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Cuban Film Poster collection

Identifier: MS 00080

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

Posters, from 1962 to 2018, of feature films, documentaries, animated films, film events, and others that were produced in Cuba by Cuban artists. Posters were primarily created by using a silk screen process and were made for both Cuban and non-Cuban films.


  • Creation: 1962-2018


Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


3 Linear Feet


Spanish; Castilian


Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Posters are generally in excellent to good condition with only minor folds and one tear. "Now!, 1965" is fragile and may not be serviced due to flaking paint.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acc. 2011.691 are posters of two films by director Alfredo Ureta. Acc. 2012.227 also contains postcards with images of Cuban film posters. Acc. 2016.144 is a poster of the film, Café Amargo, directed by Rigoberto Jiménez.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies of the Cuban film posters can be accessed by clicking on the title of each poster shown under Collection Organization.

Related Materials:

Swem Library's Special Collections captured websites related to Cuban filmmakers, films, and related topics in May 2011 using the Archive-It web capture tool.

Information about related materials is available at

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in March 2011. Additional information and translations provided by students from Anne Marie Stock's class in April 2011. Acc. 2011.691 accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in December 2011. Acc. 2012.227 accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in June 2012.

Guide to the Cuban Film Poster collection
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center Staff, Karen King
March 25, 2011, September 26, 2018
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
English, Spanish

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository