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Current Exhibits


Guerra Civil @ 80

September 1st, 2016 - July 1st, 2017

2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Open 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the exhibition documents the role of both the Republicans, who were defending the democratically elected government, and the Nationalists, the right-wing rebel forces led by General Francisco Franco. The exhibition also addresses how the war, which unfolded from 1936 to 1939, affected the lives of the people of Spain and American volunteers fighting on the front lines or assisting in the war effort, as well as how the conflict precipitated an intense creative response from within and outside Spain.

A complementary exhibition, Incite the Spirit: Poster Art of the Spanish Civil War, is on exhibit from September 6 - December 8, 2016 at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall.

Please visit https://www.spanishcivilwar80.berkeley.edu/ to learn more about the UC Berkeley events commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War.

Exhibition Press Release

Image citation: United American Spanish Aid / New Year’s Eve Ball, [1940]. Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post Records. The Bancroft Library, BANC MSS 71/105z, folder 8