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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Northwestern University sell reproductions of its World War II posters?
Where can I purchase a World War II poster reproduction?
Where can I locate other World War poster collections on the Web?

Where can I purchase original World War II posters?
How can I find out more background on a particular World War II poster?
What are the copyright restrictions on Northwestern University's World War II poster collection?
Does Northwestern University own any original World War I posters?
How can I learn about the digitization process of the World War II posters?

Does Northwestern University sell reproductions of its World War II posters?

No, Northwestern University does not sell reproductions or provide high-resolution images of its World War II posters.

Where can I purchase a World War II poster reproduction?

The U.S. Government National Archives and Records Administration [NARA] sells reproductions of its posters.
See their page: Posters & Facsimiles: World War II. This site includes an online catalog in PDF format,
and information on how to order posters. To order or to request a catalog by phone,
call 1-800-234-8861. Should they not have what you desire, you may wish to contact a
poster or print shop in your area.

Also, take a look at the information for collectors page.

Where can I locate other war poster collections on the Web?

"A Summons to Comradeship": World War I and II Posters - University of Minnesota


Government Publications from World War II - Southern Methodist University
World War II Posters: Powers of Persuasion - National Archives and Records Administration
Pictures of World War II - National Archives and Records Administration
Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front - Smithsonian Institution
American Posters of World War One - Georgetown University Library

Where can I purchase original World War II posters?

The information for collectors page provides information on purchasing original World War II posters.

How can I find out more background on a particular World War II poster?

Learning more about a particular World War II poster will involve some research on your part. You may want to start with our selective bibliography. Also, take a look at the information for collectors page.

What are the copyright restrictions on Northwestern University's
World War II poster collection?

Materials published by the U.S. Government Printing Office are in the public domain and, as such, not subject to copyright restriction. However, the Library requests users to cite the URL and Northwestern University Library if they wish to reproduce images from its poster database.

Does Northwestern University own any original World War I posters?

Northwestern University does not own any original World War I posters.

How can I learn about the digitization process of the World War II posters?

For more information on the process of digitizing the posters, see the project narrative and specifications pages.

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