Archives of Activism: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

One of the highlights of the ALBA archives in NYU's Tamiment Library is the collection of a couple of hundred original Spanish Civil War posters, many of them brought back from Spain from the returning volunteers in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

A big piece of the history of Spain and of Spain-US relations can be found on the 10th floor of NYU’s main library, on Washington Square South.  The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), housed within NYU’s Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, is the most important collection of documents, images and artifacts in the world that chronicles the lives of the almost 3,000 American men and women who, between 1936 and 1939, volunteered to go to Spain to fight fascism.

Click here for guides to the ALBA collection.

Click here for link to ALBA newsletter (Volunteer) and blog.

Click here for links to brief capsules of interviews with ALB veterans and supporters.

Produced by James D. Fernández, with assistance from Juan Salas and Beth Compa, and in collaboration with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) and NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, this video (11 minutes, 2004)  explores the contents of ALBA, and the public outreach initiatives that have been organized around the ALBA collections.

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