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Guide to the Latin American Political Poster Miscellany, 1951-1987
BANC PIC 2001.166--D  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Latin American political poster miscellany,
    Date (inclusive): 1951-1987
    Collection number: BANC PIC 2001.166--D
    Extent: 31 prints (posters)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: A miscellany of posters, compiled by the library, covering Latin American political themes.
    Languages represented: Most of the collection materials are in Spanish, with a few posters in English.
    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], Latin American political poster miscellany, BANC PIC 2001.166, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    Bancroft Library collections containing other Latin American posters include:
    Nicaraguan poster collection (BANC PIC 1999.042)
    Mexican posters on social and educational themes (BANC PIC 2001.206)
    Taller de Gráfica Popular collection (BANC PIC 1999.039)
    Cuban poster collection (BANC PIC 2001.061)
    Data Center poster collection (BANC PIC 1999.087)

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The initial 30 posters of the Latin American Political Posters Collection were purchased by The Bancroft Library from a commercial vendor in 2001.


    This miscellany is open to future additions from various sources.

    Processing History

    Processed by Lincoln Cushing in 2005.


    Items in this collection were assigned item numbers as they were inventoried by the library. These are simply sequential numbers appended to the collection number (BANC PIC 2001.166). 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

    A factitious miscellany, compiled by the library, of posters covering Latin American political themes. Included are posters produced by both official and independent politically-Left organizations in Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, and Guatemala, as well as posters made in the United States on the subject of Latin America. Topics include solidarity with the Allende government of Chile, support for the revolutionary forces in El Salvador, and Mexican-Soviet Union relations. Includes eight Adelante “wall newspapers” issued by the Arbenz government of Guatemala as well as other propaganda concerning land reform and highway construction.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Political posters, Latin American.
    Latin America--Politics and government--20th century--Posters.