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Finding Aid to the Lisette and Sam Kutnick Abraham Lincoln Brigade Collection
larc.ms.0229  
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Description
The bulk of the collection consists of typed transcripts of letters (circa 130) written by members of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War to family and friends in the Bay Area, collected by Lisette (Lee) Kutnick when she served as secretary of the Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in San Francisco. Kutnick gathered and typed copies of letters received by friends, as well as many addressed to her and her husband Sam. The letters span the period when the Americans arrived in Spain in early 1937 and continued to the end of 1938 when most of the American volunteers returned home. Also contains copies of poetry and songs; two newsletters; meeting minutes of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1993-1995; a document on Sam and Lee Kutnick; and a list of voters including the Kutnick’s in their precinct from 1943.
Background
Sam and Lisette ("Lee") Kutnick (née Levy) were supporters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, volunteers who went to Spain to fight with the Spanish Republic (Loyalists) against the insurrection led by Generalissimo Franco and supported by the armies of Germany and Italy.
Extent
0.75 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.