The Alliance for Progress Cartoon Book Program in Latin America Collection comprises a single series of material in the Ernest A. Keller papers. Keller (1897-1980), a journalist who worked for a variety of American papers as reporter and editor, came to direct the Far East Regional Production Center in Manila, a publishing house primarily for propaganda created by the USIA. From 1963 until 1967 Keller was employed with the USIA in Washington, where he was in large measure responsible for the production and printing of anti-communist cartoon books distributed in South and Central America under the auspices of the Alliance for Progress. The files from this series pertain to the production and distribution statistics for the program, which was run on a very large scale, as well as examples of cartoon books, a fotonovela, and posters produced by USIA and the Alliance for Progress.

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