Brazil's popular groups
The Library of Congress Rio Office has been actively collecting printed materials issued by a variety of Brazilian organizations and groups. This selective collection of pamphlets, serials, and posters organized by the Rio Office, has been microfilmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service working in cooperation with the African/Asian Acquisitions and Overseas Operations Division and the Preservation Reformatting Division.
The collection makes accessible to researchers a body of primary materials, mostly non-commercially produced and difficult to acquire and obtain, which is basic to the study of grass-roots political and social movements in Brazil.
The initial collection, Brazil's Popular Groups: 1966 - 1986, was conceived as a means of documenting popular movements which grew during the period of Brazilian military rule (1964 - 1984) and after the inauguration of Brazil's New Republic in 1985.
The twenty-year retrospective collection is followed by supplements for 1987-1989, 1990-1992 and annually thereafter.
The documentation includes newsletters, house organs, reports, posters, collections of clippings, brochures, resolutions of congresses, educational manuals, independent news services, catalogs of publications and handouts. Geographically, all states of Brazil are represented in the collection.