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Guide to the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Records
||Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.
||Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Records
||The organization Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) was founded in 1939
to provide aid and support for American veterans and Spanish refugees of the Spanish
Civil War, and to advocate for democracy in Spain. Over the years, VALB provided a
mechanism for veterans and their families and friends to maintain contact with each
other, and also provided a public voice for the veterans and a focal point for political
action. Eventually VALB devoted itself more and more to the preservation and dissemination
of the veterans' history; the group sponsored publications and public events, cooperated
in oral history projects and documentary films, and gathered the letters, photographs,
memorabilia and other historical records that became the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive.
These records document the lives of individual veterans and the administrative and
public activity of VALB from the organization's inception to the beginning of the
||21.25 linear feet (27 boxes)