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University of Delaware Department of Women and Gender Studies poster collection


Held at: University of Delaware Library Special Collections [Contact Us]181 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717-5267

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Delaware Library Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The University of Delaware Department of Women and Gender Studies poster collection includes a variety of posters presumably collected by faculty members during the 1970s and 1980s. The small collection is international in scope and reflects the relationship between women's issues and broader sociopolitical movements. The collection was received as a gift from the academic department in September 2021.

The posters relate to various social and political movements during the 1970s and 1980s, including nuclear disarmament, labor relations and unionization, and women's liberation. In addition to documenting sociopolitical issues, the collection represents a range of printing and illustration processes, and may be studied for graphic design. Among others, the collection features work by founding member of the Northland Poster Collective Ricardo Levins Morales, anti-nuclear illustrator Louis Mackay, and feminist film and printmaker Marcia Salo Rizzi.

The item list of posters provides the following descriptive details: poster title/slogan/primary text from graphics on the poster, location of event or place of publication, date (when known), poster size (in inches), color production, and format. Additional details, such as the artist, are provided as available.

The collection is arranged chronologically, with undated works listed last.

Oversize folders 1-2: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases.

Gift transfer from University of Delaware Department of Women and Gender Studies, September 2021.

Processed by Paul Rosenstein, October 2021.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library,

Collection Inventory

I am a woman giving birth to myself / The birth chant from Ellen's story, from It's All Right to be Woman Theatre, 1973.
Oversize Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Artwork by Marcia Salo Rizzi. Womanbirth TCP-15. New York: Times Change Press, 1973. Black and white poster.

17 x 21.5 inches

3rd World women : we cannot live without our lives : we will fight back / March to protest the murders of black women, 1979.
Oversize Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Copyright Tia Cross. Boston 1979. Black and white lithograph.

13 x 11 inches

Todos juntos tenemos mas muerte que ellos, pero todos juntos tenemos mas vida que ellos – Roque Dalton / All together we have more death than they, but all together we have more life than they, 1983.
Oversize Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Text in Spanish and English. Artwork by Ricardo Levins Morales. Minneapolis: Northland Poster Collective, 1983. Color poster.

20 x 28 inches

мы солидарны с вами, сестры! / в ядерныи век спасение земли от атомной гибели, задача общечеловеческая, дело всех народов/за разоружение и ликвидацию ядерного оружия, 1986.
Oversize Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Text in Russian (Cyrillic): "We are in solidarity with you sisters! / In the nuclear age, saving the earth from atomic destruction is a universal human task, the cause of all peoples / For disarmament and the elimination of nuclear weapons." Moscow, 1986. Blue monochrome poster including black and white photographs.

21.75 x 34 inches

Reunion consultiva sobre realidad y perspectivas de los proyectos de generacion de ingresos para mujeres Rurales, 1986.
Oversize Folder 1
Scope and Contents

Text in Spanish: "Consultative meeting regarding the reality and perspectives of income generation projects for rural women." CIPAF-UNICEF, Santo Domingo, R.D., 28-29-30 Enero (January), 1987. Artwork by Cuolo(?) Zoquiero (signature lower left), 1986. Color poster.

17 x 22 inches

Мир, 1987.
Oversize Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Text in Russian (Cyrillic): "World peace." Artwork by И. / Mapkobckaя. художник И. Марковская Редактор А. Галкин Издательство Плакат Москва 1987 / Artist I. Markovskaya, editor A. Galkin. Moscow: Plakat, 1987. 145,000 printed. Signature at the bottom of the poster, "I. Markosvskaya, 1985." Color poster.

19 x 26.75 inches

[Untitled: color photomontage of protest scenes related to antinuclear demonstrations and activities of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament], undated.
Oversize Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Poster designed by Louis Mackay. London, N1 7JQ: CND Publications Ltd.

Ante la ofensiva patronal / Pueblo a defender el registro legal del sindicato de costureras / 19 de Septiembre, undated.
Oversize Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Text in Spanish: "Before the employer's offense / Pueblo People for the defense of legal registration by the seamstress union / September 19." Mexico. Color poster. Poster depicts woman holding exaggerated sewing needle as lance in one hand and shield in the other.

Nei til Atomvåpen, undated.
Oversize Folder 2
Scope and Contents

Text in Norwegian. "No to Nuclear Weapons." Lithograph by AV W. Storn. Published by Nei til Atomvåpen (Norway), undated. Color poster.

19.5 x 27.5 inches

Print, Suggest