Inventory of the Poster Collection

Prepared by Nicole Saulsberry
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 2003
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Poster Collection

Hoover Institution Archives



Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Prepared by:
Nicole Saulsberry
Date Completed:
2002
Encoded by:
Lisa Miller
© 2003 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Poster collection,
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-2002
Collection number: XX343
Extent: Number of Items: Circa 12,400 posters (1000 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Posters from many countries relating to a broad range of topics in twentieth-century history. A large proportion of the posters are propagandistic in nature. American, British, French, German and Russian posters are particularly numerous. Among the major events covered are World Wars I and II, the Russian Revolution, and national socialism in Germany. Selected posters are available online via the Hoover Archives Poster Collection web page: http://hoohila.stanford.edu/poster/ .
Languages: English, German, Russian, and French

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.
The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Poster collection, Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Alternative Forms of Material Available

Selected posters are available online via the Hoover Archives Poster Collection web page: http://hoohila.stanford.edu/poster/ 

Scope and Content Note

The Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection includes more than 33,000 cataloged political posters from around the world, with more than double that number as yet uncataloged. Many thousands of posters date from World War I and World War II, though the posters cover the entire twentieth century. Posters from the United States (approximately 8,700), the United Kingdom (5,000), Germany (4,200), the Russian empire and the Soviet Union (2,600), and France (1,800) are well represented, but also included are posters from more than eighty countries. The cataloged posters have been photographed and are available as 35-mm slides.
Cataloged posters protected by copyright laws are available on Hoover's Poster Collection web page as small thumbnail images only. Posters published before 1923 are also available in a larger size for better viewing. All images on the Poster Collection web page are for educational and research purposes only. Large-size images of all digitized posters, including posters published since 1923, are available on workstations in the Hoover Archives reading room.
The list below covers only cataloged posters for which 35-mm slides are available. These posters were cataloged and photographed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since the NEH grant ended in 1985, the archives has acquired more than 50,000 more posters that have not been photographed and cataloged.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Propaganda.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
France.
Germany.
Great Britain.
Soviet Union.
Russia (Federation)
United States--Politics and government.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations.
Latin America.
Europe.
Africa.
Asia.
National socialism.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921.

Genres and Forms of Material

Posters.


List by Country of the Number of Cataloged Posters Available as 35-mm Slides

 

Albania (poster identification code AA)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Angola (AO)

Scope and Content Note

13 slides
 

Argentina (AG)

Scope and Content Note

6 slides
 

Australia (AT)

Scope and Content Note

109 slides
 

Austria (AU)

Scope and Content Note

410 slides
 

Belgium (BE)

Scope and Content Note

133 slides
 

Bolivia (BO)

Scope and Content Note

3 slides
 

Brazil (BL)

Scope and Content Note

12 slides
 

Bulgaria (BU)

Scope and Content Note

76 slides
 

Burma (BR)

Scope and Content Note

2 slides
 

Canada (CN)

Scope and Content Note

465 slides
 

Ceylon (CE)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Chile (CL)

Scope and Content Note

99 slides
 

China (CC)

Scope and Content Note

285 slides
 

Colombia (CK)

Scope and Content Note

6 slides
 

Congo (CF)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Costa Rica (CR)

Scope and Content Note

65 slides
 

Cuba (CU)

Scope and Content Note

136 slides
 

Cyprus (CY)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Czechoslovakia (CS)

Scope and Content Note

160 slides
 

Denmark (DK)

Scope and Content Note

45 slides
 

Ecuador (EC)

Scope and Content Note

2 slides
 

Egypt (UA)

Scope and Content Note

157 slides
 

El Salvador (ES)

Scope and Content Note

27 slides
 

Ethiopia (ET)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Finland (FI)

Scope and Content Note

4 slides
 

France (FR)

Scope and Content Note

1809 slides
 

Gabon (GO)

Scope and Content Note

4 slides
 

Gambia (GM)

Scope and Content Note

8 slides
 

Germany (GE)

Scope and Content Note

4292 slides
 

Ghana (GH)

Scope and Content Note

2 slides
 

Greece (GR)

Scope and Content Note

45 slides
 

Guatemala (GT)

Scope and Content Note

7 slides
 

Guinea (GV)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Honduras (HO)

Scope and Content Note

122 slides
 

Hungary (HU)

Scope and Content Note

458 slides
 

India (II)

Scope and Content Note

37 slides
 

Indonesia (IO)

Scope and Content Note

12 slides
 

Iran (IR)

Scope and Content Note

261 slides
 

Iraq (IQ)

Scope and Content Note

2 slides
 

Ireland (IE)

Scope and Content Note

29 slides
 

Israel (IS)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Italy (IT)

Scope and Content Note

403 slides
 

Japan (JA)

Scope and Content Note

164 slides
 

Jordan (JO)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Korea (KO)

Scope and Content Note

45 slides
 

Kuwait (KU)

Scope and Content Note

2 slides
 

Lebanon (LE)

Scope and Content Note

45 slides
 

Malta (MM)

Scope and Content Note

3 slides
 

Mauritius (MF)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Mexico (MX)

Scope and Content Note

98 slides
 

Morocco (MR)

Scope and Content Note

4 slides
 

Mozambique (MZ)

Scope and Content Note

35 slides
 

Namibia (SX)

Scope and Content Note

24 slides
 

Netherlands (NE)

Scope and Content Note

230 slides
 

New Zealand (NZ)

Scope and Content Note

36 slides
 

Nicaragua (NQ)

Scope and Content Note

203 slides
 

Niger (NG)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Nigeria (NR)

Scope and Content Note

24 slides
 

Norway (NO)

Scope and Content Note

43 slides
 

Panama (PN)

Scope and Content Note

7 slides
 

Peru (PE)

Scope and Content Note

4 slides
 

Philippines (PH)

Scope and Content Note

12 slides
 

Poland (PL)

Scope and Content Note

249 slides
 

Portugal (PO)

Scope and Content Note

29 slides
 

Romania (RM)

Scope and Content Note

4 slides
 

Russia/Soviet Union (RU/SU)

Scope and Content Note

2654 slides
 

Saudi Arabia (SU)

Scope and Content Note

3 slides
 

Sierra Leone (SL)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Singapore (SI)

Scope and Content Note

34 slides
 

Somalia (SO)

Scope and Content Note

21 slides
 

South Africa (SA)

Scope and Content Note

156 slides
 

Spain (SP)

Scope and Content Note

179 slides
 

Sweden (SW)

Scope and Content Note

167 slides
 

Switzerland (SZ)

Scope and Content Note

34 slides
 

Togo (TG)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Tunisia (TI)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Turkey (TU)

Scope and Content Note

38 slides
 

Uganda (UG)

Scope and Content Note

6 slides
 

United Kingdom (UK)

Scope and Content Note

5001 slides
 

United Nations and International Groups (INT)

Scope and Content Note

601 slides
 

United States (US)

Scope and Content Note

8706 slides
 

Uruguay (UY)

Scope and Content Note

2 slides
 

Venezuela (VE)

Scope and Content Note

3 slides
 

Vietnam (VN)

Scope and Content Note

22 slides
 

Western Sahara (SS)

Scope and Content Note

6 slides
 

Yugoslavia (YU)

Scope and Content Note

26 slides
 

Zambia (ZA)

Scope and Content Note

1 slide
 

Zimbabwe (RH)

Scope and Content Note

10 slides