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Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904-1985
Title: Alvah Bessie Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1936-1985, (Bulk 1936-1939; 1967-1985)
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Alvah Bessie (1904-1985) was an author and screenwriter who fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain, and was later blacklisted as one of the "Hollywood Ten" cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) hearings on the influence of the Communist Party in the motion-picture industry. This collection chiefly documents Bessie’s activities and writings related to the Spanish Civil War, and his affiliation with the Veterans with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB). Included are the hand-written journals kept by Bessie during his 11 months of service in Spain from January through December 1938, military documents, a working draft of his memoir Men in Battle, and the typescript of  Spain Again. This collection also contains subject files pertaining to the Bay Area Chapter VALB, and materials related to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade anthology Bessie was engaged in editing at the time of his death.
Quantity: 3.25 Linear Feet in 6 manuscript boxes and 1 folder in an oversize shared box
Call Phrase: ALBA.024

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Historical/Biographical Note

Alvah Bessie was born in New York City on June 4, 1904 to Daniel Nathan Cohen Bessie, a successful businessman and inventor, and Adeline Schlesinger. The younger of two boys, Bessie was raised in ease in the then-prosperous precincts of Harlem. He attended public school, graduated from Dewitt Clinton High School and, in 1920, enrolled in Columbia University. Bessie's rebellious nature often placed him at odds with his father's conservative values and authoritarian manner. When, in 1922, Daniel Bessie died after suffering a severe economic setback, he left his family in a precarious financial state, but Alvah Bessie free to pursue his own ambitions. Bessie completed his degree and graduated from Columbia in 1924 with a B.A. in English. Through a friend, he found work as an actor with Eugene O'Neill's Provincetown Players. For the next four years Bessie immersed himself in the New York theater scene, performing with the Provincetown Players, the Theatre Guild and with actor-manager Walter Hampden's repertory company in a production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Recognizing his limited talent as an actor, he left the theater and, in 1928, traveled to France to join the community of American expatriates in Paris intent on becoming a writer.

During his brief stay in France, he worked as a rewrite man at the Paris-Times, and wrote "Redbird," his first short story to receive publication. He returned to New York in 1929, and for the next six years, his stories, essays, and reviews appeared in  The  New Republic,  Scribner's,  Atlantic Monthly,  Saturday Review of Literature,  Collier'sand  Story. In July 1930, he married Mary Burnett, a puppet-maker and artist. The couple moved to Vermont and had two boys -- Daniel and David. Bessie began work on his first novel,  Dwell in the Wilderness. During this time, Bessie also began to study Marxist theory and question his political convictions. Bessie was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship following the publication of his novel in 1935, and, with his family, returned to New York. Back in the City, Bessie began to move in more radical circles, and in 1936 he became a member of the Communist Party. In 1935 he joined the staff of the  Brooklyn Daily Eagle, serving as drama and book editor. His tenure at the paper was marked by dissent. His radical stance on striking maritime workers in 1936 and on the Spanish Civil War ran counter to management's more conservative views. A final dispute with the paper stemmed from his praise of French novelist and aviator Andre Malraux's efforts to organize a squadron of French flyers to aid the Spanish Republic. In 1937 he resigned from the  Eagleand went to work in the public relations office of the Spanish Information Bureau, a New York agency of the Republican Government. During this period, the Bessies' marriage began to founder. The couple separated and soon after divorced.

On January 22, 1938, Bessie sailed to Spain on the S.S. Lafayetteto join the International Brigade's fight against the Franco-led rebellion. Although he earned his pilot's license before leaving for Spain with the objective of serving as a flyer, he was assigned to a front-line combat unit with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, participating in the Ebro offensive from July to September 1938, and attaining the rank of sergeant-adjutant. He also served as a correspondent for the International Brigade's publication  The Volunteer for Liberty. He daily chronicled his personal experiences in a series of notebooks, and upon his return to the United States, these jottings became the basis of his wartime memoirs,  Men in Battle(1939). From 1939 to 1943, Bessie was film and theatre critic for the  New Masses, and, under a pseudonym, wrote a regular column for a Young Communist League publication. He remained active in the Spanish Republican cause, working on behalf of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee writing articles and delivering speeches.

In 1943 he moved to California and started writing screenplays when Warner Brothers studios hired him as a contract writer. During World War II, he served as Second Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, Los Angeles Squadron 3. In 1945 his original story that was the basis for the screenplay of "Objective Burma" was nominated for an Academy Award. His other screen credits from this time include, "Hotel Berlin," "The Very Thought of You," "Northern Pursuit, " and "Smart Woman." He was fired from Warner Brothers in 1945 in the wake of his outspoken support of striking studio workers. In September 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) launched an investigation on the influence of the Communist Party in the motion-picture industry. Over fifty people were called to testify and answer questions regarding political affiliations and associations. Bessie, along with nine other Hollywood figures, refused to comply with the Committee's demands. They were cited for contempt of Congress, given one-year prison sentences, and became known as the "Hollywood Ten." Bessie served out his term in a federal correctional facility in Texarkana, Texas and was blacklisted in Hollywood.

After his release from prison, Bessie was not able to get work in the film industry or elsewhere in Los Angeles, so he relocated to San Francisco and found employment with the International Longshoremen's and Warehouseman's Union as assistant editor of the union's newspaper, The Dispatcher. In 1951 he edited,  The Heart of Spain, an anthology of writings on the Spanish Civil War published and distributed by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. He worked as stage manager and lighting technician for the hungry i nightclub (1956-1963), an experience that inspired the novel,  One for My Baby(1980), and as a cultural critic on the  People's Daily World (1957-1960), sometimes using a pseudonym. In the mid-1960s, he worked briefly as a publicist for several San Francisco arts organizations, including the San Francisco Mime Troupe and the San Francisco Film Festival.

Alvah Bessie married Sylviane Martin in 1963. (Martin was his third wife; his second marriage, to Helen Clare Nelson, ended in divorce). In 1968, Bessie collaborated on the Spanish film, Espana otra vez, and offered an account of the production and his return to Spain in his memoir  Spain Again. He remained active in the Bay Area Chapter of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, and was honored, in 1975, at their 39th Anniversary Dinner. Before he could complete work on  Our Fight, a VALB anthology devoted to the writings of Lincoln Brigade veterans, Bessie died of a heart attack on July 21, 1985, at the age of 81.

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Scope and Content Note

Series I: Spanish Civil War:

Subseries A.: Documents, Undated; 1938.

This series contains documents related to Bessie's activities during the Spanish Civil War. Notable are the four hand-written journals in which Bessie kept a record of his 11 months of service in Spain from January through December 1938. A typed transcription of these journals is available here as well. (These journals were published posthumously by his son Dan Bessie in 2001). In addition to a range of military documents, and Bessie's repatriation papers, this series includes propaganda leaflets distributed by the Fascist forces (in Spanish with annotated English translations) that were intended to demoralize the Republican troops.

Series I: Spanish Civil War:

Subseries B. Artifacts, Undated; 1938; 1976.

The artifacts in the series are mementos from Spain and commemorative objects that Bessie acquired following the war. Of particular interest are the corporal's stripes and International Brigade insignia from Bessie's uniform.

Series II: Writings, 1939; 1946-1984.

This series includes a working draft of Men in Battle, and typescript of  Spain Again. Notable is Bessie's 1972 treatment of "The Volunteers," a screenplay based on the life and death of James Lardner, a volunteer who was killed in action during the final days of foreign participation in the Spanish Civil War. Bessie, Lincoln Brigade veteran Arthur Landis, and Bessie's son Dan, later reworked the script, renamed it "The Volunteer," and unsuccessfully sought to have the project produced. Correspondence between the three collaborators and revisions related to this project are located in this series. Also included are the texts of three speeches delivered by Bessie in the 1940s on the plight of Spanish refugees.

Series III: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Anthology, Undated; 1937-1939; 1967-1985.

This series includes materials related to the VALB anthology that Bessie was engaged in editing at the time of his death. Originally titled "The Good Fight," the anthology was published after Bessie's death as Our Fightunder the editorship of Albert Prago. The anthology, which was intended as a fiftieth anniversary publication, was chiefly devoted to veterans' accounts of their experiences during and after the war. The bulk of this series is made up of submissions from veterans for this project. Many of these writings are photocopies or transcriptions of previously published works. However, some notable exceptions include a transcription of David Gordon's diary written in 1939 following his release from a Fascist prisoner of war camp; an excerpted memoir by Arthur Timpson; and three essays written by Ben Iceland shortly after his return from Spain. Some of these submissions include correspondence. This series also includes a prospectus for the anthology and general correspondence and notes related to this project.

Series IV: Subject Files, 1936-1985.

This series includes materials related to Bessie's activities the Bay Area Chapter of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Spanish Civil War anniversaries and symposia, and correspondence with veterans, much of which relates to the VALB anthology. A letter from Steven Nelson offers an account of escorting Lillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker through Valencia in the fall of 1937. Some notable materials in this series include a copy of a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Milton Wolff related to their falling out over For Whom the Bell Tolls; inscribed reprints from Robert Rosenstone; promotional material and correspondence generated by Bessie related to screenings of the documentary "To Die in Madrid"; and correspondence, clippings and speeches from the 1975 VALB tribute to Bessie. The series also contains Bessie's membership cards from VALB, the American Newspaper Guild, and the Screenwriters Guild.

Arrangement

Series I, Arranged alphabetically within Subseries. Series II, Arranged alphabetically by genre (article, books, essays, screenplays, etc.) and than alphabetically by title. Series III and IV are arranged alphabetically.

Organized into four series:

Missing Title

  1. I. Spanish Civil War
  2. II. Writings, 1939; 1946-1984.
  3. III. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Anthology, Undated; 1937-1939; 1967-1985.
  4. IV. Subject Files, 1936-1985.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lardner, James, 1914-1938
  • Nelson, Steve, 1903-1993
  • Landis, Arthur H., 1917-1986
  • Bessie, Dan.
  • Bessie, Alvah Cecil, 1904-1985
  • Wolff, Milton.
  • Iceland, Benjamin, 1910-1990
  • Rosenstone, Robert A.
  • Timpson, Arthur
  • Gordon, David, 1909-1973

Document Type

  • Drafts (documents)
  • Speeches.
  • Correspondence.
  • Biography files.
  • Articles.

Subject Organizations

  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Bay Area Post
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Brigada Internacional, XV
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Abraham Lincoln Battalion
  • Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee

Subject Topics

  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.
  • Ebro River, Battle of the, Spain, 1938.

Subject Places

  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |v Biography.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Personal narratives.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Literature and the war.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Campaigns.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American.
  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |v Poetry.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The bulk of the material was purchased by Bruce Rubenstein and donated to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives in July 1994. Alvah Bessie’s son Dan donated additional materials in November 1994.This collection came to New York University in January 2001 as part of the original acquisition of ALBA collections, formerly housed at Brandeis University.

Access Restrictions

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives for more information and to schedule an appointment, tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

Use Restrictions

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 materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. For more information, contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu or 212-998-2630.

Preferred Citation

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.

Related Material

ALBA collections at the Tamiment Library.

Alvah Bessie Papers, 1929-1985. Wisconsin Historical Society. U.S. Mss 59AN.

James Lardner Papers, ALBA #67.

Arthur H. Landis Papers, ALBA #66

Separated Material

Photographs from the Alvah Bessie Collection have been transferred to the non-print section of the ALBA collection in the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives.

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Container List

Series I: Spanish Civil War, 1938-1976

Subseries I:A: Documents, 1938

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Carnet de Honor
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Carnet Mititar
1938
Box: MSOS006 Certificate of Service
November 10, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Citation of Honor (Signed Certificates with Color Graphics)
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Clippings
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Fascist Propaganda Leaflets (In Spanish with English Translations)
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Ibarruri, Dolores ("La Pasionaria"): Farewell Address to the International Brigades
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 7 International Brigade Leaflet (Dropped by Planes during Barcelona Parade)
Oct 29, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Journal #1 (Handwritten)
Jan 22, 1938-Apr 15, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Journal #2 (Handwritten)
Apr 10, 1938-Jul 26, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Journal #3 (Handwritten)
Jul 27, 1938-Sep 7, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Journal #4 (Handwritten) and Blotter
Oct 5, 1938-Dec 4, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Journals #1-4 (Typescript)
Jan 22, 1938-Dec 4, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Lopoff, Aaron: Condolence Letter
Sep 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Mess Allowance Receipt
Nov 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Order for Promotion
Sep 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Orders from the Commissariat
Sep 23, 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Repatriation Papers
Nov 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Salvoconducto (Safe Conduct Pass) and Annotated Expense Report
Sep 1938

Subseries I:B: Artifacts, 1938; 1976

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Belt
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Commemorative Figurine: Catalan Boy
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Flag: International Brigade (4"x 6")
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Key Ring: Fortieth International Brigade Souvenir
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Military Patches: International Brigade Insignia and Corporal Stripes
1938

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Series II: Writings, 1939; 1946-1984

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Article: "Reunion in Florence"
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Book: Men in Battle, Original Working Draft, pp. 1-107 (Includes introductory note by Dan Bessie)
1939 , 1977
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Book: Men in Battle, Original Working Draft, pp. 108-175
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Book: Men in Battle, Original Working Draft, pp. 176-254
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Book: Men in Battle, Original Working Draft, pp. 255-291, plus index and inserts
1939
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Book: Spain  Again: Front Matter  (typescript) pp. 1-100
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Book: Spain  Again(Photocopied typescript) pp. 1-100
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Book: Spain  Again(Photocopied typescript) pp. 101-234
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Book: Spain  Again(Photocopied typescript) pp. 235-283
1968
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Essay: "Hesitation Waltz" (Edited Draft)
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Eulogy: In Memory of Frieda Wolff, from The Volunteer
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Poem: "For My Dead Brother," a Tribute to Aaron Lapoff (Published in Masses and Mainstream)
1953
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Screenplay: "The Volunteer": Correspondence and Revisions
1973-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Screenplay: "The Volunteer": Outline by A. Bessie and Arthur Landis
ca.1975
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Screenplay: "The Volunteers": Treatment
1972
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Speech: Fascism and Spain: Delivered in San Francisco and Los Angeles
1946 , 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Speech: Spanish Refugee Appeal
Nov 1951
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Speech: Spanish Refugee Appeal
May 1953

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Series III: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Anthology, 1937-1939; 1967-1985

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Amery, Al: Memoir (Excerpts) and Poems
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Anthology: Correspondence and Notes
undated , 1985
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Anthology: Prospectus
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Anthology: Prospectus, Partial Draft
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Anthology: Rejected from Consideration: Non-Veteran Writings Published between 1936-1944
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Bailey, Bill: "Homage to Joe Bianca," Published in The Volunteer
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Bailey, Bill: Kid from Hoboken(Excerpt)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Bessie, Alvah: "For My Dead Brother," Poem in Tribute to Aarpm Lapoff, Originally Published in Masses and Mainstream, 1953
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Carsman, Sam: Memoirs (Excerpt)
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Cloke, Richard: Selected Poems
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Cogswell, Theodore: Biographical Material
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Colodny, Robert: "Corpus Duende" (Excerpted Radio Drama)
ca.1982
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Colodny, Robert: "Spain and Vietnam" (Pamphlet) and remarks on US Relations with Spain
undated , 1967
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Crome, Len: "Walter a Soldier in Spain, " (Essay on Karol Swierczewski)
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Geiser, Carl: "Prisoners of the Good Fight" (Excerpted transcripts) and Biographical Material.
undated , 1984
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Geiser, Carl: Spanish Civil War Letters (transcripts)
1985
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Gerlach, John R. "Behind Enemy Lines"
undated
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Goldring, Benjamin: Articles and Obituaries
undated , 1976-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Gordon, David: Spanish Civil War Diary (transcript)
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Greenspan, Celia and George Marion: Spanish Civil War Correspondence (photocopies)
Sep 1939-Aug 1937
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Hemingway, Ernest: "On the American Dead in Spain," Originally Published in New Masses(copy)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Iceland, Benjamin: "Almansa" (photocopied typescript)
1939
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Iceland, Benjamin: "Big Retreat" (photocopied typescript)
1939
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Iceland, Benjamin: "Last Months in Spain" (photocopied typescript)
1939
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Iceland, Benjamin: "Teruel" (photocopied typescript)
1939
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Jones, James Moore: Memoirs (Excerpt)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Kaufman, Sid: Edited Spanish Civil War Diary and Oral History Excerpts (Published in The Volunteer)
1983
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Lardner, James: Spanish Civil War Correspondence, 1938 (photocopies)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Lending, Edward: "Los Rompedores"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Manners, Robert: "Letter to Spain," Published in Columbia  Poetry, 1939(photocopy)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 12 McCarthy, Bill: Poem, Untitled
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Nelson, Steve: "Doing it the Hard Way," Excerpt from The Volunteers(photocopy)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Nelson, Steve: Steve Nelson: American Radical(photocopied excerpt)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Newman, Sol: "Hoax or History: Hugh Thomas’ The Spanish Civil War," Essay (photocopied typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Percikow, Henri: Poems
1972-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Persoff, Jim (Jacob): "Paseo at Villaneuva de Santa Clara"
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Prago, Albert: "A Visit with Eight Spanish Woman," Pamphlet (photocopy)
undated , 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Rolfe, Edwin: Selected Poems, Originally Published in New Masses, 1944 (photocopy)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Steck, Robert: Biographical Mateiral on Carmelo Delgado, Leo Grachow, Walter Grant, Albert Ziegler
undated , 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Timpson, Arthur: Memoirs (Excerpt)
undated , 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Wallach, Hy: "Captured by Fascists," Published in The Volunteer
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Watt, George: "Reunion in Hamme"
undated , 1984
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Weissman, Irving: "The Return," Originally Published in The  Massachusetts Review(photocopy)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Wesson, Neil: Poems and Biographical Material (photocopied typescript)
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Wolff, Milton: "Remember This, " Essay
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Wolff, Milton: Three Poems, Originally Published in The San Fernando Poetry Journal(photocopy)
undated

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Series IV: Subject Files, 1936-1985

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Allen, Richard Sanders: Spanish Civil War Aviators and Aviation
undated , 1981-1982
Box: 5 Folder : 2 American Participation in the Spanish Civil War, Historiographical Essay
1970
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Bessie, Alvah: Membership Cards: American Newspaper Guild, Screenwriters Guild, VALB
1936-1953
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Busch, Ernst: Clipping
1975
Box: 5 Folder : 5 City College Volunteers-in-Spain Memorial Ceremony
1980
Box: 5 Folder : 6 "Corpus Duende: Echoes of the Spanish Civil War": Radio Drama with Performances by Eli Wallach
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Amery, Al
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Bailey, Bill
1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Cloke, Richard
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Cogswell, Theodore
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Colodny, Robert
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Colow, Maury
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Fishman, Moe
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Gerlach, John
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Goldring, Benjamin
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Grunblatt, Jacques
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Iceland, Benjamin
undated , 1985
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Incoming (General)
undated , 1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Landis, Arthur
undated , 1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Lending, Edward
1983-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Correspondence: Love, Vaughn
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Correspondence: Martin, Fredericka
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Correspondence: Nelson, Steve
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Correspondence: Smorodin, Abe
1985
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Correspondence: Tabb, Herbert (Hy)
undated , 1985
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Correspondence: Watt, George
1984-1985
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Cowley, Malcolm: "Lament for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade," Published in the Sewanee Review
1984
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Film Proposal: "A Valley in Spain," by Ray Perez
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Franco and the Jews: Book Proposal with Introduction and Outline (Author Unidentified)
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 30 Geiser, Carl: Trip to Spain: Notes on Archival Research and Battle Sites
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Hecht, Joseph: Transcribed World War II Letter, Photocopies of Purple Certificates and Photograph
1944-1945 , 1984
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Hemingway, Ernest: Letter to Milton Wolff (typed copy)
1940
Box: 5 Folder : 33 International Brigade: Fortieth Anniversary Conference in Florence
Oct 1976
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee: Correspondence between Edward Barsky and Sumner Welles
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Rolfe, Edwin: "Elegia" (Inscribed copy)
1950
Box: 5 Folder : 36 Rosenstone, Robert: Inscribed Reprints and Correspondence
1967-1968
Box: 5 Folder : 37 Spain: Opus Dei
1971 , 1975
Box: 5 Folder : 38 Spain: Carabanchel 10: Petition to Franco
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 39 Spain: Clippings
1980
Box: 5 Folder : 40 Spain: Clippings
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 41 Spain: Clippings
1982
Box: 5 Folder : 42 Spain: Clippings
1983
Box: 5 Folder : 43 Spain: Clippings
1984-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Spain: Politics: Essays and Articles
1971-1979
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Spanish Civil War: Barcelona University Colloquium
Apr 1979
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Spanish Civil War: Battle of the Ebro: Fortieth Anniversary
Aug 1978
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Spanish Civil War: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colloquium Agenda
May 1969
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Spanish Civil War Symposium: Dartmouth College
Apr 1981
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Tisa, John: Recalling the Good Fight: Promotional Material
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 7 "To Die in Madrid" (Documentary): Promotional Material, Correspondence, Clippings
1965-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Veterans: Combat and Medical Personnel: Contact Sheets
undated , 1984
Box: 6 Folder : 9 VALB: Anniversary Commemorations: Fiftieth
1986
Box: 6 Folder : 10 VALB: Anniversaries and Events: Leaflets, Programs and Clippings
1978-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 11 VALB: Bay Area Chapter
1979-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 12 VALB: Clippings
1980-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 13 VALB: Correspondence
undated , 1977-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 14 VALB: Leaflet: Edward Barsky and Milton Wolff Lecture
1955
Box: 6 Folder : 15 VALB: Promotional Campaign for Heart of Spain
1954
Box: 6 Folder : 16 VALB: Reagan, Ronald
1984-1985
Box: 6 Folder : 17 VALB: Tribute to Alvah Bessie (Thirty-Ninth Anniversary Dinner)
Feb 1975
Box: 6 Folder : 18 VALB: Veterans Rights Committee: Pamphlet
1981

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