Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection, 1940-1990

Collector:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education Department of Education
Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico
Physical description:
1 cu. ft.: 32 folders: 378 posters
Type:
Posters
Collection descriptions
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico
Date:
1940
1990
1940-1990
20th century
1940-1980
Notes:
The department was also known as DIVEDCO (División de Educación de la Comunidad). The posters are the result of a Puerto Rican program modeled after the WPA and FSA programs of the Roosevelt era: they raised awareness of Puerto Rican social and cultural issues and ideals. The island's best known graphic artists, including Rafael Tufiño, Lorenzo Homar, José Meléndez Contreras, and many others, were enlisted by a government agency known as DIVEDCO Not without contradictions, their goal was to create art for social change. The collection illustrates the use of popular art to reinforce social, health, and economic policies related to modernization and the spread of democracy.
Summary:
Posters (primarily silkscreen) reflect important public service issues on the island. Subjects include education, health and safety, and cultural programs. They were widely displayed throughout the island and reflect key trends in the social history of Puerto Rico for forty years.
Cite as:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Modernity and society
Cultural policy
Social conditions
Health education
Health attitudes
Puerto Rico in art
Local number:
1997.3100 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Posters
  • Screen prints
  • Archival materials
  • Collection descriptions
  • Posters
  • Screen prints
  • Art
  • Cultural policy
  • Health attitudes
  • Health education
  • Modernity and society
  • Social conditions
  • Art
  • Cultural policy
  • Health attitudes
  • Health education
  • Modernity and society
  • Social conditions
  • Archivo General de Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education
  • Archivo General de Puerto Rico
  • Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education
  • Puerto Rico
Filter results to a specific time period.
  • 1900s
  • 1910s
  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s
  • 1970s
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
  • Archives Center - NMAH