Researching World War II Spanish Posters at the National Archives
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The U.S. Government carried out many propaganda activities during World War II. One was an effort to appeal to Hispanic Americans and the people of Latin America to foster a united front against the Axis powers. Featured in this endeavor were the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs and the Office of War Information. These offices hired artists with ties to Mexico to illustrate posters. The stories behind these posters and their creators can be brought to life by looking at the National Archives textual records holdings. Daniel Dancis, an archivist in our Textual Records office, will discuss the history of these posters and ways to research them.
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