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Finding Aid to American war posters from the Second World War, circa 1940-1945
BANC PIC 2005.004  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: American war posters from the Second World War
    Date (inclusive): circa 1940-1945
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 2005.004
    Extent: 1,184 items (posters and ephemera) : color ; various sizes
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access Information

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American war posters from the Second World War, BANC PIC 2005.004, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
    War posters, American
    World War, 1939-1945--United States--Posters

    Administrative Information

    Provenance unknown. Presumed to have been transferred from the U.C. Berkeley Library's Rare Books Room when that unit was merged with the Bancroft Library, circa 1971. Posters may have been acquired from various sources.

    Scope and Content Note

    American war posters and other war-related ephemera from various United States governement agencies or private publishers. Broad catagories present include: bonds and war finance, civil defense, civilian participation (food supply, health and safety, labor, non-combatant service, rationing and conservation, war production, etc.), espionage, military operations, military recruiting, international relations (pro-Allied or anti-Axis propaganda), and patriorism. Approximately 130 items are small format ephemera, in the form of leaflets, placards, handbills, etc.