Guide to the Zablackas Spanish Civil War Collection

Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Jarosz.
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Guide to the Zablackas Spanish Civil War Collection 1937/1938

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Zablackas Spanish Civil War Collection
Dates: 1937-1938
Identification: MS-0276
Creator: Zablackas, Vete
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: Spanish;Castilian English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

Vete Zablackas was born in Akron, Ohio, and was working as an editor in New York in 1937 when he traveled to Spain and voluntarily enlisted with Spanish Republican Forces in an International Brigade. He fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, primarily in the Pyrenees Mountains along the French border, from 1937 to 1938 when he was given a medical discharge and returned to the United States.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers

Geographic Name:

Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Sources
Spain -- History, Military -- Sources

Topical Term:

Children's books -- Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939
Propaganda, Spanish -- Specimens

Administrative Information

Separated Materials:

Ryan, Frank, ed.  The Book of the XV Brigade; Records of British, American, Canadian, and Irish volunteers in the XV International Brigade in Spain, 1936-1938. Madrid: Commissariat of War, XV Brigade, 1938. 
K. Preikšas , ‬et. al. ‪Už Ispanijos laisvę: Lietuvių Ispanijos kovų dalyvių atsiminimai / Redakcine komisija. Vilnius: Valstybine, 1957.
Un año de las brigadas internacionales. Madrid: Ediciones del Comisariado de las Brigadas Internacionales, [1937].

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Zablackas Spanish Civil War Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 155 items of Spanish Civil War materials, including children's books, military documents and regalia, money, trade cards, receipts, news magazines, postcards, and other propaganda.