Propaganda ephemera from the Spanish Civil War produced by the Spanish Republican Army,1937

Scope and Content

The collection contains printed posters and a leaflet produced during the Spanish Civil War bythe Spanish Republican Army in 1937. This propaganda was intended to broaden awareness within Spainand internationally of the violence of the Spanish nationalist government. The items are written inSpanish, English and French. They are illustrated with black and white photographs of Madrid showingscenes of damage to buildings, bodies of dead and injured people, and groups of people inconversation or searching for bodies amongst bombed buildings.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Spanish Republican Army represented the republican government of Spain during the SpanishCivil War, 1936-1939. The army, supported by a Popular army, local militia and internationalregiments of volunteers, was responsible for defending the government in Madrid from the SpanishNationalists. Propaganda was produced by the army and government to encourage republican, socialistand anti-fascist supporters outside Spain to contribute financial aid or to volunteer to fight forthe cause.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish, French

Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The collection was acquired by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in November 1989.

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