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.
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."