Magazines and War, 1936-1939

Magazines and War, 1936-1939

Despite nearly three years of warfare and 70 years of wear, hundreds of paper artifacts published during the Spanish Civil War era (1936-1939) remain intact.  Historians consider many of these surviving materials to be invaluable to the public, serving as both historical references and as pieces of art; yet many are too rare and fragile to be handled and examined.  A multi-phase, multidimensional project, Magazines and War, preserved, restored, catalogued, and digitized magazines housed in the University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the library of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.  The project also launched an interactive website that allows museum-goers and Web users alike to browse a collection of thirty digitized Spanish Civil War magazines, page by page.  The completed website was a Web Awards Finalist at the 11th Annual South By Southwest Interactive Conference and Festival and has been named an honoree for the 2008 Webby Awards, the leading international award recognizing excellence on the internet.

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