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Guide to the OSPAAAL Poster Collection
MS-M023  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Researchers
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Processing Note
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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.