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Creators:
Cortes, Eduardo Vera
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1979
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 72 x 47.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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 M...

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Creators:
Tufino, Rafael
Dates:
1970s
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 81.8 x 45.3 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A masculine figure overpowers the scene taking over half of the visual space. This dramatic poster announces a film about neighbors who stand up to an authoritarian community leader who places his personal interests before those of the community. (From exhibition text by Marvette Perez).

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Creators:
Tufino, Rafael
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
undated
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 86 x 58.6 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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 Ci...

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Creators:
Rodriguez, Luis
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1986
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 45.3 x 59.1 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.)

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Creators:
Contreras, Jose Melendez
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1977
Level:
file
Size:
1 Poster (Ink on paper., 68.3 x 47.7 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Jose Melendez Contreras began his career in the DIVEDCO workshop in 1952 and worked there as a graphic artist for posters and as a book illustrator until 1977. This is one of the last posters he made for DIVEDCO. A master of angular compositions, in this Christmas poster he shows a close-up of a musician singing and playing a traditional guiro with...

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Creators:
Maldonado, Antonio
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
973
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 59.8 x 42.7 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.)

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Creators:
Rosado del Valle, Julio
Delano, Jack
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1970s
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 75.5 x 50.5 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

"From the Clouds," directed by Jack Delano, was the first documentary produced by the Division of Community Education. It featured modern and experimental audio techniques. With aerial shots of the island showing its topography, educationally, the film inserted Puerto Rico within a world-wide historical context and highlighted its agricultural and ...

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Creators:
Contreras, Jose Melendez
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1971
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 65.7 x 47.7 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.)

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Creators:
Bernal, Isabel
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Puerto Rico. Division of Community Education. Department of Education
Dates:
1970s
Level:
file
Size:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 66.8 x 48.1 cm.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0615
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

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.)