Inventory of the Poster collection

Finding aid prepared by Nicole Saulsberry
Hoover Institution Archives
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Stanford University
Stanford, CA, 94305-6010
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Title: Poster collection
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-2011
Collection Number: XX343
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: In various languages.
Physical Description: circa 120,900 posters (1000 linear feet)
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. Digital copies of select posters also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives

Access

Collection is open for research. Digital copies of select posters also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

Publication Rights

For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.

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.

Alternate Forms Available

Digital copies of select posters also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org. 

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 the cataloged 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 posters from more than eighty countries are also included. The cataloged posters have been photographed and are available as 35-mm slides; digital copies are available as well.
Cataloged posters protected by copyright laws are available on Hoover's Digital Collections website ( https://digitalcollections.hoover.org ) as small thumbnail images only. Posters published before 1923 are also available in a larger size for better viewing. All images on the Digital Collections website 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 United States Department of Education. Since the DoE grant ended in 1985, the archives has acquired more than 50,000 more posters that have not been photographed and cataloged.
Note that each country has been assigned a unique two character poster identification code, listed in parentheses following the country name in the list below. For assistance with this collection, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives at hooverarchives@stanford.edu.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918--Propaganda.
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.
World War, 1914-1918--Posters.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Posters.
National socialism--Posters.
Soviet Union--History--Revolution, 1917-1921--Propaganda.
Posters.
Posters, American.
Posters, British.
Posters, French.
Posters, German.
Posters, Russian.

 

Albania (AA)

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1 slide
 

Angola (AO)

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13 slides
 

Argentina (AG)

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6 slides
 

Australia (AT)

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109 slides
 

Austria (AU)

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410 slides
 

Belgium (BE)

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133 slides
 

Bolivia (BO)

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3 slides
 

Brazil (BL)

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12 slides
 

Bulgaria (BU)

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76 slides
 

Burma (BR)

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2 slides
 

Canada (CN)

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465 slides
 

Ceylon (CE)

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1 slide
 

Chile (CL)

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99 slides
 

China (CC)

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285 slides
 

Colombia (CK)

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6 slides
 

Congo (CF)

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1 slide
 

Costa Rica (CR)

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65 slides
 

Cuba (CU)

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136 slides
 

Cyprus (CY)

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1 slide
 

Czechoslovakia (CS)

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160 slides
 

Denmark (DK)

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45 slides
 

Ecuador (EC)

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2 slides
 

Egypt (UA)

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157 slides
 

El Salvador (ES)

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27 slides
 

Ethiopia (ET)

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1 slide
 

Finland (FI)

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4 slides
 

France (FR)

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1809 slides
 

Gabon (GO)

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4 slides
 

Gambia (GM)

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8 slides
 

Germany (GE)

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4292 slides
 

Ghana (GH)

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2 slides
 

Greece (GR)

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45 slides
 

Guatemala (GT)

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7 slides
 

Guinea (GV)

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1 slide
 

Honduras (HO)

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122 slides
 

Hungary (HU)

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458 slides
 

India (II)

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37 slides
 

Indonesia (IO)

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12 slides
 

Iran (IR)

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261 slides
 

Iraq (IQ)

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2 slides
 

Ireland (IE)

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29 slides
 

Israel (IS)

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1 slide
 

Italy (IT)

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403 slides
 

Japan (JA)

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164 slides
 

Jordan (JO)

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1 slide
 

Korea (KO)

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45 slides
 

Kuwait (KU)

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2 slides
 

Lebanon (LE)

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45 slides
 

Malta (MM)

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3 slides
 

Mauritius (MF)

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1 slide
 

Mexico (MX)

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98 slides
 

Morocco (MR)

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4 slides
 

Mozambique (MZ)

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35 slides
 

Namibia (SX)

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24 slides
 

Netherlands (NE)

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230 slides
 

New Zealand (NZ)

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36 slides
 

Nicaragua (NQ)

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203 slides
 

Niger (NG)

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1 slide
 

Nigeria (NR)

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24 slides
 

Norway (NO)

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43 slides
 

Panama (PN)

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7 slides
 

Peru (PE)

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4 slides
 

Philippines (PH)

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12 slides
 

Poland (PL)

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249 slides
 

Portugal (PO)

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29 slides
 

Romania (RM)

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4 slides
 

Russia/Soviet Union (RU/SU)

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2654 slides
 

Saudi Arabia (SU)

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3 slides
 

Sierra Leone (SL)

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1 slide
 

Singapore (SI)

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34 slides
 

Somalia (SO)

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21 slides
 

South Africa (SA)

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156 slides
 

Spain (SP)

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179 slides
 

Sweden (SW)

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167 slides
 

Switzerland (SZ)

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34 slides
 

Togo (TG)

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1 slide
 

Tunisia (TI)

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1 slide
 

Turkey (TU)

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38 slides
 

Uganda (UG)

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6 slides
 

United Kingdom (UK)

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5001 slides
 

United Nations and International Groups (INT)

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601 slides
 

United States (US)

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8706 slides
 

Uruguay (UY)

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2 slides
 

Venezuela (VE)

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3 slides
 

Vietnam (VN)

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22 slides
 

Western Sahara (SS)

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6 slides
 

Yugoslavia (YU)

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26 slides
 

Zambia (ZA)

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1 slide
 

Zimbabwe (RH)

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10 slides