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Inventory of the Great Britain Ministry of Information propaganda
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  • Title: Great Britain Ministry of Information propaganda
    Date (inclusive): 1938-1949
    Collection Number: XX229
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In various languages, including English, Farsi, French, Galician, German, Greek, Italian, Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian.
    Physical Description: 17 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 1 oversize folder (7.8 linear feet)
    Abstract: Pamphlets, posters, serial issues, press releases, photographs, and postcards, distributed during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Great Britain. Ministry of Information.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Great Britain Ministry of Information propaganda, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives


    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 Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The propaganda collection includes a variety of materials distributed during World War II by the Ministry of Information in Great Britain. The various pamphlets, leaflets, posters, serial issues, press releases, photographs, and postcards include topics such as informational guides that explain how to set up bomb shelters, what to do in a fire, what crops to grow, and what the public can do to help keep themselves and others safe. The collection also contains newspapers and brochures discussing the current situations throughout the war; counter propaganda materials that combat the influence of Nazi propaganda; and materials that highlight new British inventions and breakthroughs such as improved planes, submarines, and combat tactics. A majority of the materials have visual images such as cartoons and drawings. Some materials are printed in multiple languages.
    Arranged by format, then alphabetically by title on the document. Author, publisher, publisher location, and date are listed when available on the document. Material in each box is physically arranged in alphabetical order by title.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Propaganda, British.
    World War, 1939-1945--Great Britain.
    World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.