The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation and dissemination of the record of the American role in the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War and its aftermath. ALBA supervises a major archive at New York University's Tamiment Library (the most comprehensive historical archive documenting the American involvement in the Spanish Civil War) and supports cultural and educational activities related to the war and its historical, political, artistic, and biographical heritage.
ALBA is pleased to announce the continuing annual competition for the ALBA George Watt Memorial prizes for the best essays by undergraduate and graduate students about the Spanish Civil War, the global anti-fascist political or cultural struggles of the 1920s and 1930s, or the lifetime histories and contributions of the Americans who fought in support of the Spanish Republic from 1936-1938. Work will be judged on the basis of originality and effectiveness of argument or presentation.
The deadline for receipt of essays for the 2007 awards is June 1, 2007. Works produced either during the year of submission or during the previous calendar year are eligible for the competition. Essays must be at least 5,000 words long to be considered for a prize.