Spanish Civil War postcards

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

9 black and white postcards issued by the Segretariado Central del Partido Obrero Unificacin Marxista (POUM) in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. Each postcard carries an image and a slogan in support of the aims of POUM.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Partido Obrero Unificacin Marxista (POUM), Spanish Communist Party, was founded in 1935. Initially part of the Popular Front, electoral coalition, its leaders left the government when POUM's more radical proposals were not accepted. The party was particularly strong in Catalonia and the number of supporters grew rapidly during the Spanish Civil War.

The postcards were possibly produced to raise support in the Catalonian region in POUM's conflict with the Spanish Communist Party.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Other Finding Aids

No further finding aid is required.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Black and white postcards

Archivist's Note

Record created by Sue Donnelly, Archivist, LSE.

Conditions Governing Use

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Custodial History

The postcards were transferred to Archives from the Main Library and were probably deposited in the Library by Robert E.Dowse, a former LSE student, later professor at Exeter University and the University Western Australia.

Geographical Names