Victor Adler Papers

Period  1886-1919
Total size   0.3 m.
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Victor Adler: born in Prague 1852, died in Vienna 1918; physician, social democratic politician; founder of Gleichheit 1886, instrumental in the unification of the Austrian social democracy at the Hainfeld congress in 1889; chairman of the Sozialdemokratische Arbeiterpartei in Österreich (SDAP) 1889-1918; advocated free general elections, which were achieved in 1905; delegate to the Austrian Reichsrat 1905-1918; influential in the Second International.

Emma Adler-Braun: born in Debreczen, Hungary 1858, died in Zurich 1935; author, socialist militant and feminist; married Victor Adler in 1878; translated French, English, Italian and Russian works; during the last nine years of her life she lived with her son Friedrich in Zurich; contributed to the Arbeiter-Zeitung.


Correspondence with Ignaz Auer 1892-1899, August Bebel 1889-1913, J.H.W. Dietz 1894-1918, Friedrich Ebert 1910-1918, Karl Kautsky 1886-1918, Hermann Müller 1917, Victor Servy 1889, Paul Singer 1893-1910 and others; correspondence, circulars, telegrams, proceedings and (draft) resolutions relating to the International Socialist Bureau (ISB) 1889-1918, mainly concerning the International Socialist Conferences in Stuttgart 1907, Copenhagen 1910 and Stockholm 1917; circulars and pamphlets on Austrian politics 1898-1910; last will; telegrams received on the death of Victor Adler from Clara Zetkin, the ISB, the Unabhängige Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (USPD) and others 1918; paper in commemoration of Victor Adler1932; manuscripts by Emma Adler of her biography of Victor Adler (unpublished) and a letter from Julie Bebel to Emma Adler 1898. NB. Part of the Victor Adler papers at the Verein für Geschichte der Arbeiterbewegung in Vienna, Austria.

Alternate Form of Material

Security microfilms 1996.