José Luis de la Lombana Papers

 Collection — Box: BSQAP0167
Identifier: BAQ063

Scope and Contents

BSQAP 0167

Documentation of José Luis de la Lombana.


  • 1930-1983
  • Majority of material found in 1982 - 1982


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

Biographical / Historical

José Luis de la Lombana was a member of the Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ-PNV) from Araba who went on exile during the Spanish Civil War. He studied in Madrid, but after the coup in 1936 he was imprisoned in Vitoria-Gasteiz. He fled to France and later to the United States, where he became the PNV delegate in the Second World Congress of pro-Peace Youth. He then went on to become an activist in the United States, trying to build bridges of understanding between the American and Basque-catholic-American societies. After the Spanish Civil War was over in 1939, he moved to Colombia, where he help with the creation of the Euskal Etxea in Bogota.


EL PAÍS, Erkoreka y Anasagasti rescatan del olvido a José Luis de la Lombana [online]:


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Collection consists of documentation of José Luis de la Lombana, correspondence, academic degrees and bills.

A Guide to the Papers of José Luis de la Lombana
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
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Repository Details

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

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