José Martínez Guerricabeitia Papers
(1867-) 1939-1986 (2001)
Total size 21.12 m.
Consultation Not restricted
The exile publishing house Ruedo Ibérico was founded by José Martínez Guerricabeitia in 1960 in Paris; Martínez, born in Villar del Arzobispo, Valencia 1921, died in Madrid 1986 was a libertarian and writer; active in the Spanish underground 1945-1947; lived in exile in Paris from 1947; Ruedo Ibérico published books forbidden in Spain, including historical and contemporary studies on the political and social situation in Spain as well as poems, and the review Cuadernos de Ruedo Ibérico; these publications circulated clandestinely in Spain in the 1960s and 1970s and were very influential among students and intellectuals and in circles of the opposition; published works by Gerald Brenan, Hugh Thomas, Yesus Infante, Blas de Otero and Juan García Oliver and many others; in 1978 Martínez moved Ruedo Ibérico to Spain, but with renewed freedom, interest in its books declined.
Records of Ruedo Ibérico, some personal papers and collected documents. Correspondence 1952, 1954, 1960-1986, with authors, friends and sympathizers, including Francisco Carasquer, Juan Goytisolo, Yesus Infante, Juan Martínez Alier, Luciano Rincón, Nicolás Sánchez Albornoz, Herbert Southworth and Maximiano García Venero; published and unpublished manuscripts 1932-1985; financial and administrative documents 1962-1985; clandestine periodicals, handwritten in prison 1940-1950; documents and printed material, largely illegally distributed, relating to the Acción Comunista 1968-1976, Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) 1956-1963, 1977-1985, CNT-AIT (Asociación Internacional de Trabajadores) 1931-1983, Frente de Liberación Popular (FLP) 1962-1969, Frente Revolucionario Antifascista y Patriota (FRAP) 1968-1979, Liga Comunista Revolucionaria (LCR) 1971-1979, 1981, Partido Comunista de España (PCE) 1962-1981, Partido Comunista de España (Marxista-Leninista) (PCE (M-L)) 1962-1984, Partido Obrero de Unificación Marxista (POUM) 1939, 1946-1977, Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) 1949-1977, 1979-1983, Partit Socialista Unificat Catalunya (PSUC) 1965-1980, 1983, 1985 and many other groups and organizations; files on the Comisiones Obreras (CCOO) 1964-1979, 1985-1986, the position of workers at different plants, the student movement 1946-1977 and torture and repression under the Franco regime 1960-1976, with reports from political prisoners.
Inventory made by Tiny de Boer and Amanda Elsinghorst in 2003