Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education Search this
1 Cubic foot (32 map folders)
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Collection consists of 378 posters documenting the social, cultural, and educational issues for Puerto Rico of Puerto Rico for nearly fifty years.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of 378 posters, the majority of which are approximately 22" x 28" documenting social, cultural, and educational issues for Puerto Rico. The posters were widely displayed throughout Puerto Rico and provide a window into the lives of the residents for fifty years. The collection is divided into three series. Series one documents events primarily for holidays. Series two provides information relating to the type of social services available to the residents. Economic and employment issues are documented in series three.
The collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1, Events, 1955-1990, undated
Series 2, Social Services, 1971-2005, undated
Series 3, Economics and Employment, 1987-1989, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The Puerto Rican Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] provided resources primarily for the island's poor and rural residents. Created in 1949, it employed community leaders, artists, and writers to develop programs and cultural works that addressed many of the issues and concerns of the Puerto Rican community.
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Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Teodoro Vidal Collection, NMAH.AC.0712
Division of Community Life Dissertation Series: Lange, Yvonne, Santos: The Household Wooden Saints of Puerto Rico, NMAH.AC.0197
Spanish Language Broadcasting Collection, NMAH.AC.1404
Goya Foods, Incorporated Collection, NMAH.AC.0694
Manuel Quiles Films, NMAH.AC.0765
Frank Espada Photographs, NMAH.AC.1395
Archives Center Business Americana Collection, NMAH.AC.0404
Graciela Papers, NMAH.AC.1425
Maidenform Collection, NMAH.AC.0585
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, NMAH.AC.0560
The posters were donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History by the Archivo General de Puerto Rico through Nelly V. Cruz Rodriguez on May 19, 1997.
Collection is open for research.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.