World War I Posters, ca. 1917 *JMU Records*

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
World War I Posters
Collection No.:
UA 0038
Date:
Extent:
1 folder, .38 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The collection is comprised of two World War I posters used at the State Normal School for Women at Harrisonburg, ca. 1917: "Stars and Stripes Forever," and a poster advertising enrollment to the State Normal School for Women in order to support the war effort.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], World War I Posters, ca. 1917, UA 0038, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of two posters related to World War I. "Stars and Stripes Forever" contains the images of George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, and Abraham Lincoln. "Enlist Young Women Now! Your Country and Your State Call You! Great Need for More Trained Teachers," advertises the State Normal School for women at Harrisonburg, and contains a quote by U.S. Commissioner of Education, Dr. P.P. Claxton.

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Arrangement

Posters are housed in a folder.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by James Madison University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

Posters were in the cage at the time of founding. Posters were originally folded and stored with the Lanier, Lee and YMCA bound posters, in collections UA 0026, UA 0027, and UA 0028, respectively.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • Posters

Subject

  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Posters
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Propoganda
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
  • War posters -- History -- 20th century
  • Persuasion (Pyschology)

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
World War I posters, ca. 1917 Flat File 1 Drawer 1 folder 1