Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

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799 Broadway, Room 341
New York
United States

About Us

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is dedicated to educating the American public about the Lincoln Brigade & the Spanish civil war through cultural and educational programs. We develop and facilitate lecture series, museum shows, documentary film festivals, teaching curricula, and publish a quarterly newsletter, The Volunteer.

Founded in 1979 by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB), ALBA is a non profit national organization devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the history of the North American role in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and its aftermath. ALBA oversees a major archive at New York University's Tamiment Library--the most comprehensive historical archive documenting the involvement of North American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War--and supports cultural and educational activities related to the war and its historical, political, artistic, and biographical legacies.

ALBA's governing board is made up of writers, filmmakers, university professors, and cultural workers from the United States and Europe.