Document of the Month: Centro Asturiano (NY) 1937

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A beautiful 66-page program of the “Gran Festival Artístico y Bailable” organized by the Centro Asturiano de Nueva York, Inc. (Afiliado a Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas), on Sunday, October 3, 1937.

The photographs, drawings, texts and advertisements contained in this booklet offer us an invaluable snapshot of New York’s Spanish “colonia” just one year and a few months after the outbreak of the horrific Civil War.  Of particular interest are the reproductions of drawings by the great Galician artist and intellectual Castelao, with commentary by J. Castilla (pp. 53-55), and the appeal for help made on p. 63 to immigrants on behalf of the Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas.

We are pleased to make this document available, to be viewed and/or downloaded, free of charge.  The document was kindly donated by Blanche Agate.  ¡Gracias, Blanche!

Click here to view and/or download this priceless piece of our history.  And please let us see your reactions to the document by leaving comments. 

 

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