Guide to the San Francisco Poster Brigade poster collection, 1974-1983

San Francisco Poster Brigade posters C0282


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Contact Information:

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator San Francisco Poster Brigade
Creator Romero, Rachael, 1953-
Title San Francisco Poster Brigade poster collection
Date 1974-1983
Physical Characteristics 3 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Abstract The collection contains poster art created by Rachael Romero, most as part of the San Francisco Poster Brigade in the 1970 and early 1980s. The poster measure from 14.5x11 inches to 22x18 inches.
Collection Number C0282
Language English

Historical Information

The San Francisco Poster Brigade, originally called the Wilfred Owen Brigade, was co-founded by artist Rachael Romero in the San Francisco Bay area in 1975. In 1980 they began the Internationalist Art Show: Anti WW3, a mail-art phenomenon in San Francisco. The show became a festival of art, poetry, dance and performance, travelling to Los Angeles, Tucson, New York City and back to San Francisco until 1982.

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Scope and Content

The collection documents poster artwork done by artist Rachael Romero in the 1970s and early 1980s, most as part of the San Francisco Poster Brigade. The subjects include worker and labor struggles, international conflict, and advertisements for art festivals. The international subjects include South Africa apartheid, fascism in Chile, and political prisoners in Spain. The poster measure from 14.5x11 inches to 22x18 inches.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Items in this collection fall under CC BY-NC (non-commercial use). Permission to publish content from this collection for commercial use is required from the artist, Rachael Romero.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds other poster collections with political subject matter including the French Communist Party poster collection and the East German poster collection political series.

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Index Terms

Document Types:

Political posters

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

San Francisco Poster Brigade poster collection, #C0282, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2015 from Leon Klayman.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Jessica Lynn in January 2016. EAD markup completed by Jessica Lynn in 2016. Finding aid updated by Liz Beckman in April 2021.

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Bibliography

Romero, Rachael. 'San Francisco Poster Brigade Archive', sfposterbrigade.org, 2011-2012 (accessed April 16, 2021).

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Contents List

San Francisco Poster Brigade posters
Posters with an asterisk (*) were not a part of the San Francisco Poster Brigade.
Box
1 Internationalist Arts Festival, May 1982
Defend Human Right is Chile, circa 1970s-1980s
Fascism in Chile, circa 1970s-1980s
Freedom for Political Prisoners, circa September 1976
Anti-WW3, 1980
And the worker, they claim, are content, 1981
Condemn the South African Apartheid Regime, circa 1970s-1980s
Del Monte Profits from Apartheid, circa 1970s-1980s
Mayday, circa 1970s-1980s
Paul Robeson, 1981
Bob Marley, circa 1970s-1980s*
Iran Day, circa 1970s-1980s
Fight for the International Hotel, circa 1970s-1980s
Resisting War in the 80's, May 1981
Pluck 'em, 1980
Internationalist Art, 1980
Victory to the Freedom Fighters of Southern Africa, July 1977
Boycott Nestle, circa 1970s-1980s
Anti-WW3, March/April 1981
Freedom for Political Prisoners in Spain, circa 1970s-1980s
Terrorism, 1981
The Uprising at Fuente Ovejuna, 1983*
Support the Struggle of Australian Aborigines, circa 1970s-1980s
Galeria de la Raza, circa 1970s-1980s
Political Poster Show, 1977
Stop Forced Sterilization, circa 1970s-1980s
International Hotel Struggle, February 1979
International Workers Day, circa 1970s-1980s
Revolucion, 1982
Free Skyhorse and Mohawk, circa 1970s-1980s
It's Raining in Zimbabwe, circa 1970s-1980s
International Workers Day, May Day, 1980
Internationalist Art Show Anti-WW3, July 1981
Stop Forced Drugging, circa 1970s-1980s
Pablo Neruda, 1976*
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