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Collection Title: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records
Date (inclusive): 1928-1995
Date (bulk): 1937-1988
Collection Number: BANC MSS 71/105 z
Creator: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post
Extent: 9 cartons, 3 oversize boxes, 47 oversize folders
(17 linear feet)
1 digital object (1 image)
The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
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Abstract: The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records including correspondence, administrative files, posters,
postcards, artifacts, clippings, articles, scrapbooks, artifacts, biographical material, broadsides and organizational information.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in Spanish, English, Catalan, Polish, German
Collection is open for research.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head
of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The
Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright
owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See:
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research
and educational purposes.Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition,
the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor
restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected
by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public
domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively
with the user.
[Identification of item], Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records, BANC MSS 71/105 z, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley
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Removed or Separated Material
Books, serials and pamphlets which are unique at Bancroft have been transferred to the Rare Book Collection and cataloged
individually. Provenance tracings to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records have been made in
these catalog records. A considerable number of pamphlet duplicates can be found scattered among the various subject or topical
Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collection of the Bancroft Library.
Audio tapes have been transferred to the Microforms Division of the Bancroft Library and are listed separately.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post
The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records were donated to the Bancroft Library by multiple donors.
These included: Donald MacLeod, 1970-1987; Hank Rubin, 1988 and 1990; Peter Carroll, 1991 and 1993; and various unnamed members
of the Brigade from 1987-1991.
No additions are expected.
Processed by Mario H. Ramirez in 2012.
The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) is the collective organization that represents men and women from the United
States who volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1938. Made up of individuals from a number of battalions
(including the Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and the MacKenzie-Papineau), the organization also has members that served
in the medical corps (American Medical Bureau to Save Spanish Democracy), transport group (Regiment de Tren) and artillery
units such as the John Brown Artillery Corps.
The VALB was formally founded in 1939 and acts as a forum for the remembrance of and dissemination of information on the Spanish
Civil War, as a mechanism for networking among veterans, their families and their supporters, and as a tool for political
advocacy. In recent decades, it has taken up the task of documenting its own history and collected papers, oral histories
and other records under the auspices of the Archives of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. The bulk of these materials are found
at the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.
Scope and Content Note
The Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB), Bay Area Post records lend researchers insight into both the local, national
and international activities of the VALB and its members and affiliates, as well as key historical information on the Spanish
Civil War. In addition, it features information on the everyday workings of the Bay Area Post, and the contributions of its
members to the history of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, as well as contemporary political causes.
Containing minutes, broadsides, magazines, writings, clippings and administrative files, highlights of the collection include
extensive holdings of posters and postcards, as well as numerous artifacts (pins, scarves and buttons) and veteran correspondence
from the civil war.
The collection spans the years 1928 to 1995, with the bulk concentrating on the years 1937-1988. It is divided into eleven
series: I. Administrative, II. Correspondence, III. Biographical, IV. Subject Files, V. Organizations, VI. Publications, VII.
Clippings and Articles, VIII. Postcards and Transparencies, IX. Posters and Other Oversize, X. Scrapbooks and XI. Artifacts.