Revista Brasileira de História
On-line version ISSN 1806-9347
LUCA, Tania Regina de. The Production of the Press and Propaganda Department (DIP) in US collections: a case study. Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.61, pp. 271-296. ISSN 1806-9347. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-01882011000100014.
DIP's actions, especially its repressive ones, have attracted considerable attention among scholars in Brazil and abroad. Less emphasis has been put on DIP's efforts as an editor and financer of books that were well-inclined to the government. Most of the time all that is given is a list of titles favorable to the regime, which is considered to prove the investment in the image of the head of the regime, Getúlio Vargas. Research in two north-American collections allowed an ensemble of books published in the period to be put together, which pointed to the complex relations established among authors, publishers and printers. Furthermore, the existence of these foreign materials abroad indicates the existence propaganda efforts of the regime targeted towards an international audience.
Keywords : Vargas's Era; DIP; Propaganda; North-American collections (Tulane and Vanderbilt).