Volunteers for Liberty: The Archives of the International Brigades

The Spanish Collection is an internationally significant research resource on the Spanish Civil War, International Brigades and Aid Spain Movement which has been accumulated at the Marx Memorial Library for forty years. Thanks to a grant from The National Archives Cataloguing Grants Scheme the MML is currently undertaking a project to catalogue the Spanish Collection. The catalogue will be available via fully searchable item level descriptions on our online catalogue, making it accessible to new generations of researchers.

Thanks to newly acquired material from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and the families of members of the International Brigades the catalogue will include exciting new material which has not been available to researchers before.

This collaborative project with the International Brigade Memorial Trust will also see the creation of an education pack on the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades for school children. 

International Brigade Association Newsletter

Newsletters of the International Brigade Assocaition digitised and catalogued as part of the Marx Memorial Library's Volunteers for Liberty cataloguing project.

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Mariana, MML Volunteer and cataloguer of our Spanish Collection, tells us about how this collection has inspired a fascinating with the Spanish Civl War and Aid Spain Movement.    "It…
Project Archivist Rose Brown updates the International Brigade Memorial trust on progress with the Volunteers for Liberty project. She writes 'will improve access to the collection, not least among a…
The Marx Memorial Library is home to over 2,500 photographs documenting the Spanish Civil War 1936-39, the Aid Spain Movement, and campaigns against the Franco dictatorship into the 1960s and…
While much of the most regularly consulted material in our Spanish Collection is from the period of the Civil War and the years immediately following it, the collection also includes…
The Marx Memorial Library have recently launched our exciting new project 'Volunteers for Liberty: The Archives of the International Brigades'. The project, funded by The National Archives Cataloguing Grants Programme and…
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