CNT (España) Archives
1922, 1931-) 1936-1939
Total size 30 m.
Consultation Not restricted
User restriction Only microfilms can be consulted
Founded in 1911, revolutionary syndicalist trade union, continued the anarchist tradition in Spain; member of the International Working Men's Association (IWMA) since 1923; banned during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera 1923-1931; main social revolutionary force during the Second Republic 1931-1936, with more than one million members; divided about tactics (Treintistas versus the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI)), reunited at the congress in 1936; defeated military rebellion in Barcelona and elsewhere at the outbreak of the Civil War 18 July 1936; supported social-economic revolution and collectivizations of workers and peasants during the Civil War 1936-1939; followed a policy of collaboration and appeasement towards nonrevolutionary republican forces, taking ministerial responsibilities in the republican government; active underground and in exile from 1939; restructured in Spain after Franco's death in 1975.
Archive of the Comité Nacional of the CNT with other archives deposited or obtained by the CNT. Comité Nacional CNT, secretariat 1934-1938: proceedings and minutes of plenary and other meetings; reports on the war, persecution of libertarians and others, general and military situation etc.; correspondence by the secretary-general, Mariano Vázquez with regional organizations and national syndicates of the CNT; correspondence with other organizations; international correspondence; documents and documentation on the same subjects. Comité Nacional CNT, Sección Defensa and Subsección Comisarios 1937-1939: files of documents on militaries and military matters; agenda and proceedings concerning the conferences of the Sección Defensa; Secretaría y oficina de propaganda en el exterior 1936-1939: correspondence and other documents and printed material. Segundo Blanco, Minister of Education of the republican government 1938-1939: official correspondence with various persons and organizations; personal documents. Juan García Oliver, Minister of Justice of the republican government: file mainly consisting of correspondence 1936-1937. Comité Regional CNT de Cataluña 1931-1939: correspondence with the Comité Nacional and other organizations; documents on military matters; proceedings and resolutions concerning the regional and national conferences of the CNT; financial records; printed material. Domingo Lera Ortiz, delegate of Transport and Communication of the Consejo Nacional de Defensa de Aragón 1936-1937: general correspondence and financial records concerning the Consejo de Aragón. Solidaridad Internacional Antifascista (SIA) 1937-1939: correspondence with various organizations; documents on the national and regional councils of the SIA; financial records; press clippings and circular letters on propaganda and other activities. Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Libertarias (FIJL) 1932, 1937-1939: proceedings of plenary sessions; reports, notes and circular letters concerning the libertarian movement.
Inventory made in 2000
Secondary creatorGarcía Oliver, Juan. Blanco, Segundo. CNT (España). Comite Nacional. CNT (España). Comite Nacional. CNT (España). Secretaría y Oficina de Propaganda en el Exterior. CNT (España). Comité Regional de Catalunya. Aragón. Consejo de Defensa. International Anti-fascist Solidarity. Sección española. Federación Ibérica de Juventudes Libertarias (España)
Alternate Form of Material
Security microfilms 1985