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Guide to the OSPAAAL Poster Collection
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Description
This collection comprises over 100 posters published from the 1960s through the 1990s issued by the Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, or Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina (OSPAAAL). The posters reflect political solidarity among various countries. Posters were designed by various artists, including Cuban artists Gladys Acosta, Alberto Blanco, Rafael Enríquez, Andrés Hernández, Olivio Martínez, René Mederos, Rafael Morante, and Ernesto Padrón. Most of the posters are in color, produced by either a silkscreen or offset printing process. The poster captions and titles are multilingual.
Background
The Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, or Organización de Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Asia, África y América Latina (OSPAAAL), is a non-governmental publisher of political literature and propaganda based in Havana, Cuba. OSPAAAL was founded in 1966 during a conference in Havana attended by delegations from 82 Asian, Latin American, and African countries. OSPAAAL advocates social justice and works toward solidarity with various countries, particularly third world countries. It strongly opposes capitalism, "neoliberal globalization," and "preventative war." OSPAAAL published its multilingual Tricontinental magazine from 1966 to 1990, which included color posters in most issues.
Extent
3.3 linear feet (11 oversized folders)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.