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Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Freedom of Information Act Files ALBA.251

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
Title: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Freedom of Information Act Files
Dates [inclusive]: undated
Quantity: 7.5 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
Call Phrase: ALBA.251

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Historical/Biographical Note

These records are a result of a response to Freedom on Information Act requests to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for all records maintained by the organization from its surveillance of VALB. The records reveal surveillance of the organization starting in 1940 and continuing into 1965. The FBI applied some exemptions to the records, resulting in redacted portions in certain documents. These FOIA requests were made by Julia Newman, former executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), an organization of friends and family of veterans, academics, and others interested in exploring and preserving the history of the Lincoln Brigade.

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Scope and Contents

The records contain lists of membership in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, histories of VALB, copies of pamphlets, and other organizational material, news reports that mention VALB, excerpts from books and articles about VALB, documents from the third National Convention of Veterans, and reports detailing the formation, purpose, activities, publications, officers and sponsors of VALB chapters around the country.

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Access Points

Subject Organizations

  • United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

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