Guide to the OSPAAAL Poster Collection

Processed by Adrian Turner, Cesar Gallegos, and Cyndi Shein; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein
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Descriptive Summary

Title: OSPAAAL poster collection
Date: 1967-1995
Collection Number: MS-M023
Creator: OSPAAAL (Organization)
Extent: 3.3 linear feet (11 oversized folders)
Languages: The collection is multilingual. Posters are primarily in Spanish. Some posters contain text in several additional languages, including English, French, and various Asian, African, and Middle Eastern languages.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: 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.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

OSPAAAL Poster Collection. MS-M023. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 2001 and 2007.

Processing History

Processed by Adrian Turner in 2001. Additions and revisions made by Cesar Gallegos and Cyndi Shein in 2008.

Historical 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.

Bibliography

Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. "Poster index." Available at http://www.ospaaal.com/. Accessed 23 January 2008.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises over 100 posters published from the 1960s through the 1990s by OSPAAAL. The posters reflect political solidarity among various countries. The 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 titles and captions are multilingual.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by geographic region. The geographic designations were assigned by OSPAAAL to reflect the region for which a poster was produced. Within each geographic region, posters are arranged alphabetically by artists' names.

Processing Note

The poster titles and captions are multilingual. When present, the English title for multilingual posters is used in this guide. When conflicting dates of production appear in reference resources, both dates are provided.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

OSPAAAL (Organization) -- Posters.
Political posters, Cuban.
Propaganda -- Anti-American.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Foreign public opinion, Cuba -- Posters.
Cuba -- Foreign relations -- Posters.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Posters -- Cuba.
Posters -- Asia.
Posters -- Africa.
Posters -- Latin America.
Posters -- Middle East.


Collection Contents

 

Africa

 

Congo

Folder XOS-008 : 2

Évora, Tony. February 13th International Day of Solidarity with the Congo (L) 1967

 

General

Folder XOS-008 : 5

Acosta, Gladys. International Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Africa 1973

Folder XOS-008 : 5

Martínez, Olivio. Untitled, depicting Africa's blood transformed into dollars 1971 or 1975

Folder XOS-008 : 5

Trujillo, Humberto. World Solidarity with Africa 1968 or 1969

 

Guinea

Folder XOS-008 : 1

Martínez, Olivio. World Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of the So-Called Portuguese Guinea and the Cape Verde Island 1969 or 1972

Folder XOS-008 : 1

Rostgaard, Alfredo. Untitled, depicting President Ahmed Sékou Touré with a skull over a map of Guinea 1971

 

Morocco

Folder XOS-008 : 3

Álvarez, Luis or Menéndez, Guillermo. Disappearance of Ben Barka 1967

Folder XOS-008 : 3

Fernández, Antonio. Disappearance of Ben Barka 1970

Folder XOS-008 : 3

Forjans, Jesus. Disappearance of Ben Barka 1969

 

Mozambique

Folder XOS-009 : 1

Córboda, Rolando. Mozambique: A People in Revolution 1978

Folder XOS-009 : 1

Forjans, Jesus. Day of Solidarity with the People of Mozambique (September 25) 1969

Folder XOS-009 : 1

Martínez, Enrique. Day of Solidarity with the people of Mozambique, September 25 1969

Folder XOS-009 : 1

Martínez, Olivio. September 25 World Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Mozambique. 1970

Folder XOS-009 : 1

Unidentified artist. World Day of Solidarity with Mozambique, September 25 1968 1968

 

Namibia

Folder XOS-008 : 4

Blanco, Alberto. Power to the People 1981

Folder XOS-008 : 4

Navarrete, Manuel Víctor. Namibia Will Win! 1977

Physical Description: 2 posters
 

South Africa

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Blanco, Alberto. Nelson Mandela Symbol of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle 1986

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Enríquez, Rafael. Apartheid Cannot Be Reformed, It Has to Be Eliminated 1986

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Fernández, Antonio. Day of Solidarity with South Africa (June 26) 1972

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Martínez, Olivio. Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of South Africa 1974

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Morante, Rafael. South Africa Against Apartheid 1982

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Navarrete, Manuel Víctor. Solidarity with the People of South Africa 1977

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Pérez, Faustino. Apartheid No 1977

 

Unidentified artists

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Day of Solidarity with the People of South Africa, June 26 1969

Folder XOS-009 : 2

Apartheid World Day of Solidarity with the People of South Africa, June 26th 1967

 

Zimbabwe

 

Abreu, Lázaro.

Folder XOS-009 : 3

Zimbabwe Day of Solidarity, March 17 1972

Folder XOS-009 : 3

Long Live Free Zimbabwe 1980

Folder XOS-009 : 3

Mederos, René. Journée de solidarité internationale avec le peuple de Zimbabwe. 1968

Folder XOS-009 : 3

Pérez, Faustino. Day of Solidarity with Zimbabwe (March 17) 1970

 

Asia

 

Cambodia

Folder XOS-011 : 3

Martínez, Olivio. Cambodia for Independence 1974

Folder XOS-011 : 3

Morante, Rafael. The Rebirth of Kampuchea 1981

 

General

Folder XOS-010 : 3

Morante, Rafael. We Are Defending the Right to Life: International Seminar in Solidarity with the Peoples of Vietnam, Lao, and Kampuchea 1981

Folder XOS-010 : 3

Unidentified artist. Asia: Solidarity with the Peoples of Asia 1969

 

Japan

Folder XOS-010 : 2

García, Daniel. Solidarity with the Japanese people 1972

Folder XOS-010 : 2

Unidentified artist. Journée de solidarité avec la lutte du peuple Japonais 1968

 

Korea

Folder XOS-011 : 2

Acosta, Gladys. Korea: Month of Solidarity with Korea 1968

Folder XOS-011 : 2

Enríquez, Rafael. Korea: For a Peaceful and Independent Reunification 1982

Folder XOS-011 : 2

Lázaro, Albert. For the Peaceful and Independent Reunification of Korea 1969

Folder XOS-011 : 2

Martínez, Olivio. International Campaign of Solidarity with the People of Korea 1973

Folder XOS-011 : 2

Sandoval, Mario. Month of Solidarity with Korea 1968

 

Unidentified artists

Folder XOS-011 : 2

International Campaign of Solidarity with the People of Korea 1969

Folder XOS-011 : 2

Month of Solidarity with the People of Korea, US Imperialist Aggressive Troops Get Out of South Korea At Once! 1969

 

Laos

Folder XOS-010 : 1

Hernández, Andrés. Day of World Solidarity with Laos 1972

Folder XOS-010 : 1

Unidentified artist. Day of World Solidarity with Laos 1967

 

Vietnam

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Beltrán, Felix. Vietnam Will Win 1968

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Blanco, Alberto. For a Vietnam Ten Times More Beautiful 1980

 

Enríquez, Rafael.

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Nguyen Trai, 1380-1980: 6th Centennial 1980

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Vietnam: Build and Defend the New Life 1982

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Forjans, Jesus. International Week of Solidarity with Viet Nam 1969

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Martínez, Olivio. International Week of Solidarity with the Struggle of the Heroic People of Vietnam 1974

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Mederos, René. International Week of Solidarity with Vietnam 1970

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Padrón, Ernesto. Together with Vietnam 1971

 

Rostgaard, Alfredo.

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Cut-off the Hands of Imperialism in Vietnam 1967

Folder XOS-011 : 1

Vietnam, Tomb of Imperialism 1972

 

Latin America

 

Argentina

Folder XOS-005 : 2

Morante, Rafael. Por las malvinas 1985

 

Bolivia

Folder XOS-004 : 3

Morante, Rafael. Victoria o muerte! 1971

 

Chile

Folder XOS-004 : 2

Enríquez, Rafael. Chile, A People in Struggle 1983

 

Colombia

Folder XOS-006 : 1

Enríquez, Rafael. Camilo Torres 1981

 

Cuba

Folder XOS-005 : 1

Acosta, Gladys. No al bloqueo económico a Cuba 1991

Folder XOS-005 : 1

De Zárate, Alberto Ortiz. July 26, Day of World Solidarity with Cuban Revolution 1975

Folder XOS-005 : 1

Martínez, Olivio. October 8, Day of the Heroic Guerrilla 1971

 

Dominican Republic

Folder XOS-007 : 3

Enríquez, Rafael. On Saving Herself, She Saves 1992

Folder XOS-007 : 3

Hernández, Andrés. The Blood Shed by Our Brothers Had Not Been and Will Not Be in Vain, Caamano 1975

 

El Salvador

Folder XOS-006 : 2

Morante, Rafael. Farabundo es El Salvador 1982

 

General

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Acosta, Gladys. Central America: No To The Imperialist Bases 1991

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Blanco, Alberto. A New, Strong and Decisive International Solidarity with Central America and the Caribbean 1982

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Forjanas, Jesus. International Week of Solidarity with Latin America, April 19 to 25 1969

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Morante, Rafael. Central America Has Said: Enough! 1985 or 1989

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Pérez, Antonio. América Latina, Week of Solidarity with Latin America 1968

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Pérez, M. Asela. International Week of Solidarity with Latin America (April 19 to 25) 1970

 

Unidentified artist

Folder XOS-005 : 3

Et cette marche de geants ne s'arrâte plus 1967

Folder XOS-005 : 3

World Week of Solidarity with the People of Latin America, April 19th to 25th 1969

 

Guatemala

 

Abreu, Lázaro.

Folder XOS-006 : 3

Down with Chacal De Zacapa 1971

Folder XOS-006 : 3

Correos de Guatemala Day of Solidarity with Guatemala February 6 1972

Folder XOS-006 : 3

Blanco, Alberto. Day of Solidarity with the People of Guatemala 1977

 

Enríquez, Rafael.

Folder XOS-006 : 3

Stop Repression in Guatemala 1980

Folder XOS-006 : 3

Solidarity With Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity 1982

Folder XOS-006 : 3

Évora, Tony. Guatemala le 6 février journée mondiale de solidarité avec le Guatemala 1967

 

Haiti

Folder XOS-007 : 1

Enríquez, Rafael. Solidarity with the People of Haiti 1980

 

Puerto Rico

Folder XOS-004 : 1

Martínez, Olivio. World Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Puerto Rico 1974

Folder XOS-004 : 1

Unidentified artist. Jornada de solidaridad internacional con el Pueblo de Puerto Rico 1967

 

Venezuela

Folder XOS-004 : 4

Pérez, Faustino. Day of Solidarity with the People of Venezuela, November 21 1967 or 1969

 

Uruguay

 

Enríquez, Rafael.

Folder XOS-007 : 2

Freedom for Political Prisoners 1980

Folder XOS-007 : 2

Uruguay 1980

Folder XOS-007 : 2

Navarrete Víctor Manuel. Freedom for Uruguay 1984

 

Middle East

 

Afghanistan

Folder XOS-002 : 1

Morante, Rafael. Afghanistan Defends Its Revolution 1983

 

Egypt

Folder XOS-003 : 3

Morante, Rafael. 30th Anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution 1982

 

General

Folder XOS-002 : 4

Martínez, Olivio. Unity of the Arab Peoples, Nationalization of Oil 1972

Folder XOS-002 : 4

Morante, Rafael. 5th Anniversary, F. Polisario 1981

Folder XOS-002 : 4

Unidentified artist. Victory Will Be Attained by the People Who Struggle for Their Liberation! 1969

 

Lebanon

Folder XOS-003 : 1

Blanco, Alberto. International Solidarity with the Lebanese People's Struggle 1982

Folder XOS-003 : 1

Córdoba, Rolando. Libano, Unity is Victory 1978

Folder XOS-003 : 1

Enríquez, Rafael. Libano: United We Shall Win! 1980

 

Palestine

Folder XOS-003 : 2

Acosta, Gladys. May 15, Day of World Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Palestine 1975

Folder XOS-003 : 2

Córdoba, Rolando. World Conference of Solidarity with the Arab People Central Issue: The Palestine Question Lisbon, 2 to 4 November 1979 1979

Folder XOS-003 : 2

Enríquez, Rafael. Sabra Y Chatila 1983

 

Morante, Rafael.

Folder XOS-003 : 2

May 15, Solidarity with the People of Palestine 1971

Folder XOS-003 : 2

He Who Plunders Others Always Lives in Terror 1982

Folder XOS-003 : 2

Pérez, Faustino. Day of Solidarity with the People of Palestine, May 15 1968

Folder XOS-003 : 2

Unidentified artist. Deuil pour la conscience humaine, 15 Mai journée mondiale de solidarité avec le peuple Palestinien 1967

 

South Yemen

Folder XOS-002 : 2

Unidentified artist. For an Independent South Yemen 1969

 

Syria

Folder XOS-002 : 3

Abreu, Lázaro. Solidarity with Syria 1971

Folder XOS-002 : 3

Martínez, Olivio. March 8, International Day of Solidarity with the Arab People of Syria 1974

Folder XOS-002 : 3

Unidentified artist. Day of Solidarity with the People of Syria, March 8 1969

 

Other

 

Acosta, Gladys.

Folder XOS-001

Neoliberalism, Plunder and Unemployment 1994

Folder XOS-001

Social Development, the Peoples' Right 1995

Physical Description: 2 posters
Folder XOS-001

Solidaridad Internacional Aniversario 1991

Folder XOS-001

Ayala, R. Disfrutando la naturaleza y preparados para todo incorpórate al movimento de exploradores undated

Scope and Content Note

Unlike the other posters in the collection, this poster does not bear the OSPAAAL logo.
Folder XOS-001

Blanco, Alberto. The Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace 1980

Folder XOS-001

Córdoba, Rolando. 60 1977

 

Enríquez, Rafael.

Folder XOS-001

Capitalismo: Denial of Human Rights 1977

Folder XOS-001

Foreign Debt 1983

Folder XOS-001

15 Years of Tricontinental Solidarity 1981

Folder XOS-001

Who Assassinates the Third World Leaders? undated

Folder XOS-001

Che undated

Folder XOS-001

Labrada, Roger. Engels, gran luchador y maestro del proletariado Lenin, 5 de Agosto, 80 Aniversario de la muerte de Federico Engels undated

Folder XOS-001

Lázaro, Abreu. Tricontinental Conference Anniversary 1972

Folder XOS-001

Martínez, Raul. Lucía 1968

Folder XOS-001

Morante, Rafael. No to Militarism and Hunger 1982

 

Rostgaard, Alfredo. 1972

Folder XOS-001

Untitled, President Nixon portrayed as a vampire 1972

Folder XOS-001

Tricontinental Conference Anniversary 1971

Folder XOS-001

Lenin 1970

Folder XOS-001

Tricontinental Conference Fourth Anniversary 1970

Folder XOS-001

Untitled, depicting an American soldier driven by man in necktie 1971