The South Wales Coalfield Collection includes a significant collection of materials relating to the Spanish Civil War and the part played by Welsh volunteers, many of whom were politically active miners from the south Wales coalfield. It also contains material about the reaction of and support given by some mining communities to the Republican cause.
The South Wales Coalfield Collection is split between the Richard Burton Archives and the South Wales Miners Library, with each location holding different items relating to the Spanish Civil War.
Richard Burton Archives:
Postcards, letters and other correspondence between individuals and organisations
Photographs of individuals and groups involved in the conflict, including Basque child refugees
Minute books and other documents containing reaction to the conflict by organisations such as the South Wales Miners' Federation
Leaflets and handbills
Scrapbooks, cartoons and other miscellaneous items
South Wales Miners' Library:
Books and magazines
Video interviews and other footage
For a detailed guide to the material relating to the Spanish Civil War please contact the Archives.