The Emma Goldman Papers will receive the 2014 Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award.
The Hamer-Kegan Award is given by the Society of American Archivists Foundation in recognition of an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose.
The Emma Goldman Papers has collected and published tens of thousands of documents by and about American social and political activist Emma Goldman (1869-1940). A leading figure in anarchism, radicalism, and feminism in the United States, Goldman in her day was a well-known and influential advocate of free speech, union organization, immigrant rights, and women’s independence and equality.
Launched in 1980, the Emma Goldman Papers is part of the Institute for International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. The project has received support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as well as numerous foundations and individual donors. The staff of the Emma Goldman Papers includes Candace Falk (project director), Barry Pateman (associate editor), and Leon Litwack (principal investigator).
The 2014 Hamer-Kegan Award will be formally presented to the Emma Goldman Papers at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists, which will held 10-16 August in Washington, D.C.