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Peace Collection Posters


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

This finding aid is meant to serve as a guide to the posters in the Peace Collection.

The posters are grouped into series based on the organization they were produced or commissioned by.

In some cases, the posters are from multiple organizations, therefore, an organization might appear multiple times across the series, independently and with additional organizations.

In many cases, the Peace Collection only has one poster from certain organizations. These posters are grouped into the Miscellaneous series and the organization is indicated in parentheses with the title of the poster.

There are a large number of posters for which no clear attribution exists. Those posters are grouped into the Unknown series.

Note that many of the posters do not have official titles and the titles listed in this finding aid are transcriptions of the text on the posters.

When additional information such as artist, medium, size, and provenance are known, these details can be found in the notes for each individual poster.

Many of these posters have been digitized and can be searched in the TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections.

The Soviet Poster collection can be browsed through the Digital Collections as well.

This collection is unprocessed; this finding aid was created by Grace Diliberto, October 2022 and is based on data maintained internally by various staff members.

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Many of the originals are very fragile and can only be seen in person with the permission of the Peace Collection Curator. Contact for more information.

Copyright is retained by the authors/artists of items in this collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law
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