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Guide to the Mexican Posters on Social and Educational Themes, 1954-1987
BANC PIC 2001.206--D  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection Title: Mexican posters on social and educational themes,
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1987
    Collection number: BANC PIC 2001.206--D
    Extent: 16 prints (posters)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: A collection of posters covering various aspects of Mexican community development and culture, including public and personal health, indigenous literacy, peace, and cultural exhibits.
    Languages represented: Most of the collection materials are in Spanish, with a few posters in Tzotzil.
    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], Mexican posters on social and educational themes, BANC PIC 2001.206, 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)
    Latin American poster collection (BANC PIC 2001.166)
    Taller de Gráfica Popular collection (BANC PIC 1999.039)
    Cuban poster collection (BANC PIC 2001.061)

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Mexican posters on social and educational themes were purchased by The Bancroft Library from a commercial vendor.


    No future additions are expected.

    Processing History

    Processed by Lincoln Cushing in 2005.


    Items in the collection were assigned item numbers as they were inventoried by the library. These are simply sequential numbers appended to the collection number (BANC PIC 2001.206). 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 collection of posters covering various aspects of Mexican community development and culture. Themes include public and personal health, indigenous literacy, peace, and cultural exhibits.
    A majority of the works in this collection are by CREFAL (Centro Regional de Alfabetización Funcional en las Zonas Rurales de América Latina), a significant rural public education agency established in 1951. CREFAL became a Mexican Institute in 1974, as the Regional Centre for Adult Education and Functional Literacy for Latin America, and continues to co-operate with OAS and UNESCO regional programs. Also of note are posters by the Instituto Nacional Indigenista.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Posters, Mexican.
    Functional literacy--Mexico--Posters.
    Indians of Mexico--Health and hygiene--Posters.
    Indians of Mexico--Education--Posters.