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Peace Collection Posters

Identifier: SCPC-Posters


The Peace Collection Posters contains approximately 4,500 items, some of which were removed from various collections in the Peace Collection and some of which were donated independently.


  • Creation: 1870-

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Many of the originals are very fragile and can only be seen in person with the permission of the Peace Collection Curator. Contact for more information.

Conditions Governing Use



450 Linear Feet (4,500 items)

Language of Materials




Spanish; Castilian





This finding aid serves as a guide to the posters in the Peace Collection.

The posters are grouped into series based on the organization they were produced or commissioned by. In some cases, the posters are from multiple organizations, therefore, an organization might appear in multiple series, both independently and with additional organizations.

In many cases, the Peace Collection only has one poster from an organization. These posters are grouped into the Miscellaneous series and the organization is indicated in parentheses with the title of the poster. There are also a large number of posters for which there is no attribution. These posters are grouped into the Unknown series.

Note that many of the posters do not have official titles and the titles listed in this finding aid are transcriptions of the text on the posters.

When additional information such as artist, medium, size, and provenance are known, these details can be found in the notes for each individual poster.

Existence and Location of Copies

Many of these posters have been digitized and can be searched in the TriCollege Libraries Digital Collections.

The Soviet Poster collection can be browsed through the Digital Collections as well.

Related Materials

Related materials may be found by searching the library's online catalog.

Legal Status

Copyright is retained by the authors/artists of items in this collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Processing Information

This collection is unprocessed; this finding aid was created by Grace Diliberto, October 2022 and is based on data maintained internally by various staff members.

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Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting repoductions from Swarthmore College Peace Collection Library

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