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World War poster collection,

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-0966

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of propaganda posters from both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945). There are 144 posters from World War I and 186 posters from World War II. All of the posters represent perspectives from governments and organizations in Allied countries. While the majority of the posters in this collection are the products of the United States government, this collection includes some posters from Britain and France and from nongovernmental organizations like the American Library Association, the Red Cross, and private businesses. There are 330 posters in total, ranging in size from a 7 x 10 inch flyer to a 10-foot long banner. Most of the posters are 20-28 x 28-40 inches. The overall condition of the collection is good. When individual posters are in fragile condition, this has been indicated in a note.

Dates

  • 1914-1945

Languages

Languages represented in the collection: English and French.

Access

This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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

Extent

330 posters

Abstract

This collection consists of propaganda posters from both World War I and World War II from the perspective of the Allied powers. While the majority of the posters in this collection are products of the United States government, this collection includes some posters from other countries, Britain and France, and from nongovernmental organizations such as the American Library Association, the Red Cross, the YMCA/YWCA, and private businesses.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection of posters is arranged in two series: World War I and World War II. Each series is further subdivided into broad subject categories.

Series 1: World War I

Subseries 1.1: British war posters

Subseries 1.2: French war posters

Subseries 1.3: Food production and supply

Subseries 1.4: Manpower and employment

Subseries 1.5: Miscellaneous Subseries 1.6: Recruitment

Subseries 1.7: Relief work

Subseries 1.8: War bonds and savings stamps

Series 2: World War II

Subseries 2.1: Allies

Subseries 2.2: Economic stabilization

Subseries 2.3: Food production and supply

Subseries 2.4: Health and medicine

Subseries 2.5: Manpower and employment

Subseries 2.6: Miscellaneous

Subseries 2.7: Patriotism and morale

Subseries 2.8: Resource conservation

Subseries 2.9: Security

Subseries 2.10: War production

Physical location

Please consult repository.

Accruals

No additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Posters were sleeved in archival polyester and arranged by topic and size in archival folders. Each poster was assigned a unique identification number (wwp#####) and has a detailed item record with relevant name and subject headings. Arranged and processed by Carolyn Keim, 2012.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

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

Contact:
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States