Huarte Jauregui Papers of Spanish Civil War

Identifier: BAQ075
More than 5,000 documents, manuscripts, maps, photographs, pamphlets, diagrams, charts and artifacts produced by both perspectives (Republican Basques and Spanish Nationalist) of the Spanish Civil War during the northern front campaign in the Basque Country.


  • 1836-1949
  • Majority of material found within 1936 - 1939


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


16.5 Cubic Feet (40 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

Jose Maria de Huarte y Jauregui, Marques viudo de Vadeterrazo y Grande de Espana, was born in Pamplona in 1898. He received degrees in Philosophy, Linguistics, and Law. He began to work in the Royal and General Archive of Navarre (Archivo Real y General de Navarra) in 1921 and became its director until 1936. He also directed the Boletin de la Comision de Monumentos de Navarra and the Culture Board of the Provincial Council of Navarra.

His research topics were genealogy, heraldic, and nobility. During the twenties and the thirties, he wrote articles in many magazines such as Vida Vasca, Euskalerriaren Alde or Anuario del Comercio, Industria, Profesiones y Tributacion del Pais Vasco. In 1923 he co-authored the book, Nobiliario de Navarra, with José de Rújula. He also wrote about the detention and imprisonment of Bernard D'Echepare.

In 1936, he joined the Nationalist (Francoist) Army as an officer. In 1937, Lieutenant Huarte was the Chief Commander of Zarautz when the national forces took the city. He fought in the northern front in the Basque territories. As the commander, he was able to create and manage a valuable and enormous archive with information of both Republican Basques and fascists of the war. He died in Madrid in 1969.
A Guide to the Papers of Huarte Jauregui of Spanish Civil War
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga Iñaki Arrieta Baro
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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
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