Collections: U.S. and Britain

United States

  • The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)
    Tamiment Library, New York University, New York, New York
    "Founded in 1975, ALBA is a non profit national organization devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the North American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its aftermath. ALBA supervises a major archive at New York University's Tamiment Library--the most comprehensive historical archive documenting the involvement of North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War."
  • Center for Basque Studies Library
    Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
    "The Basque Studies Library collects, preserves and provides access to materials about the Basque people and their culture. Begun in the 1960s as a component of the Basque Studies Program of the University of Nevada, Reno, the Library was established through donations of several personal collections owned by Basque scholars. Today, this unique collection supports the teaching and research of the Center for Basque Studies through the doctoral level. Further, it serves the local and international community of Basques seeking information about their culture and heritage and functions as a resource of Basque materials to scholars worldwide."
  • Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress
    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
    "The Hispanic and Portuguese collections encompass research materials related to the societies (histories, cultures, languages) of the Iberian peninsula, Latin America and the Caribbean, and those areas where Spain and Portugal ruled--Angola and Mozambique, Damão, Goa, Diu, Philippines, Macao, and parts of the United States that were once Spanish territory."
  • Instituto Cervantes Library, Chicago
    Instituto Cervantes, Chicago, Illinois
    The library has a collection of about 6,000 books. The magazine collection has about 200 titles from 1996, mainly on cultural subjects. It also has a collection of 324 films and 220 documentaries on video, and a collection of 400 CDs of music of Spanish and Latin American composers and preformers.
  • Instituto Cervantes Library, New York
    Instituto Cervantes, New York, New York
    The library has an extensive collection of films, Contemporary Spanish and Spanish American Literature, and music.
  • John Carter Brown (JCB) Library
    John Carter Brown, Brown University Campus, Providence, Rhode Island
    "The JCB is an independently administered and funded center for advanced research in history and the humanities, founded in 1846 and located at Brown University since 1901. Housed within the Library's walls is an internationally renowned, constantly growing collection of primary historical sources pertaining to the Americas, both North and South, before ca. 1825. Most well-known, perhaps, are the Library's extensive holdings in the literature of European exploration and travel in the Western Hemisphere, from the first Latin edition of the Columbus letter of 1493, through nearly all of the contemporary narratives of Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and English discovery, exploration, and settlement."
  • José Rodrigues Miguéis Archives
    John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    The archives contain the personal papers and selected volumes from the private library of the late Portuguese writer. The collection includes drafts and typescripts of his writings, personal and professional correspondence, notebooks, postcards, diplomas, calendars, diaries, photographs, legal and medical documents, drawings, newspaper clippings, book reviews, and monographs.
  • Portuguese Manuscript Collection
    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
    "The majority of the 600 manuscripts can be traced to the private libraries of two Portuguese collectors, conde de Olivais e Penha Longa and Antonio Augusto de Carvalho Monteiro. A significant number of items are concerned with Sebastianism, the belief that King Sebastian, killed in North Africa in 1578, will return to restore Portugal to its former greatness; Luiz de Camões (1524?-1580), author of Portugal's epic poem Os Lusiadas; and the military orders of knighthood. Included are general historical works, histories of the Portuguese sovereigns, letters of seventeenth-century diplomatic figures, and a volume containing 201 letters (1774-79) of Manoel de Cunha Menezes, captain general of Pernambuco and Bahia. Also in the collection is material on the Peninsular Wars, the Miguelist civil strife, royal funeral ceremonies, the Inquisition, and genealogy. The manuscripts span a period of more than five centuries -- the earliest dates from 1438 -- and include original documents and copies."
  • Republican Spain, Civil War Propaganda Collection
    Special Collections, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
    "A collection of approximately two inches of pamphlets, speeches, newsletters, information briefs, and other forms of propaganda from the Spanish Civil War -- primarily from 1937 and 1938. This propaganda is mostly anti-fascist."
  • Soibelman Syndicate News Agency Collection Archive
    Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York
    The collection "consists of approximately 40,000 "news" and "feature" photographs, several thousand negatives, and twenty cartons of business records, account books, logs, invoices, letters, scrapbooks, and tear sheets of a photographic picture agency which operated in New York City from 1932 to 1942. The strength of the collection resides in the many extraordinary photographs of events and people occurring just before World War II -- including documents of the Spanish Civil War, the Sino-Japanese War, Nazi rallies in Germany and so on."
  • Spanish Civil War Posters
    Special Collections, Brandeis University Libraries, Waltham, Massachusetts
    "The collection contains more than 5,000 books and pamphlets pertaining to various aspects of the Spanish Civil War, the Spanish exiles, the Franco regime, as well as, literary works pertaining to the conflict. Also, it has a large selection of richly illustrated wall posters that were used for propaganda purposes, for which an online finding aid exists."
  • "They Still Draw Pictures"
    Mandeville Special Collections Library, University of California, San Diego
    A collection of over 600 drawings made during the Spanish Civil War by Spanish school children.
  • The Visual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War
    Southworth Collection, University of California Libraries, San Diego, California
    "All the posters from the Spanish Civil War in the Southworth Collection belong to the Republican side. The selection of forty-two posters presented here constitutes a representative sample of Republican propaganda."
  • The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War Homepage
    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
    "This presentation provides resources and documents about the Spanish-American War, the period before the war, and some of the fascinating people who participated in the fighting or commented about it. Information about Cuba, Guam, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the United States is provided in chronologies, bibliographies, and a variety of pictorial and textual material from bilingual sources, supplemented by an overview essay about the war and the period."


  • Hispanic Section, The British Library
    The British Library, London, England
    "The aim of the Section is to acquire and make available selected publications in the humanities and social sciences at research level from Spain, Portugal, Latin America, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and the former Hispanic territories in Asia and Africa."