Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives Vertical Files: Individuals
Language of Materials
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) Vertical Files are a rich source for background information on the people, events and topics related to the ALBA collections in the Tamiment Library and include coverage of the International Brigades as well. The files contain a variety of documents such as newspaper clippings, flyers, brochures, biographical material, anniversary and exhibit programs, obituaries, and other items.
The collection is arranged alphabetically by surname.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of files of printed ephemera such as biographical data, broadsides, brochures, bulletins, clippings, flyers, leaflets, obituaries, pamphlets, reprints, unpublished papers and other documents relating to a broad range of individuals connected in some way with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. The bulk of the collection consists of files on individual Lincoln Brigade volunteers, but there are also files on Spanish participants in the Civil War, International Brigade volunteers from other nationality groups, journalists, visitors to Spain, and historians and others who have studied the conflict. (Some files include non-print items such as donor correspondence, typed notes, etc.)
Materials are open to researchers.
Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyrights held by original creators of individual items in the collection are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), were transferred to New York University in November 2000 by the ALBA Board of Governors. Permission to publish or reproduce ALBA materials must be secured from the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. For more information, contact email@example.com or 212-998-2630.
Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date; Collection name; Collection number; box number; folder number;
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012, New York University Libraries.
The provenance of the materials is varied; much of it came to the Tamiment Library with the original acquisition of ALBA collections in 2001. Other items were obtained through donations, arrangements with organizations, and ongoing collecting by Tamiment staff.
About this Guide
Decisions regarding arrangement, description, and physical interventions for this collection prior to 2021 are unknown. In November 2021, the collection was rehoused into manuscript boxes. Folded items were flattened and moved to an oversized box.