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Josephine and Antonio Bouzas papers

Call Number: MS 2112
Scope and Contents

The Josephine and Antonio Bouzas papers document the history of the Josephine and Antonio Bouzas family and their experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The collection includes photographs taken in Northern Spain in the 1930s before the start of the Spanish Civil War, as well as photographs of once the family emigrated to Manhattan, New York, in the 1940s. The collection also consists of correspondence and legal documents relating to life in Spain during the time of the Spanish Civil War, as well as an essay by Josephine and Antonio's daughter Marta on her family history and life as an immigrant in The United States. The collection also includes a scarf, made in 1939 as a souvenir for a dance given by the "Circulo Valenciano de New York" in honor of those who died fighting for the Republic, and Antonio Bouzas's maritime registration book, which documents his time in the Spanish Navy.

Language of Materials

The materials are in Spanish and English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by Marta Barbeosch Varela for materials she has authored or otherwise produced. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Marta Barbeosch Varela, 2019.


The materials are arranged alphabetically.

1919 - 2019
1.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Related Names
Bouzas, Josephine, 1913-
Bouzas, Antonio, 1917-
Language of Materials
Spanish; Castilian