About the Database
This online database is a work in progress. It was assembled by ALBA board member Chris Brooks, based on earlier lists compiled by Lincoln Brigade veteran Adolph “Buster” Ross. The main goal of this project is simple: to provide a complete list of the more than 2,800 individuals who left from U.S. territory to fight with the Spanish Republic, to include as much accurate information as is available on each of them, and to point users to related materials in the ALBA archives.
The database can be browsed by alphabet, or searched by keyword and category. Each volunteer has his or her own page, which includes a biographical narrative; a cross-referenced link that automatically searches the ALB archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library; cross-references to ALBA’s online collection of video, audio, and images; a list of works published by the volunteer; a list of the main reference sources; and finally the volunteer’s full database record, including, among many other descriptors, party affiliation, ethnicity, education, date and place of birth and death, and battle action details.
ALBA invites you to contribute to the database with new or corrected information, photos, or other materials that you may have access to. Please use the Submit Information link on the left for that purpose. (Once the information is reviewed you will be contacted; please be advised that not all information submitted will be posted to the website.)