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University Poster Collection

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The University Poster Collection consists of various posters produced by and for the University of Pennsylvania, it's schools, student organizations, and various departments. The posters cover all topics - including performances, exhibitions, informational, conferences, and decorative.

The University Poster Collection is organized into five series: Decorative, Exhibitions, Informational, Lectures and Conferences, and Performances. Each series has been arranged alphabetically.

Items in the University Poster Collection have been donated and acquired by the University Archives through various individual accessions.

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University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
Finding Aid Author
Joseph-James Ahern
Finding Aid Date
February 2019
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94s Periodical Publications, Mirthful Melodies, No. 1, ca. 1894.
Box OS 7 Folder 1
"The Agnew Clinic", n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 1
Agnew Clinic, by Thomas Eakins, n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 2
Benjamin Franklin's Creed (illuminated), n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 3
Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1965.
Box OS 7 Folder 2
Franklin Field [bordered by covers of Franklin Field Illustrated and tickets] 2 copies, n.d.
Box OS 6 Folder 19
"Greatest Show on Earth," Spoof on Seniors by Juniors, 1886.
Box OS 8 Folder 1
Ivy Stone Tradition (black background), n.d.
Box OS 7 Folder 4
Ivy Stone Tradition (cream background), n.d.
Box OS 7 Folder 3
Journal of American Medical Association Covers featuring Medical School Bicentennial, 1965 November 15.
Box OS 1 Folder 3
Journal of American Medical Association Covers featuring Medical School Bicentennial, 1965 October 25.
Box OS 1 Folder 2
"Oh Soph" (Class of 1908), 1907.
Box OS 8 Folder 4
Paving the Way: 125 Years of Women at Penn, 2001.
Box OS 8 Folder 2
PennPix parody, n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 4
Poem by Karl Blommingdale for 45th Reunion of 1887, 1932.
Box OS 1 Folder 4
Purposes of the Wharton Foundation, n.d.
Box OS 7 Folder 5
Student in profile reading in a morris chair, with large red and blue "P" surrounding him and red and blue "UP" cushion on floor. by John Weston Galbraith, 1902.
Box OS 4 Folder 5
The Ivy Emblem, 1966.
Box OS 1 Folder 1
Two Women Golfers [reproduction, formerly Mem 298 and 299], ca. 1900.
Box OS 1 Folder 5
United States of America Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1765 - 1965 [design with Fourth Street Campus], 1965.
Box OS 1 Folder 6
United States of America Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1765 - 1965 [design with John Morgan], 1965.
Box OS 1 Folder 7
United States of America Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1765 - 1965 [design with Medical School Symbol], 1965.
Box OS 1 Folder 8
University of Pennsylvania 1740-1990, by Van Alstyne, 1989.
Box OS 7 Folder 6
University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Celebration, 1940.
Box OS 4 Folder 6
University of Pennsylvania People, 1976.
Box OS 7 Folder 7
University of Pennsylvania Places, [1976].
Box OS 7 Folder 8
Woman waving "U of P" pennant [Formerly MEM 297], 1905.
Box OS 1 Folder 9

Arthur Ross Gallery, "A Continuing Legacy: Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphics", 1983.
Box OS 4 Folder 7
Arthur Ross Gallery, "Henry Moore: Mother and Baby", 1988.
Box OS 4 Folder 9
Arthur Ross Gallery, "Living with Art: The Segal Collection", 1984.
Box OS 4 Folder 10
Arthur Ross Gallery, "The Gift of Art: New Dimensions for Learning", 1984.
Box OS 4 Folder 8
Arthur Ross Gallery, Reva Urban, 1991.
Box OS 4 Folder 11
Designs and Dreams for the University of Pennsylvania campus, 1980.
Box OS 4 Folder 12
Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Ars Medica", 1985.
Box OS 6 Folder 1
Philomathean Art Gallery, "American Waterfowl Decoys from the Collection of Dr. David Orr", April 16 - 30.
Box OS 1 Folder 10
Philomathean Art Gallery, "An Exhibition of New Works by Judith Rothschild", 1978 January 27 - February 10.
Box OS 1 Folder 11
Philomathean Art Gallery, "Bill Butterworth Paintings", 1976 February 22 - March 12.
Box OS 1 Folder 12
Philomathean Art Gallery, "Figures into Landscape's Horizontals…", 1977 March 22 - April 21.
Box OS 1 Folder 13
Philomathean Art Gallery, "Frank Kelly Freas Science Fiction Art", November 11 - November 13.
Box OS 1 Folder 14
Philomathean Art Gallery, "High Times is Here!", February 28 - March 10.
Box OS 1 Folder 15
Philomathean Art Gallery, "Human Locomotion Photographic Prints by Eadweard Muybridge", April 12 - April 30.
Box OS 1 Folder 16
Philomathean Art Gallery, "Recent Works: 15 Student Painters and Sculptors", April 27 - May 5.
Box OS 1 Folder 17
Philomathean Art Gallery, "The Ivy Stone Present and Past", March 3 - March 21.
Box OS 1 Folder 18
"Prelude to the Bicentennial," University Archives, 1973 October 9 - 1974 April 30.
Box OS 4 Folder 14
Red Groom's Philadelphia Cornucopia, at ICA, 1982 June 15 - September 12.
Box OS 6 Folder 2
See Two Superb Bicentennial Exhibitions, Area University Bicentennial Exhibition, Penn Mutual Tower, Philadelphia, [1976].
Box OS 6 Folder 3
The Intellectual World of Benjamin Franklin, 1990.
Box OS 4 Folder 13
University Museum "Man and Animals Living, Working and Changing Together", 1984-1985.
Box OS 6 Folder 4
University Museum, "Addams and Anthropology: An Exhibition of Primitive Art and New Yorker Cartoons by Charles Addams", May 17 - September 15.
Box OS 1 Folder 19
University Museum, " Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur", n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 15
W. W. Denslow, Children's illustration - Philomathean Society Art Gallery, 1977.
Box OS 6 Folder 6
West Philadelphia: Building a Community. Exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Arthur Ross Gallery [poster with rack card], 2009.
Box OS 6 Folder 5

250th Fall Finale, 1990.
Box OS 6 Folder 18
Bicentennial Convocation in Economics, [1976] September 19.
Box OS 4 Folder 16
Carnival Opening (unfinished), n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 17
Christian Association, Fund Raising, January 22 - February 1.
Box OS 6 Folder 7
Class of 1910, Sophomore Cremation, Franklin Field, 1908 May 27.
Box OS 6 Folder 8
"Coffee Hour Today in Houston Hall", n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 18
"Coming: A City within a City," Insurance Company of North America advertisement, 1966.
Box OS 4 Folder 19
Declaration of Common Concern for Funding University Students., n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 20
Graduate History Club, n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 21
"Harken Freshmen," Rules for Freshmen Conduct, 1923.
Box OS 8 Folder 3
Houston Hall "Cabaret Dance", n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 22
Houston Hall House Rules, n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 23
Houston Hall Rules, n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 24
Keedy Cup Final Argument, [1976] November 18.
Box OS 4 Folder 25
Memorial Meeting in Honor of William Romaine Newbold, December 1.
Box OS 1 Folder 20
Newman Club Communion Breakfast, 1951 May 27.
Box OS 1 Folder 21
Pennsylvania Players Tryouts for Carnival, January 14 - 16.
Box OS 1 Folder 22
Second Far Eastern Olympic Games (in Chinese), 1915.
Box OS 6 Folder 10
Seniors .. We Pay Tribute Women's Hey Day, May 19.
Box OS 1 Folder 23
September 11th Remembrance Reflection Community, 2002 September 11.
Box OS 3 Folder 8
Smoke Happy Apollo. Phila College of Pharmacy and University of Pennsylvania. High Grade First Class Cigars. A. R. Saylor, Manufacturer, 1614 Market Street, Phila., n.d.
Box OS 4 Folder 26
Student-wide referendum offer Houston Hall as sanctuary to draft resistors, 1969.
Box OS 4 Folder 27
The Plenum Wall Poster "President Petition Drive for Ohmann, Meyerson", 1969 December 9.
Box OS 6 Folder 9
The Undergraduate History Club Presents Tour of the University Archives, October 8.
Box OS 1 Folder 25
This is Nearing Day on Campus … Sign the Petition to have Dr. Scott Nearing Reinstated n the Wharton School, n.d.
Box OS 1 Folder 24
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, ca. 1980.
Box OS 4 Folder 28
W. E. B. DuBois Event Calendar, 1976.
Box OS 4 Folder 29
Wharton I splaying to Win. IBM e-business, 2001.
Box OS 6 Folder 11
Women's Crew Introductory Meeting, 1981 September 9.
Box OS 6 Folder 12
Women's Hey Day, 1956.
Box OS 4 Folder 30
Women's Hey Day, 1957.
Box OS 4 Folder 31

China in Revolt, A Stereopticon Lecture by Prof. Frank P. Beal, 1912 April 18.
Box OS 6 Folder 13
Daniel Hoffman Poet in Residence Reading From "Brotherly Love," University President's Lecture, 1982 December 9.
Box OS 4 Folder 32
German Club Program, 1951 March 5.
Box OS 2 Folder 2
Inaugural Lecture of Louis B. Flexner Annual Lectureship Dr. Louis B. Flexner "The Neurochemical Basis of Memory", November 17.
Box OS 2 Folder 3
Music Department Presents Edward Lowinsky, Music in the Culture of the Renaissance, 1954 May 24.
Box OS 2 Folder 4
Philomathean Society Presents Alan Mann, The Roll of Women in Human Evolution, April 18.
Box OS 2 Folder 5
Philomathean Society Presents Drew G. Faust, The Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South, 1840 - 1860, February 7.
Box OS 2 Folder 6
Philomathean Society Presents Patricia McFate, Saints and Sinners in Irish Mythology and Literature, November 7.
Box OS 2 Folder 7
Philomathean Society Introductory Meeting, "Raise Hell with your Brains", September 30.
Box OS 2 Folder 8
Philomathean Society Presents a Lecture in the Memory of the Late Loren Eiseley: Mark Blitz "The Meaning of Liberal Arts", 1978 April 11.
Box OS 2 Folder 9
Philomathean Society Presents Dr. Lawrence Klein, Some Tendencies in the World Economy, October 17.
Box OS 2 Folder 10
Philomathean Society Presents Tony Auth, Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburger, 1978 April 20.
Box OS 2 Folder 11
Rising to the Challenges of a Diverse Democracy: A Symposium in Honor of the Inauguration of Dr. Amy Gutmann, 2004 October 15.
Box OS 6 Folder 14
Sister Carrie turns 100: A Celebration, 2000 November 9 - 11.
Box OS 6 Folder 15
The A.S.W Rosenback Lectures in Bibliography, Fredson Bowers, On Editing Shakespeare and Other Elizabethan Dramatists, Wednesdays.
Box OS 2 Folder 1
Toward Improving the American Political System, 1984 April 24 - May 7.
Box OS 2 Folder 12

Architectural Society of the University of Pennsylvania, performance of "The Discounters", ca. 1912.
Box OS 3 Folder 1
Bloomers Presents its First Annual Production Fruit of the Bloomers, March 23 and 24.
Box OS 2 Folder 13
Campus Performance Society Presents John Platoff playing Back to Bartok, November 20.
Box OS 2 Folder 14
Houston Hall Board Presents the Spectacular Series with Josh White, February 13.
Box OS 2 Folder 15
John Philip Sousa's Baton and Poster articles, 1930.
Box OS 5 Folder 1
Mask and Wig Club, "Drums Fortissimo", 1935.
Box OS 5 Folder 2
Mask and Wig Club, "Drums Fortissimo", 1935.
Box OS 5 Folder 3
Mask and Wig Club, "Fifty-Fifty", 1937.
Box OS 5 Folder 4
Mask and Wig Founder's Night, 1927 February 12.
Box OS 2 Folder 16
Mask and Wig Club, "Great Guns", 1939.
Box OS 6 Folder 17
Mask and Wig Club, "Joan of Arkansas", 1925 May 27.
Box OS 5 Folder 5
Mask and Wig Club, "Out of This World", 1941.
Box OS 5 Folder 6
Mask and Wig Club, "Red Points and Blue", 1941.
Box OS 5 Folder 7
Mask and Wig Club, "Red Rhumba", 1936.
Box OS 5 Folder 8
Mask and Wig Club, "Red Rhumba", 1936.
Box OS 5 Folder 9
Mask and Wig Club, "Ruff-Neck", 1932.
Box OS 5 Folder 11
Memory of Justice, documentary film screening, undated.
Box OS 1 Folder 17
Open - Air Performance of Verdie's "Aida" in Franklin Field [landscape, illustration by Elsa Koenig Nitzsche], June 6.
Box OS 5 Folder 12
Open - Air Performance of Verdie's "Aida" in Franklin Field [portrait, illustration by Elsa Koenig Nitzsche], June 6.
Box OS 5 Folder 13
Penn Med Horizons, "Alan Ayckbourn's Comedy Bedroom Farce", 1992 January 24 and 25.
Box OS 3 Folder 2
Penn Med Horizons, "Beauty and the Yeast", 1993 February 20.
Box OS 3 Folder 3
Penn Med Horizons, "Herpe, the Love Bug", 1991 February 23.
Box OS 3 Folder 4
Penn Med Horizons, "Honey I Shrunk the Hemorrhoids", 1990 February 24.
Box OS 3 Folder 5
Penn Med Horizons, "The Phantom of the O.R.", 1988 February 20.
Box OS 3 Folder 6
Penn Med Horizons, "Whodunnit, A Farcical, Comical Mystery by Anthony Shaffer", 1990 January 26 and 27.
Box OS 3 Folder 7
Penn Players, "The Amorous Flea", n.d.
Box OS 5 Folder 14
Penn Players, "The Imaginary Invalid," with program, n.d.
Box OS 5 Folder 15
Scheie Eye Institute Bicentennial Benefit Concert, 1976 May 11.
Box OS 6 Folder 17
A Sonic Experience: 50th Anniversary Concert of the Curtis Memorial Pipe Organ with the Rodgers Touring Organ, 1979 March 23.
Box OS 2 Folder 17
The Trial of John Jasper for the Murder of Edwin Drood, Given under the Auspices of the Dickens Fellowship at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA, 1914 April 29.
Box OS 5 Folder 16

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