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Guide to the Fredericka Martin Papers ALBA.001

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Collection processed by Jessica Weglein and Jennifer Waxman, December 2004; Michael D'Ambrosio and Gail Malmgreen, 2011-2012

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 08, 2018
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Martin, Fredericka I.
Title: Fredericka Martin Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1926-2014
Abstract: Fredericka (Freddie) Imogene Martin (1905-1992) was chief nurse and administrator of the American medical volunteers who served during the Spanish Civil War. Following the war, Martin worked on the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea, becoming spokesperson and advocate for the indigenous Aleut sealing community. She produced a series of articles and books on Aleut culture and history and edited an Aleut language dictionary. In 1950, Martin moved to Cuernavaca, Mexico, a cultural outpost for Spanish exiles and American expatriates. During the 1960s, she initiated research for a projected book on the participation of the American medical units in the Spanish Civil War. Her papers reveal her dedication to amassing the most comprehensive record on the role of medical volunteers in Spain. In addition to the diaries, journals, clippings, leaflets and other ephemera donated to Martin, the collection includes extensive correspondence between Martin and hundreds of medical and combat veterans from around the world.
Quantity: 40 Linear Feet in 40 boxes
Language: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Call Phrase: ALBA.001