers syndicate of the CNT at age 14 and was active in Mujeres Libres during the Spanish revolution. She wrote her autobiography De Toda la Vida originally in Castilian; it was translated into French under the title Toutes une vie: memoires (Heath, “Carpena, Pepita”).

Nettie Carr

Carr, Nettie(nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Cleveland; EG included her among the “brave citizens of different political views” who “zealously guarded” freedom of speech in their city (LML 589; ME 9.11 (1/15): 366). She subscribed to Mother Earth.

Adela [Adelita del Campo] Carreras Taurà



Carreras Taurà, Adela [Adelita del Campo] (1916-1999) – Spanish anarchist and feminist, she was a professional actress and dancer and member of Teatre del Front (part of the General Union of Workers, UGT); she was active in Mujeres Libres and worked with the anarchist journal Titán (Anarchofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/8 (accessed 7/29/11).

Felicitas Casasín Bravo

Casasín Bravo, Felicitas (1913-1992) – Spanish anarchosyndicalist, she participated in Joventuts Llibertairies, the FAI and the CNT; she fought in the street battles against the fascists in 1936. She was the companion of Esteban Palacio (Anarcofemérides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/6 (accessed 8/1/11).

Elvira Catello

Cat ello, Elvira (1891-??) – Italian anarchist, she founded a theater group in East Harlem that produced plays written and performed by women and ran an anarchist bookstore called La Libreria Elvira Catello; she was the wife of anarchist Paolo Perrini (Guglielmo, 173).

Ersilia Cavedagni [Grandi]

Cavedagni [Grandi], Ersilia (nd)became involved in radical politics in Italy, then immigrated to Paterson, NJ; she edited the anarchist journal L’Aurora in Spring Valley when the editor Ciancabilla as arrested in 1901; she wrote “La donna,” L’Aurora (Oct 28, 1899) (Zimmer 166).

Adeline Champney

Champney, Adeline (nd) – friend of EG and member of Cleveland Freethought Society; she spoke to Boston Social Science Club on “The Woman Question” and wrote for Mother Earth (“What is Worthwhile?” (5.9 (11/10): 286-291), Public, and Liberty. She was the companion of anarchist Fred Schulder (AV 478 fn 16; LML 589; Longa 150; Falk II 514-515).

Lucinda B. Chandler

Chandler, Lucinda B.(nd) – Chicago dress reformer and sex radical, she wrote for Moses Harman’s journal Our New Humanity and Lois Waisbrooker’s Foundational Principles. Her work was reprinted in Moses Harmon’s journal Lucifer, The Light Bearer (Passet, Sex Rad, 48; Longa 75, 200, 152).

Elizabeth Chapin

Chapin, Elizabeth (nd) – helped organized EG’s talks in Portland (daughter of Ruth Chapin) (ME 9.7 9/14).

Ruth Chapin

Chapin, Ruth (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Portland  (mother of Elizabeth Chapin)(ME 9.7 9/14).

Edith Chase

Chase, Edith (nd) – Denver teacher, helped organize EG’s lectures in Denver (ME 8.4 (6/13): 106).

Dr. Stella Churchill

Churchill, Dr. Stella (nd) – EG met her in England, and EG wrote to AB that she might be of help with their organizing. EG contacted her in London for help arranging a benefit performance for the Spanish anarchists, the CNT-FAI (Nov 26, 1935, Microfilm reel 35).


Therese Claramunt (or Claramoun)


http://laidea.agriculturaecologica.eu/?p=1339 (accessed 8/8/11)


Claramunt (or Claramoun), Therese (1862-1931) – “the Louise Michel of Spain,” a survivor of the infamous Montjuich prison; EG met her on her 1929 trip to Spain (“An Unexpected Dash Through Spain,” The Road to Freedom (EGPP website).

Helen A. Clarke and Charlotte Porter




Clarke, Helen A. (nd) - co-edited Poet Lore with Charlotte Porter and others, and published works by Alice Blackwell; EG read it and Current Literature for her knowledge of contemporary European literature (Falk II 553).

Emma Clausen

Clausen, Emma (nd) – Detroit anarchist, teacher, and physician, she contributed a poem to Mother Earth (July, 1906), and helped organize EG’s talks in Grand Rapids (ME 7.2 (4/12): 52); she also translated Charlotte Perkins [Stetson] Gilman’s poetry into German for Robert Reitzel’s Der arme Teufel (Falk II 138 fn 16, 515). She subscribed to Mother Earth.

Sonia Edelman Clements

Clements, Sonia Edelman (nd) – activist in Anarcho-Syndicalist Union in England, she was the daughter of American comrades John and Rachell Edelman; she participated in the support committee EG organized for Spanish refugees (letter from EG to Rudolf Rocker, May 4, 1937, Microfilm reel 68; letter from EG to Lillian Wolfe, April 6, 1939, Microfilm reel 46).

Lillian Harris Coffin


http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/S?ammem/mnwp:@FIELD(SUBJ+@od1(+coffin,+lillian+harris+)) (accessed 8/8/11)

Coffin, Lillian Harris (nd)she subscribed to Mother Earth. She was President of the New Era League, San Francisco, and the National Advisory Council of the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage.  (“Photographs from the Records of the National Women’s Party,  The Library of Congress American Memory http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/h?ammem/mnwp:@field(NUMBER+@band(mnwp+149008)) (accessed 8/8/11).

Fania Cohen (Cohn)

Cohen, Fannia [Cohn] (nd) – ILGWU organizer and leader, she was a member of Board of Manumit, an experimental school for children of workers in Pawling, NY; she helped organize “The Uprising of the 30,000”; April 3, 1940 letter from Stella lists her as one of the Friends of EG soliciting help when EG had a stroke (MSM 377 fn 19; Orleck; Microfilm, reel 46).

Jane Cohen

Cohen, Jane (nd) –helped EG organize a campaign against capital punishment in Toronto schools (LML 992).

Selma Cohen

Cohen, Selma (nd)– she and her partner Abe Bluestein produced the English-language monthly paper I.W.M.A. bulletin of Information and English radio broadcasts for the Spanish anarchists during the revolution (Zimmer 448).

Cohen Sisters

Cohen sisters (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Denver (ME 7.3 95/12): 90).

Sophie Cohen

Cohen, Sophie (nd) –she and her husband Joseph Cohen ran the Radical Library school in Philadelphia and anarchist summer camp near Mohegan colony (MSM 60; AV 448).

Annie Cohn

Cohn, Annie – worked with EG for birth control and in support of many anarchist causes; EG described her as “a rare spirit of brave patience and selfless kindness” (LML 672); wife of EG’s supporter Michael Cohn  (Falk I 523).

Ethel Cole

Cole, Ethel (nd) – contributed to Margaret Sanger’s journal The Woman Rebel (Longa 278).

Emily Holmes (Demi) Coleman

Coleman, Emily Holmes (Demi) (nd) - “a wild wood-sprite with a volcanic temper,” EG’s secretary in France (LML vi).

May L. Collins

Collins, May L. (187-1897) – secretary of the Free Thinker’s Association from Midway, Kentucky, she spoke to the Ohio Liberal Society on “A Plea for the New Woman.” Her speech was later made into a pamphlet and sold in the anarchist journal Lucifer; she died tragically at age 19 and her obituary in the anarchist journal Age of Thought praised her as a “magnificent type of intellectual womanhood” (1:27 (Jan 2, 1897): 2)

Lucy N. Colman

Colman, Lucy N. [sometimes spelled Coleman] (nd) - contributed to a symposium on Mary Wollstonecraft in Lucifer, The Light Bearer 967 (April 30, 1903) and to Moses Harmon’s journal Our New Humanity (Longa 154, 200; McElroy, Ind Fem, 55).

Lydia Kingsmill Commander

Commander, Lydia Kingsmil (nd) l – pro-socialist but anti-immigrant reformer, she published “What Imperialism Means to Women” in the anarchist journal The Demonstrator (Longa 46). EG wrote to Evelyn Scott, Feb 9, 1939, “A very dear friend of mine, Mercedes Composado, the editor of the magazine, Mujeres Libres, one of the most striking publications ever gotten out by women, has been put in a miserable concentration camp near Nimes.” (p. 1 of  4


Mercedes Composada


http://www.estelnegre.org/fotos/mercedescomaposada2.jpg (accessed 8/8/11)


Composada, Mercedes (1901-1994) – one of the founders of Mujeres Libres, she wrote an article on EG’s work in Mujeres Libres (March 11, 1937 letter from Gudell to EG, Microfilm reel 39).

Carmen Conde


http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0815.htm (accessed 8/8/11)

Conde, Carmen (1907-1995)anarchist, feminist, professor, dramatist, and poet, she was active in Mujeres Libres during the Spanish Revolution; she was the companion of poet Antonio Oliver Belmás (The Daily Bleed http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0815.htm).

Winifred Harper Cooley

Cooley, Winifred Harper (1874-1967) - she subscribed to Mother Earth. She was a feminist, writer and labor reformer; she was the daughter of Ida Husted Harper, who was also a well known feminist, journalist, and colleague of Eugene Debs and Susan B. Anthony. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnifred_Harper_Cooley accessed 8/8/11).


Johanna Cook

Cook, Johanna 9nd) – libertarian, visited Ferrer Center (AV 198).

Mrs. Aurelia J Corker

Corker, Mrs. Aurelia J. (nd) – supplied bail for Mexican revolutionary Raúl Palma during his 1919 trial for violating the Espionage Act. (MacLachlan 96). The delegates to the State Building Trades Council gave her a standing ovation at their 1913 meeting to show their appreciation for her support (“Women Address Labor Delegates,”  The San Francisco Call (January 22, 1913): 5).

Lilly Cornelisen

Cornelisen, Lilly (nd) – friend of EG, she defended EG in her fight with Johann Most; she was married to Dutch syndicalist Christianus Gerardus (Falk I 524).

Abby Hedge Coryell

Coryell, Abby Hedge (nd) – New York anarchist, member of the Sunrise Club, where EG spoke regularly; she and her husband, anarchist John Coryell, were the first teachers at the New York Modern School (Falk II 445 fn 3; AV 505 fn 335).

Julie May Courtney

Courtney, Julie May (nd) - Denver anarchist, chiropractor and poet, she supported modern schools and free speech reform; She subscribed to Mother Earth and helped organize EG’s talks in Denver (MSM 66; Rabban 67 fn 220; ME 6:5 (7/11): 156 and 7:3 (5/12): 88).

Ida Craddock


http://www.idacraddock.com/ (accessed 8/8/11)


Craddock, Ida (1847-1902) – freethought advocate, she was the secretary for the American Secular Union; she was arrested and imprisoned under the Comstock laws for “obscene” pamphlets on sexuality; after continued persecution, she eventually committed suicide (Falk I 122 fn 3). EG called her “one of the bravest champions of women’s emancipation” (LML 553).

Katherine Taylor [Mrs. William B.] Craig


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KatherineTaylorCraig.JPG (accessed 8/8/11)

Craig, Katherine Taylor [Mrs. William B.] (1877- ??) – writer, suffrage supporter, member of the D.A.R. and the Women’s Political Equality Association. She subscribed to Mother Earth (Leonard, p. 212).


Miss Craig

Craig, Miss (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Los Angeles; daughter of Mrs. Craig (ME 10.6 8/15).

Mrs. Craig

Craig, Mrs. – helped organize EG’s lectures in Los Angeles; mother of Miss Craig (ME 10.6 8/15).

Ermestina Cravello

Cravello, Ernestina (nd) – born in Italy, she immigrated to Patterson, New Jersey, worked in the mills, and became active in anarchist theatrical groups. The New York Herald described her as “a born leader, with beauty, wit and power greater than Emma Goldman ever possessed.” (“Italian anarchists are Exultant,” July 31, 1900 quoted in Zimmer, p 164). She advocated women’s liberation through direct action. She was the sister of Antonio Cravello (Zimmer 133).

Martha Gordon "Auntie" Crotch

Crotch, Martha Gordon “Auntie,” (nd) – long-time friend of EG’s; she arranged contacts for EG to meet English intellectuals; EG stayed with her in England (D &D 107).

Mabel Carver Crouch

Crouch, Mabel Carver(nd) – “well known liberal” who helped get EG back into the U.S. in 1924 for 90 days; she visited EG at St. Tropez (Solomon 35; Frankel 909; D & D 230-231).

Ida Crouch-Hazlett

Crouch-Hazlett, Ida (nd) – Montana socialist, scheduled to debate EG in Butte but the authorities would allow only Crouch-Hazlett, not EG, to speak (Falk II 494).

Áurea Cuadrado Castillón



Áurea Cuadrado Castillón, (1894-1969) – Spanish anarchist and feminist, she  was active in the CNT, SAI, and Mujeres Libres. She was exiled in Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S. (Anarcofemèrideshttp://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/post/90522 (accessed 8/1/11).

Nancy Cunard


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_CunardLavinia (accessed 8/8/11)


Cunard, Nancy (1896-1965) – writer and poet, she was contacted by EG, with English poet Brian Howard’s help, to support the Spanish anarchists (Jan 22m 1918, Microfilm reel 42) and Dec 10, 1938, Microfilm reel 44).

Margery Currey


http://publications.newberry.org/frontiertoheartland/files/display/22/square_thumbnail (accessed 8/8/11)

Currey, Margery (nd) – teacher and suffragist, bohemian, she had a salon in Chicago, married to EG’s friend Floyd Dell (Stansell 52-53).

Clara Cushman

Cushman, Clara (nd) – wrote “My Red Pennant” (ISR 14.11 (5/14): 658).


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Virgilia D'Andrea

D’Andrea, Virgilia (1888-1933) – brilliant Italian anarchist orator and writer who fled to the U.S. to escape fascism in Italy, then continued to organize Italian-American workers in the U.S. She campaigned for Sacco and Vanzetti in Paris. At her death, her listeners stated that “every time she spoke, she left behind seeded ground” (Guglielmo, “Donne Sovversive;” AV 502 fn 291).

Miriam Daniel

Daniel, Miriam (nd) – contributed to Benjamin Tucker’s journal Liberty (Longa 128).

Fannie Daniels

Daniels, Fannie (nd) – daughter of parents who subscribed to Lucifer, the Light Bearer, she wrote to editor Moses Harmon (Jan 26, 1898: 447) to discuss the feminist novel Hilda’s Home  (Passet, HH 313, 321 fn 20).

Viroqua Daniels

Daniels, Viroqua (nd) – characterizes her perspective as anarchist communism, “no employers, no bosses, no hirelings, no sex domination” (Longa 68). She contributed to Mother Earth, The Dawn, Free Society, Why? and Firebrand, including “Shall Children Be Owned?” (Firebrand 1:33 (Sept 22, 1895); she was characterized by fellow contributor Ezekiel Slabs in The Firebrand as “a farmer girl in the mountains” (Longa 42, 66, 81).

Virginia [Teixeria] Dantas

Dantas, Virginia [Teixeria] (1904-1990) – a Portuguese seamstress, she was an anarchist, feminist and syndicalist (The Daily Bleed (accessed 8/8/11).

Alexandra David-Neel


David-Neel, Alexandra (1868-1969) – anarchist, feminist, explorer, the first European woman to explore Tibet (The Daily Bleed (accessed 7/25/11).


Marie Louise David

David, Marie Louise (nd) – French individualist anarchist, she wrote for The Alarm and Liberty (Falk 1 526).

Clara Dixon Davidson

Davidson, Clara Dixon (nd) – individualist feminist, she wrote for Liberty and was the assistant editor of The Beacon (1890-1891); she also wrote for Hugh O. Pentecost’s journal Twentieth Century (McElroy, Lib 12; Longa 140, 27, 255).

Gussie Davidson

Davidson, Gussie (nd) – librarian at Sunrise Colony (AV 298).

Ann Davies

Davies, Ann (nd) – Irish and American anarchist, wrote for anarchist journals under pseudonym Libertas, and was associated with the London paper Freedom and the New York journal Solidarity; she founded the Libertarian Lecture Society, an anarchist discussion forum; she later became a suffragist but maintained her connections to anarchism (Falk 1 526-527).

Betty Davis

Davis, Betty (nd) – principal at Mohegan Modern School (MSM 335).

Lizzie Davis

Davis, Lizzie (nd) – called “The Queen of the Hoboes,” she was a regular at the anarchist-oriented Dil Pickle Club and a frequent orator at the Chicago Bughouse (Rosemont 30).

Dorothy Day


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/questionofgod/voices/day.html (accessed 8/8/11)


Day, Dorothy (1897-1980) – Chicago socialist, journalist, assistant on The Masses; she became a leader in the Catholic Workers Movement and edited The Catholic Worker, which recommended the works of Kropotkin (Stansell 152-153; MSM 154; AV 513 fn 429).

Lydia Dwight Day

Day, Lydia Dwight (nd) – principal of the Comstock School for Girls, New York, she subscribed to Mother Earth (Burlingame 836).

Felisade de Castro Sampedro



de Castro Sampedro, Felisa (1898-1981) – Spanish anarchist and feminist, she and her sister Apolonia formed Grup Cultural Femení de Catalunya, which later merged with Mujeres Libres. Active in exile in the CNT and Mujeres Libres, she died in Venezuela (Anarcofemèrideshttp://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/17 (accessed 7/30/11).

Voltairine de Cleyre


http://www.nndb.com/people/235/000134830/ (accessed 8/8/11)


de Cleyre, Voltairine (1866-1912) – Philadelphia anarchist, writer and orator, “this brilliant American girl” (LML 124) was a regular contributor to Mother Earth and also wrote for Free Society, The Demonstrator, Lucifer, and The Rebel; she founded the Ladies Liberal League, taught at the Chicago Modern School, and translated Ferrer’s “The Modern School.” She sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Flora W. Fox or X.Y.Z. (AV 480 fn 37; MSM 46; Falk II 518-519; Longa 81, 166, 208).

Caroline de Maupassant

de Maupassant, Caroline (nd) – contributed to The Individualist (Longa 111).

Edna Smith DeRan

DeRan, Edna Smith (nd) – Detroit writer, she published several books, including The Dawn of the Day, and she subscribed to Mother Earth (“Edna Smith DeRan”).

Harriet Dean

Dean, Harriet (nd) – co-edited The Little Review and helped organized EG’s lectures in Indianapolis; EG characterizes her as “energetic, breezy and unconventional” (ME 9.11 1/15); LML 531)

Sonya Deanin

Deanin, Sonya (nd) – member of Frayhayt Group in New York, she attended Ferrer Center lectures and lived at Mohegan Colony (AV 335).

Gussie Denenberg

Denenberg, Gussie (nd) – attended Ferrer Center lectures in New York and was active in the anarchist movement in New York, Chicago, and Washington, DC; she was married to Jack Isaacson, editor of the New York Freedom, who was hounded by government agents until he committed suicide (AV 211, 208).

Mary Ware Dennett


http://academic.evergreen.edu/k/klalor09/post%20office%20censorship%20home.htm accessed (8/8/11)


Dennett, Mary Ware (1872-1947)– member of the organizing committee of the People’s Council for Democracy and Peace, 1918; also a member of the Heterodoxy Club, a Bohemian feminist club in Greenwich Village; she helped organize the National Birth Control League, fought the Comstock Laws, and contributed “The Sex Side of Life” to The Modern School Magazine 5:6 (June 1918) (Hillquit 172; Stansell 236; Longa 177).

Sophie Desser

Desser, Sophie (nd) – anarchist activist in Toronto, EG stayed with her family (AV 77).

Freda Diamond

Diamond, Freda (nd) – friend of EG, daughter of Ida Diamond, Diamond recalled EG as a fine speaker (AV 51-54).

Ida Diamond

Diamond, Ida (nd) – New York anarchist, mother of Freda Diamond, friend of EG, partner of EG’s brother Morris Goldman (AV 52).

Nellie (Naomi) Ploschansky Dick

Dick, Nellie (Naomi) Ploschansky (1893-1995) – with husband James, she directed the Modern Schools at Mohegan Colony, Stelton Colony, and Lakewood, New Jersey, as well as earlier in England (AV 195).

Dr. Mary E. Dickinson

Dickinson, Dr. Mary E. (nd) – spoke on behalf of birth control at a meeting in support of Ben Reitman for his arrest in Rochester for distributing birth control information (LML 591).

Dickstein, Ruth

Dickstein, Ruth (nd) – Polish-American anarchist, member of the Vanguard group in New York City, later of Los Angeles (AV 461; The Daily Bleed http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#a (accessed 8/8/11).


Ellen Battelle Dietrick

Dietrick, Ellen Battelle (nd) – individualist feminist, she supported suffrage as an intermediary goal and wrote for Liberty (McElroy Lib12, Marsh 57-60).


Annie L. Diggs

Diggs, Annie L. – (1848-1916) managing editor and contributor to The Kansas Liberal (later called Lucifer, The Light Bearer); she wrote “Woman under the Rule of Law, the Government and the Church,” The Kansas Liberal 2:9 (April 20, 1882) (Longa 116-117).

Lillian Kisliuk Dinowitzer

Dinowitzer, Lillian Kisliuk (nd) – Washington, D.C. anarchist, she wrote for Mother Earth, supported The Blast, organized EG’s talks in DC, and operated a progressive nursery; her home was a center of radical activism in DC. She was the daughter of anarchist Max Kisliuk (LML 568; AV 208).

Dorothy Dix

Dix, Dorothy (1861-1951) - pen name of U.S. journalist and advice columnist Elizabeth Meriwether [Mrs. Geo L.] Gilmer; she subscribed to Mother Earth. (The Dorothy Dix Special Collection http://library.apsu.edu/dix/research/guide/htm (accessed 8/6/11)


Lavinia Lloyd Dock


http://www.nursingworld.org/LaviniaLloydDock (Accessed 8/8/11/)


Dock, Lavinia (1858-1956) – Henry St. settlement worker; EG felt she, Lillian Wald, and Miss MacDowell were  “among the first American women I met who felt an interest in the economic condition of the masses” (LML 160).[pic]


Mabel Dodge [Luhan]


http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/awia/gallery/dodge.html (accessed 8/8/11)


Dodge [Luhan], Mabel (1879-1962)– wrote poetry in Mother Earth (8:2 4/13: 55), ran a famous salon in Greenwich Village attracting radicals, artists, intellectuals, and bohemians, which Paul Avrich characterized as “one stream where many currents mingled together for a little while” (MSM 139).

Rose Dodokin

Dodokin, Rose (nd) – with Eva Brandes, they ran a guest house at Mohegan Colony (AV 280).

Mrs. C.M. Dolan

Dolan, Mrs. C.M. (nd) -  she subscribed to Mother Earth; she was probably a teacher at Adams Cosmopolitan School in San Francisco (“Directory of the Public Schools”).

Esther Dolgoff

Dolgoff, Esther (nd) – anarchist and translator active in New York in the 1930s; Clara Solomon remembers that Esther and Sam Dolgoff’s apartment at 175 East Broadway was a meeting place for radicals (Tamiment collection http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/tamwag/ohal.html;  Solomon, “Memoir”).

Dondon, Anna



Dondon, Anna (1884-1979) – French anarchist, she was arrested for her participation in the criminal activities of the Bonnot Gang; this group of individualist anarchists, influenced by Max Stirner’s radical critique of the state, were connected to the journal l’anarchie and the regular discussion groups meeting in Paris, Causeries Populaires (Parry, passim).

Mary Donovan


http://faculty.babson.edu/bortman/sacco-vanzetti%20images/Mary%20Donovan%20-%20Boston%20Common.jpg (accessed 8/23/11)

Donovan, Mary (1890-1973) – Boston socialist, member of Sacco & Vanzetti Defense Committee (AV 125). She married labor organizer Powers Hapgood, the nephew of EG's friend Hutchins Hapgood

Joaquina Maria Dorado Pita


http://macoca.org/liberto-sarrau-royes-y-joaquina  [with Liberto Sarrau] (accessed 8/5/11)

Dorado Pita, Joaquina Maria (1917- ??) – CNT activist during Spanish Revolution, she participated in the anarchist collectives and, with the group Luz y Cultura, fought the Stalinist forces.  After the defeat of the anarchists, she was imprisoned in Frandce, but escaped with the help of Paul Reclus and eventually returned to Spain, where she worked with the group producing the underground journal Ruta. She was the partner of Liberto Sarrau Royes (“Los de la Sierra,” http://losdelasierra.info/spip.php?article2140&lang=fr) (accessed 8/19/11).

Rheta Childe Dorr

Dorr, Rheta Childe (1869-1948) – Journalist and war correspondent, she was a socialistfrom Boston; she was a member of the Sacco and Vanzetti Defense Committee (AV 125).

Anna Dorn

Dorn, Anna (nd) – sent EG gifts and letters in Jefferson City (Aug 5, 1919 letter to Fitzi Fitzgerald, Microfilm reel 11).

Madeleine Doty

Doty, Madeleine (1880-1984) – journalist, she wrote “Die Mutter – True Story” for The Blast 2:5 (6/1/17): 237-238; she was married to EG’s close friend Roger Baldwin (Stansell 263).

Anita Day Downing

Downing, Anita Day (nd) – she subscribed to Mother Earth;  she was probably the executive secretary of the California Food Administration around World War I (Duniway 231).

Celia Dropkin

Dropkin, Celia (nd) - poet published in the Yiddish anarchist paper Fraye Arbayter Shtime (Zimmer 116).

Fanya Dubois

Dubois, Fanya (nd) - with husband Jacques, she ran an open-air camp in Maplewood, New Jersey, where the Ferrer Summer School met (MSM 110).

Rosa Chanovsky Dubovsky

Dubovsky, Rosa Chanovsky (18??-1972) – Russian-born Jewish anarchist, she organized women workers in Argentina and helped set up the Emma Goldman library for women (Heath, “Dubovsky, Rosa”).

Dudley, Dorothy

Dudley, Dorothy (nd) – writer involved with the anarchist Vanguard group in New York in the 1930s (Solomon, “Memoir”).

Helena Dudley

Dudley, Helena (nd) – pacifist and Boston settlement house worker; she helped organized Breshkovskaya’s tour in Boston and stayed in touch with “the grandmother of the Russian Revolution” afterwards. EG communicated with Dudley regarding the tour; Dudley was one of the founders of the Women’s Trade Union League and supported both the I.W.W. and the Women’s International League (Falk II 145-146 fn 4; 519).

Ethel (Turner) Duffy

Duffy, Ethel [Turner] (nd) – English language editor for the Mexican anarchist paper Regeneración (Longa, 211).

Rosari Dulcet Martí


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Dulcet Martí, Rosari (1881-1968) – Spanish anarchist, antimilitarist, orator, and writer, she was active in the CNT. She was the companion of Marcelino Silva. After the defeat of the anarchists, she continued her activism in France and wrote for the anarchist feminist journal Alejandra (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/19 (accessed 7/30/11).

Isadora Duncan


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Duncan, Isadora – pioneer of modern dance, friend of AB’s, EG’s and many Ferrer Center artists; children at Ferrer Center school attended her performances (LAEG 345; AV 226; D&D 125-126).

Katherine Dunham


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Dunham, Katherine (1909-2006) – African-American dancer and anthropologist in Chicago, she was a regular participant in the Dil Pickle Club, and the inventor of “Ballet Nègre” (Rosemont, 29, 340).

Ariel "Puck" (nee Ida Kaufman) Durant

Durant, Ariel “Puck”( nee Ida Kaufman) (1898-??) – student at New York Modern School, married to Modern School teacher and historian Will Durant (AV 202, 278).


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Laura H. Earle

Earle, Laura H. – contributed to a symposium on Mary Wollstonecraft in Lucifer, The Light Bearer 967 (April 30, 1903) (Longa 154).

Crystal Eastman


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Eastman, Crystal (1881-1928) – labor and peace activist, and member of the Heterodoxy Club, she corresponded with EG in prison, (see 3/18/1919 and 3/23/1919 letters from EG to Stella Ballantine, Microfilm reel 11); she presided over a fundraiser on behalf of Kate Richards O’Hare, at which EG spoke (LML 706; P&S 119).

Miss Linda Anne Eastman

Eastman, Miss Linda Anne (1867-1963) - She subscribed to Mother Earth. She was a librarian at the Cleveland Public Library, where she developed the Children’s Library League and extended library services to immigrant communities. She was the first woman to head a metropolitan library system in the U.S. (Galbreath 129; Sicherman and Green 215-216).


Kate Van Eaton

Eaton, Kate Van (nd)– taught at the Modern School at Stelton Colony, was acting principal with husband John Edelman (AV 288, 513, fn 426).

Isabelle Eberhardt



Eberhardt, Isabelle (1877-1904) – a Swiss explorer and writer, she defied patriarchal and colonial customs, wore men’s clothes in order to travel freely, converted to Islam, and lived much of her adult life in North Africa. Eberhardt Press, a small anarchist press in Portland, Oregon, has reissued some of her writings. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabelle_Eberhardt (accessed 7/6/11).    

Maria Echevarria

Echevarria, Maria (nd) – wrote for Italian anarchist journal Cultura obrera (Falk III J).

Emmy Eckstein

Eckstein, Emmy (nd) – helped type LML “as a labor of love” (Falk I vii); she was AB’s partner during his last years; there was much tension between her and EG but EG took care of her after AB’s death (LAEG 379).

Kate Edelman

Edelman, Kate (nd) – union organizer (AV 265; MSM 330).

Rachelle Krimont (formerly Edelmann) Edelman

Edelman, Rachelle Krimont (formerly Edelmann) (nd) – New York anarchist who hosted Kropotkin during his 1897 visit; her mother and two sisters were also anarchists; after the death of her husband John, Rachelle took their two kids, John and Sonia, to grow up at anarchist Whiteway Colony in England and attend Ferrer school there. She contributed to Solidarity (AV 486, fn 88; MSM 193, 274; Longa 244).

Rebecca (Becky) Edelsohn

Edelsohn, Rebecca (Becky) (1892-1973) – militant New York anarchist and lecturer, she was the first political hunger striker in America; she wrote “Hunger Striking in America,” Mother Earth, 9:7 (Sept 1914) and also wrote for The Woman Rebel; she worked with the unemployed movement and the Anti-Militarism League; she was AB’s companion for a time; as a teenager, EG took her in (LML 535; Falk II 519-520).

Minnie Edelman

Edelman, Minnie (nd) – interviewed in Free Voice of Labor; her name is on a labor tract signed by the Anarchist Workers’ Group for the Union of New York Cloak and Dressmakers (FVL).

Annie Edelstadt

Edelstadt, Annie (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Butte, MN; mother of Sadie Edelstadt, married to Abe Edelstadt (ME 7.5 7/12; LML 538).

Sadie Edelstadt

Edelstadt, Sadie (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Butte, MN; daughter of Annie and Abe Edelstadt (ME 7.5 7/12).

Sarah Edelstadt

Edelstadt, Sarah (nd) –a talented speaker, she was part of a family of anarchists, including her brother David (who changed the spelling of the family name from Edelshtat) who was a beloved anarchist poet and editor (Weinberg 47-49).

Manuela Edo

Edo, Manuela (nd) – Detroit anarchist (AV 399).

Sara R. Ehrmann

Ehrmann, Sara R. (1845-1993) – assisted her husband Herbert Ehrmann in defending Sacco & Vanzetti; she later became a prison reform activist working to abolish capital punishment (AV 123).

Christine Ell

Ell, Christine (nd) – met EG in Denver, where Ell worked as a prostitute; Ell followed EG back to New York, and became an anarchist and cook in Greenwich Village; she was the model for Anna Christie in Eugene O’Neill’s play of that name (Stansell 133; AV 490 fn 134, 500 fn 264).

Edith Ellis


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Ellis, Edith (1876-1970)– spoke on homosexuality in Chicago in 1915; Margaret Anderson compared Ellis’s talks unfavorably with EG’s; Edith was married to Havelock Ellis, whom EG relied on for her own analysis of sex (Kissack 143-144).

Laura Emerson

Emerson, Laura (nd) - “A well known woman rebel” who was jailed during the San Diego free speech fights (LML I 494).

Dr. Marie Equi


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Equi, Dr. Marie (1872-1952)– Portland physician, suffragist, I.W.W. supporter, birth control activist, she joined the American Union Against Militarism and was imprisoned for an anti-war speech; she adopted and raised a child with her partner Harriet Speckhart. Arrested for birth control and anti-war activism, Equi lived with union leader Elizabeth Gurley Flynn for 10 years (Falk III) 

Mrs. Erkeline

Erkeline, Mrs.(nd) – EG visited her in Home Colony, WA (ME 9.7 9/14).

Matilde [“Mati”] Escuder Vicente



Escuder Vicente, Matilde [“Mati”] (1913-2006) – anarchist teacher, she volunteered with the Durruti column and participated in the collective movement in Aragon; after the defeat of the anarchists, she and her partner Felix Carrasquer helped produce underground publications; she was arrested and imprisoned by the fascists (Anarcofemèrides  http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/9 (accessed 7/29/11).


Stella Estall

Estall, Stella (nd) – EG praised her for organizing EG’s farewell dinner when leaving Canada, May 2, 1935 in letter to Millie Desser (May 11, 1935, Microfilm reel 34).

Soledad Estorach



Estorach, Soledad - (1915-1993) – Spanish anarchist and feminist, she was active in  the CNT and the Grupo Cultural Femenino  (women’s cultural group) which later became part of Mujeres Libres; She participated in the agricultural collectives in Aragon, Catalonia, and Valencia in 1936; she organized women workers and contributed to the CNT paper Tierra Y Libertad and the paper Mujeres Libres (Acklesberg, 35, 77-81; http://libcom.org/history/estorach-soledad (accessed 7/6/11).

Concha [Concepcion] Estrig



Estrig, Concha [Concepcion] (1909-1987) – Spanish anarchosyndicalist, she worked with the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) and the CNT (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/2 (accessed 7/26/11).

Pepita Estruch


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Estruch, Pepita (1920-?) – Spanish anarchist, she was active with the libertarian youth league; in exile in France, she participated in the anti-Nazi underground. She was active in Mujeres Libres in exile, helping to produce the journal and book of that name (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/22 (accessed 7/30/11).

Mika [Michèle Feldman] Etchebehere


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Etchebehere, Mika [Michèle Feldman] (1902-1992) – Argentinian anarchist, member of the Rosario group in Buenos Aires, she joined the P.O.U.M. in the Spanish revolution and was elected head of her company. Her autobiography, Ma guerre d’Espagne à moi, was published in 1975 (“The Anarchist Encyclopedia,” http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/Encyclopedia/EtchebehereMika.htm (accessed 8/16/11).

Elizabeth Glendower Evans


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Evans, Elizabeth Glendower (1856-1937) – a wealthy lady from Boston’s upper class, she became an activist for women’s suffrage, labor rights, and peace. She was a friend and supporter of Sacco and Vanzetti and wrote an important booklet about their case.  Roger Baldwin called her “the moral front of the defense” of the two anarchists (Document 79; AV 498 fn 231, 235).

Gladys Evens

Evens, Gladys (nd) – militant British suffragist; EG admired her spirit even though EG thought Evens picked the wrong cause (ME 7:7, 9/12): 207).


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Luce Fabbri



Fabbri, Luce (1908-2000) – Italian anarchist writer, teacher, and speaker, she lived most of her life in Uruguay; she was a professor of Italian literature at the University of Montevideo and wrote for numerous anarchist and academic publications, including Il Risorgimento. She was the daughter of anarchist Luigi Fabbri (Landi; . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luce_Fabbri (accessed 8/20/11).

Berthe Fabert [Faber-Guillot]



Fabert [Faber-Guillot], Berthe (1895-1953) – she and anarchist Séveran Ferandel ran a radical bookstore, Librarie Sociale Internationale, in Basses-Alpes, France. Later she lived in Barcelona during the Spanish Revolution with French conscientious objector Eugène Guillot; they returned to France after World War II and were part of the radical group Amis de Sebastien Faure ”(“Séveran Ferandel”;  “Faber-Guillot, Berthe, Suzanne”).

"Mother" Fageberg

Fageberg, “Mother” (nd) – elderly radical supporting EG in Omaha, NB, she was radicalized in her youth by the Haymarket events; EG described her home, with her 5 daughters, as “so full of harmony and good comradeship as only true freedom can inspire” (ME 6:2 (4/11): 54.

Luba Fagin

Fagin, Luba (nd) – member of Anarchist Forum in Cleveland (AV 422).

Sophie Fagin

Fagin, Sophie (nd) – wrote “The Student Anti-War Congress,” Freedom 1: 6 (Feb 11, 1933) (Longa 101).

Agmes Fair

Fair, Agnes (nd)– hobo in Portland who helped organize EG’s talks (ME 5: 5 (7/10): 159).

Anna Falcoff

Falcoff, Anna (nd) – anarchist who lived at Home Colony and taught at Seattle Modern School (MSM 65).

Sonya Farber

Farber, Sonya (nd) – New York anarchist, garment worker, executive board member of Fraye Arbeter Shtime; she was a member of the Libertarian Book Club, a resident of Stelton, Mohegan, and Sunrise Colonies, and an activist in the ILGWU (AV 346; FVL).

Marietta Federn


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Federn, Marietta  (1883-1951) – Austrian-born writer, teacher, and translator, she became involved in the anarchist movement in Berlin, where she met EG and became friends with Rudolf and Millie Rocker; she wrote for the anarchist press and was active in the Syndicalist Women’s Organization. Blacklisted by the Nazis, she went to Barcelona with her two sons during the Spanish revolution, became active in Mujeres Libres, taught at a Modern School, and wrote for the anarchist press (Heath, “Federn, Marietta”).

Erica Feist

Feist, Erica (nd) – teacher at the Stelton Modern School (AV 247).

Clara Felberg

Felberg, Clara (nd) – associate of Breshkovskaya’s in Boston (Falk II 147).

Leah Feldman


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Feldman, Leah (1899-1993) – Polish anarchist, she was active in Nestor Makno’s revolutionary movement in the Ukraine. She settled in London and worked for the Spanish anarchists, the French resistance, and with immigrant anarchist women. (“Feldman, Leah”).

Mary Elizabeth Byrne Ferm

Ferm, Mary Elizabeth Byrne (1864-1944) – educator, spiritualist, temperance advocate, theosophist, and suffragist; with her husband Alexis Ferm, she directed the Children’s Playhouse and the Modern School at Stelton Colony. She wrote for Mother Earth, Free Society, and The Modern School Magazine; spoke to New York Social Science Club; belonged to several liberal clubs (Civic, Sunrise, Manhattan, Harlem Alliance); she also joined Gaelic Society and Sinn Fein and worked for Irish independence (AV 194; MSM 281, 291, 296).

Olga Ferrer

Ferrer, Olga (nd) - the granddaughter of famous anarchist educator Francisco Ferrer, and the daughter of Sol Ferrer; she visited Stelton Modern School (MSM 354).

Kate Field

Field, Kate (nd) – individualist feminist, she wrote for Benjamin Tucker’s anarchist journal Liberty (McElroy, Ind Fem 12).

Mary Field

Field, Mary (nd) – wrote on war and women for International Socialist Review (“Babes Bred for War,” ISR 15.7 (1/15): 394-397): “Will this war make women think? Will it make them act? What if after this war, and yet another and still another, there were to come to women a great awakening?” Also wrote “She Stirreth Up the People,” a tribute to Mother Jones, in Everyman 10: 2-3 (April-May 1914): 8-11; Elizabeth Waddell and EG’s friend Leonard Abbott also contributed.

Sara Bard Field


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Field, Sara Bard (1882-1974) – poet and suffragist, Women’s Party member, anti-war activist; she contributed to Mother Earth’s 10th anniversary edition and to The Masses; Field wrote a remarkable essay “A Birth-Control Meditation” for The Blast (1.23 (12/15/1916): 1930; EG’s lectures on free love helped her leave her marriage (Stansell 134; Longa 31)

Vera Figner


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Figner, Vera (1852-1943) – an earlier revolutionary in Narodnaya Volya (The People’s Will) in Russia, EG and AB met her in Moscow after the Bolsheviks took over, and helped her get access to better rations; they took inspiration from “her reminiscences of the heroic revolutionary epoch” (LML 895).

Mary Baird Finch

Finch, Mary Baird (nd) – contributed to Fair Play (Longa 59)

Ruth Fischer

Fischer, Ruth (nd) – New York anti-fascist and anti-Stalinist (AV 446).

Dorothy Canfield Fisher


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Fisher, Dorothy Canfield (1879-1958) – well-known American novelist, Montessori advocate and member of the support committee that secured EG’s reentry visa for her U.S. tour in 1934 (LAEG 414).


Minnie Fishman

Fishman, Minnie (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in St. Louis and Detroit; EG saw her as “handsome and capable” (LML 651); she was married to EG’s friend Jake Fishman (ME 9.11 1/15).

Bertha Fiske

Fiske, Bertha (nd) – participated in a tribute to de Cleyre in Los Angeles; contributed to Mother Earth’s 10th anniversary edition (ME 8.5 7/13). She subscribed to Mother Earth.

Minnie Madern Fiske


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Fiske, Minne Maddern (1864-1932) – actress and director, advocate of Ibsen’s plays; she and her husband Harrison Grey Fiske met EG when EG was managing the Orleneff troop (LML 373-374).

M. Eleanor "Fitzie" Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, M. Eleanor “Fitzie” (nd) – anarchist speaker and writer, she was EG’s friend and supporter, the office manager for Mother Earth, as well as AB’s companion and co-editor on The Blast; she was a member of the No-Conscription League and the League for the Amnesty of Political Prisoners; she was the manager of the Provincetown Players (AV 484 fn 75; Falk II 521).

Sylvia Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald, Sylvia (nd) – anarchist, supporter of EG in Canada (AV 448).

Mrs. Fleming

Fleming, Mrs. (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Los Angeles (ME 10.6 8/15).

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn


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Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley (1890-1964) – feminist, IWW activist, and syndicalist; EG wrote, “She was accepted in our circles as one of our own, and I loved her as a friend” (LML 489); she wrote The Rebel Girl (her autobiography) and wrote for Industrial Worker, International Socialist Review, The Masses, and Solidarity; she co-founded the League for Mutual Aid, and was a charter member of ACLU and No-Conscription League; EG supported her in the famous Lawrence, MA textile strike; she was a member of the Heterodoxy Club (Falk III J; AV 486 fn 89, 500 fn 256; MSM 280 fn 98; LAEG 160; P & S 119). She subscribed to Mother Earth.

Antònia Fontanillas Borràs


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Fontanillas Borràs, Antònia (1917-?) –anarchist from Barcelona who lived in Mexico from 1925-1934; she was active in the CNT and the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI). After the defeat of the anarchists in the Spanish revolution, she lived underground and helped produce the illegal paper Solidaridad Obrera. She was the partner of anarchist Diego Camacho, who wrote a biography of Durruti under the pen name Abel Paz. (International Institute of Social History  http://www.iisg.nl/archives/en/files/f/10939511.php) (accessed 7/25/11).

Grace Ford

Ford, Grace (nd) – wrote about organizing hop-pickers in California for International Socialist Review; she defended her husband, who was an organizer (“For Life,” ISR 15.6 (12/14): 342-343).

Flora Foreman

Foreman, Flora (nd) – socialist teacher from Portland, she was tried in Texas under the Espionage Act; EG urged Weinberger to represent Foreman and others at May 1st convention (Feb 16, 1919 letter from EG to Weinberger, Microfilm reel 11). She subscribed to Mother Earth.

Rosalia Forgnene

Forgnene, Rosalia(nd) - Italian activist who participated in anarchist theatrical productions (Guglielmo 173).

Louise B. Forrester

Forrester, Louise B. (nd) – lived in Los Angeles, subscribed to Mother Earth (Falk II 409 fn 5).

Matilda Reuben Forrester

Forrester, Matilda Reuben(nd) – lived in Los Angeles; at EG’s urging, Forrester helped pay Mexican revolutionary Ricardo Flores Magón’s bail bond (Falk II 409 fn 5).

May S. Forrester

Forrester, May S.(nd) – contributed poetry to Mother Earth (10.2 (4/15): 65), lived in Los Angeles (Falk II 409 fn 5).

Sada Bailey Fowler

Fowler, Sada Bailey (nd) - Torresdale, PA, reader of Lucifer, The Light Bearer, she wrote to editor Moses Harmon (Dec 8, 1897: 291) to discuss Rose Graul’s feminist novel Hilda’s Home (Passet, HH 322 fn 27); she also contributed “Slavery Not Abolished. Frederick Douglass at Association Hall – the 25th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Emancipation,” Lucifer, The Light Bearer, 284 (Jan 18, 1888); and contributed to The Word (McElroy, Ind Fem 49; Longa, 152).

Cora Fox

Fox, Cora (nd) – artist at Home Colony (AV 293).

Mrs. Jno P Frank

Frank, Mrs. Jno P (nd) – she subscribed to Mother Earth. She is listed in the Nashville, TN, Social Directory for 1911 (Geraldton 36).

Barbara Lidy Frankenthal

Frankenthal, Barbara Lidy (nd) – wrote about mechanization of labor for International Socialist Review, “The Advent of the Diesel-Motor,” (ISR 15.3 (9/14): 163-166).

Mary Spargo Fraser

Fraser, Mary Spargo (nd) – vice president of the Single Tax Club, Cleveland, OH,  and the first female lawyer in that city as well as a supporter of women’s suffrage; she subscribed to Mother Earth (The Single Tax Review XXI no 1 (Jan Feb 1921): 25;  Lasser 69).

Mrs. H.A. Freedman

Freedman, Mrs. H.A. (nd) –President of the Council of Jewish Women in Edmonton;  “a staunch and sincere adherent of the present political order” who nonetheless helped organize EG’s Edmonton talks (LML 989).

Rose Florence Freeman

Freeman, Rose Florence (nd) – contributed to The Modern School magazine and to Open Vistas (Longa 175, 199).

Rosa Fritz

Fritz, Rosa (nd)physician, Jewish anarchist, she migrated from Kiev to the Bay Area in the 1880s; she was outspoken against anti-Japanese racism and housed Japanese anarchist Kotoku Denjiro (aka Shusui Kotoku) when he visited San Francisco. She was the agent for EG’s journal Mother Earth in San Francisco and supported Home Colony (AV 164; Zimmer 254, 267).

Mrs. Leibush Frumkin

Frumkin, Mrs. Leibush (Sarah?) (nd) – member of executive board of local 38 of International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU); she sent her children to Stelton Modern School; she hosted an anniversary dinner/fundraiser on behalf of AB (mentioned in May 21, 1936 letter from Minna Lowensohn to EG, Microfilm reel 37; AV 249-250).

Olga Frydlin

Frydlin, Olga (nd)– with EG, AB,  and Alexander Shapiro, she spoke at a 1921 meeting organized by the Anarchist Black Cross in Moscow to tell international anarchist syndicalists about the repression of anarchists by the Bolsheviks (Yelensky 24).

Henriette Fuerth

Fuerth, Henriette (1861-1938) – German feminist writer, her essay, “Motherhood and Marriage,” was translated into English by Anny Mali Hicks and published in Mother Earth (ME 1.4 (6/06): 30-33).

Miss Martha Fulton

Fulton, Miss Martha (nd) – officer in the North Dakota Federation of Women’s Clubs, Chair of the Peace Committee; she subscribed to Mother Earth (Winslow 164).

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Claudia [Cordiet] Gacon,

Gacon, Claudia [Cordiet] (1877-1898) – French anarchist who condemned propaganda of the deed (political assassination); she was the partner of Lucien Weil Dhorr (“Gacon, Claudia [Cordiet]”).

Bianca [Blanche] Gaffe

Gaffe, Bianca [Blanche] (nd) – wrote “Compagni, attenti!” La Question Sociale (Jan 28, 1899) recruiting women in San Francisco for an anarchist colony (Zimmer 223-223).

Matilda Gage

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Gage, Matilda Joselyn (1826-1898) – suffragist and radical feminist who organized The Women’s National Liberal Union, the radical edge of the suffrage movement; she published “Is Marriage a Failure?” in Hugh Pentecost’s journal Twentieth Century 6:13 (March 26, 1891) (Longa 259; McElroy, Ind Fem 104; Marsh 60-61).

Ninfa Baronio Gallo

Gallo, Ninfa Baronio (nd) – Italian anarchist, she immigrated to Paterson, NJ, and helped found the anarchist group Right to Existence; she was active in Paterson’s anarchist theater group and, with her companion Fermino Gallo, she ran an anarchist bookstore called Libreria Sociological at 77 Ellison St. She was the mother of William and Lena; the whole family was active in the movement. She hosted Elizabeth Gurley Flynn during the 1913 silk workers strike. During the 7 month strike, she was beaten by police and hauled away while her 15 year old son William ran after the police carriage, shouting “Mama, Mama!” (Zimmer 132, 133, 135, 204; Guglielmo, Living the Rev, 136, 151-152; AV 153-155).

Birdie Stein [Mrs. Howard S.] Gans


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Gans, Birdie Stein [Mrs. Howard S.] (1868-1944) - she subscribed to Mother Earth. She was the President of the Federation for Child Study, New York, and she organized parent education associations in the U.S., England, and Japan (Handbook 572).

Marie Ganz

Ganz, Marie (1891-19??) – New York based anarchist and orator who briefly worked with the movement of the unemployed and tried to assassinate Rockefeller during the protests over the Ludlow massacre; EG characterized her as one of “the impossible people who were in the movement…who did a world of harm and then recanted all they had pretended to be” (D & D 148-149; MSM 213; Marsh 29-32).

Anna Garaseva


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Garaseva, Anna (1902-1944) – Russian anarchist and nurse, she served several harsh prison sentences under the Communist government. She served as unofficial secretary to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, helping him gather information on the Gulag, which she and her sister Tatiana referred to as “our Auschwitz” (Heath, “Garaseva, Anna”).

Tatiana Garaseva

Garaseva, Tatiana (1901- ~1998) – older sister of Anna, also an anarchist and a nurse, she attended Kropotkin’s funeral representing the Nabat confederation; her prison sentences included several harsh incarcerations in Kolyma camp (Heath, “Garaseva, Anna”).

Esther Garber

Garber, Esther (nd) - contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals. She subscribed to Mother Earth (Inglis 88).

María Garcia

Garcia, María (1915-1998) – Spanish anarchist and feminist, she fought with the CNT and after the defeat of the anarchists was held in camps in France before finally settling in Toulouse (Anarcofemèrides, http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/10 (accessed 7/29/11).


Mary Garden


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Garden, Mary (1874-1967) – opera singer and actress censored for her performance of Salome, “which,” EG observed, “the moral busybodies had declared indecent;” she admired Goldman’s “stand for freedom” (LML 532-33).

Laura B. Garrett

Garrett, Laura B. (nd) – wrote “The Approach to Sex Hygiene,” The Modern School Magazine 4: 2 (Aug 1917) (Longa 176).

Rina Garst

Garst, Rina (nd) – pupil at Stelton Modern School, she recalled loving the print shop; she lived at the Mohegan colony (AV 252).

Dr. Amelia L. Gates

Gates, Dr. Amelia L. (nd) San Francisco homeopathic physician; she subscribed to Mother Earth (Arndt iv).

Jan Gay

Gay, Jan (nd) – studied homosexuality with European sexologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld; she corresponded with EG and was the daughter of EG’s lover and manager Ben Reitman (Kissack 177).

Mrs. Geller

Geller, Mrs. (nd) – anarchist in Chicago and New York, she was a member of the ILGWU and mother of Rose Geller (AV 457).

Rose Geller

Geller, Rose (nd) – New York anarchist, member of Rebel Youth Group, high school English teacher, daughter of Mrs. Geller (AV 457).

Sally Genn

Genn, Sally (nd) – New York anarchist, member of Young Eagles, later Vanguard Juniors; she edited the Labor Chronicle, a publication of the New York Central Labor Council (AV 460, 526 fn 615).

Mrs. Percival Gerson

Gerson, Mrs. Percival (nd) – co-sponsor of EG’s drama lectures in Los Angeles (ME 8.5 7/13; LML 559).

Nella Giacomelli

Giacomelli, Nella (1873-1949)Italian anarchist, teacher, and anti-militarist, she worked with anarchist Ettore Molinari to establish the journal La Protesta Umana and also wrote for Nova Humanity (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/3 (accessed 7/27/11).

Maria Giaconi

Giaconi, Maria (nd) – the daughter of Italian peasants, she immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1912 and became “a fiery anarchist speaker;” he married local anarchist Adolfo Ligi. She corresponded with Malatesta and Berneri, and fought with the anarchist militias during the Spanish revolution (Zimmer 446).

Hester Gibson

Gibson, Hester she contributed $8 to Berkman’s journal The Blast (vol 1 No. 20 (Oct 15, 1916): 8) and she subscribed to Mother Earth.

Emma Cohen Gilbert

Gilbert, Emma Cohen (nd) – student at Modern Schools in New York, Philadelphia, and Stelton; she was a counselor at Camp Germinal and was interviewed in Free Voice of Labor; the daughter of Joseph and Sophie Cohen, she was named after Goldman, whom she found “repulsive” (AV 227, 228, 224, 225).

Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman


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Gilman, Charlotte Perkins Stetson (1860-1935) – socialist feminist economist; wrote for Appeal to Reason, The Modern School, Public, Woman’s Journal, Our New Humanity, and Liberty; member of Intercollegiate Socialist Society and Heterodoxy Club (Hillquit 61; McElroy, Ind Fem 12; P&S 119; Longa 49, 200). She subscribed to Mother Earth.

Rufina Antonia Giménez Maymon

Giménez Maymon, Rufina Antonia  (1881-1959) – a Spanish writer, teacher, and orator, she wrote on anarchist, feminist, and naturalist themes for many radical journals, including New Humanity, La Revista Blanca, and Solidaridad Obrera (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonia_Maym%C3%B3n (accessed 8/16/11).

Mary Giordanengo

Giordanengo, Mary (nd) – she contributed $1 to Berkman’s journal The Blast (vol 1 no. 20 (October 15, 1916): 8) and she subscribed to Mother Earth.

Maria Girolemetti


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Girolemetti, Maria [Sdazarina] (1895-1981) – Italian anarchist and militant anti-fascist (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/8 (accessed 7/29/11).


Susan Glaspell


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Glaspell, Susan (1882-1948) – Grenwich Village writer; EG met her in Provincetown and lectured on Glaspell’s work in Liverpool; she was a partner of Jig Cook at the Provincetown Players and a member of the Heterodoxy Club (LML 583, 982; Stansell, 47, 50; Schwartz 30).

Bluma Gobin

Gobin, Bluma (nd) – one of the signers of a labor tract from the Anarchist Workers’ Group of the Union of New York Cloak and Dressmakers (FVL).

Helen Goldblatt

Goldblatt, Helen (nd) – young anarchist at the Ferrer Center, New York City, and a friend of EG and AB; she participated in demonstrations of the unemployed and protests against the Ludlow massacre; she lived at Mohegan colony and did time at Blackwell’s Island; she was the sister of Lillian Goldblatt (AV 209).

Lillian Goldblatt

Goldblatt, Lillian (nd) –New York anarchist who participated in the Terrytown Free Speech Fight in protest of the Ludlow massacre; she was imprisoned at Blackwell’s Island; she was the sister of Helen Goldblatt  (AV 209).

Frances Goldenthal

Goldenthal, Frances (nd) – taught piano and violin at Mohegan and Stelton Modern Schools (AV 263, MSM 303).

Sara Goldman

Goldman, Sara (nd) – wrote “Our Place in the World,” The Rising Youth (May 1929).

Marie Goldsmith

Goldsmith, Marie (nd) – Russian anarchist and scientist living in France, her home was a meeting place for anarchists; she corresponded with EG and the two women met in 1900; she wrote for the Yiddish journal Freie Arbeiter Stimme and other anarchist publications under name M. Korn (Falk I 531-32; II 552).

Marjorie Goldstein

Goldstein, Marjorie (nd) – EG wrote to her on May 26, 1935, inquiring about the Montreal group and the future of the Drama Group. Goldstein responded June 7, 1935 and others occasions (Microfilm reel 34).

Teresa González

Gonzalez, Teresa (nd) – Mexican anarchist, active in magónista movement, she made   frequent press appearances in St. Louis for PLM and edited El Obrero (“The Worker”); she was the sister of Andrea Gonzalez (S & VDW, 334).

Violet Gonzalez

Gonzalez, Violet (nd) – contributed to the anarchist journal Challenge, as did EG (Longa 33).

Lillian Goode

Goode, Lilian (nd) – wrote several pieces for Everyman, including  “Individualism in the Drama” 10:2-3 (April-May 1914): 32-33; a review of Margaret Sanger’s The Woman Rebel 10:45 (June-July 1914): 37;  “Values,” 11: 2 (Nov 1915), a special issue defending Schmidt and Caplan, “The Form and the Essence,” 11: 8 (June 1916): 7.

Audrey Goodfriend


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Goodfriend, Audrey (b. 1920) – New York anarchist, member of The Young Eagles, later Vanguard Juniors; she established a Walden School in Berkeley; she met EG in Canada (AV 448, 460-61).

Mrs. Morris Goodfriend

Goodfriend, Mrs. Morris (nd) – New York anarchist, mother of Audrey Goodfriend (AV 460).

Elizabeth Goodman

Goodman, Elizabeth (nd) –started The Rising Youth anarchist group in New York with her sister Sara; she wrote “The Role of Action in Idealism” for Rising Youth 1: 3 (Oct, 1928) (AV 249; Longa 229).

Leah Goodman

Goodman, Leah (nd) – affiliated with the Nabat, a revolutionary anarchist group in Kharkov, Russia; she was the wife of Joseph Goodman (LML 812). (Zimmer 308).

Sara Goodman

Goodman, Sara (nd) –edited The Rising Youth with sister Elizabeth Goodman (AV 533).

Sidonie Goosens


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Goosens, Sidonie (1899-2004) – harpist who participated in fundraiser (April 29, 1938) and support committee organized by EG in London for refugees from Spanish civil war (letter from EG to Goosens, May 3, 1938 (Microfilm reel 43).

Mrs. Harry Gordon

Gordon, Mrs. Harry (nd) – friend of EG, she hosted EG in Pittsburgh; EG described her fondly as “a simple and tender-hearted woman” (LML 198).

Lydia Landau Gordon

Gordon, Lydia Landau (nd) – Chicago anarchist, friend of EG; she was the custodian of the Ferrer Center and also lived at Stelton and Mohegan colonies (AV 278, 273-75, 488 fn 105).

Anna Götze


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Götze, Anna (1875-1958) - German anarchist, she joined the FAUD and was active in the anti-fascist underground with her three children; she and her daughter Irma escaped from Ravensbrüch concentration camp (Heath, “Götze, Anna”).

Irma Götze


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Götze, Irma (1912- ?) - German anarchist, with her mother she belonged to the FAUD and worked against the Nazis; she joined the anarchists in Spain during the revolution. After returning to Germany, she was imprisoned in Ravensbrüch concentration camp, from which she escaped with her mother during the camp’s death march (“Irma Götze”).

Maria de Pilar Grangel


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Grangel, Maria de Pilar (1893-1987) – Spanish anarchist and educator, she was one of the founders of the Women’s Solidarity Committee; she wrote for Mujeres Libres, spoke at a women’s anti-fascist unity rally in Barcelona in 1937, and helped evacuate children from war zones in 1938. After the defeat of the anarchists, she lived in France and worked with the SIA (Ackelsberg 162; “Pilar Grangel”).

Pepita Grau Ferrer


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Grau Ferrer, Pepita (1916-1997) – Spanish anarchist feminist active in the CNT and Mujeres Libres, she returned to Spain after her exile in France to fight on behalf of the remaining widows of the anarchist revolutionaries (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/17 (accessed 7/30/11).

Rose Graul

Graul, Rose(nd) – Pittsburgh working class woman whose feminist novel Hilda’s Home: A Story of Woman’s Emancipation was serialized in Lucifer: the Lightbearer in 1897-1902; the story critiqued patriarchal marriage and promoted collective households of independent women, and was widely read and discussed in the journal (Passet, HH).

Florence Gray

Gray, Florence (nd) - treasurer of the Chicago Political Equality League and subscriber to Mother Earth (Illinois Federation 43).

Becky Greenshner

Greenshner, Becky (nd) – New York anarchist, attended Ferrer Center and numerous groups, she was married to Morris Greenshner (AV 363, 379-380).

Johanna Greie

Greie, Johanna (nd) –socialist speaker lecturing on Haymarket in Rochester, when EG was a new immigrant; she was the first radical lecturer EG heard in the U.S. (LML 6-9).

Millie Desser Grobstein

Grobstein, Millie Desser (nd) – EG’s secretary in Toronto (AV 77).

Claire Grosner

Grosner, Claire (nd) – wrote “English Propaganda Conference,” Freedom (March 18, 1933) (Zimmer 399).

Freida Gross

Gross, Freida (nd) – German anarchist and bohemian, she was married to Otto Gross (The Anarchist Encyclopedia http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#g (accessed 7/24/11).


Sarah Gruber

Gruber, Sarah (nd) – helped raise money to fund EG’s autobiography; she sent packages to EG in Jefferson City (LML 992; EG’s Jan 14, 1919 letter to Stella Ballantine (Microfilm reel 11).

Martha Gruening


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Gruening, Martha L. (nd) – progressive lawyer, educator, and journalist; assistant secretary of NAACP, she was arrested for supporting strikers and distributing anti-conscription literature. She ran a libertarian school in Marlborough, New York, and wrote for the Modern School magazine; she also attended Henri’s and Bellow’s art class at the Ferrer Center. With W.E.B. DuBois, she investigated race riots in Illinois and Texas, and published her accounts in Pearson’s Magazine (Sept 1917) and The Crisis (Nov 1917); she served on the New York Publicity committee of the AB San Francisco Labor Defense; she testified on behalf of EG and AB at their anti-draft trial. She adopted a black child and lived with him in France for 8 years (AV 244, 511 fn 402, 204; MSM 159; EGPP biography; LML 618).

Adalgisa Guabello

Guabello, Adalgisa (nd)immigrated with her brother Paolo to Paterson, NJ, in 1904 and became active in the Italian anarchist movement; she worked in the print shop of her husband, anarchist Alberto Guabello (Zimmer 133, 166; Guglielmo, Living the Rev, 153).

Peggy Guggenheim


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Guggenheim, Peggy (1989-1979) – one of the “radical rich,” she provided financial support for EG to write her autobiography, including purchasing her cottage “Bon Esprit” in St. Tropez, France (LML vii; LAEG 343).

Gertrude Guillaume-Schak

Guillaume-Schak, Gertrude (nd) – German anarchist feminist, she is best remembered for an exchange of letters with Frederick Engels (The Anarchist Encyclopedia http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#g (accessed 7/24/11).

Conchita Guillén


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Guillén, Conchita (1919-2008) - Spanish anarchist and feminist, she learned to organize and give public lectures through Mujeres Libres. In 1938 she was a delegate from Mujeres Libres to the Durruti Column; she continued to be active in Mujeres Libres while in exile in France (Ackelsberg, 154; Anarcofemérides http://www.estelnegre.org/documents/conchitaguillen/conchitaguillen.html (accessed 7/30/11).


Soledad Gustavo


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Gustavo, Soledad (1865-1939) – Spanish anarchist activist with whom EG stayed in 1928; mother of Federica Montseny (Porter, 11; Acklesberg, 23).

Juana Belén Gutiérrez de Mendoza


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Gutiérrez de Mendoza, Juana Belén (1875-1942) – Mexican journalist and poet, she established several journals and translated Kropotkin, Proudhon and Bakunin into Spanish. A Caxcan Indian from Durango, she supported the Magón brothers and wrote for their journal Regeneración (Anarcofemérideshttp://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/2 (accessed 7/27/11).

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Sofia Haag

Haag, Sofia (nd) – member of Free Speech Committee, it was announced in Mother Earth 4.4 (6/09).

Polly Halladay's Resteraunt


Polly’s restaurant at 137 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, around 1915. http://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/2008/06/page/2/ (Accessed 08/10/11)


Halladay, Polly (nd) – anarchist from Evanston, IL, she opened Polly’s Restaurant in Greenwich Village, which became a center of radical intellectual and bohemian activity; her partner was EG’s friend and former lover Hippolyte Havel. Halladay was arrested for protesting the execution of Sacco &Vanzetti (MSM 133, 357).

Julia Halperin

Halperin, Julia (nd) – she and husband Aaron donated to EG’s sustaining fund; EG  thanked them in her May 8, 1935 letter (Microfilm reel 34)     

Nunya Halperin

Halperin, Nunya (nd) – helped organized EG’s talks in Portland (ME 9.7 (9/14).

Suzanne Hans


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Hans, Suzanne (1914-1936) – Spanish anarchist, she and her partner Louis Recoule fought with the Durutti column and were killed in an offensive against the fascist troops (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/12 (accessed 7/29/11).

Mary Hansen

Hansen, Mary (nd) – member of de Cleyre’s anarchist reading group, The Social Science Club, in Philadelphia, she contributed poetry to Mother Earth, taught at Stelton Modern School and the Radical Library Sunday School; she wrote “To Punish the Idea of Anarchism,” Free Society 338 (Dec 1, 1901) and was a resident of the single-tax colony in Arden, Delaware (AV 240, 495 fn 186; Falk II 564; Longa 89).

Mrs. William Hapgood

Hapgood, Mrs. William – (nd) - helped organize EG’s lectures in Indianapolis. She was the sister-in-law of EG’s friend Hutchins Hapgood (ME 9:11 (1/15); Bussel 58-65).

Hardegger, Margarethete [later Faas-Hardegger]


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Hardegger, Margarethete [later Faas-Hardegger] (1882-1963) - Swiss feminist, labor and anti-war activist, she lectured and published the journals Die Vorkämpferin (The Female Protagonist) from 1906 to 1909 and L'Exploitée from 1907 to 1908. Fired from her job with the Swiss Trade Union for being too radical, she became involved with German anarchist Gustav Landauer and together they published Der Sozialist; they eventually split over political differences, including her feminism (Griem, “Margarthe Hardegger”).

Hardy, Janet

Hardy, Janet (nd) – she was arrested for espionage in Spain when the anarchists were targeted by the communists (Zimmer 456).

Lillian Harman

Harman, Lillian (nd) - sex radical, and writer, she helped her father Moses Harman edit and publish Lucifer, The Light Bearer and Our New Humanity and she co-edited Fair Play with E.C. Walker; also wrote for I; she publicized Ida Wells-Barnett’s pamphlet on lynching in Lucifer 767 (June 24, 1899) (AV 487, fn 95; EGIE 49, Falk I 533; Longa 59, 107, 159).

Helen Harris

Harris, Helen (nd) – participated in the free speech fight with AB and others in Tarrytown, New York (ME 9.4 (6/14): 109).

Nellie Harris

Harris, Nellie (nd) – EG visited her and her husband, novelist Frank Harris, in France; they helped find Bon Esprit, her cottage in the south of France; Nellie stayed with EG in London in May, 1937 (LAEG 343). EG described her as “an angel, a large and loving spirit, incapable of harshness, and no mere reflection of her famous husband, but an individual in her own right, a keen observer of people and affairs, a better judge of human nature than dear old Frank, and more patient and understanding” (LML 98).

May Harrison


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Harrison, May (nd) – violinist who participated in EG’s fundraiser in London for the Spanish anarchists (the CNT-SIA), April 29, 1938 (Microfilm reels 42 and 69).

Elizabeth Hart

Hart, Elizabeth (nd) - Ohio reader of Lucifer, The Light Bearer, who wrote to editor Moses Harmon (Dec 8, 1897: 291) to discuss Rose Graul’s feminist novel Hilda’s Home (Passet, HH 314, 322 fn 23).

Mrs. Mary E. Smith Hayward

Hayward, Mrs. Mary E. Smith (nd)she subscribed to Mother Earth. She was a businesswoman, vegetarian, and honorary president of the Nebraska Woman Suffrage Association (Leonard 375).

Zhen He

He Zhen (nd) – Chinese anarchist and feminist, she edited the Tokyo-based journal Tianyi bao (Journal of Natural Justice) (S &VDW, 324).

Estelle Healy

Healy, Estelle(nd) – friend of EG’s in London; through her, EG heard Paul Robeson sing for the first time (LML 980).




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Heap, Jane (1887-1964) – painter and co-editor of The Little Review (Stansell, 199-201).

Mary Heiner

Heiner, Mary (nd) –wife of Frank Heiner, who was EG’s lover in Canada; she wrote in support of free love in her letters to EG (LAEG 432).

Miss F. Held

Held, Miss F. (nd) - contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals (Inglis 88).

Agnes Henry


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Henry, Agnes (1850-1915) – Irish anarchist and teacher, she wrote for the British anarchist journal Freedom, worked with Italian anarchist Errico Malatesta, and was an active speaker and publisher of anarchist ideas (Heath, “Henry, Agnes”)

Casilda Hernáez Vargas


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Hernáez Vargas, Casilda[Kasilda] (1914-1992) – Spanish anarchist and feminist, she organized strikes, distributed literature and was arrested for possession of explosives. She participated in the defense of Madrid and the Hilario Zamora column on the Aragon front. Her partner was anarchist Félix Likiniano Heriz (Liki). After the defeat of the anarchists, their home continued to be a center for anti-Nazi and anti-Franco struggles. According to her biographer, Luis María Jiménez de Aberasturi (Casilda, miliciana: Historia de un sentimiento (1985), one still hears the phrase "has more balls than Kasilda" (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/12 (accessed 7/29/11).

Virginia Hersch

Hersch, Virginia (nd) – novelist, friend of EG and AG; in their friendly, affectionate correspondence, EG expressed her respect for Hersch’s “sincere verdict” on EG’s work (from EG to VH, June 21, 1930). EG praised Hersch’s “big and universal spirit” (May 15 1931 letter from EG to VH). AB also liked Hersch’s writing and wrote to Hersch praising her book Storm Beach (July 6, 1933). (Virginia Hersch papers, Labadie collection).

Lillian Herstein

Herstein, Lilian (nd) – mentioned in May 20, 1935 letter from Frank Heiner to EG on recent events in anarchist movement (Microfilm reel 34).

Riva Hertzburg

Hertzburg, Riva (nd) – one of the signers of a labor tract from the Anarchist Workers’ Group for the Union of New York Cloak and Dressmakers (FVL).

Angela Tilton Heywood

Heywood, Angela Tilton (1840-1893) - edited and wrote, with husband Ezra Heywood, The Word; she was a champion of sexual freedom; she was the sister of Josephine and J. Flora Tilton (McElroy, Ind Fem 19, 25).

Anny Mali Hicks

(#58) (at the Free Acres Colony in New Jersey)


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Hicks, Anny Mali (nd)artist and writer, she received Honorable Mention at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair for her frieze of the woman’s building; she was a member of the Women’s Trade Union League and founder of the Guild of Arts and Crafts of New York.  She was a single-taxer and she lived at the Free Acres Colony in New Jersey, as did EG’s friend Bolton Hall. She wrote and translated for Mother Earth, including “Vital Art,” (ME 1:3 (5/06): 48-51 and she spoke at the first anniversary dinner for the Francisco Ferrer Association (Leonard 386; MSM 79, 141).

Mary A Hill

Hill, Mary A. (nd) – teacher and settlement worker, she subscribed to Mother Earth (Leonard 389).


Yetta Hoenig

Hoenig, Yetta (nd) – member of Vanguard Group in New York (AV 448).

Lizzie Holmes


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Holmes, Lizzie [Sarah Elizabeth Swank] (1850-1926) –Denver anarchist, she co-edited The Alarm with Albert Parsons, wrote for Mother Earth (“The World’s Beautiful Failures,” 2.4 (6/07): 184-189), Demonstrator, Discontent, The Firebrand, The Liberator, Free Society; she contributed to a symposium on Mary Wollstonecraft in Lucifer, The Light Bearer 967 (April 30, 1903). She helped arrange EG’s lectures in Denver and she was married to William Holmes. She also wrote under the names May Huntley and Elizabeth Swank (The Alarm, 1887-1889; Longa 11, 81, 154; LML 222; Falk I 535).

Sarah E. Holmes

Holmes, Sarah E. (pseudonym Zelm) (1847-1929) - wrote radical analyses of sexual politics for Liberty, she translated Bakunin and helped George Schumm translate John Henry Mackay (AV 479 fn 29; McElroy, Ind Fem 141-142; Longa 128; Marsh 78).

Wilda Homefield

Homefield, Wilda (nd) – wrote “Variety – Another Woman’s View” for The Firebrand 3:18 (June 6, 1897) (Longa 72).

Bessie Horn

Horn, Bessie (nd) – one of the signers of a labor tract from The Anarchist Workers’ Group for the Union of New York Cloak and Dressmakers (FVL).

Nora Horn

Horn, Nora (1905-??) – student at New York Ferrer School and Stelton Modern School, she also lived at Mohegan (AV 261).

Suzanne Avins Hotkine

Hotkine, Suzanne Avins (1906-1979) – taught French and music at the Stelton Modern School; she told Paul Avrich “I came to Stelton for a day, I stayed two years, and it has remained a part of me forever” (AV 247; MSM 303).

Margaret Howard

Howard, Margaret (nd) – wrote “Free Slaves,” for Lois Waisbrooker’s journal Clothed with the Sun 1:10 Supplement (December 1900) and “Wrecks and Wreckers, or What Ministers Cost” for Waisbrooker’s journal Foundation Principles (Longa 40, 75).

Julia Ward Howe


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Howe, Julia Ward (1819-1910) – prominent abolitionist, feminist and suffragist; EG helped organize the tour by Catherine Breshkovskaya in 1904, during which Howe sponsored Breshkovskaya’s lectures at the New England Women’s Club and other private venues (Falk II 145 fn 3).

Marie Jenney Howe

Howe, Marie Jenney (1870-??) – feminist who lectured at the Ferrer Center, she was a founder of the Heterodoxy Club and birth control advocate (MSM 141; Stansell 90). She invited EG to speak at the Heterodoxy Club (Wetzsteon 176).

Helen Hoyt

Hoyt, Helen (nd) – Chicago poet who spoke at the Dil Pickle Club (Rosemont, 30, 33).

Mrs. Hughes

Hughes, Mrs. (nd) – EG credited “the Hugheses” with helping her organize a campaign “to abolish the savage practice” of corporal punishment in Toronto’s schools (LML 992).

Jeanne Humbert


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Humbert, Jeanne (1890-1986) – French writer and activist, she was a pacifist, naturalist, and birth control activist; she wrote in favor of free motherhood for neo-Malthusian publications. She served time in prison for her birth control work; she was the companion of Eugène Humbert (The Anarchist Encyclopedia (http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#g (accessed 7/24/11); Ephéméride anarchist http://www.ephemanar.net/aout01.html accessed 7/24/11).

Clio Huneker

Huneker, Clio (1870-1925) – sculptor, bohemian, she was married to EG’s friend, writer James Huneker (Stansell, 28).

Gertrude Hunter

Hunter, Gertrude (nd) - contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals (Inglis 88).

Delia "Deedie" Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Delia “Deedie” (nd) – socialist, teacher at the Ferrer modern school in New York, then at Stelton and Stony Ford Schools; she also contributed to The Modern School magazine (AV 227, 237; Longa 175).

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Agnes Inglis


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Inglis, Agnes (1870-1952) – EG’s correspondent and dear friend in Detroit; “never once did she fail me,” (LML 666). She worked at Hull House in Chicago and the Franklin Street Settlement in Detroit. Inglis organized EG’s talk at the University of Michigan; later she became the curator of the Labadie Collection of anarchist literature in Ann Arbor (AV 196).

Elizabethe Irwin

Irwin, Elizabethe (nd) - one of Friends of EG who solicited help when EG had a stroke (April 3, 1940 letter to EG from Stella Ballantine (Microfilm reel 46).

Inez Haynes Irwin


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Irwin, Inez Haynes [Gilmore] (1873-1970) – Boston writer and feminist, she was the fiction editor for The Masses and a member of the Heterodoxy Club, a feminist group that met at Polly’s Restaurant in Greenwich Village. She was a war correspondent during World War I and an activist in the National Women’s Party (Stansell 89).

Mabel M'Coy Irwin

Irwin, Mabel M’Coy (nd) – wrote “Why Does Love Die? – A Suggestion,” Lucifer, The Light Bearer 873 (July 13, 1901) (Longa 160).

Marie Isaak

Isaak, Marie (nd) – worked for Clarence Darrow, studied medicine, lived at Home Colony, visited Pan Am Expo in Buffalo with EG in 1901; she was the daughter of Mary and Abe Issak (AV 5).

Mary Isaak

Isaak, Mary (nd) – Russian-born American anarchist, publisher of Firebrand and Free Society with husband Abe Isaak; EG met her in San Francisco in 1897 and EG traveled with the Isaak family to England in 1900 (AV 27-28, Falk I 536).

Sophie Isebskaia

Isebskaia, Sophie (nd)Russian physician and anarchist, she was sent into exile in Siberia in 1926 (l’anarchisme en Russie-URSS http://icazaproduction.free.fr/down/pdf/lanarchisme%20en%20Russie-URSS.pdf (accessed 7/25/11).

Rose Florence Freeman Ishill

Ishill, Rose Florence Freeman (nd) – friend and correspondent with EG, “a gifted lyrical poet,” praised by Harvard Professor Issac Goldberg as “a feminine Walt Whitman” (MSM 256); she was married to Joseph Ishill, the anarchist printer.

Itō Noe


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Itō Noe (1895-1923) - Japanese anarchist and writer who translated Goldman’s work into Japanese; she was the partner of anarchist Osugi Sakae (S& VDW 5, 332).

Lola  Iturbe


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Iturbe, Lola  (1902-1990) – Spanish anarchist, she fought in the Spanish revolution under the name Kyra Kyralina; she wrote for the publication Mujeres Libres and helped edit Solidaridad Obrera. In 1938 she accompanied EG to visit collective enterprises in the anarchist-held areas (“Descobrent a Lola Iturbe”).


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Belle Jacobs

Jacobs, Belle (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Indianapolis (ME 9.11 1/15).

Mrs. Laura A. Jacobson


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Jacobson, Mrs. Laura – St. Louis writer and member of the National Council of Jewish Women, she subscribed to Mother Earth. She wrote about anti-Semitism in “How can nations be influenced to protect or even to interfere in cases of persecution,” (Jacobson, 196-209).

Sophie "Cupie" Jagendorf

Jagendorf, Sophie “Cupie” (nd) – with husband Moritz, she built and organized the little theater at the Ferrer Center (MSM 151).

Edith De Long Jarmuth

Jarmuth, Edith De Long (1880-1919) – helped organized EG’s talks in Seattle; moved to Riverside Drive in New York and her apartment became a center for radicals and bohemians (LML 692-693).

Madge Jenison

Jenison, Madge (nd) – with Mary Mowbray-Clarke, she was co-founder of The Sunrise Turn, a radical meeting place in New York City and supporter of the Modern School (Antliff 133-134).

Nellie M. Jerauld

Jerauld, Nellie M. (pseudonym Juno) (nd) – wrote “Religion – Evolution” and “Lights and Shadows of Colony Life” for Discontent in 1898; also wrote a novel called Chains and contributed to Ross Winn’s journal Firebrand (Longa 48, 276).

Bertha Johnson

Johnson, Bertha (nd) –sister-in-law of Benjamin Tucker, the editor of Liberty; she was a friend of the Ishill family (AV 248, 512 fn 410).

Grace Nail Johnson


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Johnson, Grace Nail (1885-1976) – “The Grand Dame of Harlem,” she was a popular hostess who supported campaigns for fair wages and civil rights; she was the only black member of the feminist Heterodoxy Club; she was married to songwriter and activist James Weldon Johnson (Stansell 67).


Mariette Pierce Johnson


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Johnson, Mariette Pierce (1864-1938) – progressive educator who taught at Rosemary Hall school in Greenwich, Connecticut and School of Organic Education in Fairhope Colony in Alabama; she wrote Thirty Years with an Idea and was interviewed by Carl Zigrosser for The Modern School magazine (AV 244, 511, fn 404; MSM 172).

Mary Florence Johnson

Johnson, Mary Florence (nd) - contributed to the American Journal of Eugenics, which was the continuation of Lucifer, The Light Bearer, and to Our New Humanity, both edited by sex radical Moses Harman (Longa 20).

Mrs. Lewis J. Johnson

Johnson, Mrs. Lewis J. (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Los Angeles (ME 8.6 (8/13): 175); EG wrote Sept 9, 1917 letter to her in Cambridge, Massachusetts, asking her support for AB’s extradition fight, even though Johnson opposed AB’s “social philosophy” or “anti-draft ideas,” because “organized labor on the Pacific Coast is at stake” (Oct 3, 1917 letter from EG to Johnson thanking her for letters on AB’s behalf) (Microfilm reel 10).

Pearl Johnson

Johnson, Pearl (nd) – attended Sunrise Club in New York, she was a friend of Bea Schumm and EG, and was married to Benjamin Tucker (AV 8-10).

Mary McNabb Johnston

Johnston, Mary McNabb (nd) – a “well known educator,” she defended EG when EG was prohibited from speaking in Detroit, January 1910. Johnston said: “I think the attempt to prevent Miss Goldman from speaking in this city is ridiculous. It places us among the uncivilized communities and subjects us to ridicule. I have heard Miss Goldman speak and must confess that her utterances were sane and rational and not detrimental to society or good morals. Whatever she says is well worth while hearing.” EG saw the report when she visited the Labadie collection in 1934 (“Emma Speak?” in Ingles 9).


Mary Harris "Mother" Jones


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Jones, Mary Harris “Mother” (1837-1930) – labor organizer, orator, and founding member of the I.W.W. There was a report on her in Mother Earth 5.2 (4/10): 48; a Pittsburgh paper had accused her of wanting to kill all children over two per family. EG met her; see Mother Earth 10.3 (5/15). Jones was instrumental in securing support from the United Mine Workers for the Magón brothers in Mexico (Falk II 558, 562).

Ilse Jueneman

Jueneman, Ilse (nd) – wrote to EG July 21, 1937, saying that Louis Frank had suggested EG make use of his film “Fury over Spain” for her fundraiser for Mujeres Libres (reel 40).

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Léa Kamener

Kamener, Léa (1899-1982) – French anarchist, in the 1920s she was active in a Jewish anarchist group in Paris led by Jacques Doubinski. She was the partner of Nikolas Tchorbadieff (“Léa Kamener”).

Esther Kamer

Kamer, Esther (nd) - contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals (Inglis 88).

Anita Kaminski

Kaminski, Anita (nd) – EG traveled with her and husband Hanns-Erich from Barcelona to Paris (Dec 16, 1936 letter to Stella Ballantine) (Microfilm reel 39).

Kaneko Fumiko


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Kaneko Fumiko (1903-1926) – Japanese “egoist” (anarchist influenced by Max Stirner), she was the partner of Korean anarchist Pak Yeol, and she died in her prison cell (Raddeker).

Kanno Sugako


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Kanno, Sugako (1881-1911) – Japanese anarchist, correspondent of EG’s; her last words before her execution were “I have lived for liberty and I die for liberty, for liberty is my life,” (LML 476-477). She published Jiyu Shiso (Free Thought) with Kōtuku Shūsui; they were hanged with ten other anarchists in 1911 amid world-wide protests reported often in Mother Earth (5.12 (2/11) (In ME the names were spelled Denjiro Kotoku and Sugano Kano.)

Fannie Kaplan

Kaplan, Fannie (nd)– anarchist who lived in a cooperative house in Philadelphia with her husband David Kaplan, who was later arrested in the Los Angeles Times bombing in 1910 (Zimmer 117).


Grace Kassler

Kassler, Grace (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Denver (ME 8.4 (6/13): 106).

Sarah Katzenelenboygen

Katzenelenboygen, Sarah (nd) – worked in the dairy at Sunrise Colony (AV 298).

Elena Keller

Keller, ElenaU.S. anarchist who returned to Russia after the 1917 revolution and joined Machno’s Cultural and Educational Section in the Ukraine (Zimmer 308).


Helen Keller


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Keller, Helen (1880-1968) – EG wrote about their meeting: “The electric current of her vibrant fingers on my lips and her sensitized hand over mine spoke more than mere tongue. It eliminated physical barriers and held one in the spell of the beauty of her inner world” (LML 649-650). Keller wrote for Solidarity and The Woman Rebel, visited Stelton Colony, and corresponded with EG, including a January, 1918 letter from Keller in Wrentham, MA to EG in New York, published in Mother Earth. Keller contributed to Mother Earth Bulletin after Mother Earth was shut down and EG and AB imprisoned for their opposition to World War I. She encouraged EG to keep at her work, signed “Faithfully your comrade, Helen Keller” (Falk III J; MSM 303; Longa 192).

Florence Kelley


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Kelley, Florence (1859-1939) – Hull House activist, lawyer, and labor activist, she helped organize the Working People’s Social Science Club and developed connections with radical labor; she became chief factory inspector for Illinois and spoke on child labor at the convention of the Chicago Turner district (Sklar and Dublin 198, 238); S & D 169).

Dorothy Kelly

Kelly, Dorothy (nd) – wrote “Prevention and the Law” for Margaret Sanger’s journal The Woman Rebel 1:2 (April 1914) (Longa 279).

Elsie Kelly

Kelly, Elsie (nd) – active in Ferrer movement, she taught at the Stelton Modern School; she was the daughter of EG’s friend Harry Kelly (MSM 193, 274).

Florence F. Kelly

Kelly, Florence F. – Boston anarchist and feminist, she wrote for Liberty, Common Sense, The Boston Globe, and the New York Times; she also wrote several novels (Falk II 549; Longa 128; Marsh 23-25).

Gertrude B. Kelly

Kelly, Gertrude B. (nd) – individualist feminist, she wrote for The Alarm and Liberty (Longa, 12, 128) (McElroy, Ind Fem 12).

Leah Lowensohn Kelly

Kelly, Leah Lowensohn (nd) – taught at the Modern Sunday School; she was the sister of Minna Lowensohn (MSM 371).

Mary Edelmann Kelly

Kelly, Mary Edelmann (nd) – anarchist, married to EG’s friend Harry Kelly (AV 485-86 fn 88).

Ellen Kennan

Kennan, Ellen (nd) – long time friend and correspondent of EG; teacher in Denver whom EG, said, “had a very scholarly mind.” She was dismissed from her job for anti-war and anti-conscription activism; she wrote for The Birth Control Review and helped organize EG’s lectures in Denver (LML 493).

Edna Kenton

Kenton, Edna (1875-?) – a writer, she subscribed to Mother Earth. She was a member of the New York Publicity Committee for the Alexander Berkman San Francisco Labor Defense and worked to prevent AB’s extradition to California (Inglis 47; letter from EG to Harry Weinburger, 11/10/18, Microfilm reel 11).

Dora Stoller Keyser

Keyser, Dora Stoller  (nd) – lived at Stelton and Sunrise Colonies, she was a member of the Radical Library Group in Philadelphia, and set up the Work and Play Center at Stelton when the school was closed (AV 310-312; MSM 346).

Jeannette Kiffel

Kiffel, Jeannette (nd) – Polish anarchist and acquaintance of EG, she was imprisoned in Barcelona; EG learned about it in Paris (Aug 25, 1938)(EGPP).

Bessie Kimmelman

Kimmelman, Bessie (nd) – an anarchist activist in Los Angeles, her home was a meeting place for local anarchists (AV 40)

Estelle King

King, Estelle (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Indianapolis (ME 9.11 1/15).

Florence King

King, Florence (nd) – member of Heterodoxy Club, partner of writer Carl Zigrosser who was connected to the Ferrer Center (Stansell 90).

Mrs. E. E. Kirk

Kirk, Mrs. E.E. (nd) - with her husband, she met EG in San Diego to plan the lectures that were aborted by the mob’s attack on EG and Reitman during the free speech fights (LML 496-498).

Florence Kiper

Kiper, Florence(nd) – translated Morris Rosenfeld’s poem “Two Songs from the Ghetto” from Yiddish for Mother Earth  (8.3 (5/13): 67).

Freda Kirchway


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Kirchway, Freda(1893-1976) – editor at The Nation, she corresponded with EG and reviewed EG’s book; she was somewhat condescending in warning her against criticizing USSR because “the enemy can distort and utilize such opinions as you hold for his own ends.” (April 24, 1935 letter to EG in Canada (Microfilm reel 34); she was a member of Friends of EG soliciting help when EG had a stroke, (April 3, 1940 letter from Stella Ballantine (Microfilm reel 46) (D & D 53-56).

Jesse Kleinman

Kleinman, Jesse (nd) – sister of Rose (Zimmer 117)

Rose Kleinman

Kleinman, Rose (nd) – sister of Jesse; in her biography Tomorrow Is Beautiful,  Lucy Lang (Fox) Robins recalls that the sisters shared a lover, in line with the anarchist mandate of free love, but Rose later left the ménage a trois and committed suicide (Zimmer 117).

Elizabeth Kleen

Kleen, Elizabeth – wrote “To Be a Woman Rebel” for Margaret Sanger’s journal The Woman Rebel 1:1 (Mar 1914) and “Can You Afford to Have a Large Family?” 1:3 (May 1914) (Longa 279).

Anna Koch

Koch, Anna (later Koch-Riedel) (nd) – a weaver and teacher at Stelton (AV 247, 447).

Georgette Kokockinzki


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Kokockinzki, Georgette (1907-1936) – French anarchist, actress [stage name Mimosa], and nurse, she joined the Durriti column to fight with the anarchists during the Spanish revolution and was killed in the fighting (“Ephémeride Anarchiste,” http://www.ephemanar.net/aout16.html (accessed 7/6/11).

Liza Koldofsky

Koldofsky, Liza (nd) –Goldman’s friend and correspondent in London, she is mentioned in EG’s letter to AB, Aug 23, 1935 (Microfilm reel 35); EG lived with the Koldofsky in London in February, 1938; she was married to Simion Koldofsky (Porter, 138 fn 61, 172).

Alexandra Kollontai


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Kollontai, Alexandra (1872-1952) – Russian revolutionary, rejected EG’s criticism of Bolsheviks; EG met her in Russia; and was “chilled to the marrow of my bones” at her indifference to the betrayal of the revolution (LML 757; LAEG, 301-302).

Mrs. Konossevich

Konossevich, Mrs. (nd) – deported from the U.S. with her husband and children during the Palmer campaigns, she came to EG and AB for help when her husband was arrested by the Cheka (LML 899).

Miss Korolenko

Korolenko, Miss (nd) –worked with Save the Children in Poltava, Russia; EG characterized her as part of “the old radical intelligentsia that had always been dedicated to the enlightenment and succour of the Russian masses”(LML 816);she was the daughter of Russian writer Vladimir Korolenko.

Georgia Kotsch

Kotsch, Georgia (nd) – California socialist, active in birth control and suffrage campaigns; she wrote about birth control for the International Socialist Review (“Birth Control,” ISR 16.5 (11/15); 298-299); she wrote “Caplan vs Texas” in Mother Earth (Oct 1916) and contributed to the Magón brothers’ journal Regeneración (Longa 211).

Hilda Kovner

Kovner, Hilda (nd) – American comrade who helped Fitzi in campaigns for Mooney’s release and for amnesty for political prisoners after World War I (LML 699).

Pauline Kovner

Kovner, Pauline [Pol or Polya](nd) – part of the Mother Earth group, she helped Fitzi in campaign for political prisoners (LML 799; D & D 9).

Sarah Kramer

Kramer, Sarah (nd) – anarchist and custodian at Ferrer Center in New York (AV 261).

Ada May Krecker

Krecker, Ada May (nd) – wrote “The Passing of the Family,” (ME 7.8 (10/12): 258-266) (Marsh 52).

Anyuta Krimont

Krimont, Anyuta (nd) – ran the kitchen in the Living House at Stelton Colony; she was a vegetarian and a founding member of the Francisco Ferrer Association (AV 234; MSM 39).

Alexandra "Sasha" Kropotkin


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Kropotkin, Alexandra “Sasha” (nd) - daughter of Peter Kropotkin, EG knew her in the U.S.S.R. She later wrote articles about Russia for New Outlook magazine, edited by Alfred Emmanuel Smith (vol 18, Sept 2, 1914)(MDIR ch 26).

Sophia Kropotkin

Kropotkin, Sophia (nd) – the companion and supporter of Peter Kropotkin; her essay “The Wife of Number 4,237,” recounting her experience with Peter Kropotkin when he was in Clairvaux prison, was published in Liberty 77-81 (Mar 6 –May 22, 1886) (Falk II 531-532; LML 252; Longa, 131).

Rose Krutchkoff

Krutchkoff, Rose (nd) – Cleveland anarchist, delegate to a Midwest anarchist conference, about which she commented, “Well, the Italians don’t believe in conventions, and the two Jews aren’t speaking to each other” (AV 422).

Anna Kuliscioff


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Kuliscioff, Anna (1857-1925) – Russian revolutionary, physician, speaker, and writer, she worked with a Bakuninist group in Paris, helped found several anarchist, socialist and feminist journals, and helped found the Italian Socialist Party (Shepherd).

Mary Kimball Kutchin

Kutchin, Mary Kimball [Mrs. H.M.] (nd) – musician, journalist, author of Familiar Talks on Music (1916).  She subscribed to Mother Earth (Leonard 468).

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Maria Lacerda de Moura


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Lacerda de Moura, Maria (1887-1994)  - Brazillian writer, speaker, and educator, she wrote for the anarchist paper A Plebe and founded the anarchist feminist monthly publication Renascença (“Singularidades” (Lisbon No. 16, November 2000) translated by Paul Sharkey, libcom.org http://libcom.org/history/maria-lacerda-de-moura-1887-1944 (accessed 7/6/11)

Adon Lacroix


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Lacroix, Adon [Donna Lacour] (nd) – Belgian anarchist poet and painter, she was the partner of sculptor Adolf Wolff and later of Man Ray, with whom she lived at Ridgefield Colony (Naumann).

Esther Laddon

Laddon, Esther (nd) – Toronto anarchist, friend of EG (AV 76; LML 991).

Alma V. Lafferty

Lafferty, Alma V. (nd)progressive Democratic legislator in Colorado, 1909-1912, she pursued educational reforms, wrote for magazines and newspapers, and campaigned for women’s suffrage. She was known as the mother of the Colorado law providing for an 8 hour day for working women. She subscribed to Mother Earth (Leonard 469).

Fola La Follette (center)


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La Follette, Fola (1882-1970) – feminist and actress, she lectured at the Ferrer Center; EG called her “gifted and frankly outspoken” (LML 527) while she praised EG’s contribution to theater. She was the wife of playwright George Middleton (MSM 141).

Madeleine Lamberet


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Lamberet, Madeleine (1907-1999) – French artist, her work was shown at the Salon d’Automne with work by Picasse and Bonnard; she pained portraits of Spanish militarts for the CNT house. She was the companion of Bulgarian anarchist Georges Grigorov (Balkanski) http://www.ephemanar.net/mai09.html (accessed 8/24/11).

Renée Lamberet



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Lamberet, Renée (1901-1980) – French anarchist, professor, and historian, she fought with the anarchists in the Spanish revolution; during World War II she participated in the resistance in France and Spain. She worked with anarchist historian Max Nettlau and she wrote several scholarly books on the French Left. She died before completing a much needed anarchist biographical dictionary (http://en.anarchopedia.org/Renee_Lamberet (accessed 7/6/11).

Frieda Landa

Landa, Frieda (nd) – Communist, resident of Mohegan Colony (AV 263).

Katia Landau

Landau, Katia (nd) – anarchist imprisoned in Barcelona by the Republican government during the Civil War; EG visited her in prison and protested the imprisonment of Landau and other anarchists. Landau was subsequently released. She was married to Kurt Landau (Porter, 151, 170n).

Lydia Landau

Landau, Lydia (nd) - Russian-born Jewish anarchist, supporter of experimental education, she was the janitor at the Ferrer School in New York (Falk II 141 fn 1).

Hatie Lang

Lang, Hatie (nd) – Buffalo anarchist who distributed Free Society; EG stayed with her in 1901 (Falk I 466 fn 9).

Lucy Fox Robbins Lang

Lang, Lucy Fox Robins (1884-1962) – anarchist labor activist, she supported Mooney and Billings’ defense and helped defend AB from extradition to California to stand trial in the Mooney case; her autobiography is entitled Tomorrow is Beautiful. She is listed on the stationary for the Appeal of EG, AB, Louis Kramer and Morris Becker as the representative of Waitresses Union and member of their Advisory Board (letter on Dec 6, 1917 from EG in NY to Agnes Inglis in MI (Microfilm reel 10).

Becky Langbord

Langbord, Becky (1886-??) – Jewish anarchist supporter of EG in Toronto; mother of Eva Langbord (LML 989; AV 79). She was married to Morris Langbord.

Eva Langbord


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Langbord, Eva (1910-1999) – the eldest daughter of Toronto anarchists Becky and Morris Langbord, EG often mentioned her “little friend” who wanted to become an actress. Langbord studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse as well as with the Martha Graham dance troop in New York, and became a successful actress and director. Among other roles, she played in Winterset by Maxwell Anderson, a play about Sacco and Vanzetti, (letter from Babsie to EG, April 17, 1936) (Microfilm reel 37).  In a Dec 26, 1980 letter to Alice Wexler, Langbord recounted very fond memories of EG, who always took time for her and encouraged her aspirations to theater. She remembered EG as affectionate toward all six kids in the Langbord family. Remembering EG’s speeches, she recalled EG was at her best in the Q and A. “It was from E[mma] I got the sense of idealism and dedication and taste I later exhibited in my profession…I cannot at this point untangle the weave but I know it is there. I have met many famous people in my lifetime, worked with them, and even known intimately but E[mma] was special; she was strong, determined, resolute, courageous, indomitable, proud, vain, honest and generous….she certainly was unique.”  (Langbord papers, Labadie Collection)

Nellie Langdell

Langdell, Nellie (nd) – helped organized EG’s talks in Colville, Washington (ME 6.5 (7/11): 153).

Emma Langdon


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Langdon, Emma (1875-??)– printer in Colorado, she published Cripple Creek, CO, Record after the male workers were jailed for criticizing the mining companies; she was later honored by the Western Miners Federation (B & M 152-153).

Maruja [Augustius] Lara


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Lara, Maruja [Augustius] (1913-??) – born in Granada, her family immigrated to Brazil and then Argentina; returning to Spain in 1932, she became active in the libertarian youth league and fought in the Maroto column of the anarchist militia. Later becoming a nurse and joining Mujeres Libres, she stayed in Spain during the Franco years and helped form the Union of Democratic Women to continue the struggle. (Anarcofemèrides  http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/6 (accessed 8/1/11).

Simone Larcher


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Larcher, Simone [Rachel Willissek] (1903-1969) – French anarchist and union activist, with her companion Louis Louvet she published L’anarchie and helped organize a series of public debates with prominent radicals, including Sebastien Faure, which were eventually published in the quarterly review Controverse (“Simone Larcher”).

Clara Larson

Larson[or Larsen], Clara – she was part of the Frayhayt group in New York, and opposed U.S. intervention in the Bolshevik Revolution and Russian civil war. She was a member of the executive board of Dressmakers’ Local 22 of the ILGWU. Larson did not approve of EG’s focus on sexuality as central to anarchism, saying “We were too serious for that!” (AV 341; (Hyman and Moore 52; The Anarchist Encyclopedia http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/gallery/galleryindex.htm#a (accessed 7/24/11).

Mary Quinlan Laughlin

Laughlin, Mary Quinlan (nd) – published poems in Mother Earth (“To Mother Earth,” 5.11 (1/11): 358-359).

Amanda Friedman Lauterbach

Lauterbach, Amanda Friedman (nd) – she helped secure legal reforms for labor, prison, consumer protection, anti-vivisection, education, public health, and suffrage; she subscribed to Mother Earth (Leonard 478).

Rose Laviña



Laviña, Rose (1918-1999) – Spanish anarchist, she was active in the libertarian youth movement, was exiled in refugee camps in France, and participated in clandestine antifascist activities. She appears in Susan Koska’s film Mujeres en pie de guerra (Women on a War Footing). (The Daily Bleed http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/AnarchistTimeline3.htm (accessed 7/30/11).

Jennie Lavroff

Lavroff, Jennie (nd) – helped organize EG’s talks in Seattle; EG visited her in Home Colony (ME 6.5 (7/11): 152).

Miss M.P. LeCompte

LeCompte, Miss M.P. (nd) – associate editor of the Labor Standard, she attended the International Social Revolutionary and Anarchist Congress in London in 1881 as a representative of the Boston Revolutionists; while EG was only 12 years old at the time, EG later became friends and comrades with several other anarchists who had attended the conference, including Kropotkin, Michel, Joseph Peukert, and others (Falk I 491).

Mary E. Lease

Lease, Mary E. (1853-1933) – contributed to Lois Waisbrooker’s journal Foundation Principles (Longa 75; Passet Sex Rad, 118-19).

Katherine Leckie

Leckie, Katherine (nd) –reporter, she visited EG in jail in Chicago, where EG had been beaten by the police, and wrote a story about it that was suppressed by her newspaper, leading to her resignation from such a “cowardly journal” (LML 308); she was a member of the New York Publicity Committee of the International Workers Defense league to prevent AB’s extradition to California (EG letter to Harry Weinberger, Nov 10, 1918 (Microfilm reel 11).

Minna Lederman

Lederman, Minna [Liederman, Nina] (nd) – Collegiate Anti-Militarist League; she testified that EG did not advocate violence at the Harlem River Casino Speech (AOT, 15; LML 618).

Emma Lee

Lee, Emma (nd) – wrote for Mother Earth (Lee is a pseudonym); EG called her “a rare soul, educated, refined, and freeminded” (LML 159). EG met her in prison, and she worked for prison reform (LAEG, 38). EG described Lee, along with Kate Austin, as one who “understood the complexities of my being better than I did myself” (LML 223).

Claire Lehning

Lehning, Claire(nd) – Henry Alsberg writes to EG April 16, 1935, that Lehning is donating to fund for EG and AB (Microfilm reel 34).

Ida Lehrer

Lehrer, Ida (nd) – Detroit anarchist, she was a member of Fraye Arbeter Shtime Group and the Kropotkin group in Los Angeles (AV 333-334).

Mary Leigh

Leigh, Mary (nd) – militant British suffragist, EG admired her spirit even though, in EG’s view, Leigh picked the wrong cause (ME 7.7 (9/12): 207).

Nathalie Lemel


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Lemel, Nathalie (1827-1921) – militant anarchist and feminist, she took part in the Paris Commune, was exiled to New Caledonia with Louise Michel, and after her pardon in 1880 she returned to Paris and continued to work for women’s rights (Eichner 81-83; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathalie_Lemel (accessed 7/6/11).

André Léo



Léo, André [Victoire Léodille Béra] (1824-1900) – French anarchist and feminist writer, she fought in the French revolution, participated in the Paris Commune, and was editor of La République des Travailleurs, the journal of the International Workers Association. She refuted Proudhon’s misogynistic views and wrote for La Révolution Sociale and Reveil Intérieur. She also wrote several novels (Eichner 97-128).

Miriam Lerner

Lerner, Miriam (nd) - “A young American friend” who replaced Demi as EG’s secretary in France (LML vii).

Jeanne Levey

Levey, Jeanne (nd) – Chicago anarchist, Hull House activist, she told Paul Avrich that “Emma was very vain, yet she was the greatest person that I have met in my lifetime…Eleanor Roosevelt once told me, at our ADA luncheon, that Living My Life is one of the great books of our time” (AV 57); she later founded the National Parkinson Disease Foundation. She was secretary of the Emma Goldman Memorial Fund.

Mary Levin

Levin, Mary (nd) – birth control advocate in Denver, she contributed to the Caplan/Schmidt Defense Fund; she was a friend of EG’s and subscriber to ME.  (Letter from EG to Ellen Kennan, Mar 1, 1916) (Microfilm reel 9).

Mrs. Nathan Levin

Levin, Mrs. Nathan (nd)– anarchist at Home Colony (AV 295-296).

Beatrice Levine

Levine, Beatrice (nd) – young anarchist in Chicago, she was mentioned to EG in a letter from her comrade and love Frank Heiner (Sept 6 – 10, 1935) (Microfilm reel 35).

Shizeng Li

Li Shizeng (nd) – Chinese anarchist and feminist based in Tokyo (S &VDW, 324, 326).

Concha Liaño


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Liaño, Concha (1916 - ??) – one of the founders of Mujeres Libres, she went into exile in Venezuela after the defeat of the anarchists in the Spanish civil war.   (Gómez).

Rosafine Liber

Liber, Rosafine (nd) – lived at Free Acres Colony, friend of Bolton Hall, wife of Dr. Benzion Liber; their son Amour Liber was one of the first two students at the Modern School in New York. The Liber family subscribed to Mother Earth (AV 196-197; “Konrad and Mirel Bercovici,” http://www.flickr.com/photos/30468735@N02/4399328461/ (accessed 8/11/11).

Bertha Lieb

Lieb, Bertha (nd) – wrote “Turner’s Case and Consistency,” Free Society 445 (Dec 20, 1903) (Longa 90)

Esther Lieberman

Lieberman, Esther (nd) – taught at the Modern School in Mohegan (AV 268).

Mrs. Lindsey

Lindsey, Mrs. (nd) – supporter of EG’s birth control campaign in Denver, she was the wife of Judge Ben Lindsey who presided at EG’s birth control lecture (LML 575).

Amy Linnett

Linnett, Amy (nd) – sex radical, she wrote “Ownership of Children,” Lucifer The Light Bearer 828 (Aug 25, 1900) (Longa 159, Passat, Sex Rad, 169).

Dora Lipkin

Lipkin, Dora (nd)– deported with EG and AB on the Buford (D & D 20).

Shipel Liu

Liu Shipei (nd) – Chinese anarchist and feminist based in Tokyo (S &VDW, 324).

Annie Mindlin Livshis

Livshis, Annie Mindlin (nd) – Chicago anarchist, she was active in the Free Society group; she was a friend of EG and de Cleyre; she organized a Jewish trade union in the Chicago garment industry, founded Chicago Social Science Club, and was a member of the Am Olam colony in Kansas in the 1880s; she was the companion of anarchist Jake Livshis (Falk II 532).

Jessie Bross Lloyd


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Lloyd, Jessie Bross (1844-1904) – Chicago reformer, she was disinherited by her wealthy father, William Bross, owner of the Chicago Tribune, for her work on behalf of the Haymarket anarchists; she was married to radical journalist Henry Demarest Lloyd, and a close friend of Florence Kelley (Ashbaugh)[pic]

Grace Loan

Loan, Grace (nd) – contributed poem to ME; published an essay called “Pittsburgh,” in ME (10.10 (12/15): 344-3460; she helped organize EG’s Pittsburgh meetings (LML 568).

Carmen Lobo Casuero

Lobo Casuero, Carmen (nd)a Spanish anarchist, she fought with Mujeres Libres during the Spanish revolution. She was the sister of libertarian and sculptor Baltasar Lobo. (“Lobo Casuero, Carmen”).

Benita Locke

Locke, Benita (nd) – wrote “Mothers’ Pensions: The Latest Capitalist Trap,” The Woman Rebel 1:1 (Mar 1914) (Longa 279)

Clara Lodge

Lodge, Clara (nd) - contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals. She is probably the same Clara Lodge who subscribed to Mother Earth (Inglis 88).

Sophie Irene Loeb


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Loeb, Sophie Irene (1876-1929) – journalist and Progressive Era activist, she worked for reforms in family welfare, education, housing, and labor. Her book Everyman’s Child (1924) was serialized in Lady’s Home Journal. She subscribed to Mother Earth (James, James and Boyer 416-417).

Celia Loersohn

Loersohn, Celia (nd) – helped organize EG’s St. Louis lectures (ME 9.11 1/15).

Irma Lombardi

Lombardi, Irma (nd) – I.W.W. Local 152 activist who helped organize a general strike in the silk industry in 1913; she recalled “We didn’t have trouble persuading people to strike. They were happy to fight back” (Zimmer 203).

Charmian London


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London, Charmian (1871-1955) – “A gracious hostess, gentle and loving,” she was the wife of EG’s friend Jack London (LML 469).


Amy Londoner

Londoner, Amy (1878-1953) – painter, she took classes from Robert Henri and John Sloan, exhibited in the 1913 Armory Show, and also taught drawing class at the Ferrer School in New York (MSM 93).

Anna Lopizzo (or Lapezo)

Lopizzo (or Lapezo), Anna (1878-1912) – shot by militia during strike at Lawrence (ME 6.12 (12/12): 355); she and John Ramo were “the first victims of the reign of military terror” during the Lawrence textile strike (LML 488).

Ann Lord

Lord, Ann (nd) – EG’s agent, she wrote that EG was misrepresented in the press: “They do not understand you – and as a result, do not give you a square deal.” (Feb 20, 1935, reel 34); she speculated on turning LML into film. EG was receptive, but expressed concern that her story “shouldn’t be emasculated” and she should not appear as “a crestfallen sinner.” (Letter from EG to Ann Lord , Feb 24, 1935) (Microfilm reel 34).

Frances Loring and Florence Wyle


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Loring, Frances (EG confuses her name as Florence Loring in LML 991) (1887-1968) - sculptor who, with partner Florence Wyle, helped organize EG’s drama lectures in Toronto; also helped EG organize a campaign against corporal punishment in the Toronto schools (LML 992).

Ida Loss

Loss, Ida (nd) - contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals.  She is probably the same Ida Loss who subscribed to Mother Earth (Inglis 88).

Maria Louise

Louise, Maria [Marie] (nd) – close friend of EG; she presided over the meeting welcoming EG back from her prison term at Blackwell’s Island; she was part of support committee EG organized in London to help Spanish refugees (LML 149, 157; April 6, 1939 letter to Lillian Wolfe) (Microfilm reel 46); she wrote for The Alarm, Firebrand, Individualist, Liberty, and Solidarity (Longa 13, 67, 111, 132, 244).

Leah Lowensohn

Lowensohn, Leah (nd) –  wrote “Labor and Song,” The Blast 1.10 (4-1-16): 85-86. She was the younger sister of Minna Lowensohn and she married EG’s friend Harry Kelly (AV 272 fn 259).

Minna Lowensohn

Lowensohn, Minna (nd) – activist at Ferrer Center, she lived at Mohegan Colony and was a long-time friend of EG; she helped Fitzi with campaigns for Mooney and for political prisoners during EG’s imprisonment (MSM 371; AV 213, 280; LAEG 328; LML 699).

Lisa Luchkovsky

Luchkovsky, Lisa – (nd) – Russian-born anarchist, she was the sister of Anna Sosnovsky and Fannie Breslow; she contributed to the anarchist journal Challenge, as did EG (AV 253; Longa 33; Zimmer 114).

Sadie Ludlow

Ludlow, Sadie (nd) – New York anarchist, member of Road to Freedom group (AV 432).

Helen Lund

Lund, Helen (nd) – anarchist from Chicago, she taught with the Hutchinsons at the Modern Schools in New York, Stelton, and Stony Ford (MSM 110, 244; AV 238).

Rosa Luxemburg


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Luxemburg, Rosa (1871-1919)– Polish socialist and feminist, she was murdered by Freikorps in Berlin, Jan 15, 1919. EG did not know her personally, but knew of and respected her work and mourned her death: “RL was the most remarcable [sic] figure in the German revolutionary movement, absolutely dedicated to her ideal…The discription [sic] of the mob beating RL brought to my mind the San Diego mob, howling ‘let’s lynch her, lets [sic] tear her cloths [sic] off her body.” (Jan 19, 1919 letter to Harry Weinberger) (Microfilm reel 11) (LML 676).

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Dr. Belle J. MacDonald

MacDonald, Dr. Belle J. (1866-??)physician, teacher, suffragist, she served as health inspector for the New York City Division of Child Hygiene and worked for improvements in children’s health. She subscribed to Mother Earth (Leonard 515-516).

Ethel MacDonald


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MacDonald, Ethel (1909-1960) – Scottish anarchist and journalist, she reported for the popular anarchist radio station in Barcelona during the Spanish revolution, and afterwards helped anarchists escape communist persecution. Returning to Scotland after the Spanish Civil War, she worked with other Glasgow anarchists to create and run the Strickland Press (“Ethel MacDonald: An Anarchist’s Story”).

Miss MacDowell

MacDowell, Miss (nd) – settlement worker at the Henry Street Settlement, where EG visited her friend Emma Lee; EG valued her sincerity and applauded her interest in workers’ economic situation, but saw the work as “palliative” (LML 160).

Nellie MacQueen

MacQueen, Nellie (nd) – spoke at New York rally on “The Situation at Paterson,” she was married to Scottish anarchist William MacQueen, one of the striking silk workers arrested there (Falk II 470).

Maria Magón

Magón, Maria (nd) – Mexican revolutionary, she wrote “Wilson the Lackey of Carranzsa,” for AB’s journal The Blast (1.7 (2/26/1916): 62).

Sadie A. Magoon

Magoon, Sadie A. (nd) – wrote for anarchist journals The Demonstrator and Liberty (Longa, 44, 9)

Anna Mahé


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Mahé, Anna (1881-1960) - French anarchist individualist, teacher, and free love activist, she wrote for l’anarchie, Le Libertaire, Germinal, and other radical publications. She wrote l’Hérédité et l’Educacion (1908). She and her sister Armandine lived in the anarchist collective called “the red nest” and were the partners of anarchist Liberdad, and each had a child with him (“Mahé, Anna”).

Armandine Mahé

Mahé, Armandine (nd) – sister of Anna, partner of Liberdad, member of the anarchist group “the red nest” (“Nee un 31 Juillet”).

Rirette Maitrejean


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Maitrejean, Rirette [Anna Estorges] (1887-1968) – French anarchist who worked on the journal L’anarchie and lectured on anarchist feminism and free love. With her companion Victor Serge, she was tried for participating in the illegalist Bonnott gang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rirette_Maitrejean (accessed 7/6/11).

Gallina Makhno

Makhno, Gallina (nd) – Russian anarchist, she was married to anarchist guerrilla leader Nestor Makhno; she contacted AB and EG during their travels through the Ukraine and tried to recruit them for Makhno’s struggle against the Bolsheviks, but at the time EG and AB were not yet ready to give up their hope for the revolution (LML 829-830).

Maria Mallo Fàbregas


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Mallo Fàbregas, Maria [Malla Rosell o Mariposilla] (1918-1995) – Spanish anarchist writer and poet, she participated in the anarchist youth organization; she wrote for numerous publications, including Solidaridad Obrera, CNT, etc (Anarcofemèrideshttp://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/9 (accessed 7/29/11).

Maude Malone

Malone, Maude (nd) –she lived at Stelton Colony and was married to ACLU lawyer Dudley Field Malone (AV 231).

Lucia Mancini

Mancini, Lucia (nd) – anarchist in Needham, Massachusetts (AV 108).

Fanya Mandell

Mandell, Fanya (nd) – assistant to Ethel Byrne and Margaret Sanger at their birth control clinic; she was arrested in a police raid on the clinic (LML 587).

Nora Mann

Mann, Nora (nd) – wrote essays on women rebels in history, including Mary Wollstonecraft, Louis Michel, and Theroigne D. Mericourt, for Margaret Sanger’s journal The Woman Rebel  (1: 1 (Mar 1914: 1:2 (April 1914); 1: 5 (July, 1914) (Longa 279).

Ethel Mannin


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Mannin, Ethel (1900-1985) – novelist, friend of EG in London, devoted correspondent; she wrote Red Rose: A Novel Based on the Life of Emma Goldman; their friendship eroded in struggles over the operation of SIA in London during 1938 (LAEG 342).

Maria Caruso Maraviglia

Maraviglia, Maria Caruso (nd) – anarchist in Newark, NJ, she was married to Osvaldo Maraviglia, editor of L’Adunata dei Refrattari (The Gathering of the Disobedient), the longest-running Italian language anarchist paper in the U.S. (Guglielmo, 224).

Eureka Marchand

Marchand, Eureka (nd) – model for art class at New York Ferrer Center (AV 204).

Mary E. Marcy


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Marcy, Mary E. (1877-1922) - Chicago poet, playwright, I.W.W. supporter, associate of the Dil Pickle Club; she was co-editor of the anarchist-friendly International Socialist Review. Eugene Debs called her “one of the clearest minds and greatest souls in all our movement” (Rosemont, 15). She was married to socialist journalist Leslie Marcy.

Anna Margolin

Margolin, Anna (nd) – poet whose work was published in the Yiddish anarchist paper Fraye Arbayter Shtime (Zimmer 116).

Maria Luisa Marin

Marin, Maria Luisa (nd) – Mexican anarchist who formed the Federation of Libertarian Women, organized tenants, and led a rent strike in 1922 in Veracruz, Mexico (S & VDW, 330-331).

Betty Markow

Markow, Betty (nd) – helped type LML “as a labor of love” (LML vii).

Beatrice Markowitz

Markowitz, Beatrice (nd) – lived at Stelton Colony (where she learned printing) and Sunrise, taught at the Lakewood Modern school; she was the daughter of Minnie Markowitz (AV 309-310).

Minnie Markowitz

Markowitz, Minnie (nd) – anarchist who lived at Stelton and at Sunrise Colony, the mother of Beatrice Markowitz (AV 298, 307).

Rosa Markus

Markus, Rosa(nd) – wrote critical pamphlet on religion, advertised in Mother Earth (8.8 9/12 back cover).

Helen Marot

Marot, Helen (1865-1940) - Women’s Trade Union League activist, she wrote for The Masses and New Review (Falk III J).

Dora Marsden


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Marsden, Dora (1882-1960) – edited British journals The Freewoman, The New Freewoman and The Egoist; her work was reviewed positively in Everyman (9: 9-10 (Nov-Dec 1913): 30-33).

Dorothy Marsh

Marsh, Dorothy (nd) – helped type LML “as a labor of love”(LML vii).

Alice Martin

Martin, Alice (nd) - head of a dancing school; she helped organize EG’s meetings in St Louis (LML 477).

Anna Martindale

Martindale, Anna (nd) – Chicago Women’s Trade Union League activist, she was a friend of EG’s and later married Ben Reitman (LAEG 236, 239).

Margaret Martyne

Martyne, Margaret (nd) - reporter; EG asks Stella to contact St. Louis Post Dispatch and offer an interview if Martyne is sent to conduct it (Sept 11, 1919 letter) (Microfilm reel 11).

Bertha Marvin

Marvin, Bertha (nd) – individualist feminist, wrote for Liberty (McElroy, Ind Fem 12).

Eleanor Marx


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Marx, Eleanor (1855-1898) – visited Haymarket anarchists in prison during 1886 lecture tour of US; member of Socialist League in Britain; Karl Marx’s youngest daughter (AV 517 fn 486, Falk II 578).

Nellie M. Mastick

Mastick, Nellie M. (nd) – Junction City, Washington reader of Lucifer, The Light Bearer, she wrote to editor Moses Harmon (January 19, 1898: 439) to discuss the feminist novel Hilda’s Home (Passet, HH 321 fn 20).

Mariá Mateo Bruna


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Mateo Bruna, Mariá [Mary Matthew Brown] (1902-1992) – Spanish anarchist, she participated in building barricades in Barcelona, tended the wounded, and later worked in collectivized enterprises. She settled in France with her companion, the revolutionary poet Miguel Alba Lozano (Anarchofemèrides – July 27 http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/1 (accessed 7/27/11).

Margaret Mato

Mato, Margaret (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Los Angeles (ME 9.6 (8/14): 205).

Olya Maximova

Maximova, Olya (nd) – friend and comrade in Russia (LML 907, 926).

Marie Mayoux


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Mayoux, Marie (1878-1969) – French pacifist and syndicalist, she and her partner François Mayoux had been members of the socialist and communist parties, but were expelled from the Communist Party in 1922 for refusing to accept the party’s line on syndicalism. They then turned toward anarchism and participated in several anarchist publications, including La Revue Anarchiste and La Voix Libertaire. They both served time in prison for their anti-war stance, as did their son, Jehan Mayoux (Ephémérides Anarchistes http://epheman.perso.neuf.fr/juin16.html#16 (accessed 8/17/11).

Ida Kruse McFarlane

McFarlane, Ida Kruse (nd) – professor of literature at the University of Denver, she was a suffragist and subscribed to Mother Earth. She helped organized EG’s Denver talks. She was forced to resign her teaching position during World War I because of her German origins (letter from EG to Ellen Kennan, May 25, 1919, Microfilm reel 11; Leonard 519).

Myra E. McKnight

McKnight, Myra E. (nd) – secretary for The Eagle and the Serpent, “A quarterly magazine of egoistic philosophy and sociology,” 1 (1927) devoted to Nietzsche, Stirner and other individualist thinkers, edited by Richard G. McKnight.

Margaret Pearle McLeod

McLeod, Margaret Pearle (nd) - member of de Cleyre’s anarchist reading group, The Social Science Club, in Philadelphia; she was a free speech advocate, founding member of Francisco Ferrer Association, and host of EG in Philadelphia (MSM 40; Falk II 564; LML 196).

Edith McMahon

McMahon, Edith (nd) – wrote “Women and Revolution” for the anarchist journal The Clarion (Longa 38).

Julia Mechanic

Mechanic, Julia (nd) – Chicago anarchist, Free Society editorial group; she was arrested after McKinley’s assassination (Falk I 464 fn 2, 485 fn 4).

Onrubia Salvadora Medina


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Medina, Onrubia Salvadora [The Red Venus] (1894-1972) –  Argentinian anarchist feminist, she was a journalist, playwright, and novelist; she married radical editor Natalio Botana, and wrote for the anarchist journal La Protesta and many others. She campaigned for political prisoners, including Simon Radowitzky, who killed the police chief responsible for the 1909 police violence against workers during Red Week in Buenos Aires (Anarchofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/1 (accessed 7/27/11).

Becky Meitlin

Meitlin, Becky (nd) – Pittsburgh anarchist, she helped organize EG’s lectures there; she was the companion of anarchist Harry Meitlin (Falk II 193 fn 1).

Jenny Melander

Melander, Jenny (nd) – contributor to Instead of a Magazine (Longa 114).

Elena Melli

Melli, Elena (nd) – companion of EG’s friend Errico Malatesta (Guglielmo 224).

Gemma Mello

Mello, Gemma [not her real name] (nd) – anarchist working in silk mills in Massachusetts, member of Gli Insorti (The Insurgents)(AV 136). She was arrested in the 1919 anti-anarchist raids (Zimmer 337).

Celia Melman

Melman, Celia (nd) – member of Radical Library Group in Philadelphia, she sent her daughter Ethel to the Ferrer Sunday School and Camp Germinal (AV 223-224).

Mollie Meltzer

Meltzer, Mollie (nd) – anarchist in Chelsea, MA, who hosted Clara Freedman Solomon (Solomon, “Memoirs” 8).

Anna Mercy

Mercy, Anna (nd) – wrote “Refined Cruelty,” ME 1.4 (6/06): 50-53.

Isabel Mesa Delgado



Mesa Delgado, Isabel [Carmen Delgado] (1913-2002) – Spanish anarchist, she helped organize women textile workers and was a member of Mujeres Libres. After Franco’s victory she helped establish the clandestine journal El Faro and the underground organization Union of Democratic Women (Molina Beneyto).

Katherine Meserole

Meserole, Katherine (nd) – member of first Board of Directors of Intercollegiate Socialist Society, which also included EG’s comrade Leonard Abbott (Hillquit, 61).

Mildred Mesirow

Mesirow, Mildred (nd) - EG’s friend in Paris; Mesirow’s Jan 2, 1935 (Microfilm reel 11) letter to EG congratulated her on her articles in The Nation and Harper’s, and reported on her own work for the American Committee against Fascist Oppression in Germany. In a playful, affectionate April 1935 letter (Microfilm reel 34), she asked for a photo of EG: “Not that I have any actual need of one. I can see you as plain as day as I sit here writing, peering through your spectacles and drunk as usual.” EG responded, also remembering their time in Paris fondly.

Lydia Gibson Mestre

Mestre, Lydia Gibson (nd) - contributed a poem, “The Ballad of Youngstown,” commemorating a labor action in Youngstown, Ohio, to AB’s journal The Blast (1.2 (1/23/1916): 23) (Longa, 29).

Ida [Gilman] Mett


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Mett, Ida [Gilman] (1981-1973)-  Russian anarchist, physician, and writer, in exile she helped edit several anarchist journals, including Dielo Trouda in Paris, and wrote a history of the Kronstadt rebellion (Heath, “Ida Met”).

Margaret “Grete” Gross Michaelis


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Michaelis, Margaret “Grete” Gross (1902 - ??)  – born to a liberal Jewish family in Austria, she was a photographer who chronicled much of the Spanish Revolution; she accompanied EG, Hans Erich Kaminsky, Anita Garfinkle and Arthur Lehning on a tour of anarchist collectives in Aragon; she was married to anarchist Rudolf Michaelis (“Margaret Michaelis”).

Louise Michel


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Michel, Louise (1830-1905) – French anarchist, teacher, writer; heroine of the Paris Commune, she participated in the La Revolution Sociale group in Paris; she met EG in London (Falk II 535); “She was angular, gaunt, aged before her years (she was only sixty-two); but there was spirit and youth in her eyes, and a smile so tender that it immediately won my heart” (LML 166). She wrote for Solidarity about her efforts to create “a refuge-colony in England for the proscribed” (Longa 246).

Edna St. Vincent Millay


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Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1892-1950) – American poet, playwright, and feminist, she lectured at Ferrer Center; EG wrote AB of her repect for Millay. Millay was arrested for protesting the execution of Sacco & Vanzetti; she was the sister of Kathleen Millay (AV 226; D&D 235; MSM 320).

Kathleen Millay

Millay, Kathleen (nd) –writer, friend of EG, Millay visited EG in France and donated funds to support the writing of her autobiography. She was the sister of Edna St. Vincent Millay (LML 989, M &M 35-36; LAEG 343-344).

Bella Miller

Miller, Bella (nd) – member of Radical Library in Philadelphia and Libertarian Book Club in New York (AV 231).

Dorothy Miller

Miller, Dorothy (nd) – American friend of EG who met her in Paris (LML 960).

Esther Miller

Miller, Esther (nd) – Cleveland anarchist, member of Social Studies Club and Anarchist Forum (AV 422).

Gussie Miller

Miller, Gussie (nd) – taught at Ferrer School in New York,she was also a public school teacher in Manhattan; she was treasurer for Hippolyte Havel’s journal Revolt (AV 213; MSM 239).

Ida Miller

Miller, Ida (nd) – member of de Cleyre’s group in Chicago (AV 212).

Lydia Miller

Miller, Lydia (nd) – student at Stelton Modern School, she lived at Mohegan Colony (AV 273).

Elsie Millstein

Millstein, Elsie (nd)involved with the New York Vanguard group in the 1930s, and/or with Fraye Arbeter Shtime (“Millstein, Elsie”).

Fania Mindell

Mindell, Fania (nd) – organized millinery workers in Chicago, wrote “Machine Millinery,” ISR 16.3 (9/15): 173-174.

Maria Luisa Minguzzi

Minguzzi, Maria Luisa (1852-1911) – Italian anarchist and feminist, she was frequently imprisoned and exiled. She was the companion of Francesco Pezzi (The Daily Bleed (accessed 7/25/11).

Paule Mink

Mink, Paule (1838-1901) – French feminist and revolutionary, she participated in the Paris Commune and was connected with followers of Bakunin and Proudhon as well as varieties of Marxism. She wrote for the non-sectarian journal Révue Socialiste and the feminist journal La Fronde. Large numbers of anarchists, socialists and feminists attended her funeral, which ended with a spirited confrontation with the police (Eichner 129-150).

Sara Mink

Mink, Sara (nd) - she subscribed to Mother Earth and contributed to EG’s and AB’s Political Defense Fund, Oct 16 – Feb 15, 1918; the fund also raised money for Louise Olivereau’s appeals as well as other imprisoned radicals (Inglis 88).

Anna Minkin

Minkin, Anna (nd) – early housemate of EG and AB, sister of Helene Minkin (LML 5, 26).

Helene Minkin

Minkin, Helene (nd) – early housemate of EG and AB, sister of Anna Minkin, companion to EG’s mentor Johann Most; she served as bookkeeper for Most’s journal Freiheit and kept that publication going during Most’s imprisonment in 1901(LML 5, 26; Falk II 535).

Miss Mint

Mint, Miss (nd) – taught art at Home Colony (AV p 296).

Palmira Mirolini

Mirolini, Palmira (nd) – “The lady in red,” she was an anarchist supporter of the strikers in the 1913 textile strike in Hopedale, MA (AV 97).

Anita Spiegel Miroy

Miroy, Anita Spiegel (nd) – student at the Ferrer Center, she was on the Board of Mohegan colony (AV 211).

Rose Mirsky

Mirsky, Rose (nd) – she was a member of the Frayhayt group opposing U.S. intervention in the U.S.S.R. With Anna Sosnovsky and others, she organized the anarchist group within the ILGWU; she also worked for the defense of Sacco and Vanzetti (AV 61, 341; Zimmer 362; Hyman and Moore 52).

Sylvia Mistral


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Mistral, Sylvia [Hortense White Pita] (1914-2004) – Cuban-born anarchist film critic and writer, she settled in Barcelona, joined the CNT, and worked with the anarchists in film, radio, and cultural magazines. (Anarchofemèrides http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ca&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fanarcoefemerides.balearweb.net (accessed 7/27/11).

Gussie Mogulesco

Mogulesco, Gussie (nd) – one of the signers of a labor tract from The Anarchist Workers’ Group for the Union of New York Cloak and Dressmakers (FVL).

Harriet Monroe


http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/orient/mod2.htm (Accessed 08/11/11)


Monroe, Harriet (1860-1936) – editor of Poetry Magazine in Chicago; EG mentions she runs “in the same circle” as The Little Review writers (LML 532); EG gave Angelica Balabanoff her contact information in Nov 29, 1935 letter (Microfilm reel 35).

Lena Monroe

Monroe, Lena (nd) – helped organize EG’s lectures in Denver (ME 7.3 95/120; 90).

Adrienne [Victorine Valdant] Montegudet

Montegudet, Adrienne [Victorine Valdant] (1885-1948) – militant French syndicalist, she helped produce the journal l’Emancipation (Ephéméride Anarchiste http://www.ephemanar.net/aout23.html#montegudet (accessed 7/25/11).

Frederica Montseny


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Imvw6uPq08s/Sq01rj1pp4I/AAAAAAAAAvU/AJxYqe8rv70/s400/DSC06584.JPG (accessed 8/11/11)

Montseny, Federica (1905-1994) – Spanish anarchist, daughter of Soledad Gustavo; EG visited the family in 1928-29 (Porter 11); in a Nov 3, 1936 letter to Rocker, EG writes that Montseny has “gone to the right” (Microfilm reel 38). Montseny met with EG to pass on accounts of anarchist mistakes and Communist Party perfidy, hoping the CP could be exposed abroad (Oct 29, 1938).  Her essay “Anarchism in the Insurrection of Spain” was published in Man! 1: 5-6 (May-June 1933) (Longa 168).

Rena Mooney


http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAmooneyR.htm (Accessed 08/11/11)


Mooney, Rena (nd) – San Francisco labor organizer, indicted for Preparedness Day Bombing, she was married to Tom Mooney (LML 579).

Frankie Moore

Moore, Frankie (nd) – EG visited her in Home Colony, WA; edited Why?  (ME 9.7 9/14; Longa 269).

Jeanne Morand


http://www.iisg.nl/collections/louisemichel/images/a15-751.jpg (accessed 8/25/11)

Morand, Jeanne [Jane] (1883-1969) – French anarchist and anti-militarist, she participated in the journals L’Anarchie, La Revue Anarchiste, Le Libertaire, and Le Végétalien  and the film cooperative “Cinéma du Peuple.” She was the companion of anarchist Jacque Long (Our Daily Bleed http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0226.htm  (accessed 8/25/11).

Marie Morand

Morand, Marie (nd)French anarchist, sister of Jeanne, she was questioned by police at the time of Germain Berton’s arrest (Sonn 43).

Amy Morant

Morant, Amy (nd) – a member of the British Independent Labor Party, she worked with the unemployed and wrote for the Women’s Liberal Federation; she spoke at a meeting on “Political Justice in England and America” with EG, Louise Michel, and several others (Falk I, 221).

Dolores [Aguilar] Morata Diaz


http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/19 (8/22/11)

Morata Diaz, Dolores [Aguilar] (1899-1974) – Spanish anarchist, she went into exile in France and participated in the CNT in exile. She was the companion of Miguel Aguilar Doñate (Anarcofemèrides http://anarcoefemerides.balearweb.net/page/19 (accessed 7/30/11).

Emilienne “Mimi” [Durruti] Morin


http://militants-anarchistes.info/spip.php?article4086&lang=fr (8/22/11)

Morin, Emilienne “Mimi” [Durruti] (1901-1991) – born into a French anarchist family, she was active in unions and publications all her life, both as a strong speaker and an effective organizer. She was the partner of Spanish anarchist leader Buonaventura Durruti and was the press agent for the Durruti column during the Spanish revolution. After the revolution was defeated, she returned to France and worked with the Solidarité Internationale Antifasciste (SIA) and wrote for the anarchist paper Libertaire (“Morin [Durruti], Emiliene ‘Mimi’”).

Eva Morris

Morris, Eva (nd) – contributed to the anarchist journal The Dawn (Longa 42).

Mildred Morris

Morris, Mildred (nd) – EG mentions her hunger strike for suffrage, commenting“What a pity it was for such a superficial cause…” (July 24, 1919 letter to Ellen Kennan from EG in Jefferson City (Microfilm reel 11).

Anita Morton

Morton, Anita (nd) – spirited daughter of EG’s and AB’s friend Eric Morton, she had been a member of the Young Communist League but resigned over criticism of her father; she died of cancer at a young age (D & D 42, 72).

Lacerda de Moura

Moura, Lacerda de (nd) – anarchist teacher and writer in Brazil, cofounder of the International Women’s Federation and the Women’s Anti-War Committee; she established an anarchist monthly Renascença (Renaissance) in 1923 (S &VDW, 332-333).

Mary Mowbray-Clark

Mowbray-Clarke, Mary (nd) - with Madge Jenison, she was a co-founder of The Sunrise Turn, a radical meeting place in New York City. They distributed The Modern School Magazine and promoted libertarian education (Antliff, 133-134).

Anna Mari Mozzoni

Mozzoni, Anna Maria (1837-1920)prominent Italian feminist tied to the anarchist and socialist movements; she published “Alle Figlie del Popolo,” La Question Sociale (July, 1895) (Zimmer 169).

Clara Ruth Mozzor

Mozzor, Clara Ruth (nd) – wrote “Ludlow,” ISR 14.12 (6.14): 722-724.

Zenzl Mühsam


http://recollectionbooks.com/bleed/03ref.htm (Accessed 08/11/11)


Mühsam, Zenzl  [also Muehsam] (??-1962) - EG worked for her release when she was arrested and imprisoned in the U.S.S.R.; she was married to anarchist Erich Mühsam (D&D 56)

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