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.; Biographical Sketch; Personal Materials and Publications; Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Daughter Carmen; Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Daughter Sharon; Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Daughters and Selma Melms; Correspondence, To Ammon Hennacy from Various Supporters; Correspondence, To Joan Thomas from Family; Correspondence, To Joan Thomas from Friends; Correspondence, To Joan Thomas from Ammon Hennacy; Miscellaneous Letters and Postcards; Personal Documents; Ammon Hennacy Obituaries and Memoriam; Shakespeare Festival Poster; The Catholic Worker Newspapers; Anti-War Flyers and Mailers; Peter Maurin and Ammon Hennacy, "Two Agitators"; Ammon Hennacy, "I Leave the Catholic Church"; J. Michael McCloskey, "The Catholic Worker Movement"; Lists of Publications by Hennacy and Others; Joe Hill House of Hospitality, Poster and Business Card; Pamphlets on War and Hiroshima; Newsletters; Advertisement for Equals One Magazine; Munro Leaf, Ferdinand the Bull; One-Man Revolution in America Manuscript; Preface by Joan Thomas; Introduction by Ammon Hennacy; John Woolman Chapter; Thomas Jefferson Chapter; Thomas Paine Chapter; William Lloyd Garrison Chapter; Henry David Thoreau Chapter; Alexander Berkman Chapter; Mother Mary Jones Chapter; Albert R. Parsons Chapter; John Peter Altgeld Chapter; Eugene V. Debs Chapter; Clarence Darrow Chapter; Yukeoma Chapter; John Taylor Chapter; Bartolemeo Vanzetti; Macolm X (Malcolm Little) Chapter; Dorothy Day Chapter; Helen Demoskoff Chapter; Thomas Mott Osborne Chapter; "Last Chapter"; Book Notes and Correspondence; Scrapbooks and Artwork; Scrapbooks; Drawings and Painting by Joan Thomas; Scrapbooks; PHOTOCOPYING OF FOLDERS 1-15 IS PROHIBITED.; Marriage certificate of George Ashford and Deborah Vale, birth and baptism certificates for Ammon Hennacy, and divorce certificate for; Ammon and Selma Melms Hennacy.; Selma Hennacy was a cast member of the 1924 festival.
Photographs were transferred to the Multimedia Division of Special Collections (P0471).
Twenty-four hours advance notice encouraged. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to,
you must first login
or sign up.
Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by
clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.