Broadside and Poster Collection, 1798-2012

RB 034

5 folders, 1 tube (ca. 75 items)

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Printers and bibliographers use a bevy of terms to refer to works printed on one side (or sometimes both sides) of a single sheet, classified primarily by size. From large to small, posters, broadsides, and fliers refer to works used to convey a more or less focused message to an audience, often using illustrations or inventive typography to grab the attention.

Posters from Communist world, with an emphasis on the political and cultural transformations of the late 1980s through mid-1990s. The majority of posters originated in the Soviet Union, although there are examples from East Germany, China, and elsewhere.

Organization of Collection

  • Series 1. Communism and Post-Pommunism, 1959-1993
  • Series 2. Cultural, Artistic, and Literary, 1798-2012
  • Series 3. Long-1960s, 1965-1975
  • Series 4. Political, 1898-1996

Collection Details




Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries

Information on Use

Restrictions on Access
The collection is open for research.
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