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Guide to the World War Poster collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Series Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: World War posters
    Dates: 1914-1945
    Collection number: H.Mss.0966
    Extent: 330 posters
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    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.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English and French.

    Administrative Information

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], World War Posters (Collection H.mss.0966). Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    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.

    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

    Series 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

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subject Headings

    World War, 1914-1918-Propaganda
    World War, 1914-1918-Sources
    World War, 1939-1945-Propaganda
    World War, 1939-1945-Sources

    Genre and Form of Materials

    War posters
    War posters, American