Francisco Gorritxo Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BAQ054

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0126 1937-1953

1.- Serials:

-Euzko Enda, from no. 10 (October 1939) to no. 13 (January 1940).

-Azkatasuna no. 1 (November 1945), 4-20, 22-23, 25-27, 32 and 39 (February 1948).

-O.P.E. no 131, 25th March 1949 (not complete).

- Zutik no 14.

-Nación Vasca no. 102, October 1938.

2.- Booklets:

-Le drame du Pays Basque.

-Retiro de obreros.

-Manifiesto del Partido Comunista, editadopor el Partido Comunista de Euzkadi.

-Basaldua, Pedro. Al compás de la fusilería. El dolor de Euzkadi

-Gobierno del País Vasco. Departamento de Asistenca Social. Euzkadi Gizarte-Laguntza zaingoa. Memoria.

-Photography: Official photo of lehendakari José Antonio Agirre with frame.

3.- Serials: Gudari, no 2 (20th October 1937), 4-9 (22nd May 1937).

4.- Serials: Gernika, no 12-25, from January 1948 to December 1953.

4.- Press clippings about the Spanish Civil War. Among them, some articles before and after the war.

-An issue of the bulletin of the parish of Donibane Lohitzune, February 1957.

BSQAP 0127

1.- Press clippings: Articles from the section El rincón del refugiado of the newspaper Sud Ouest , from May 1938 to April 1939.

2.- Press clippings: Articles about the Spanish Civil War published in French newspapers between 1938 and 1939.

3.- Press clippings: Articles about the Spanish Civil War published in French, Belgian, Italian and Spanish newspapers between 1938 and 1939.

BSQAP 0128 1814-1903

1.- Orders dictated by Government of Bizkaia (Señorío de Vizcaya) from 1814 to 1833.

2.- Orders dictated by Government of Bizkaia (Señorío de Vizcaya) and the Carlist Government from 1834 to 1836.

-Serial: Boletín del Ejército del Rey Nuestro Señor Don Carlos Vº, no 122, 9th of June of 1836.

3.- Orders dictated by the Government of Bizkaia from 1837 to 1842.

-Suplemento al Boletín de Navarra y Provincias Vascongadas, 31st October 1837.

- Boletín del Cuartel Real, 18th October 1838 and 24th February 1839.

-Suplemento al Vascongado, 8th October 1841.

4.- Orders dictated by Government of Bizkaia (Diputación de Vizcaya) from 1843 to 1898.

-Serial: Boletín del Señoría, no 5, 7 and 9, from 28th August to 10th October 1874

5.- Typewritten copy of Eugenio Gabilondo’s Glorias de Guipúzcoa. This book and other documents attached to it are about the history of the Mikeletes of Gipuzkoa.


  • 1814-1983

Languague of Materials

Materials mostly in Spanish. There are also newspapers, articles and clippings in Basque and French and clippings in Italian.


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

Biographical / Historical

Francisco de Gorritxo was born in Bilbao in 1906. He was a commander of the Basque army. After he completed his military service in Africa, he became an instructor of the Milicias Vascas. He belonged to several companies during the Spanish Civil War. After the establishment of the Basque Government, he joined the Euzko Gudarostea and became captain of the Bizkaigana. He took part in the battles of Elgeta, Intxorta, Antzagane and Bilbao.

Francisco went into exile in France and, in 1940, he immigrated to Chile. In Chile, he worked as the secretary of the Basque Youth (Juventud Vasca). He helped establish the Basque Government Delegation, the foreign office of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and Euzkadi Information Monthly, alongside Shanti Zarranz and others. He moved to Argentina in 1947, where he married his wife, Nekane Corta. In 1955, Francisco became the secretary of Denak Bat, a position he occupied for several mandates. From 1965 to 1966, he served as vice president of Federación de Entidades Vasco-Argentinas (FEVA). He died in Mar de Plata, Argentina, in 1993.

AUÑAMENDI. Francisco de Gorritxo [Online]


1.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)


Various Basque nationalism related serials, booklets, mostly on communism, press clippings regarding the Spanish Civil War and orders dictated by the Government of Bizkaia (Señorío de Vizcaya). It also includes a framed photo of the lehendakari José Antonio Agirre.

A guide to the papers of Francisco Gorritxo
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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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