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A Collection of Posters from and about Latin America

Call Number: Griffith Q109


This collection of posters from different Latin American countries covers a wide range of subjects relevant to the geographical region. The posters range in date from the 1970s to the 1990s.


  • Creation: 1970s-2010s


Language of Materials

Spanish; Portuguese; German

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 2 oversize boxes, 54 oversize folders) ; Sizes vary.

Scope and Contents

Latin American countries and regions respresented in this collection of posters include Brazil, the Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The range of topics includes astronomy, banks, biography, children, description and travel, development, the "disappeared", education, environment, health, justice, literacy, military service, national history, students, unions and women. Several categories are grouped topically under the general geographic region of Central America, while other categories are broken out by a specific country.


The posters have been grouped by geographical areas and subjects. The posters date from the 1970s through the 2010s. Medium-format posters are shelved at call number Griffith Q109, folders 1-29, while smaller posters are at Griffith P96, folders 1-13 and larger posters at Griffith R18, folders 1-42 and Griffith S4:1-11.

Physical Location

Griffith Q109

Physical Location

Griffith R18

Physical Location

Griffith P96

Physical Location

Griffith S4

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation / purchase, William Griffith via University of Kansas Libraries Department for Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, 1970s-1990s. Addition, gift of Vientos Tropicales in honor of Shelley Miller, 2017.

Processing Information

Some posters at Griffith R18 formerly located at R53. Posters at Griffith Q109 labeled as being at Griffith Q103.

Guide to the Griffith Latin American Poster Collection
A Collection of Posters from and about Latin America
Finding aid prepared by C.J, March 2005; revised by K.C, September 2005. Finding aid encoded by amc, 2005; revised by skt, 2010; mwh, 2017.
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Preferred citation
A Collection of Posters from and about Latin America, Department of Special Collections, Griffith Q109, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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