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Finding Aid to the Data Center Poster Collection, circa 1965-circa 1998 (bulk 1975-1995)
BANC PIC 1999.087  
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Description
Posters collected by the Data Center of Oakland, Calif., chiefly relating to the politics of Central America, but also including South America, Cuba, Africa and apartheid, American (United States) politics of the 1970s to mid-1990s, American issues of race and ethnicity, anti-war posters and handbills, community events, and alternative film promotions. Many items were produced in the San Francisco Bay Area to promote local events, rallies, or commemorations. Some materials are by Latin American artists and have various countries of origin.
Background
The Data Center (Oakland, Calif.) was founded in 1977 as "an activist library and publication center, in affiliation with the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA)." As stated on the organization's website (2013), its mission "was to address the political economy and the injustice of class inequities worldwide, and to provide actionable information to those in frontline organizations engaged in those struggles for justice."
Extent
4 boxes and 24 oversize folders (circa 845 posters)