Iban Bilbao Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ010

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0020

-Data about Basques enrolled in several counties of California

-Data about Basque people who arrived at New York port.

-Statistics about Basque people who arrived at New York port.

BSQAP 0021

Statistics about Basque presence in several states of U.S. based on the data from 1900 census and from Basque people who arrived in New York port.

BSQAP 0022

-Statistics about Basque presence based on 1900 census: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Idaho; Nevada; Arizona, California and Oregon,

-Statistical studies about Basque people who arrived at New York port from 1897 to 1902.

BSQAP 0424

Four books by Iban BIlbao

-Legislación Marítima Internacional Anticontaminante

-El Pastor Vasco como Trabajador en el Oeste de los EEUU

- La Minoría Vasca en el Oeste de los EEUU

-Juan Carlos I Rey de España Señor de Vizcaya?

BSQAP 0425

- Informes del Consulado Norteamericano en Bilbao (1818-1865)

- La Costumbre como Fuente del Derecho en Vizcaya


  • circa 1980


Census are in Spanish and English.


Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site.

Biographical / Historical

Iban Bilbao is the son of Jon Bilbao. He researches the Basques living in America. Many of his papers are co-authored together with Chantal de Eguiluz. Together, they study state censuses looking for Basque immigrants.

Some of their publications are: Vascos llegados al Puerto de Nueva York 1897-1902 (1981), Vascos en los registros matrimoniales de los condados de Washoe, Nevada (1862-1941) y Canyon, Idaho (1895-1940) (1983), and Vascos en el censo de población del Oeste Americano, 1900 (1984). These books were published by the Sección de Bibliografía y Diáspora Vascas, directed by Jon Bilbao, and by the Regional Government of Araba.

In 2015, Iban Bilbao represented his father at the Center for Basque Studies and Basque Library naming ceremony at the University of Nevada, Reno, to celebrate William A. Douglass and Jon Bilbao. The Center is now called the William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies, and the Basque Library is now called the Jon Bilbao Basque Studies Library.


EUSKALKULTURA. The CBS honors William Douglass, forever linking his name to the center. [Online] http://www.euskalkultura.com/english/news/the-cbs-honors-william-douglass-forever-linking-his-name-to-the-center


2.25 Cubic Feet (5 boxes)


Data about Basque people enrolled in California, data and statistics about Basques who arrived in New York port and statistics about Basque presence based on 1900 census in different States of the U.S. It also contains six books on various topics related to Basques in the U.S., maritime law and Basque regional code of laws.

A Guide to the Papers of Iban Bilbao
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Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Jon Bilbao Basque Library Repository

1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5724 (Fax)