Soviet Propaganda Posters

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Reproductions of Soviet propaganda posters.

1 folder contains A3 Soviet theatrical posters, in colour, including posters for the plays 'I Won't Be King' and 'Napoleon's Onslaught'.

1 folder contains 32 A3 Soviet political posters, in colour, including 'Peace to the World!' (1965) and 'Free Me' (1943).

1 A4 folder titled 'Alphabet of the Russian Revolution', which contains the history of the revolution and colour posters to go alongside it, including posters depicting the Bolsheviks overthrowing the provisional government.

All information is written in Russian.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Soviet Union was formed in 1922 after the Bolshevik Revolution, turning Russia into a socialist state. During the Lenin years, 1918-1928, artists were given relative freedom. However the Stalin era brought in many restrictions. Art was often used as a form of propaganda, to encourage the population and promote government schemes and projects. The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

The source is unknown, but it was likely purchased as a teaching resource for use in the Library before being transferred to Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

All items are in a good condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the conditions of the material.

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