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Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters

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Identifier: PICT-000-674
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Scope and Content

Latin American and Iberian posters:

Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters, contains approximately 10,000 posters from Cuba, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, and the United States with corresponding descriptions. Currently, over 4,000 of these posters have been photographed and are available to view through the New Mexico's Digital Collections. The digitized portion represents a significant selection of the collection of approximately 10,000 post-1960s Latin American and Spanish political posters. The Slick Collection, unparalleled in scope internationally, includes works of varying scale printed in serigraphy and offset lithography techniques by such well-known artists as Félix Beltrán, Raúl Martínez, Renú Mederos Pazos, Alfredo Rostgaard, and Eduardo Muñoz Bachs of Cuba; Jesús Ruiz Durand of Peru; and Josú Rosa Castellanos, Antonio Martorell, Rafael Tufiño, and Luis Alonso, Angel Vega and Lorenzo Homar of Puerto Rico. The posters address such themes as imperialism, solidarity, human rights, and revolution. Although the materials date between 1970 and 2000, the majority fall within the 1980 to 1995 period, which coincides with the transition to democracy in many Latin American nations. A sizable portion of the collection consists of posters for local, regional, and national elections.

Slick's poster index cards, organized by country, are included. His cataloging cards are housed in box 1.

Carlos Cortez posters (70 unprocessed and unidentified posters):

Carlos Cortez (August 13, 1923 – January 19, 2005) was a poet, graphic artist, photographer, muralist, and political activist, active for six decades in the Industrial Workers of the World.

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1923, the son of a Mexican-Indian Wobbly union organizer father and a German socialist pacifist mother, Cortez spent 18 months in a US prison as a conscientious objector during the World War II, refusing to "shoot at fellow draftees." Cortez joined the Industrial Workers of the World in 1947, identifying himself as an anarcho-syndicalist, writing articles and drawing cartoons for the union newspaper the Industrial Worker for several decades. As an accomplished artist and a highly influential political artist, Cortez is perhaps best known for his wood and linoleum-cut graphics. His work is represented in the collections of several museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago holds the largest, most complete collection of Carlos Cortez's work. In 2002, Cortez edited and introduced the book Viva Posada: A Salute to the Great Printmaker of the Mexican Revolution (Wikipedia, 9/2015). The Cortez posters are related to Chicano and Mexican topics.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within circa 1970, 1988-1991
  • circa 1970-2000

Language of Materials

English

Access Restrictions

View portions of the collection on-line at New Mexico's Digital Collections or contact the Pictorial Collections for an appointment to view original posters.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for copyright compliance. For more information see Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist

Historical Information

The collection is named after Sam L. Slick, a collector, scholar, and former Spanish professor at the University of Southern Mississippi, from whom it was acquired in 2001.

Extent

10,000 plus items (uncounted folders in 100 drawers, 6 boxes of index cards) : 10,000 posters

Abstract

The Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters contains posters from many Latin American and Iberian countries.

Arrangement

The posters and index cards are arranged by country.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved by Pictorial Number. Oversize items shelved in oversize drawers by Pictorial Number.

Related Material

Teresa Eckmann's Fellows' Presentation, Center for Regional Studies and the Center for Southwest Research. Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Political Ephemera, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Kathleen Studer And Severino Pérez Guatemalan Human Rights Collection, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Central American Political Ephemera Collection, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. David Craven Papers, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico. Cecilio García Camarillo Papers, Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

Separated Material

Title
Finding Aid of the Sam L. Slick Collection of Latin American and Iberian Posters, circa 1970, 1988-1991
Status
Completed
Author
Teresa Eckmann, Kari Schleher, Suzanne Schadl, Clare Daniels
Date
© 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451