The Spanish collections concentrate on twentieth-century political history. Many relate to the Spanish Civil War and include memoirs of US volunteers who fought for the Spanish Republic. Of particular significance are Burnett Bolloten's collected research materials, which are extensive. Other collections pertain to US diplomats in Spain during the Franco era and groups opposed to Franco's dictatorship.


Javier Benedet Papers

Secretary, Acción Demócrata Española, San Francisco, California

Burnett Bolloten Papers

US journalist and historian; United Press war correspondent in Spain, 1936–38

John Davis Lodge Papers

US ambassador to Spain, 1955–61

Joaquín Maurín Papers

Spanish socialist, journalist, and author

Maria Angels Solé Collection

Miscellaneous materials

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Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.

A 1941 poster promoting a concert and dance in the San Francisco Masonic Auditor

Javier Benedet’s Spanish Civil War Collection

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The recently acquired Javier Benedet collection contains significant materials relating to the Spanish Civil War and to fundraising efforts in Northern California on behalf of the Republican side in that conflict. The Benedet papers also provide documentation on the plight of Republican refugees in the aftermath of the Civil War and on the political life of the Spanish anti-fascist diaspora in France, Mexico, and other countries. In terms of volume, the Benedet papers now constitute the second largest collection (after the Burnett Bolloten papers) in the archives pertaining to the Spanish Civil War.

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Herbert Klein named Catedra d'Excelencia at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, Spain

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Herbert Klein is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and Gouverneur Morris Emeritus Professor of History at Columbia University. He was recently named Catedra d'Excelencia at URV for 2011.


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