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World War II Propaganda Collection

Identifier: H-Mss-0962

  • Staff Only


The World War II Propaganda collection was acquired by Special Collections of Honnold/Mudd Library. It contains an array of World War II era ephemera. The collection includes broadsides, clippings, maps, pamphlets, and photographs. The collection is made up of a variety of items leading up to, during, and after World War II. The materials are primarily written in English and German, with French, Russian, and Spanish, as well as other language materials. The collection includes materials that support and protest World War II efforts.


  • 1933-1985 and undated
  • Majority of material found within 1938-1946

Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English and German, some materials in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Farsi, French, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.


6 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversized folder, and 1 shoebox)


The collection has been arranged into the following series:

Series 1: Artifacts, undated

Series 2: Booklets and pamphlets, 1934-1946 and undated

Series 3: Correspondence, declarations, and proclamations, 1942-1945 and undated

Series 4: Ephemera, 1933-1946, 1985 and undated

Series 5: Graphics, 1938-1944

Series 6: Maps, 1938-1953 and undated

Series 7: Periodicals, 1936-1946 and undated

Items are organized by material type and are arranged in alphabetical order.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.


No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Arranged and processed by Russell Michalak (2009). Additional processing by Jessica Chairez (2013) and processing was completed by Tanya Kato (2016). Items in this collection were primarily processed at the item level.
Guide to the World War II Propaganda Collection
Finding created by Russell Michalak, 2009
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States