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World War II collection of posters
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Rights Statement for Archival Description
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: World War II collection of posters
    Identifier/Call Number: 0078
    Identifier/Call Number: 195
    Physical Description: 13 Boxes 13 boxes and 1 oversize folder
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1945
    Abstract: Posters promoting American values and the war effort, 1941-45; pamphlets and ephemera.
    Language of Material: English .
    Container: 1
    Container: 1
    Container: 2
    Container: 3
    Container: 4
    Container: 5
    Container: 6
    Container: 7
    Container: 8
    Container: 9
    Container: 10
    Container: 11
    Container: 12
    Container: 14

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Rights Statement for Archival Description

    Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], World War II collection of posters, Collection no. 0078, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Processing Information

    In 2021, USC Libraries Special Collections staff found a folder of posters from this collection that had been separated for a past exhibit. These posters were rehoused in an oversize folder. Also in 2021, Special Collections staff found an inventory of the collection  compiled by Paul Hansom in 1996. The inventory was scanned, uploaded to the Online Archive of California, and linked to this finding aid as a digital object (see "Digital Material"). The inventory lists the collection's poster in the physical order that they were arranged in boxes in 1996. The physical order of the posters and their box numbers as they are listed in the 1996 inventory may no longer be accurate for many of the posters. There may not be a box numbered 13 in this collection, but there are boxes numbered 12 and 14.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Propaganda, Anti-German -- 20th century -- Archival resources
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Archival resources
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters
    World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Archival resources
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States