Corporate Body - Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy

Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy

Identification

Type:

Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Committee to Aid Spanish DemocracyAlternative forms (other languages) Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

from 1936-10-14 to desconocida

History:

The Party?s American League against War and Fascism has initiated the campaign that formed what became the North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy on October 14, 1936, the first major coordinated campaign between the Republic and the United States which was the formation of an American Joined Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy tasked with arranging a tour of the US and Canada by a Spanish Delegation.

North American Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy also called just as North American Committee or Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy was established by McLeod, Labor-progressive member and chairman of the American League against War and Fascism. McLeod met and talked to the president Largo Caballero to arrange for the Spanish delegates to expand their European Tour to North America.

Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy was an organization headed by Bishop Francis J. McConnell. It received support by many organizations, such as League for Industrial Democracy and the Socialist Party, the American Student Union, the American League against War and Fascism, the Communist Party and its publication “The Daily Worker”. That it is why the committee was considered as an umbrella organization for ethnic groups and trade unions. The ethnic groups and trade unions donated money, medical necessities and food to Spain through the committee, donations that were sent to Republicans during the Spanish Civil War.

The committee has branches in much of North America. The American League against War and Fascism helped organize Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy branches in Northern California for the Spanish delegation?s January 11, 1937, visit. Negroes People?s Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy was another branch of the Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy located in New Orleans. It was initiated in March 1937 by Henry Hermes along with representative of the Spanish community.

In January 1938, the Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy joined with the American Medical Bureau, an organization formed shortly after the outburst of the Spanish Civil War with the support of Dr. Walter B. Cannon of the Harvard Medical School, under the name Medical Bureau and North America Committee to Aid Spanish Democracy whose headquarters address was 159 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois. Together, they contributed to the fight against fascism in Spain, in cash and kind, with more than $800,000.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939

 

Sources

Rhodes, Ione. Con la España republicana en el corazón. Ione Rhodes. Madrid : AEMIC, 2000-.

Related Authorities

Barsky, Edward K. (1897-1975)  ( It has as a member )

Associative relations :

Gibernau, Josep A. (1905-?)  ( Tiene como empleado a_en )

Green, Nan (1904-1984)  ( It has as a member )

Malbin, Virginia (1913-2008)  ( It has as a member )

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