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Guide to the Nicaraguan poster collection, 1979-1989
BANC PIC 1999.042--C  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Nicaraguan poster collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1979-1989
    Collection number: BANC PIC 1999.042--C
    Collector: Zamora, Daisy.
    Extent: 103 prints (posters)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: Nicaraguan posters, 1979-1989, representing a wide range of themes, including literacy campaigns, commemorations of revolutionary book releases, land reform, and cultural events.
    Languages represented: Collection materials are in Spanish.
    Physical location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright status unknown. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.X.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    Copyright Requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Access Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and does not constitute permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html  

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nicaraguan poster collection, BANC PIC 1999.042, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Other Nicaraguan posters at the Bancroft Library are held in the Data Center collection (BANC PIC 1999.087.)

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Nicaraguan poster collection was acquired by The Bancroft Library through purchase from a single vendor in 1999.


    Collection is closed, no future additions are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Lincoln Cushing in 2005.


    Items in the Nicaraguan poster collection were assigned item numbers as they were inventoried by the library. These are simply sequential numbers appended to the collection number (BANC PIC 1999.042). They reflect no intellectual arrangement, no evidence as to provenance, and they are not related to the creation of the items in any way. The numbers are required for item identification and retrieval from storage.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection is comprised of 103 posters collected by Daisy Zamora, Nicaraguan Vice-Minister of Culture and the Executive Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research of Nicaragua after the Sandinista revolution. They were produced from 1979 through the late 1980s, covering the period of the Nicaraguan Revolution (1978-1979) against the dictatorship of President Anastasio (Debayle) Somoza and the subsequent national reconstruction by the Sandinista government. They represent a wide range of themes, including literacy campaigns, commemorations of revolutionary events and heroes (Sandino, Ernesto Cardenal, Rubén Darío, Carlos Fonseca), book releases, land reform, and cultural events.
    The Nicaraguan agencies and organizations that created these posters include the Asociación de Mujeres Nicaraguenses Luisa Amanda Espinosa (AMNLAE, Association of Nicaraguan Women), the Asociación Sandinista de Trabajadores de la Cultura (ASTC, Association of Nicaraguan Cultural Workers), the Central Sandinista de Trabajadores (CST, Sandinista Workers' Federation), the Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture), and the Cruzada Nacional de Alfabetización (National Literacy Crusade). Others were issued by Nicaraguan presses as well as art workshops such as Editorial Nueva Nicaragua and the Taller Experimental de Grafica. A small number are from international solidarity groups and collaborative foreign agencies.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Revolutions -- Nicaragua -- Posters.
    Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional -- Posters.
    Literacy programs -- Nicaragua -- Posters.
    Political posters, Nicaraguan.
    Nicaragua -- History -- 1979-1990 -- Posters.