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: wchmiel1@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
8.5 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]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder, Archivist, 2014, 2016
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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1 [acc. 2012-047]
Miscellaneous correspondence, etc.
Barry, Todd (CCNV): correspondence and transcript of interview
Bourgeois, Father Roy: correspondence
Brandywine Peace Community: miscellaneous
Community for Creative Non-Violence
Conscientious objectors (former) in the military: correspondence etc. [chapter from book]
Disarmament Now / Peacemakers, Madison (WI): correspondence, etc.
Eschelman, William: transcript of interview
Greenham Common: mss. and notes, etc.
Hamburger, Jay: transcript of interview
Miller, Rich & the Kindred Community: correspondence, etc.
Minnesota Women’s Camp: miscellaneous.
Stern, Lee: transcript of interview
Stoudt, Thelma: correspondence, etc.
Ventimiglia, Linda: correspondence
Weaver, Robert: correspondence and transcript of interview

Box 2 (1/2 box) [acc. 2012-047]
Women of Faith: miscellaneous
Women’s (Day of Disarmament) Action, New London, Connecticut: miscellaneous
Woodson, Helen: correspondence, etc.
Reference material: religious resistance

Box 3 (1/2 box) [acc. 2015-054]
Mss. article and letters re: civil disobedience case at Pleasantown-Livermore Judicial District Court, 1984 [see also letters to/from Paul Bloom]
Letters to Paul Bloom, 1983 (December) - 1984 (April)
Letters from Paul Bloom, 1983 (December) - 1984
Letters (2) from Brooke L. Williams, 1984 [feminist writer]
Text of interview of artist Alice Neel; notes [photo removed]
Mss. "A Conversation Within," 1985 [2 versions]
Mss. re: women war resisters, circa 1984
Bound excerpts from Who Was That Masked Woman?, circa 1984

This file was last updated May 25, 2016