Guide to the Mexican Posters on Social and Educational Themes, 1954-1987

Guide written by Lincoln Cushing
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Guide to the Latin American Political Poster Miscellany, 1954-1987

Collection number: BANC PIC 2001.206--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: 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

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], 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.

Accruals

No future additions are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Lincoln Cushing in 2005.

Arrangement

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.
Posters.


Container Listing

 

Seque los charcos - son lugares de infeccion 1957 BANC PIC 2001.206.001--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 69 x 47 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Fly landing in puddle.

Additional Note

Artist: Sanchez R., Luis, Ecuador. Patzcuaro, Michoacan; sig.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

AEIOU undated BANC PIC 2001.206.002--D

Creator/Collector: [Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) CREFAL]
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 56 x 71 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrated Tzotzil phonemes.

Additional Note

Text in Tzotzil; "Taller de Grafica Popular" stamp verso.

Additional Note

Country of origin: [Mexico]
 

Moscas el la mesa - enfermedad y muerte undated BANC PIC 2001.206.003--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 70 x 45 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Fly over food-laden table.

Additional Note

Made in the Drawing and Printing Workshops.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Feria tradicional de Patzcuaro - del 5 al 8 de diciembre undated BANC PIC 2001.206.004--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 77 x 60 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Peasant woman.

Additional Note

"Impresion Bulmaro G. y Antonio Guzman, realizacion F. Luna".

Additional Note

Country of origin: [Mexico]
 

Una vida mejor - con aseo personal 1957 BANC PIC 2001.206.005--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 68.5 x 47 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations of body washing.

Additional Note

Artist: Sanchez R., Luis, Ecuador.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

CREFAL - 5o aniversario 9 de Mayo 1951-1956 1956 BANC PIC 2001.206.006--C

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 63.5 x 43 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Fisted hand towing flags of many nations.

Additional Note

Artist: GAL.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Los 3 grupos de la buena alimentacion undated BANC PIC 2001.206.007--C

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 56 x 40.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Examples of three food groups.

Additional Note

Artist: Luna, Francisco.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Las puertas del saber estan siempre abiertas undated BANC PIC 2001.206.008--B

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 34.5 x 24 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Open door to classroom, blackboard.

Additional Note

Artist: Carreño, J.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Grow them and eat them undated BANC PIC 2001.206.009--C

Creator/Collector: Centro Regional de Educación Fundamental para la América Latina (Pátzcuaro, Mexico) (CREFAL)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 57.5 x 41 cm

Scope and Content Note

Vegetables.

Additional Note

Artist: signed, illegible; British Honduras.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Universidad obrera de Mexico - 1936-1966 - 30 años 1966 BANC PIC 2001.206.010--D

Creator/Collector: Taller de serigrafia de la Universidad obrera de Mexico
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 70 x 47.5 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Striding worker-student.

Additional Note

Artists: alumni of the screenprint workshop of U.O.M. under Francisco Luna (TGP).

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Cruza tus cochis! [1954?] BANC PIC 2001.206.011--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Coordinador Tzeltal Tzotzil, Instituto Nacional Indigenista; "Taller de Grafica Popular" sta
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 70.5 x 50 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Three differently-bred pigs.

Additional Note

Date derived from postage stamps. Text in Spanish and Tzotzil; printed at INI-Chiapas; "Taller de Grafica Popular" stamp verso.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Gallinas enfermas y muertas - sanas y alegres vacunadas undated BANC PIC 2001.206.012--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Coordinador Tzeltal Tzotzil, Instituto Nacional Indigenista
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 50 x 70 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Dead and live chickens.

Additional Note

Printed in Chiapas.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Pastik tzanebal skuenta undated BANC PIC 2001.206.013--D

Creator/Collector: Centro Coordinador Tzeltal Tzotzil, Instituto Nacional Indigenista
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 70 x 50 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Villagers building outhouse.

Additional Note

All text in Tzotzil; printed at INI-Chiapas; "Taller de Grafica Popular" stamp verso.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico
 

Dia de la dignidad del indio - Festival Tierra y Libertad 1983 BANC PIC 2001.206.014--D

Creator/Collector: Departamento de Publicaciones de la Secretaría de la Reforma Agraria
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 64 x 46 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Image of standing Emiliano Zapata.

Additional Note

Country of origin: [Mexico]
 

La fiesta de la muerte - exposicion y ofrenda [1982?] BANC PIC 2001.206.015--C

Creator/Collector: Difusion Cultural, Universidad Iberoamericana
Physical Description: 1 print : offset lithograph ; 52 x 40 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Partying calaveras.

Additional Note

Country of origin: [Mexico]
 

…al siglo de la paz. Foro nacional por la paz y el desarme 1987 BANC PIC 2001.206.016--C

Creator/Collector: Mexican Movement for Peace, Anti-Imperialism and Solidarity (MOMPAS)
Physical Description: 1 print : screenprint ; 58 x 43 cm.

Scope and Content Note

Doves breaking bombs.

Additional Note

Conference held August 6-8, 1987, Tijuana.

Additional Note

Country of origin: Mexico