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Photographs by Dr. Irving Busch

April 2, 2022
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Photographs by Dr. Irving Busch

Dr. Irving Busch (1896-1960), a graduate of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, volunteered to serve in Spain with the American Medical Bureau.  In Spain, he served with the Republican Medical Services. Both before and after Spain Busch was an amateur photographer and he carried his camera along with him. After his death...
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Letters From Spain: Sidney Hotchkiss Lorraine

December 24, 2021
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Letters From Spain: Sidney Hotchkiss Lorraine

The picture of a young man in a jaunty hat and a big smile stared out of the 1978 issue of The Volunteer. The photo was accompanied by a request for information about Sidney Lorraine who died in Spain during the course of The Retreats.  There is no evidence of any replies. Sidney Hotchkiss...
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Update – The Passport Project

July 15, 2021
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Update – The Passport Project

With the submission of the August batch freedom of information act (FOIA) requests ALBA will have filed for over 1,000 passport records of American volunteers. Due to the ongoing pandemic responses to the submissions have been minimal. However, we did receive three responses this week. This is only the second batch received in the...
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New Photographs Added For Three Volunteers

March 19, 2021
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New Photographs Added For Three Volunteers

Due to the untiring work of Ray Hoff,  ALBA’s volunteer data base now has three new photographs. Hoff who identified and contacted family members of Isadore “Jack” Ehrenberg, and Robert Gavin and his younger brother Eugene Victor Gavin. These families provided the photographs.  Family members are encouraged to review the data entries and provide...
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Groundbreaking Pamphlet on African American Volunteers Now Online

March 13, 2021
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Groundbreaking Pamphlet on African American Volunteers Now Online

Veteran Joe Brandt’s pamphlet Black Americans in the Spanish People’s War Against Fascism. 1936-1939 was published by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigades in 1979. It was the first attempt to document the history of African American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.  The Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and...
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New Mexico Volunteers – Mildred Rackley

March 25, 2020
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New Mexico Volunteers – Mildred Rackley

              The Albuquerque Museum hosted ALBA’s Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Back from the Spanish Civil War from September 8, 1996 to October 27, 1996. Four biographical sketches were prepared to highlight volunteers from New Mexico.   Mildred Rackley (1906-1992) and the Spanish Civil...
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New Mexico Volunteers – Henry George Rauert

March 24, 2020
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New Mexico Volunteers – Henry George Rauert

            The Albuquerque Museum hosted ALBA’s Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Back from the Spanish Civil War from September 8, 1996 to October 27, 1996. Four biographical sketches were prepared to highlight volunteers from New Mexico.   Henry George Rauert Passport address: 139 Candelaria, Santa...
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New Mexico Volunteers – Ralph Lawrence Neafus

March 23, 2020
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New Mexico Volunteers – Ralph Lawrence Neafus

                  The Albuquerque Museum hosted ALBA’s Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Back from the Spanish Civil War from September 8, 1996 to October 27, 1996. Four biographical sketches were prepared to highlight volunteers from New Mexico. Ralph Lawrence Neafus Passport address: 110...
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New Mexico Volunteers – Virgil Ivan McCasland

March 22, 2020
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New Mexico Volunteers – Virgil Ivan McCasland

                  The Albuquerque Museum hosted ALBA’s Shouts from the Wall: Posters and Photographs Brought Back from the Spanish Civil War from September 8, 1996 to October 27, 1996. Four biographical sketches were prepared to highlight volunteers from New Mexico. Virgil Ivan McCasland Passport address: Tucumcari,...
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Passport Project

February 16, 2020
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Passport Project

On Monday March 2, 2020, we will request passport files for the last set of 26 volunteers in Phase One of the Freedom of Information Act Project. The project started in May 2018 with a request to Office of Legal Affairs and Law Enforcement Liaison, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, United States Department...
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