Miguel Angel Astiz Papers

 Collection — Box: BSQAP0176
Identifier: BAQ069

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of documents of Miguel Ángel Astiz and inventory of his documents.


  • 2003-


The main language of the papers is Spanish, there are also documents in Basque.


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

Biographical / Historical

Miguel Ángel Astiz (Iruñea, 1919 – Barakaldo, 1984) was a journalist who fought against the Republic in the Spanish Civil War. However, he spent several times in prison under Franco, first during the war and later in the first years of the dictatorship. He worked for many newspapers, such as El Pensamiento Navarro, El Carmen, Oye, etc. In 1946, he moved to Bilbao, where he started working at La Gaceta del Norte in 1955. He worked there until 1984. He became a member of Euskaltzaindia and helped create the Kili-kili children’s magazine. In 1984, the regional government of Bizkaia paid tribute to him. He died later that year.


REGIONAL LIBRARY OF BIZKAIA. Archivo personal de Miguel Ángel Astiz Iglesias [online]: http://liburutegibiltegi.bizkaia.eus/handle/20.500.11938/66468

BILBAOPEDIA. Miguel Angel Astiz Iglesias [online]: http://www.bilbaopedia.info/miguel-angel-astiz-iglesias


0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)


Photocopies of documents of Miguel Ángel Astiz and the inventory of his documents.

Related Archival Materials

There are several "Guernika" newspaper copies containing articles by Miguel Angel Astiz in Francisco Gorritxo Archive, BSQAP 0126, Folder 4, copies Janvier-Février 1948, Mars-Mai 1948, Juin-Aout 1948, Septembre-Octobre 1948, Janvier-Mars 1949 and Avril-Juin 1949.

The main part of Astiz's papers is hold by the Regional Library of Bizkaia: http://liburutegibiltegi.bizkaia.eus/handle/20.500.11938/66468

A guide to the papers of Miguel Angel Astiz
Irati Urkitza Ansoleaga
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Repository Details

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