Information for Researchers
Collection Title: American war posters from the Second World War
Date (inclusive): circa 1940-1945
Collection Number: BANC PIC 2005.004
1,184 items (posters and ephemera) : color ; various sizes
The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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Fax: (510) 642-7589
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
Collection is open for research.
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
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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research
and educational purposes.
[Identification of item], American war posters from the Second World War, BANC PIC 2005.004, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley
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
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.