Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Puerto Rico Division of Community Education [DIVEDCO] Poster Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Creators:
Archivo General de Puerto Rico
Dates:
1955-2005, undated
Languages:
Materials in
Spanish
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Physical Description:
1 Cubic foot
32 folders
Repository:
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
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
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
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.
See: Wikipedia for more information.

Administration
Author
Vanessa Broussard-Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Vanessa Broussard-Simmons, 2003.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Puerto Rico Division of Community Education Poster Collection, 1940-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
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.

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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Screen prints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puerto Rico -- 20th century Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puerto Rico in art -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health attitudes -- 20th century -- Puerto Rico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Health education -- 1940-1980 -- Puerto Rico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Social conditions -- 20th century -- Puerto Rico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cultural policy -- 20th century -- Puerto Rico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modernity and society -- Puerto Rico Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu