Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Spanish Civil War Digital Archive

After a year-long digitisation project, more than 4,000 documents relating to the Spanish Civil War have been put online by the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/scw.
The project has resulted in the full digitisation of 46 files from the Trades Union Congress archive, along with more than 100 (mostly revolutionary socialist or anarchist) publications from other collections. The files contain key sources on the conflict, including material on the response of British and international labour, the policy of non-intervention, the ‘Aid Spain’ movement in Britain, the attitudes of the British and French governments, and intervention by Germany and Italy. There are also files on related subjects, including the 1934 uprising in Asturias and Catalonia, and the 1936 Barcelona People’s Olympiad. Full transcriptions are given for all documents, allowing keyword searches across the collection. Background information, including a timeline and maps, has also been included to help researchers understand the context of the documents.

This archive will be invaluable to anybody interested in the Spanish Civil War.

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