2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 18, 2021 10:43 AM by deborahheiligman

    Seeking video of Emma Goldman press conference

    deborahheiligman Newbie

      I'm looking for the full video of a press conference with Emma Goldman in 1934. I can find only partial clips. Thank you.

        • Re: Seeking video of Emma Goldman press conference
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Ms. Heiligman,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 15 series related to newsreels in the 1930s in various collections and record groups that might include some relevant information. Some of these records have been digitized and may be viewed online in the Catalog. For information about the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) at mopix@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDSM. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          The University of California at Berkeley holds a collection of Emma Goldman Papers, and their website provides information about her speeches as well as New York Times and other third party accounts that might be useful for your research. We suggest that you contact the Berkeley library directly for further assistance.


          We also searched the Social Networks and Archival Contexts (SNAC) Cooperative website and located information about numerous archival resources related to Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940 that might be of interest to you.


          If you know the specific date and location of the press conference, please contact historical societies or libraries and archives in that area to see if their collections include historical press and film records. We also suggest that you contact other archives for any news organizations that were present at the press conference to see if they have retained the film you are searching for.


          Finally, the Library of Congress has a large collection of historical films and newsreels that you may wish to explore via their National Screening Room website.


          We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!