Celebrating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), the most comprehensive historical record of American involvement in the Spanish Civil War which is housed in New York University’s Tamiment Library, the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU, located at 53 Washington Square South, will host a special lecture on October 10 and a reception on November 8 honoring the surviving American men and women who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Both events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.3650, or www.nyu.edu/kjc.
- On Friday, October 10, at 6:15 p.m., historian and Hispanist Helen Graham from the Royal Holloway University of London will deliver the ALBA/Bill Susman Lecture, speaking on “Border Crossings: Thinking about the International Brigaders Before and After Spain.” Graham is the author of The Spanish Civil War: A Very Short Introduction and The Spanish Republic at War 1936-1939. She is currently working on a book about Franco’s prisons.
- On Saturday, November 8, at 6 p.m., the King Juan Carlos Center and ALBA mark the 70th anniversary of the departure (“la Despedida”) of the surviving American men and women who went to Spain in 1937 to help the Spanish people fight for democracy in the Spanish Civil War. For more information, visit the ALBA website at www.alba-valb.org.