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Guide to the Charles B. Burdick War Poster Collection
MSS-2010-02-02  
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Series I:  World War I Posters 1914-1918

Physical Description: 86 Folders, 991 Posters

Series Scope and Content Summary

The material in this series consists of poster campaigns for the U.S. and foreign nations involved in World War I. The bulk of the series documents propaganda in the U.S., France, and Great Britain, but include smaller representations from Canada, Germany, Poland, and Russia. A broad range of topics are represented in this series, including war bonds, civilian employment, food rationing, military enlistment, and conservation of specific resources, such as oil and rubber.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by country. Posters are located in flat file drawers 1-01 through 1-12 in Vault 1.
 

Folder 1-2  Canada

Physical Description: 2 Posters
 

Folder 3-24  France

Physical Description: 313 Posters
 

Folder 25-29  Germany

Physical Description: 50 Posters
 

Folder 30-37  Great Britain

Physical Description: 63 Posters
 

Folder 38  Poland

Physical Description: 12 Posters
 

Folder 39  Russia

Physical Description: 5 Posters
 

Folder 40-85  United States of America

Physical Description: 531 Posters
 

Folder 86  U.S.: Women's Posters

Physical Description: 15 Posters
 

Series II:  World War II Posters 1939-1945

Physical Description: 41 Folders, 361 Posters

Series Scope and Content Summary

The material in this series documents poster campaigns for several countries involved in World War II. The bulk of the series documents U.S. propaganda campaigns, but includes examples from Belgium, Great Britain, Canada, Hungary, the Philippines, and the USSR (Russia). A broad range of topics are represented in this series, including war bonds, civilan employment, women's service in the military, food rationing, conservation of natural resources, and fire prevention.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by country. Posters are located in flat files drawers 1-13 and 2-05 through 2-08 in Vault 1.
 

Folder 87  Belgium

Physical Description: 1 Poster
 

Folder 88  Canada

Physical Description: 6 Posters
 

Folder 89-92  Great Britain

Physical Description: 21 Posters
 

Folder 93  Great Britain: Women's Posters

Physical Description: 6 Posters
 

Folder 94  Hungary

Physical Description: 1 Poster
 

Folder 95  Philippines

Physical Description: 2 Posters
 

Folder 96  Spain

Physical Description: 1 Poster
 

Folder 97  USSR (Russia)

Physical Description: 3 Posters
 

Folder 98-126  United States of America

Physical Description: 297 Posters
 

Folder 127  U.S.: Women's Posters

Physical Description: 23 Posters
 

Series III:  Political Posters 1930-1979

Physical Description: 10 Folders, 100 Posters

Series Scope and Content Summary

The material in this series consists of various poster campaigns from Great Britain, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, and the USSR (Russia) promoting specific political parties, figures and national ideologies.

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by country. Posters are located in flat file drawers 2-09 through 2-10 in Vault 1.
 

Folder 128  Cuba

Physical Description: 2 Posters
 

Folder 129  Germany

Physical Description: 13 Posters
 

Folder 130-131  Great Britain

Physical Description: 32 Posters
 

Folder 132  Hungary

Physical Description: 1 Poster
 

Folder 133   Sweden

Physical Description: 1 Poster
 

Folder 134-137  USSR (Russia)

Physical Description: 51 Posters