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World War II collection of posters

Identifier: 0078

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Scope and Contents

Collection consists of posters promoting American values and the war effort, 1941-45; pamphlets and ephemera. Collection inventory available through Online Archive of California through the digital object added to this record.


  • Creation: 1941 - 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.


35.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes and 2 oversize folders)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


Collection consists of posters promoting American values and the war effort, 1941-45; pamphlets and ephemera.

Processing Information

In 2021, Special Collections staff found an inventory of the collection compiled by Paul Hansom in 1996. The inventory was scanned, uploaded to the Online Archive of California, and linked to this finding aid as a digital object (see "Digital Material"). The inventory lists the collection's posters as they were physically arranged in boxes in 1996. The physical order of the posters and their box numbers as they are listed in the 1996 inventory may no longer be accurate for many of the posters. Some material from the collection has been separated and rehoused from the previous arrangement described in the 1996 inventory. This rehoused material is listed under the series titled "Material separated and rehoused from previous arrangement."

Finding aid for the World War II collection of posters
Publish Basic
2010 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2021 November: Finding aid updated by Bo Doub: included a link to a scanned 1996 inventory of the collection and added description for posters that had been separated from the collection and rehoused in oversize folders.
  • 2023 February: Finding aid updated by Marissa Chavez & Sarah Jardini for History Associates Incorporated to add rehoused materials

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States