New in the Library: poster tubes!
Need to take a poster to a conference? The Social Research Library will loan you a carrying tube that can hold up to a 37″ wide poster! Check one out for up to a month! Click here to view availability, or search OskiCat for “carrying tube” – or just drop by!
Head, Social Sciences Division
sedwards [at] library.berkeley.edu
The Library’s Cuban Poster Collection
More than a decade ago, the Library digitized close to 350 original cultural and political posters from Cuba acquired by retired librarian Carlos Delgado through the exchange program he set up with the José Martí National Library of Cuba in 2000. All are searchable by title, keyword or publisher in the Colección de Carteles Cubanos online database and in the Online Archive of California (OAC) with another 200 slated to be added this year. The posters capture the broad range of national and international campaigns of Fidel Castro’s regime but also a unique perspective on the world through promotional art for exhibitions, performances, festivals, and conferences held on the embargoed Caribbean island nation in the last four decades of the twentieth century.