Reference number
  • WRO
  • 1936-1991
  • Collection
  • Files as Secretary to National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief, 1937-40.
  • 2 boxes (30 files)
Admin history
  • Wilfrid Roberts (1900-1991) was the Liberal MP for North Cumberland, 1935-50, and a leading figure in the Basque Children's Committee and other Spanish relief bodies.
    Reference: T. Buchanan, 'The Spanish Civil War and the British Labour Movement' (Cambridge, 1991).
  • No destruction has taken place.
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for Wilfrid Roberts (GB 0152 AAR0976).
Access Conditions
  • There are no restrictions on access to the vast majority of files in this collection. A few documents are closed because of the Data Protection Act.
Access status
  • Open
Related Material
  • The Centre also holds the following papers: Olga McCleland, Assistant Secretary, National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief (Basque Children's Committee): address book, photograph of Mrs McCleland, and two phonograph records of traditional Basque songs recorded by the Basque Children's Choir, 1937-1938 (MSS.21/3535); Newsletter of the Basque Children of '37 Association: UK, no. 2 (September 2004) (MSS.21/3573).
    Liverpool University holds the papers of Eleanor Rathbone MP (1872-1946), who was a member of the National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief and the Honorary Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on Refugees.
  • Refugee children, Pais Vasco (Spain)