Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Teaching History --- Inspiring Activism --- Upholding Human Rights

aka ALBA   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.alba-valb.org

Mission

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is an educational non-profit dedicated to promoting social activism and the defense of human rights. ALBA’s work is inspired by the American volunteers of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who fought fascism in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). Drawing on the ALBA collections in New York University’s Tamiment Library, and working to expand such collections, ALBA works to preserve the legacy of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade as an inspiration for present and future generations.

Ruling year info

1979

Executive Director

Mark Wallem

Main address

239 W 14TH ST APT 2

New York, NY 10011 USA

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EIN

13-2996513

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

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Teaching Institutes

For the last 10+ years, ALBA has offered professional development workshops for teachers of Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Spanish. These workshops provide educators with classroom activities and a command of the history and legacy of the Spanish Civil War.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adolescents

This annual essay competition was established in 1998 to honor Lincoln vet George Watt, a writer and lifelong activist central to the creation of ALBA.

Students from anywhere in the world are invited to submit an essay or thesis chapter about any aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the global political or cultural struggles against fascism in 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the international volunteers who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936 to 1938.

Work is be judged on the basis of originality, quality of research, and effectiveness of argument or presentation.

Past winners of the Watt Prize have been students at high schools and universities in the US, UK, Spain, and Canada.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Academics

Co-sponsored by the Puffin Foundation, the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism is an initiative to sustain the legacy of the aspirations, experiences, and idealism of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. It supports contemporary international activists and human rights causes. The Award was created in 2010 by visionary and philanthropist Perry Rosenstein, President of the Puffin Foundation.

Past winners of the Award include the Immigration Justice Campaign, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Bryan Stevenson, the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory, and Judge Baltasar Garzón.

Population(s) Served
Activists
Victims and oppressed people

The Susman Lecture is named in honor of Abraham Lincoln Brigade veteran and co-founder of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, William “Bill” Susman (1915-2003.) This series of free lectures has presented in-depth material relating to the Spanish Civil War and other topics every year since 1998. 2016 marks the first year that the Susman Lecture has been presented outside of NYC or the San Francisco Bay Area. Past Susman lecturers include Marjorie Cohn, Helen Graham, Antonio Muñoz Molina, and Baltasar Garzón, who have spoken on topics ranging from human rights and international law and to the history of progressive political activism the International Brigades.

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The Perry Rosenstein Cultural Series

In honor of philanthropist and visionary Perry Rosenstein, whose Puffin Foundation has made so many ALBA programs possible, ALBA presents an interactive series of in-person and online events, bringing together diverse progressive voices to enhance understanding and awareness of progressive traditions in America and beyond, and to put those traditions in the context of today’s troubling political and social climate

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Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Sebastiaan Faber

Oberlin College

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

María Hernández-Ojeda

Peter Carroll

Stanford Univesity

Daniel Czitrom

Mount Holyoke College

Gina Herrmann

University of Oregon

Joan Cohen

NYC Department of Education

Ellyn Polshek

retired, NY Assistant District Attorney

Anthony Geist

University of Washington

Angela Giral

Columbia University Library

Jo Labanyi

New York University

Aaron Retish

Wayne State University

Kate Doyle

National Security Archive

Nancy Wallach

NYC public schools

Josephine Nelson-Yurek

NYC public schools

Christopher Brooks

John Brickman

McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

Robert Coale

Université de Rouen

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Skylight

Peter Glazer

University of California, Berkeley

Peter Miller

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Julia Newman

Jack Mayerhofer

Cynthia Young

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