Guide to the Latin American Political Poster Miscellany, 1951-1987

Guide written by Lincoln Cushing
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Guide to the Latin American Political Poster Miscellany, 1951-1987

Collection number: BANC PIC 2001.166--D--C

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Guide Written By:
Lincoln Cushing
Date Completed:
May 2006
Encoded By:
Mary W. Elings
Funding for creating this guide was provided by The Bancroft Library.
© 2006 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

Access

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.
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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.

Accruals

This miscellany is open to future additions from various sources.

Processing History

Processed by Lincoln Cushing in 2005.

Arrangement

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.
Posters.


Container Listing

 

Festival de solidaridad obrera con el pueblo de El Salvador 1981 BANC PIC 2001.166.001--B

Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 50 x 34.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Fists, one holding flower.

Additional Note

Event held February 14, 1981 in Mexico City.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Libertad a los patriotas sandinistas FSLN undated BANC PIC 2001.166.002--D

Creator/Collector: Comité de la Juventud y los Estudiantes en Solidaridad con Centroamérica
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 43 x 63 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Three different graphic treatments of man pointing.

Additional Note

Artist: MAG.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Solidaridad de artistas plasticos cone la lucha del pueblo de Nicaragua - Subasta/exposicion 1979 BANC PIC 2001.166.003--D

Creator/Collector: Coordinadora de Solidaridad con el Pueblo de Nicaragua/Mexico
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 70 x 46 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Drawing of armed revolutionary, map of Nicaragua.

Additional Note

Design: Aquino, Arnulfo.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Tribuna nacional - hoy Granada; mañana… - por la unidad latinoamericano undated BANC PIC 2001.166.004--D

Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 70 x 47 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Fists with machete, submachine gun stopping U.S. tank.

Additional Note

Image based on linoleum cut.

Additional Note

Country of origin: [Mexico?]
 

60 aniversario de la revolucion de octubre - semana cultural sovietica en Morelia, Mich. [1977] BANC PIC 2001.166.005--C

Creator/Collector: Instituto de Amistad e Intercambio Cultural Mexico
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 58 x 44 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Worker holding USSR symbol globe in upraised hand.

Additional Note

Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 7.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Todos a la marcha nacional! 12 de mayo 1981 Mexico D.F. 1981 BANC PIC 2001.166.006--D

Creator/Collector: Coordinadora Nacional Plan de Ayala
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 70 x 47 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Workers, huge fist with sickle.

Additional Note

Lists basic demands of the CNPA.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

El pueblo puede y debe terminar con la carestia de la vida undated BANC PIC 2001.166.007--D

Creator/Collector: Partido Comunista de Mexico
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 70 x 47.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Includes linoleum cut image of unresponsive bureaucrat.

Additional Note

Stamped "archivo - Taller de Grafica Popular" on verso.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Universidad Obrera de Mexico - 50 aniversario 1936-1986 1986 BANC PIC 2001.166.008--C

Creator/Collector: Universidad Obrera de Mexico
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 51 x 38 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Literate worker breaking chains.

Additional Note

Artist: Balmori, S.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

60 aniversario de la gran revolucion socialista de Octubre [1977] BANC PIC 2001.166.009--B

Creator/Collector: Instituto de Amistad e Intercambio Cultural Mexico-URSS, A.C.
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 47 x 31 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Soviet logo, Institute logo paired flags.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Solidaridad con Nicaragua - Museo de San Carlos undated BANC PIC 2001.166.010--D

Creator/Collector: Coordinadora de Solidaridad con el Pueblo de Nicaragua
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint[?] ; 63 x 43 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Woman with child fleeing tragedy.

Additional Note

Museo de San Carlos, Mexico D.F.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Paz y libertad al pueblo hermano de Guatemala undated BANC PIC 2001.166.011--D

Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 65 x 48.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Woodcut of corpse in burned-out urban landscape.

Additional Note

Country of origin: [Mexico?]
 

La revolucion [Chilena] no la para nadie [1973?] BANC PIC 2001.166.012--C

Creator/Collector: [Non-Intervention in Chile (NICH)?]
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 57 x 45 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Silhouette of demonstrators with Chilean flags.

Additional Note

San Francisco events- Tuesday October 9 presentation, Saturday, October 13 rally.

Additional Note

Country of origin: United States
 

"La semilla de la revolucion en El Salvador esta sembrada y fructificara" - Farabundo Marti 1980 BANC PIC 2001.166.013--D

Creator/Collector: Bloque Popular Revolucionario
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 44 x 63.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Portrait of Farabundo Martí.

Additional Note

5th anniversary July 30, 1980.

Additional Note

Country of origin: El Salvador
 

For a democratic Chile [1974?] BANC PIC 2001.166.014--C

Creator/Collector: Chile Emergency Committee, Philadelphia
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 57 x 43 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Popular mural art with flag.

Additional Note

Printed at Philadelphia Resistance Print Shop.

Additional Note

Country of origin: United States
 

Other hands shall take up your struggle - Allende undated BANC PIC 2001.166.015--C

Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 58.5 x 44 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Photo of Allende, shattered glass.

Additional Note

Country of origin: [United States]
 

Stop the terror in Chile undated BANC PIC 2001.166.016--D

Creator/Collector: Young Workers Liberation League
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint[?] ; 66 x 51 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Long line of bound prisoners.

Additional Note

Artist: Simon, Suzanne; stamp on verso "Resource Center, Public Art Workshop, 5623 W. Madison, Chicago, 60644".

Additional Note

Country of origin: United States
 

Stopping the War Starts Here - protest arms shipments to Central America 1987 BANC PIC 2001.166.017--D

Creator/Collector: Bay Area Pledge of Resistance [San Francisco]
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 65 x 78 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Hands raised in front of youth, stopping weapons.

Additional Note

Artist: Alicia, Juana. Demonstration at Concord Naval Weapons Station.

Additional Note

Country of origin: United States
 

La ruta al Atlantico el la liberacion nacional [circa 1950-1955] BANC PIC 2001.166.018--C

Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 52.5 x 41.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Two peasants looking at map posted on wall.

Additional Note

Artist: Vasquez, J.V.; "Tipografia Nacional - Guatemala"; refers to massive construction project supported by President Arbenz.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Titulo de [pr]opiedad del [Acto de 1]900 [circa 1950-1955] BANC PIC 2001.166.019--C

Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 56 x 40 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Peasant in field with rolled title.

Additional Note

Artist: Roldan, Oscar Ruben. "Tipografia Nacional - Guatemala." Refers to Act by president 1900 distributing land titles.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Con la carretera al Atlantico una liberacion economica [circa 1950-1955] BANC PIC 2001.166.020--C

Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 60 x 45 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Highway turning into fist.

Additional Note

Artist: Aragon, Victor Manuel."Tipografia Nacional - Guatemala." refers to massive construction project supported by President Arbenz.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Homenaje a la revolucion cubana en su XX aniversario 1978 BANC PIC 2001.166.021--D

Creator/Collector: Casa de las Americas [Havana]
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 50.5 x 76 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Paired portraits of José Martí, Fidel Castro.

Additional Note

Artist: Frasconi, Antonio; printed at Taller Experimental.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Cuba
 

Guatemala Nueva - Guatemala libre, Soberana e Independiente - 1821-1953 [1953] BANC PIC 2001.166.022--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 54 x 75 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Three portraits of national heroes.

Additional Note

Artist: N.T., Anexo de la Tipografia Nacional.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 69 (March 1953) 1953 BANC PIC 2001.166.023--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 55 x 75 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 68 (February 1953) 1953 BANC PIC 2001.166.024--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 53 x 75 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 13 (October 1951) 1951 BANC PIC 2001.166.025--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 54 x 80.5 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 43 (June 1952) 1952 BANC PIC 2001.166.026--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 53 x 78 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 82 (August 1953) 1953 BANC PIC 2001.166.027--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 56 x 75 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 2 (August 1951) 1951 BANC PIC 2001.166.028--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 55 x 80.5 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 38 (October 1953) 1953 BANC PIC 2001.166.029--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 55 x 75 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 46 (March 1954) 1954 BANC PIC 2001.166.030--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 55 x 77 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala
 

Adelante-periodico mural, organo de la revolucion, no. 5 (July 1952) ) 1952 BANC PIC 2001.166.031--D

Creator/Collector: Guatemala. Secretaría de Propaganda y Divulgacion
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 55 x 54 x 79 cm.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Guatemala