Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Holly Metz Collected Papers, 1983-1991 (bulk 1983-1985)

Collection: CDG-A

Contact Information
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1399 U.S.A.
Telephone: (610) 328-8557 (Curator); Fax: (610) 328-8544
Email: peacecollection@swarthmore.edu (Curator);
URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/

Descriptive Summary
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is the official repository for these papers.
Holly Metz (?? - )
Holly Metz Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
Dates of papers, 1983-1991 (bulk 1983-1985)
Call Number

Language of Materials
Materials in English
30 linear inches [papers only]
Papers of a freelance writer and book author about law, culture, and social issues.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
Yes [see below]
Usage Restrictions
Yes [see below]
Alternate Form of Material
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Holly Metz, July 2012 [acc. 2012-047], September 2015 [acc. 2015-054], March 2017 [acc. 2017-024]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, 2014, 2016, 2017
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Holly Metz Collected Papers (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright may have been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or may have been retained by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online library/archival catalogs.
See tripod record

Historical Background
A freelance writer since 1985, Holly Metz has written about law, culture, and social issues for a broad range of newspapers, journals, and magazines. For nine years she was a contributing writer for The Progressive and the American Bar Association publication Student Lawyer. Metz has been recognized with a Barbara Deming Award for her writing on women war resisters and a Dick Goldensohn Fund Award for her Progressive magazine investigation into parental use of psychiatric commitment to control or punish rebellious teenagers. Her examination of the use of the “necessity defense” by both left- and right-wing protestors, published in Student Lawyer and Z magazine, was included in the 4th edition of Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process. She was delighted to have one of her articles for The Progressive included in Democracy in Print: The Best of the Progressive Magazine, 1909-2009, alongside the works of Eugene Debs, Howard Zinn, Molly Ivins, and Bill Moyers. In 2013, her book, Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression received the Book of the Year Award from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and the McCormick Prize from the New Jersey Historical Commission. [notes from http://www.hollymetz.net/]

Collection Overview
This small collection of material was produced and gathered by Metz for a book on 20th century war resisters. Restrictions apply to all transcriptions and other material related to interviews taken from others (donor has retained the rights to this information, and there are no releases from interviewees).

Items removed:
Photos removed to the Photograph Collection
Pin removed to the Button/Pin/Ribbon Collection
Stamp removed to the Stamp/Sticker/Seal/Envelope Collection
Audiocassettes removed to the Audiovisual Collection

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1
Miscellaneous correspondence, 1981-1998
Correspondence: letters from Paul Bloom, 1983 (December) – 1984 (April)
Correspondence: letters from Paul Bloom, 1984 (May-December)
Correspondence: letters to Paul Bloom, 1983 (December) – 1984 (April)
Correspondence: letters (2) from Brooke L. Williams [feminist writer], 1984
Correspondence: letters from Mikhail Zlatkovsky, 1978-1994
Information about Mikhail Zlatkovsky, cartoons drawn, correspondence about Mikhail Zlatkovsky, etc.
Notes: miscellaneous
Correspondence and notes re: Canada and pipeline of healthcare for children
Notes re: homeless unions, etc.
Lemkin, Raphael: notes
Notes re: war resisters

Box 2
Anderson, Laurie: interview, article written
Atkinson, Conrad (British artist): correspondence
Barry, Todd (CCNV): correspondence and transcript of interview
Bourgeois, Father Roy: correspondence
Brandywine Peace Community: miscellaneous
Community for Creative Nonviolence: correspondence and transcript of interview “Apple Pie Five” (Mitch Snyder and Carol Fennelly)
Conscientious objectors (former) in the military: correspondence, etc. [chapter from book]
Disarmament Now/Peacemakers, Madison (WI): correspondence, etc.
“Endeavor” staff correspondence; writings re: magazine and re: execution of Bobby West
Eschelman, William: transcript of interview
Greenham Common: manuscripts and notes, etc.
Hamburger, Jay: correspondence, transcript of interview
Lambert, Tim (Catholic Worker): interview, 1986
Mark, Mary Ellen: interview and notes, 1981
Meiselas, Susan: interview, article written, etc.

Box 3
Miller, Rich and the Kindred Community: correspondence, etc.
Minnesota Women’s Camp: miscellaneous
Neel, Alice (artist): article written, interview notes
Nestle, Joan: interview (1988), article written
Rogers, Joe (NMHC Director): notes re: interview (?)
Stern, Lee: correspondence, transcript of interview
Stoudt, Thelma: correspondence, etc.
Ukeles, Mierle Laderman: interview, article(s) written
Ventimiglia, Linda: correspondence
Weaver, Robert: correspondence, transcript of interview
West, November Belford: correspondence; notes from interview [re: death row]
West, Robert: correspondence (Editor, Endeavor)
Women of Faith: correspondence, etc.
Women’s (Day of Disarmament) Action, New London, Connecticut: correspondence, etc.
Woodson, Helen: correspondence, etc.

Box 4
Speaking engagement “Problems in the Conservation of Grassroots Art,”  1990
Writings: articles and editorials published, 1981-1989
Writings: articles and editorials published, 1990-1994
Writings: articles and editorials published, 1995-2005, undated
Writings: article written “Homeless Not Helpless” [includes correspondence, etc.]
Writings: article written “Labor History Rocks Small Town” [includes interview transcripts, etc.]
Writings: mss.: “A Conversation Within,” 1985 [2 versions]
Writings: draft articles and notes re: abortion
Writings: draft of article re: AIDS
Writings: draft of article re: apartheid
Writings: mss. article and letters re: civil disobedience case at Pleasantown-Livermore Judicial District Court, 1984
Writings and efforts (?) re: film on repatriation of Native American items
Writings: mss. re: women war resisters, circa 1984
Writings: mss. "War Resistance: A Conversation Within," 1985

Box 5
Writings: book reviews written
Writings: bound excerpts from “Who Was That Masked Woman?,” circa 1984
Writings: reviews and correspondence re: book co-written “How to Commit Suicide in South Africa”
Writings: draft, etc., of book co-written “How to Commit Suicide in South Africa”
Writings: draft, etc., of book co-written “How to Commit Suicide in South Africa”
Writings: draft of book “Yellow-bellies” (p. 1-79)
Writings: draft of book “Yellow-bellies” (p. 80-146)
Writings: draft of book “Yellow-bellies” (p. 147-192)
Writings: draft of book re: conscientious objection (p. 1-220)

Box 6
Writings: draft of book re: war resistance  (p. 1-83)
Writings: draft of book re: war resistance (p. 84-153)
Writings: draft of book re: war resistance (p. 189-268)
Writings: draft of book re: war resistance – earlier draft of Chapter 3 re: women’s encampment
Writings: draft of book re: war resistance – misc. pages; notes
Reference material: homeless unions, etc.
Reference material: mentally ill homeless people
Reference material: death of Dr. Neil Aggett in South Africa, 1982
Reference material: religious resistance
Reference material: miscellaneous

This file was last updated March 28, 2018