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Finding Aid to Canadian war posters from the First and Second World Wars, circa 1914-1945
BANC PIC 2005.002  
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  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Canadian war posters from the First and Second World Wars
    Date (inclusive): circa 1914-1945
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 2005.002
    Extent: 336 prints (posters) : chiefly lithographs ; 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/
    Abstract: Includes approximately 75 posters from the World War I era, and approximately 260 from World War II.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English, French
    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], Canadian war posters from the First and Second World Wars, BANC PIC 2005.002, 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, Canadian
    World War, 1914-1918--Canada--Posters
    World War, 1939-1945--Canada--Posters

    Administrative Information

    Many (approximately 50) First World War posters received as part of the Edward S. Rogers gift, 1968. Others are from different, often undocumented, sources.

    Scope and Content Note

    Canadian war posters created during the First World War and the Second World War. Collection contains many posters for war bonds as well as recruiting posters, and homefront effort promotions. The majority of items are posters, but some smaller formats such as handbills, broadsides, and several pamphlets are also present.


    United States war posters received with the Edward S. Rogers gift have been cataloged separately as American war posters from the First World War (BANC PIC 2005.001). A small number of Canadian posters from the First World War have been cataloged individually at the Bancroft Library under call numbers beginning "D527.51".