When posters went to war


The students in Dr. Kirsten Olds’ course Art History 4803 “Cultural Responses to War in the 20th Century” this semester have been working with Marc Carlson and the staff at Special Collections to mount an exhibition in the reading room of posters from World War I. When Posters Went to War: Organizations Behind World War I Posters explores the production of wartime posters at home and abroad in the United States and England. Sponsored by a variety of organizations and produced by artists famed and unknown, these posters appealed to viewers to ration food, buy bonds, nurse the wounded, and enlist. In groups the students designed display vitrines containing reproductions of posters and other ephemera and individually they analyzed specific posters for this blog. The exhibition opens November 1 and will be on view through the end of the Fall semester.

About Marc Carlson

The Librarian of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa since November 2005.He holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology from Oklahoma State University. He has worked in McFarlin Library since 1986.
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