Fernando Gómez Peláez Papers
Total size 13.36 m.
Consultation Not restricted
Born in Torrelavega, Spain 1915, died in Fontainebleau, France 1995; journalist and editor; worked for the Santander daily La Región from 1934 until 1936; active in the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT) in Torrelavega in 1935; militant of the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) from the beginning of the Civil War; war correspondent at the front in Burgos; participated in the campaign in Asturias and after a short stay in France in the campaign at the Ebro; took refuge in France in 1939; director of the Solidaridad Obrera in Paris 1946-1954; corrector with a publishing house in Paris from 1954; involved in the publishing of the discussion bulletin Atalaya at the end of the 1950s; director of Frente Libertario, a paper of exiled CNT members 1970-1977; coeditor of Confrontación, the internal bulletin of the Agrupaciones Confederales y Afinidades Libertarias en el Exterior 1977-1982; together with his friend Mariano Aguayo collector of photographs and documents on the Spanish Civil War and from the end of the 1950s he worked on a bibliography on the same subject; the memoirs of his youth, entitled `Aquellos años, Torrelavega', remained unpublished; died on July 15 1995.
Collection consisting of circulars, internal bulletins and documents on congresses and meetings of Spanish libertarian organizations and groups in exile, including the Secretariado Intercontinental of the CNT de España en el Exilio, the Federación Anarquista Ibérica (FAI), local and regional organizations and other anarchist groups; correspondence, including some correspondence with José García Pradas, Cipriano Mera and others in his capacity of editor of Solidaridad Obrera; index cards of his (unpublished) bibliography on the Spanish Civil War; files on various subjects; unpublished manuscripts by others; documents on the CNT and its members both in exile and from 1977 also in Spain. Papers of others: documents of Melchor Rodriguez and Pedro Herrera.
Manuscript 'La muerte de la verguenza' by J. Garcia Pradas in response to 'La muerte de la esperanza' by Eduardo de Guzmán (1973).
Inventory made by Eduardo Romanos Fraile in 2005