World War poster collection,
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.
Languages represented in the collection: English and French.
This collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.
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
Please consult repository.
No additions to the collection are anticipated.
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.
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