Max Nacht Papers
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Max Nacht: also named Max Nomad; born in Buczacz, Eastern Galicia, Austria-Hungary 1881, died in New York 1973; anarchist, later socialist writer; from 1902 on contributed widely to anarchist periodicals, e.g. Neues Leben; co-editor of the Polish anarcho-syndicalist monthly Wolny Swiat in 1904; fled arrest in August 1904 and went to Zurich, where he became an editor of Der Weckruf; abandoned anarchism in 1906 to become a member of Jan Machajski's group in Geneva; active in the Polish-Russian underground 1908-1909; went to the USA in 1913, where he changed his name into Max Nomad; in New York and Washington editor of pro-Soviet bulletins and translator for the Soviet Information Bureau 1921-1929; contributed to historical, sociological and political journals in Europe and the USA; lecturer in politics and history at the New York University and the New School for Social Research from 1945; among his publications are Rebels and Renegades 1932, Apostles of Revolution 1939 and his reminiscences Dreamers, Dynamiters and Demagogues 1964. Siegfried Nacht: also named Stephen Naft; born Vienna 1878, died in Flushing, Queens, New York 1956; anarchist and journalist; propagandist for anarcho-syndicalism; delegate for Eastern Galicia to the International Socialist Congress in Paris 1900; published widely in the anarchist press from 1901 on, mostly under the pen name of Arnold Roller, e.g. in Freiheit , Neues Leben , Der Anarchist , Der Freie Arbeiter ; went to Spain in 1903, befriended Anselmo Lorenzo, Juan Montseny and Francisco Ferrer; delegate to the International Antimilitarist Congress in Amsterdam in 1904; edited with Pedro Vallina L'Espagne Inquisitoriale 1904; for a while active in Bohemia where he edited Der Generalstreik ; with his brother Max editor of Der Weckruf (Zurich) 1905-1906; expelled from Switzerland, lived in several European countries; emigrated to the USA in 1912, changed his name into Stephen Naft and was naturalized in 1920; journalist for the New Yorker Volkszeitung in the early 1920s; Latin America editor of Tass 1925-1933; editor of the French news agency Havas in New York 1934-1935; worked for the US coordinator of Inter-American Affairs in the Second World War.
Max Nacht papers: published and unpublished articles (partly typescripts) of Max Nacht on various subjects including the political situation in the thirties in America, Austria, India, Japan, Poland, Russia and Spain; on antimilitarism, anti-Semitism, communism, fascism, Nazism and socialism; documents on Waclaw Machajski; files concerning anarchists from all over the world, collected by Max Nacht; Siegfried Nacht papers: letters received from Vicente Blasco Ibañez 1908, Luigi Fabbri 1908, Augustin Hamon 1908, Harry Kelly 1932, R. Lange 1905, Charles Malato 1906-1907, Max Nettlau 1907-1935 and n.d., Hermynia Zur Mühlen 1929, Rudolf Rocker 1943-1944, 1950, 1952 and others; files on various persons and subjects collected by Siegfried Nacht including Michail Bakunin, Gustav Landauer, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Georges Sorel; on American, British and Russian anarchists and the Spanish Civil War; biographical notes concerning Max and Siegfried Nacht; correspondence with the International Institute of Social History (IISH); press clippings, pamphlets and printed material.
Inventory made by Tiny de Boer in 2005
Secondary creatorNacht, Siegfried
MAX NACHT (MAX NOMAD)
- Correspondence. 1926-1927, 1933-1935, 1939-1940, 1946, 1958, 1960-1961, 1965, 1967-1970 and n.d. 16 covers.
1892, 1903-1905, 1907-1908,
1911-1912, 1917, 1925-1926, 1928, 1932-1934, 1938, 1948, 1957, 1959-1962, 1965,
1967 and n.d.
- Typescripts of articles by Machajski . With annexes. Probably translated by Nacht . Originally published in 1904-1906, 1918. N.d.
- Typescript and manuscripts by Rosa Levin ( Vera Makhayskaya ), wife of Machajski on his life and views. N.d.
- Printed articles and other writings on Machajski by Nacht and others. 1907, 1912, 1926, 1932-1934, 1938, 1948, 1959-1960, 1967 and n.d.
- Correspondence with Stanislav Pigon on Machajski and Zeromski . With printed articles from Pigon . 1961-1962, 1965.
- 'Sergey Nechayev'. Unabridged version of the Nechayev chapter of Max Nacht 's Apostles of Revolution . Typescript. 1933. 1 cover.
- 'Anarcho-Realism: Reflections at Ninety'. Typescript and manuscript. Photocopies. 1972 and n.d. 3 folders.
- Printed articles on various themes. With notes. c. 1916-1967. 9 covers.
- Other printed articles. 1915, 1933, 1935-1936, 1938-1940, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1963, 1965-1967. 2 folders.
Documentation concerning persons.
- Kropotkin, Peter . 1905, 1907, 1909, 1914, 1917-1918, 1921, 1925, 1927, 1931, 1934-1937, 1939, 1943, 1948 and n.d.
- Other documentation concerning persons. c. 1892-1967. 4 folders.
- Documentation on anarchism. c. 1907-1966. 4 covers.
- Documentation on the International Working Men's Association (IWMA) . 1925, 1935, 1938-1939. 1 cover.
- Documentation on syndicalism. 1910-1912, 1919, 1921-1922, 1931, 1934-1937, 1939-1942, 1944, 1947 and n.d. 1 cover.
SIEGFRIED NACHT (STEPHEN NAFT)
- Correspondence. 1905-1908, 1910, 1913, 1920-1935, 1939, 1943-1944, 1948, 1950-1953 and n.d. 3 folders and 20 covers.
- Printed articles by Siegfried Nacht . 1904, 1907, 1929, 1936-1937, 1943, 1945 and n.d. 1 folder and 1 cover.