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Poster Literature Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0000 Poster Literature
Held at: University of the Arts London: Camberwell College of Arts
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Full title: Poster Literature Collection
Date(s): [1920s-2000]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Approximately 500 posters, 100 slides and 150 cuttings
Name of creator(s): Camberwell College of Arts
Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts


Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Poster Literature Collection of Camberwell College of Arts, [1920s-2000], comprising British and international posters, [1920s-2000], including many produced for exhibitions, including by Camberwell College, British museums such as the Tate; exhibition catalogues, articles and press cuttings, [1970s], relating to billboard and poster design of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English. The exhibition catalogues are in several languages.

System of arrangement:

The records are unsorted.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the collection is by appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying is permitted although photographs may be taken at the discretion of the Head of Learning Resources.

Finding aids:

The records are uncatalogued.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The collection was compiled by the Camberwell College of Arts Librarian from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Library also holds approximately 600 books relating to posters and billboards, which are catalogued on the Library's OPAC.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2001

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