The collection consists of posters from both World War I and World War II with a few tourist and other miscellaneous posters from the same periods. More than half of the posters are from countries other than the United States. French posters predominate, but there are also World War I and II posters from Belgium, Canada, England, and Italy, plus World War I posters from Germany and World War II posters from Czechoslovakia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, and Yugoslavia. Additionally, the collection contains broadsides, banners, pamphlets, and ephemera.
Make a research appointment with MU Libraries Special Collections in MU Connect.
Bring a photo ID! Your MU student ID or a driver's license will be fine.
Most materials can't be checked out, but you can put them on hold in the reading room.
Allowed at the reading tables: pencils, paper, laptop computers, mobile devices (silenced), and cameras. You'll be asked to store your backpack, coat, and other personal belongings elsewhere.
You can take pictures with your phone or a camera. But remember - no flash! Special Collections staff can make photos or scans for you for a fee.