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Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection

Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Collector:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (32 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Screen prints
Posters
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1955-2005, undated
Summary:
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.
Arrangement:
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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Provenance:
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.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Puerto Rico in art -- 20th century  Search this
Health attitudes -- 20th century -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Health education -- 1940-1980 -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Social conditions -- 20th century -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Cultural policy -- 20th century -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Modernity and society -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Screen prints
Posters -- 20th century
Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0615
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8612da7ec-6306-4f79-bb22-8ac39686b5b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0615
Online Media:

El Reto [screen print poster]

Artist:
Bernal, Isabel  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Donor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 59.7 x 42.5 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Scope and Contents:
"The Challenge" promotes a film about a boy with a mental handicap. Films like this were conceived as teaching tools to inform parents about issues that they faced when confronted with the health and the well-being of their children and of their right to social services. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000019.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.02 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Developmentally disabled  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 2: Social Services
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep81a9e022a-ada1-4386-84b2-87cf6d69c562
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1966

El de los Cabos Blancos [screen print poster]

Artist:
Maldonado, Antonio  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 72.8 x 49.3 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1960s
Scope and Contents:
In this early design, Maldonado employs dramatic cropping and a close-up of the horse's white legs in imitation of angular filming techniques. The 1955 film tells the story of a small tobacco farmer who faces operational and economic problems, but who is able to free himself from the exploitation of a loan shark by receiving assistance from a grower's cooperative. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000023.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.19 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Cooperative societies  Search this
Loan sharks  Search this
Tobacco farmers  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f4ad16a9-6b58-4643-a2bd-38bb9107d926
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1001
Online Media:

La Esperanza [screen print poster]

Artist:
Maldonado, Antonio  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Donor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 67.8 x 44.5 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1960s
Scope and Contents:
This dramatic poster depicting a male silhouette with a chest x-ray promoted the 1964 film, "Hope," which educated communities about tuberculosis prevention and treatment. The symbol for tuberculosis placed behind the male figure, is a modified version of the cross of Lorraine, signalizing the "crusade" against tuberculosis. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000010.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.20 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Tuberculosis.  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85958bf08-1f9e-45a4-a75d-1226876eb7e5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1003
Online Media:

Una Gota de Sangre [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Osorio, Carlos  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 63.2 x 44.1 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1963
Scope and Contents:
This movie poster depicts a drop of blood as a stylized, vertigo-like spiral. The documentary promotes and demonstrates the processes of blood donation and even depicts a caesarean section to convince the public of the urgency to donate blood. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000040.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.22 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Blood donations  Search this
Blood  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8db4a62e1-2311-46e5-8439-00d22e7d1d25
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1011
Online Media:

Huracan [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Cortes, Eduardo Vera  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 76 x 49 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1965
Scope and Contents:
This silkscreen by Eduardo Vera Cortes for the film "Hurricane" depicts the "eye" of the hurricane hovering over a woman and child. It promotes the 1959 documentary based on the book "Que sabemos del huracan?" (What Do We Know About the Hurricane?). These were meant to educate the public about the origins of the hurricane, its effect, and preventive safety measures. They also included information about the resources and government agencies that provided aid during and after natural disasters. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000016.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.24 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Hurricanes  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86c85be2a-5a6b-4375-ab4d-6e520963eeaa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1015
Online Media:

Su Salud [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Contreras, Jose Melendez  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 73.5 x 46 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1967
Scope and Contents:
In another promotional poster for a film on personal health, Contreras created a highly geometric composition of an abstracted human figure reclining, as if he were on a doctor's examination table. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000002.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.30 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Health  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep87057c2f3-99d7-4ac2-9486-6feb6b2fa03e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1017
Online Media:

El Puente [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Cortes, Eduardo Vera  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 84 x 49.6 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
A bridge under construction overpowers the composition of this promotional poster for this film, "The Bridge." This is a later version of a poster originally printed in 1954. Inspired by a true story, and filmed with local, "natural actors," it recounts the efforts of a small flood-prone community. Neighbors organize themselves and collaborate to build a bridge to resolve their chronic problem. This documentary was shown in the Venice Film Festival and the Edinburgh international Film Festival where it was awarded honorable mentions. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000020.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.28 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Floods  Search this
Bridges -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Film posters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80a61feb2-95b9-4c87-aa20-ef7f51765da1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1021
Online Media:

El Hombre Esperado [screen print poster]

Artist:
Bernal, Isabel  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Donor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Names:
Morale, Jose Pablo  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 66.8 x 48.1 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1970s
Scope and Contents:
This silkscreen by Isabel Bernal for the film "The Awaited Man," is a historic adaptation of the life of Jose Pablo Morale. He fought against an exploitative system of payment to day laborers during the reign of the Spanish governor, General Juan de la Pezuela in mid nineteenth century Puerto Rico. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000022.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.23 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Laborers -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Laborers  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Film posters -- 20th century
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d38a1b05-2df2-46dd-b1aa-28781e173f51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1027
Online Media:

Ignacio [screen print poster]

Artist:
Cortes, Eduardo Vera  Search this
Author:
Marques, Rene  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 80.2 x 50.1 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1970s
Scope and Contents:
This silkscreen mimics the look of linoleum, since the artist creates the illusion of texture on the otherwise flat surface typically produced by the silk-screening process. The figure of the mother and child as well as in the man the foreground connects this poster with the tradition of carving religious figures, santos. The film, an adaptation of Rene Marques's short story Los Casos de Ignacio y Santiago (The Stories of Ignacio and Santiago), addresses the absence of community participation and the responsibilities and rights as citizens. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000015.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.25 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Mothers  Search this
Santos (Art)  Search this
Linoleum  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep844c8d011-a028-4e7d-bce7-09c0f1fd625b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1029
Online Media:

Los Peloteros [lithographic poster]

Artist:
Homar, Lorenzo  Search this
Film director:
Delano, Jack  Search this
Creator:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper.)
Container:
Map-folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Lithographs
Posters
Date:
1970s
Scope and Contents:
Divedo poster advertising the film, title translated "The Baseball Players." An offset lithograph from the original 1951 silkscreen. The film was directed by Jack Delano.
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000009.tif (AC Scan)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Baseball  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Lithographs -- 1950-1960
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8d6671ba0-0546-496e-8987-a7c8a990cd7a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1033

El Secreto [screen print poster]

Artist:
Contreras, Jose Melendez  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster (Ink on paper, 62 x 44 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1970s
Scope and Contents:
The dramatic image in the poster illustrates the dilemma of Ignacio, a sugarcane worker who has a child out of wedlock without his wife's knowledge. Catalina, Ignacio's wife, discovers his secret but takes in the child and raises her as their own. In the books, films and posters of DIVEDCO, emotions like love, fear, and jealousy were readily acknowledged as real forces that determine the relationships between individuals, their families, and communities. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
General:
AC0615-0000018.tif (AC Scan) 1997.3100.29 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Paternity  Search this
Illegtimacy  Search this
Jealousy  Search this
Secrecy  Search this
Family secrets  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep86b121730-432a-413a-847a-fd3f2738c672
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1041

Fragmento [screen print poster]

Artist:
Contreras, Jose Melendez  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Donor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 65.7 x 47.7 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
Echoing this title, the film "Fragmento," directed by Luis Maisonet, features dramatically fractured letters and the figure of a fragmented child. This film is another cautionary tale about an emotionally isolated child from a middle-class, urban family fragmented by modern living. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000017.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.21 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Children -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep875191933-5d48-4949-9571-096da97d4f27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1045

Juan Sin Seso ["Brainless John"] [screen print poster]

Artist:
Contreras, Jose Melendez  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 63.5 x 52.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1972
Scope and Contents:
This poster advertising the film "Juan Sin Seso" ("Brainless John"), has a minimalist design, relying on text to form the illustration. The image presents a profile of a man's head with a hollow space instead of a brain, crammed with the words "propaganda" and "si" ("yes"). Ironically, the film utilizes elements of propaganda to argue against it. This film was shown in 1960 in Melbourne, Venice, and Edinburgh Film Festivals. (Based on exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000013.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.26 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Propaganda  Search this
Motion pictures  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Movies
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8403d6ad7-1ecd-45d5-8020-6db310855012
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1049

Carnaval de Puerto Rico, Juan Ponce de Leon [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Bernal, Isabel  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 88.8 x 58.5 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1983
Scope and Contents:
This commemorative poster depicts the Rey Momo, or king of Puerto Rican carnival, a celebration which started on the island in the mid nineteenth century. Connected to Spanish carnival traditions, it takes place the week before the beginning of Lent, which is a traditional period of fasting and general abstinence in the Christian calendar. The carnival in San Juan was for many years a very important and picturesque event. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000032.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.42 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Lent  Search this
Carnival -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Carnivals  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Festivals Cultural
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep850279a92-2e90-4508-9d66-8c18e649b527
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1091
Online Media:

La Insurreccion de los Reyes Magos [screen print poster]

Artist:
Maldonado, Antonio  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 59.8 x 42.7 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
973
Scope and Contents:
This poster advertises an exhibition of woodcarvings of "The Three Kings," or the Magi, by Jose Torres Santiago. It is dedicated to the King Melchior, who in Puerto Rico is identified as the Black Magi, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the abolition of slavery. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000014.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.03 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Occupation:
Wood-carvers  Search this
Topic:
Christmas  Search this
Wood carvings  Search this
Abolition  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Three Kings  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Art Expositions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84a7eb5a5-e92a-4ffb-9f3f-fb51211b0dca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1139
Online Media:

Serigrafias de Loiza Aldea-Rafael Tufino [screen print poster]

Artist:
Tufino, Rafael  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 86 x 58.6 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
DIVEDCO posters were also printed to promote exhibitions of Puerto Rican artists. This poster advertises the exhibition of renowned artists Rafael Tufino's portfolio of silkscreens depicting scenes from the famous Afro-Puerto Rican town of Loiza. Tufino was one of several DIVEDCO artists who, like Carlos Osorio, also lived and worked in New York City, where he co-founded the Taller Boricura. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
Ac0615-0000003.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.34 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Serigraphy  Search this
Artists -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Art Expositions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep85fadec87-23a6-457d-ba3f-5911da62d6dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1175
Online Media:

20 Anos de Servicio al Pueblo (Servicio de Bombero) [screenprint poster]

Artist:
Osorio, Carlos  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 56 x 42 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents:
This commemorative poster by early DIVEDCO member Carlos Osorio, printed in honor of firemen, has the look and dramatic sensibility of posters designed in New Deal-era government print shops like the New York City Poster Division of the Federal Arts Project. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000038.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.05 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Fire fighters  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Anniversaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep83ce2de66-19f1-4fae-a9fd-d93ec1aae29a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1234
Online Media:

30 Aniversario DIVEDCO [screen print poster]

Artist:
Cortes, Eduardo Vera  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 72 x 47.5 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents:
This thirtieth anniversary poster of DIVEDCO shows its creative team filming, editing, performing, and at work in the print shop. Their target audiences, a farmer planting in the countryside and a child reading a DIVEDCO book, appear on the edges of the action. The building featured in the background is the old DIVEDCO headquarters, currently the Museo de Arte e Historia de San Juan. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000037.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.36 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Farmers -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Anniversaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep877c9314a-588f-43c4-b00e-55e1dd38baaf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1249
Online Media:

37 Aniversario DIVEDCO [screen print poster]

Artist:
Rodriguez, Luis  Search this
Sponsor:
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education  Search this
Collection Donor:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 45.3 x 59.1 cm.)
Container:
Map-folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Film posters
Posters
Screen prints
Place:
Puerto Rico -- 20th century
Date:
1986
Scope and Contents:
This self-referential poster shows iconic DIVEDCO images: a projection and film poster of "Dona Julia" and the democratic circles that were organized with local leaders throughout the island's rural communities to discuss the social messages and solutions offered in DIVEDCO's films and illustrated books. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez.)
Local Numbers:
AC0615-0000036.tif (AC Scan)

1997.3100.35 (Museum Cat. No.)
Exhibitions Note:
In the exhibition "Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1948-1989," Sept. 17, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009, at the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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.
Topic:
Motion pictures  Search this
Politics -- Puerto Rico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film posters -- 20th century
Posters -- Puerto Rico
Screen prints
Collection Citation:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection / Series 1: Events / Anniversaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82a75fd3b-27c9-49f0-8d63-680747256dc0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0615-ref1257
Online Media:

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