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Title
Tania
Collection

Berg Collection Counterculture posters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1974 (Approximate)
Place: California?
Publisher: s.l.
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll +++ Counterculture T36 1974
Topics
Hearst, Patricia, 1954-
Symbionese Liberation Army
Anti-imperialist movements -- United States
Genres
Posters
Portraits
Notes
Unknown if this poster was published by the SLA. The image became a Counterculture icon.
Biographical/historical: Patricia Hearst was the grand-daughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. She was nineteen years old when she was kidnapped from her Berkeley home, on February 4, 1974, by members of a leftist urban guerrilla group, the Symbionese Liberation Army, which was active 1973-1975. Patricia Hearst made a statement that she had renounced her life of privilege and the capitalist system which supported it, and had been given the revolutionary nom de guerre "Tania." In a 1974 tape released by the SLA, Hearst stated: "I have been given the choice of 1) being released in a safe area or 2) join the forces of the Symbionese Liberation Army and fighting for my freedom and the freedom of all oppressed people. I have chosen to stay and fight. I have been given the name Tania after a comrade who fought alongside Che [Guevara] in Bolivia for the people of Bolivia."
Acquisition: Purchase; Division Leap; April 24, 2012; 008330
Physical Description
Extent: 1 poster : black and white ; 57 x 41 cm.
Description
Poster, offset printed, enlarged reproduction of b&w photograph of Patricia Hearst, wearing beret and aiming automatic weapon, standing before banner or wall on which is painted the Symbionese Liberation Army serpent logo.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 794463312
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19625417
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.12.077
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4405b380-6105-0135-f051-35f064cd9cf9
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1974: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Tania" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d0eb01e0-6105-0135-27d2-03fa488b427b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. "Tania" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 13, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d0eb01e0-6105-0135-27d2-03fa488b427b

APA Format

Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library. (1974). Tania Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d0eb01e0-6105-0135-27d2-03fa488b427b

Wikipedia Citation

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Tania