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Guide to the Benjamin Iceland Papers ALBA.054

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY, 10012
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Collection processed by Alix Ross, Oct 2005

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Iceland, Benjamin, 1910-1990
Title: Benjamin Iceland Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1937-1996
Abstract: Ben Iceland (1910-1990) fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War. In civilian life he found work as a social worker, farmer and, finally, as a high-school teacher of Latin. Iceland was an active member of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) and edited VALB’s newsletter, the Volunteer, for eight years. This collection contains correspondence written while Iceland was in Spain and memoirs of his participation in the Spanish Civil War. It also contains correspondence and subject files, most from the 1980s, related to VALB and the Volunteer.
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (3 boxes)
Call Phrase: ALBA.054