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Meyers (Isaac) papers, 1904-1959

In 1906, Isaac Meyer Handelsman (later Isaac Meyers) emigrated from London, England to Montreal, Canada. By 1908, Meyers was in Warren, Michigan, where he worked as a farmer. Eventually, he made his way west to California and, in 1928, his name appears as Isaac Meyers on a Workmen’s Circle Camp lease in San Bernardino County, California.

The collection consists of correspondence, a travel diary (1959), miscellaneous papers, and photographs. The correspondence of Isaac Meyers and his wife-to-be, Annie (Khanka), illustrates how two members of an anarchist group were able to immigrate to the U.S. without money or friends and make a secure place for themselves and their daughter Ida (Kheike).


Meyers, Isaac


1 box (.4 linear feet)

Collection #

BANC MSS 2010/668

Publication Date

September 16, 1904

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