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Printed Ephemera Collections at Tamiment Library: Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA)

A guide to the Printed Ephemera Collections at NYU's Tamiment Library


The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) Collections of printed ephemera (still known as Vertical Files) are a rich source for background information on the people, events, and topics related to the ALBA collections in the Tamiment Library and include coverage of the International Brigades as well.


The files contain a variety of documents such as newspaper clippings, fliers, brochures, biographical material, anniversary and exhibit programs, obituaries, and other items.


The material is divided into two collections, ALBA VF 1 focuses on Subjects and ALBA VF 2 focuses on Individuals.

Images from the Collection

Images from left to right:

First Row:

"From a Hospital in Spain" - Collection: ALBA VF 1, Folder: Nurses

"The Good Fight" - Collection: ALBA VF 1, Folder: Films: "Good Fight, The": General

Second Row:

"The Autobiography of..." - Collection: ALBA VF 2, Folder: Ibarruri, Dolores, 1895-1989

"Spain and Peace" - Collection: ALBA VF 2, Folder: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973