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Zablackas Spanish Civil War Collection

Identifier: MS-0276

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 155 items of Spanish Civil War materials, including children's books, military documents and regalia, money, trade cards, receipts, news magazines, postcards, and other propaganda.


  • Creation: 1937-1938


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

Biographical Note

Vete Zablackas was born in Akron, Ohio, and was working as an editor in New York in 1937 when he traveled to Spain and voluntarily enlisted with Spanish Republican Forces in an International Brigade. He fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War, primarily in the Pyrenees Mountains along the French border, from 1937 to 1938 when he was given a medical discharge and returned to the United States.


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Source of Acquisition

Nathalia Crane Black



Separated Materials

Ryan, Frank, ed.  The Book of the XV Brigade; Records of British, American, Canadian, and Irish volunteers in the XV International Brigade in Spain, 1936-1938. Madrid: Commissariat of War, XV Brigade, 1938. 

K. Preikšas , ‬et. al. ‪Už Ispanijos laisvę: Lietuvių Ispanijos kovų dalyvių atsiminimai / Redakcine komisija. Vilnius: Valstybine, 1957.

Un año de las brigadas internacionales. Madrid: Ediciones del Comisariado de las Brigadas Internacionales, [1937].

Zablackas Spanish Civil War Collection
Ellen Jarosz
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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