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Holland Collection of World War II Posters

Identifier: PICT-999-001

Scope and Content

There are 823 World War II posters, maps and miscellaneous items like pamphlets and booklets in this collection. The material was issued by various federal agencies. Among the artists and cartoonists represented in the collection are Ben Shahn, Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Walt Disney, Al Capp, Hank Ketchum, Antonio Arias Bernal, Jean Carlu, Edward McNight Kauffer, Herbert Bayer, and Alexey Brodovitch. European and Latin American artists also created the works. Some of the political and military figures represented on the posters are Admiral Yamamoto, Emperor Hirohito, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, President Harry S.Truman, General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Nimitz, Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Most posters are in English, some are in Spanish, Portuguese and German. Folders 1-46 are posters, folders 47-54 are newsmaps.


  • 1941-1946

Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Material is in the public domain. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Donated to the University Libraries in 1997 by Jerome V. and Carol V. Holland, the collection was acquired as a set from the Government Printing Office by Jerome Holland in 1950 and contains 823 posters and newsmaps, virtually all in pristine condition, issued by various U.S. federal and military agencies between 1941 and 1946.


823 items (54 posters) : 823 posters and news maps


This collection contains over 800 posters and newsmaps from World War II issued by various federal agencies.


The collection is divided into two series: Posters and News Maps. The Poster series is divided into multiple subseries.

Physical Location

B2. Filed in oversize drawers by Pictorial Number.

World War II Posters Online

Please note that many WWII posters are available for viewing and high resolution digital images may be ordered from the World War II Poster Collection at Northwestern University Library.

Related Archival Material

World War I and World War II Pamphlets and Publications Collection Center for Southwest Research, University of New Mexico
Finding Aid of the Holland Collection of World War II Posters, 1941-1946
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Pictorial Collections Staff
© 2008
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131