Spain Against Fascism by Nan Green and Lon Elliott; and the new book using
some of our material promised by Alien and Unwin, as well as for the
exhibitions being prepared elsewhere in this 50th anniversary year.
Finally, the Archive is still glad to receive from veterans, their families or
others, papers or memorabilia of the Spain Days. If they cannot bear to part
with some treasured document, a photocopy is readily accepted. Rest assured,
the material is needed: recently researchers have come from Spain, Germany
and Australia, joining TV companies, producers of plays, designers of
exhibitions and students at every stage from 0 level to Ph.D.
The new catalogue will help all such; it will be widely distributed so that the
Archive is recognised as an important resource for the history of those sad but
We regret to have to report the death on 14 November 1985, after a short
illness, of Arthur A. Stewart, Fellow of the Royal Institute of British
Architects since 1949, who in his professional capacity supervised the
rehabilitation and extensive modernisation of our Library's building during
the whole of the campaign and works from 1964 to 1969. Throughout he
devoted most of his time and energies to this cause, going far beyond the bare
requirements of his obligations as architect.
Born in June 1907, he studied at Belfast University, and thereafter worked
successfully as Land Surveyor and Architect. He was a life member of the
Architectural Association, and active in promoting progressive causes long
before he was called in to help us with our two-centuries-old building.
For twenty years he and his wife, a constant helper in his work, had regularly
visited Corsica for holidays, and they settled there definitely in 1980, in a
house which they themselves had been building in stages since 1977.
The Committee expresses its deepest sympathy to Mrs Irene Stewart and the
other members of her family.
REPAIR OF BOOKS
The Library is constantly receiving books of value but which cannot be placed
in the Library because they are in need of repair. Any member who are skilled
in this art would be very welcome:
Please contact: Max Egelnick at the Library.