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Latin American and Caribbean Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0608

Scope and Content

The collection is organized in three series in alphabetical order:

Series 1. Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (OSPAAAL) - Contains posters published from 1960 through 1991 by OSPAAAL. This organization was established in 1966, following the Tricontinental Conference held in Havana, Cuba. The organization advocated for social justice and solidarity with various oppressed countries. The posters contain multilingual captions and illustrate political issues related to Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Series 2. University of Florida - Contains posters of events held by the Center for Latin American Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, The Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, University Gallery, Jacaré Brazil, Brazilian Music Institute, and other departments at UF. The posters illustrate promotions of exhibition opening events, film screenings, theater performances, musical events, lectures, and cultural performances.

Series 3. General - Contains posters from different regions of the Americas and the Caribbean. The posters illustrate topics related to politics, culture, art, religion, literature, environment, social justice, music, health, films, and tourism.

Dates

  • 1953-2013

Language of Materials

Includes materials written in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Arabic.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (174 posters)

Abstract

The collection consists of 174 posters published by the Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), different academic departments of the University of Florida, and posters from different countries in Latin America and the Caribbean illustrating topics on politics, religion, art, music, social justice, culture, health, etc.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Acquisition Information

The Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (OSPAAAL) posters were purchased from Howard Karno Books in 2011.

The University of Florida posters were given to the Latin American and Caribbean Collection department by the Center for Latin American Studies in 2014.

Related Materials

Puerto Rican Political Collection, at Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Records of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Office of the Director, at Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Carteles: Cuban and Mexican film posters from the Efraín Barradas Collection, at the University of Florida Digital Collections.

OSPAAAL Poster Collection, at Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.

OSPAAAL Poster Collection, 1960s-1980s, at the American University of Beirut/Library Archives, Beirut, Lebanon.

Title
A Guide to the Latin American and Caribbean Poster Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by Nelissa E. Caraballo-Ramos
Date
March 2022
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755