Diego Abad de Santillán Papers
1922-1926, 1937, 1940-1982
Total size 2.36 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Abad de Santillán, Diego. Pseudonym of Sinesio García Hernández; born in Reyero, Spain 1897, died in Barcelona 1983; author, editor and one of the leading figures of the Spanish and Argentinian anarchist movement; raised in Argentina; studied in Madrid; imprisoned after the general strike of 1917; returned to Argentina in 1918; active in the anarcho-syndicalist Federación Obrera Regional Argentina (FORA) and editor of its newspaper La Protesta; representative of the FORA during the formation of the International Working Men's Association (IWMA) in Berlin 1922; went to Mexico to assist the Confederación General de Trabajadores (CGT) and then back to Argentina; expelled from Argentina, he returned to Spain in 1931 and became active member of the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI); editor of Tierra y Libertad and Tiempos Nuevos 1935-1936; secretary of the FAI in 1935; after July 19, 1936 he organized as a member of the Comité de Milicias Antifascistas the militias in Catalonia; Minister of Economy of Catalonia; returned to Argentina in 1939 and resumed his scholarly career; from 1977 back in Spain; author of `El organismo económico de la revolución' and many other books.
Period 1922-1926: correspondence, mostly letters received as an IWMA official from organizations and individuals in Spain (Manuel Buenacasa and others), Argentina (Emilio López Arango and others), Mexico (Nicolás T. Bernal, Enrique Flores Magón and others) and other European and Latin-American countries; reports and other documents sent to the IWMA; notes on the anarchist movement etc.; personal documents; typescript by Augustin Souchy on Gustav Landauer; press clippings.
Period 1940-1982: correspondence with Nicolás Bernal, Fidel Miró, Juan Molina, Helmut Rüdiger and others and with organizations (CNT, FORA, IWMA etc.); file relating to the `Gran Enciclopedia Argentina'; manuscripts, including a copy of his manuscript on Ricardo Flores Magón and the Mexican revolution, `Ideas y suggestiones para una nueva estrategía revolutionaria' and 'Delincuencia política' (unpublished); manuscripts by Max Nettlau and others; documents and printed material on the exile movement.
Inventory made by Tiny de Boer in 2002