Table of Contents
Collection Overview +/-
Collection Inventory +/-
box 1: Personal Materials and Publications
Restrictions on Access:
PHOTOCOPYING OF FOLDERS 1-15 IS PROHIBITED.
folder 1-3: Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Daughter Carmen (1945-1963)
folder 4-7: Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Daughter Sharon (1946-1961)
folder 8: Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Daughters and Selma Melms
folder 9: Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Various Supporters (1969-1970)
folder 10: Correspondence, To Joan Thomas from Family (1969-1970)
folder 11-14: Correspondence, To Joan Thomas from Friends (1970)
folder 15: Correspondence, To Joan Thomas from Ammon Hennacy (1962-1969)
folder 16: Miscellaneous Letters and Postcards
folder 17: Personal Documents (1823-1964)
Marriage certificate of George Ashford and Deborah Vale, birth and baptism certificates for Ammon Hennacy, and divorce certificate for
Ammon and Selma Melms Hennacy.
folder 18: Ammon Hennacy Obituaries and Memoriam (1970)
folder 19: Shakespeare Festival Poster (1924)
Selma Hennacy was a cast member of the 1924 festival.
folder 20-21: The Catholic Worker Newspapers (1970)
folder 22: Anti-War Flyers and Mailers
folder 23: Peter Maurin and Ammon Hennacy, "Two Agitators"
folder 24: Ammon Hennacy, "I Leave the Catholic Church" (1968)
folder 25: J. Michael McCloskey, "The Catholic Worker Movement"
folder 26: Lists of Publications by Hennacy and Others
folder 27: Joe Hill House of Hospitality, Poster and Business Card
folder 28: Pamphlets on War and Hiroshima
folder 29: Newsletters (1969)
folder 30: Advertisement for Equals One Magazine
folder 31: Munro Leaf, Ferdinand the Bull (1938)
box 2: One-Man Revolution in America Manuscript
folder 1: Preface by Joan Thomas
folder 2: Introduction by Ammon Hennacy
folder 3: John Woolman Chapter
folder 4: Thomas Jefferson Chapter
folder 5: Thomas Paine Chapter
folder 6: William Lloyd Garrison Chapter
folder 7: Henry David Thoreau Chapter
folder 8: Alexander Berkman Chapter
folder 9: Mother Mary Jones Chapter
folder 10: Albert R. Parsons Chapter
folder 11: John Peter Altgeld Chapter
folder 12: Eugene V. Debs Chapter
folder 13: Clarence Darrow Chapter
folder 14: Yukeoma Chapter
folder 15: John Taylor Chapter
folder 16: Bartolemeo Vanzetti
folder 17: Macolm X (Malcolm Little) Chapter
folder 18: Dorothy Day Chapter
folder 19: Helen Demoskoff Chapter
folder 20: Thomas Mott Osborne Chapter
folder 21: "Last Chapter"
folder 22: Book Notes and Correspondence (1969)
box 3: Scrapbooks and Artwork
box 4: Scrapbooks (1945-1965)
Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-
Ammon Ashford Hennacy was born in 1893 in Negley, Ohio, to Benjamin and Lida Fitz-Randolph Hennacy. He married Selma Melms in 1919, they were divorced in 1964, and then he married Joan Thomas. Hennacy was a "Christian-anarchist-pacifist" (as he called himself) who never paid taxes or went to war. He was a conscientious objector in both world wars, and a lifelong anti-war activist. He wrote two books, The Book of Ammon (1965) and The One-Man Revolution in America (1970). Ammon Hennacy died on 14 January 1970.
Content Description +/-
The Ammon Hennacy papers (1823-1970, bulk 1945-1970) comprise the personal papers and publications of Hennacy (1893-1970) best known for his work in operating the Joe Hill Hospitality House for transients in Salt Lake City, Utah. Included are correspondence from his daughters, letters to Hennacy's wife, Joan Thomas, from her family, and letters from friends in sympathy of Hennacy's death. Also included are marriage, birth, baptism, and divorce certificates, as well as Hennacy's posters, flyers, and articles against war. Anti-war materials by people other than Hennacy are also included. Also present in the collection are the original manuscript for Hennacy's book, The One-Man Revolution in America (1970), which was published posthumously; scrapbooks of news clippings from 1951 to 1966; and drawings and paintings by Joan Thomas.
Collection Use +/-
Restrictions on Access:
Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Administrative Information +/-
Gift of Joan Thomas in 1974.
Processed by Jennifer Breaden and Stephen Tuttle in 1989 and 2002.
Hennacy, Ammon, 1893-1970
Materials are in English.
3.75 linear feet
Language of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid encoded in English.
Author of the Finding Aid:
Finding aid prepared by Jennifer Breaden
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