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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brown, Archie, 1911-1990.
Title: Archie Brown Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1935-2002, (Bulk 1936-1946-1960-1997)
Abstract: Archie Brown (1911-1990) -- San Francisco waterfront unionist, Communist Party organizer, and active member of the Bay Area Post of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade -- fought with the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain and participated in the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. He served on the Executive Board of International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Local 10, was prosecuted under the Landrum-Griffin Act barring Communists from serving as elected union officials, and won a Supreme Court decision in 1965 that overturned this legislation. This collection documents the full range of his career. Included is his correspondence from Spain and WWII, materials related to his union activism, legal documents pertaining to his indictment and appeal, and personal family papers. These records also provide a comprehensive account of West Coast VALB activities from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Quantity: 4.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Call Phrase: ALBA.207

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Historical/Biographical Note

Archie Brown was born on March 5, 1911 in Sioux City, Iowa to Nathan and Sarah Brown, Russian Jews who immigrated to the United States in the early years of the 20th century. In America, the family name of Breen was changed to Brown, and Nathan, a peddler by trade in Russia, struggled to support his wife and eight children as a teamster in Sioux City, delivering bread and meat to Jewish households throughout the region. In search of greater economic opportunity, Nathan relocated to Oakland, California, and soon after, 13-year-old Archie hopped a freight train to join his father and older brother in gainful employment. There he hawked newspapers and was initiated into labor activism while participating in a newsboys' strike in 1928. Members of the Trade Union Education League (TUEL), the labor-organizing wing of the Communist Party, helped the newsboys advance their cause, and fostered Brown's political education. He joined the Young Communist League (YCL) the following year and soon was taking part in efforts to organize agricultural workers, many of them migrant Mexicans and Dust-Bowl refugees. Brown's talents as a persuasive and indefatigable organizer came to the fore early on. A frequent orator at rallies and meetings, Brown was arrested at a YCL event in San Pedro in 1934 and charged with disturbing the peace; he received a three-month sentence. Following his release, he joined the International Longshoremen's Association, a forerunner to the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), and became a moving force in organizing waterfront workers in the San Francisco Bay area. It was during this time that Brown met Esther ("Hon") Matlin at a YCL dance. By 1936 the couple were married. Theirs was an enduring union that produced four children and lasted over 50 years.

With the overthrow of the popularly elected government in Spain by fascist forces in 1936, the Communist Party began recruiting volunteers to join the International Brigades' defense of the beleaguered nation. Brown's younger brother Frank ("Bimbo") was among the initial recruits from ILWU, Local 10 to enter the fray early in 1937. Archie, by now an important Party leader and well-known labor radical in the San Francisco area, was denied a passport by the local passport agency (his claims of wanting to pursue studies in France were met with incredulity). Undeterred, he traveled to New York City and in May 1938, after three months of unsuccessful efforts to obtain a passport, stowed away on a ship bound for France, to make his way to Spain. He arrived in time to serve with the Lincoln Brigade as company commissar in the Ebro Offensive and in the final bloody retreats of the war. Following the withdrawal of the International Brigades from Spain, Brown sailed from France to New York (this time as a third-class passenger) on the S.S. Ausonia in December 1938.

Back in San Francisco, Brown returned to the waterfront and the Communist Party. In 1940, Brown ran for the Congress in the 4th District on the CP ticket. Although never elected, he was for many years a perennial candidate for a variety of offices on the Party line. During World War II, Brown enlisted in the U.S. Army, trained at Fort Hood, Texas and, in February 1945, shipped out to Europe where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge with the 76th Infantry Division. He remained overseas until early 1946, serving with the occupation forces in Europe. Upon his return he was named state trade-union director for the Communist Party. Cold War politics made the labor movement and the militant left targets of mounting hostility and judicial assault. Brown was directed by the CP to go into hiding, and for four years he led a shadow existence shuttling between safe houses and permitted only rare visits with his family. He emerged again in 1955, resumed work as a longshoreman and, although he resigned from his full-time position as a Communist Party organizer, remained a staunch adherent to the movement.

During the final years of the 1950s, Brown continued his union activities and served as an Executive Board member of the ILWU, Local 10. In 1960 Brown was subpoenaed and appeared as a hostile witness before the House Un-American Activities Committee at hearings held in San Francisco's City Hall. As Brown delivered a defiant statement, protestors against the proceedings poured into the hearing room. Pandemonium erupted and the Committee had Brown forcibly ejected. Three days of demonstrations ensued, led to scores of arrests, and earned Brown national notoriety for his role in the protests. By the following year, Brown was again drawing fire. This time he was arrested and charged with violation of a provision of the 1959 Landrum-Griffin Act which barred Communists from serving as union officers. In 1963 he was convicted. Following a Federal Court of Appeals decision in Brown's favor, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the legislation in 1965. Brown retired from Local 10 in 1977 and, with Hon, assumed the leadership of the Bay Area Post of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB). Along with members of VALB, Brown engaged in a range of activist efforts, including protests on behalf of the Sandinistas in Nicaragua and in opposition to the Pinochet government in Chile, and the provision of humanitarian aid and technical support to El Salvador and Cuba. In 1986 Brown, and veterans from around the world, returned to Spain to mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the International Brigades. On November 23, 1990, Brown died after battling cancer. He was 79 years old.

Sources:

  • Schwartz, Stephen. "Archie Brown: He Won Key Court Ruling." San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 1990.
  • Wiese, Timothy. "San Francisco Labor Activist Archie Brown." MA thesis, Sonoma State University, 1999.

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Scope and Content Note

Series I: Personal Papers, 1936-1990. The materials in this series document the broad range of Brown's experiences from the months leading up to and including his time in Spain, through his WWII service, and into the 1960s and the court cases related to his union's violation of the Landrum-Griffin Act. This series also includes family papers and memorabilia.

Sub-series A: Spanish Civil War. This subseries contains Brown's letters to his wife Esther -- referred to as "Hon" -- that cover the period from his departure from California in February 1938, through his return to New York in December 1938. In these letters he recounts his cross-country journey to New York City and sojourn there, the outgoing voyage as a stowaway his duties in Spain, and his political observations. Esther was also the recipient of letters from other volunteers including Douglas Male and Archie's brother Frank (Bimbo), and these letters can also be found in this series. Additional materials include military documents, identification and membership cards; a copy of Volunteer for Liberty annotated with Spanish and American signatures; and a seven-page handwritten letter to Brown from Harry Bridges, President of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), with news of the waterfront unions and the State A.F.L. convention.

Subseries B: World War II. In addition to Brown's letters to Hon documenting his military service from June 1944 through January 1946, there are several V-mail letters from fellow Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran John (Jack) Lucid, military documents, and Brown's dog tags. Also in this series are several letters written by Brown to his young son Douglas, offering gentle instruction on class struggle, race and the evils of bigotry.

Subseries C: General. Among the materials to be found in this series are legal briefs and clippings related to Brown's indictment and appeal for violation of the Landrum-Griffin Act; documents related to his activities with the waterfront workers and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU); Brown's Communist Party membership card and a piece of his election campaign literature; correspondence from supporters and detractors; and materials related to his wife Hon, their children and their extended family. Also here is a copy of Timothy Wiese's master's thesis on Archie Brown's long career as a radical labor activist.

Series II: Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Bay Area Post, 1940; 1967-2002.This series, consisting of records of the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Bay Area Post, offers a comprehensive account of the West Coast veterans' activities from the 1970s through the 1990s. Included in these records are minutes, correspondence, and materials related to annual celebrations and events; documentation of VALB's activism on behalf of El Salvador and Nicaragua; and clippings and memorabilia related to anniversary visits by Abraham Lincoln and International Brigades veterans to Spain. These records also reflect Esther Brown's ongoing work on behalf of VALB following her husband's death in 1990.

Series III: Oversize Material, 1945; 1960.This series includes two folders: a folder of clippings pertaining to the House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings and protest, and a folder of Armed Forces periodicals from WWII.

Arrangement

Series I is arranged alphabetically within each sub-series. Series II and III are arranged alphabetically.

The files are grouped into three series:

Missing Title

  1. I, Personal Papers, 1936-1990
    A: Spanish Civil War
    B: World War II
    C: General
  2. II, Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade: Bay Area Post, 1940; 1967-2002
  3. III, Oversize Material, 1945; 1960

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Bridges, Harry, 1901-
  • Brown, Archie, 1911-1990.
  • Wiese, Timothy
  • Male, Douglas Wayne.
  • Lucid, John M., 1915-1977
  • Brown, Frank
  • Brown, Esther Matlin

Document Type

  • Briefs (legal documents)
  • Personal papers.
  • Correspondence.
  • Articles.
  • Legal documents.

Subject Organizations

  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Abraham Lincoln Battalion
  • United States. Army
  • Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. Brigada Internacional, XV
  • Spain. Ejercito Popular de la Republica. MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
  • Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union

Subject Topics

  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939.
  • Labor unions -x Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Ebro River, Battle of the, Spain, 1938.

Subject Places

  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Campaigns.
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American.
  • United States |x Armed Forces |v Periodicals.
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Spain |x History |y Civil War, 1936-1939 |v Periodicals.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The Archie Brown Collection was donated to New York University by Brown's widow, Esther Matlin Brown, in March 2003.

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 donor were transferred to New York University. 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 at the Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

John (Jack) M. Lucid Papers, ALBA #206.

Douglas Wayne Male Papers, ALBA #223.

ALBA collections at the Tamiment Library.

Separated Material

Photographs and audiotapes from the Archie Brown Collection have been transferred to the non-print section of the ALBA collection in the Tamiment Library.

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Container List

Series I: Personal Papers

Subseries A: Spanish Civil War

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Associacio d'Amics de la Unio-Sovietica: Membership Card
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Billeting Pass
Nov 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Carnet Militar
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Christmas Greetings: Issued by International Brigades
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Citations and Certificates of Merit issued by: International Brigade; Ministerio de la Guerra (Spanish Army); Socors Roig de Catalunya; Union de Muchachas
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence: Bridges, Harry to Archie Brown
Sep 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Feb 1938-May 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Jun 1938-Jul 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Aug 1938-Sep 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Oct 1938-Dec 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence: Brown, Esther (Hon) to Archie Brown
Sep 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence: Brown, Frank (Bimbo) to Archie Brown
Nov 1937-May 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Brown Frank (Bimbo) to Esther (Hon) Brown
Apr 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Eggen, Julius Jack Leonard to Esther Brown
Sep 1936
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence: International Association of Machinists to Archie Brown
Oct 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence: Male, Douglas to "Mother"
undated , Nov 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Smith, Oliver to Archie Brown
Jan 1939
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Villar, Jose to Archie Brown
Dec 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 20 English - Spanish Grammar (Prepared for the English-speaking units of the International Brigades)
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Orders of the Day (photocopies)
Feb 1937-Nov 1937
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Our Fight (15th Brigade Newsletter)
Aug 1938
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Postcard: Fleet of the Spanish Republic (inscribed by "Jim")
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Sailing Ephemera: Berthing and Dining Cards
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Socors Roig de Catalunya: Membership Card
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Spanish Communist Party: Membership Card
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Voice of the Federation (Maritime Federation of the Pacific): "Archie Brown Sends More Word from Spain," clipping
1938
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Volunteer for Liberty (Annotated with Spanish and American signatures)
Sep 1938

Subseries B: World War II

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Brown, Esther: Military Pass
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Douglas Brown
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Jun 1944-Aug 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Sep 1944-Oct 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Nov 1944-Dec 1944
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther Brown
Jan 1945-Feb 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Mar 1945-Apr 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
May 1945-Jun 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Jul 1945-Aug 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Sep 1945-Oct 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Hon) Brown
Nov 1945-Jan 1946
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Correspondence: Brown, Esther (Hon) to Archie Brown
1945
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Correspondence: Dobbs, Benjamin to Archie Brown
Nov 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 42 Correspondence: Lucid, John (Jack) to Archie Brown (V-Mail)
Aug 1943-Dec 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 43 Correspondence: Odette to Archie Brown (in French and English)
Oct 1945
Box: 1 Folder : 44 Documents and Ephemera: Safe Conduct Pass, Ration Card, Receipts, Nazi Propaganda, Letter (German and French)
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 45 Dog Tags
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 46 Graphic Work: Satirical Cartoon of Army Life (in pencil)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 47 Military Documents: Pay Record, Ration Card, Personnel Record, Immunization Register, Certificate of Captured Equipment
1944-1945
Box: 1 Folder : 48 Selective Service Classification Cards
1940-1944

Subseries C: General

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Anti-Semitism: Articles
1965-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Black, Elaine: Clippings and Leaflet (photocopies)
1935
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Brown, Archie: Communist Party Membership Book
1944
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Brown, Archie: Identity and Membership Cards
undated , 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Brown, Archie: Retirement Testimonial
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Brown, Archie: "San Francisco Labor Activist Archie Brown" (Master's Thesis by Timothy Wiese)
1999
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Brown, Archie: Union and Membership Cards; Dues Book; Pay Stubbs
undated , 1936-1944
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Brown, Archie: Young Communist League: Membership Card and Delegate Ticket
1935 , 1937
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Brown, Esther: Membership and Picket Cards, Certificates, HS Diploma, Clipping
undated , 1935-1945 , 1982
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Brown Family: Birth and Anniversary Announcements; Report Card
1937-1955 , 1986
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Citizens Exchange Corp: Soviet Amity Trip
1969
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Communist Party Campaign Literature (San Francisco): Archie Brown for Congress, 4th District
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Communist Party: Clippings
undated , 1961-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence: Brown, Archie to Esther (Birthday Cards and Notes)
undated , 1940-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Correspondence: Brown Children (Susan, Douglas, Stephanie)
undated , 1949-1952 , 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence: Crank Letters
undated , 1962
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Correspondence: General
undated , 1942-1987
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Correspondence: Hall, Gus
1977
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Correspondence: Matlin Family to Esther Brown
undated , 1935-1938
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): FBI File and Correspondence
1962-1978
Box: 2 Folder : 21 House Committee on Un-American Activities: San Francisco Hearings and Protest
1960-1961
Box: 2 Folder : 22 International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU)
undated , 1938-1974
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Landrum-Griffin Act: Archie Brown Indictment and Appeal
1961-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Landrum-Griffin Act: Archie Brown Indictment and Appeal: Clippings
1961-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Mementos and Artifacts: Package of Germany Cigarettes, Two Small Flags with Five-pointed Star
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Partido dels Comuniste de Catalunya: Pamphlet and Stickers
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Repatriation of Greek Political Refugees: International Conference
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 28 San Francisco County Campaign Committee, Communist Party: Archie Brown for Congress, 4th District: Leaflet
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Schneiderman-Darcy Defense Committee
[1952]
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Travel: Germany, France, Belgium, Soviet Union
1966
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Travel: Spain, Greece, Naples, Kiev (Notes and Correspondence)
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Wofsy, Leon: "What's Happening to Soviet Socialism"
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Workmen's Time Book
1939-1940

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Series II: VALB: Bay Area Post

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives
1989-2000
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Anniversary: 4th Commemoration
1940
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Anniversary: 30th - 34th Commemorations
1967-1971
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Anniversary: 39th Commemoration
1976
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Anniversary: 41st Commemoration
1978
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Anniversary: 42nd - 44th Commemorations
1979-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Anniversary: 45th Commemoration
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Anniversary: 46th Commemoration
1983
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Anniversary: 47th Commemoration
1984
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Anniversary: 48th Commemoration
1984-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Anniversary: 50th Commemoration: Dinner
1987
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Anniversary: 50th Commemoration: Exhibits, Events, Performances
1985-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Anniversary: 51st Commemoration
1987-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Anniversary: 52nd Commemoration
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Anniversary: 53rd Commemoration
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Anniversary: 54th Commemoration
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Anniversary: 55th Anniversary
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Anniversary: 56th Commemoration
1993
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Anniversary: 57th Commemoration
1994
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Anniversary: 58th Commemoration
1994-1995
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Anniversary: 59th Commemoration
1996
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Anniversary: 62nd Commemoration
1999
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Anniversary: 63rd Commemoration
1999-2000
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Australian Volunteers
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Chile: Politics and Aid
undated , 1992
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Chile: Valparaiso Maritime Workers
1985-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Communist Party of Canada
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Correspondence
undated , 1963-1974
Box: 3 Folder : 29 Correspondence
1975-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 30 Correspondence
1986-1988
Box: 3 Folder : 31 Correspondence
1989-1990
Box: 3 Folder : 32 Correspondence
1991
Box: 3 Folder : 33 Correspondence
1992
Box: 3 Folder : 34 Correspondence
1993-1994
Box: 3 Folder : 35 Correspondence
1995-1997
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1998-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Cuba: Politics and Aid
1991-1997
Box: 4 Folder : 3 El Salvador: Caravan for Peace and Reconstruction
1992
Box: 4 Folder : 4 El Salvador: Medical Aid
undated , 1985-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 5 El Salvador: Politics
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Fasanella, Ralph
1993-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Financial Reports
1986-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Fundacion Dolores Ibarruri
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Homenaje a las Brigadas Internacionales
Oct 1986
Box: 4 Folder : 10 International Brigades
1984-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Jewish Participation in the Spanish Civil War
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Jewish Participation in the Spanish Civil War: Monument
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Polish Veterans (Dombrowski Brigade): Pension Benefits
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 14 McCarran Act: VALB Defense
1962
Box: 4 Folder : 15 MacKenzie-Papineau Battalion
1978 , 1990
Box: 4 Folder : 16 MacKenzie- Papineau Battalion: Monument
1997
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Minutes: Bay Area VALB Post
undated , 1985-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Minutes: New York VALB Post
undated , 1989-1992
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Monument: Barcelona
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Monument: Seattle
1998
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Monument: VALB Bay Area Members
1997-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Monuments: Clippings
1994-1998
Box: 4 Folder : 23 National Conference
1993
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Nelson, Steve
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Nicaragua Ambulance Fund
1984-1988
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Nicaragua: Politics and Aid
1984-1993
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Nicaragua: VALB trip to
1985-1986
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Nicaragua: Wheelchair Repair Workshop Project
1989-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 29 Oliver Law Scholarship Fund
1993-1994
Box: 4 Folder : 30 Pacific Northwest Labor History Association - Labor History Calendar (with Lincoln Brigade Photo)
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 31 Poetry: Proletariat and Spanish Civil War
undated , 1981
Box: 4 Folder : 32 Scottish Veterans
1989
Box: 4 Folder : 33 Shirai, Jack
1985
Box: 4 Folder : 34 Smith, Jonathan: Bequest
2000
Box: 4 Folder : 35 Spain: Politics: Clippings
1977-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 36 Spain: Trip: Fiftieth Anniversary
1986
Box: 4 Folder : 37 Spain: Homanaje a las Brigadas Internacionales
1996
Box: 4 Folder : 38 Spain: Trip to Barcelona
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 39 Spain: US Foreign Relations
undated , 1967-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 40 Spanish Civil War
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 41 Spanish Civil War: American Participation: Student Paper with Annotations by Brown
1988
Box: 4 Folder : 42 Spanish Civil War: Veterans: Clippings
1977-1991
Box: 4 Folder : 43 Spanish Civil War: Veterans: Clippings (Spanish, Russian, Japanese)
undated , 1986-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 44 Spanish Strikers: VALB Support
1962-1963
Box: 4 Folder : 45 Tecnica: VALB Sponsorship
1987-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 46 Vietnam
undated , 1968-1971
Box: 4 Folder : 47 Yates, James (Jimmy)
1985

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Series III: Oversize Material

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 House Committee on Un-American Activities: San Francisco Hearings and Protest: Clippings
1960
Box: 5 Folder : 2 World War II: Armed Forces Periodicals
1945

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