What did it cost to send a volunteer to Spain?

November 22, 2019












An undated report listed the costs for sending a volunteer:


Passport, birth certificate, picture, fare tot County seat etc.



Average fare (West Coast, Middle West, New York)


(from the West Coast $60.00 to come to N. Y. by bus.)


Minimum maintenance until departure



Minimum clothing to appear as tourists



Maintenance in New York waiting for boat (usually 5 days)



On boat – – tips, small expenses, and until contacting theParis office








RGASPI Fond 545, Opis 6, Delo 1, ll. 85-88, undated report (likely December 1937)



One Response to “ What did it cost to send a volunteer to Spain? ”

  1. Nicholas John Lloyd on December 16, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Thanks for this. Interesting. Just checked online. That’s a little 3,000 dollars today.
    (Tips is something you perhaps wouldn’t expect volunteers from other countries to include in costs in the 1930s)

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