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SVA Archives / Glaser Archives
The SVA Archives, located in the SVA Library, is unique resource to study the history of SVA, from its subway poster campaign, to its groundbreaking exhibitions by professional and student artists, to the incredible faculty and programs dating back its founding in 1947. Materials in the SVA Archives collections include posters, announcements, departmental and student publications, photographs, and other printed ephemera and artifacts, dating back to its founding in 1947. The Archives is open to everyone; all you need to do is make an appointment.
Milton Glaser Design Study Center & Archives
The Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, located in the SVA Library, is a unique resource to study the work of the great designers, illustrators and art directors who’ve taught and studied at SVA. Our collections allow you to examine the design process, from conception to completion, through original sketches, artwork, and photographs, as well as the final posters and publications, from more than twenty (and counting) designers and artists. The Archives is open to everyone; all you need to do is make an appointment.
Reinhold Brown Poster Collection
The Reinhold Brown Poster Collection at the SVA Library consists of almost 500 titles on the history of poster design, including many rare, out of print and hard to find titles. The collection was assembled over many years by Susan Reinhold and Robert Brown as reference to support the Reinhold Brown Gallery, the first in New York to specialize in rare 20th century poster art and graphic design. The collection includes a wealth of Art Nouveau and Art Deco material as well as important publications about the Modern poster movement in Poland.
A brief selection of titles from the Reinhold Brown Poster Collection is below.
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Research Tools & Information Literacy
A guide to doing research, evaluating sources, writing, citing, plagiarism, and copyright.
The History of the Poster
The History of the Poster: a Bibliographical and Online Survey
An annotated bibliographical and internet survey of the history of the poster. Contains details of nearly 7,000 books, journal articles, exhibition and sale catalogues, theses and conference reports, as well as links to tens of thousands of images of posters that are free to access online.
On the Web
German art, architecture and design database that includes German posters, political cartoons and advertisements. German-language interface (will auto-translate in Chrome). Search for posters using the keyword "plakat."
Guide to Poster Design (The New School)
A list of poster collections at museums, schools, and other institutions that are available online.
Guide to Arabic Film Posters (Princeton University)
Princeton University Library’s Arabic Movie Posters and Lobby Cards Collection was acquired in Lebanon in 2008 and is comprised of 1,748 posters and 768 lobby cards. The Lobby Cards Collection and the Poster Collection is accessible to scholars and students through the Princeton University Digital Library.
Guide to Posters of Taishō-Early Shōwa Japan (USC)
A collection of 45 Japanese posters from the Taishō-early Shōwa era held by East Asian Library at USC. View high resolution from the the USC Digital Library.
The VIsual Front: Posters of the Spanish Civil War (UCSD)
From UCSD's Southworth Collection. All the posters from the Spanish Civil War in the Southworth Collection belong to the Republican side. The selection of forty-two posters presented here constitutes a representative sample of Republican propaganda. It includes images that deal with most of the themes that dominated the minds of contemporaries. Many of the posters were produced by some of the most important organizations and institutions active in the war, and they were designed by some of the leading artists of the era.
Performing Arts Posters (Library of Congress)
The approximately 2,100 posters in the Library of Congress' online Performing Arts Posters category represent the entire contents of three collections: the Magic Poster Collection, the Minstrel Poster Collection, and the Theatrical Poster Collection.
Kanopy This link opens in a new window
Kanopy is a streaming video platform with a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad, curated selection of documentaries, indie movies, classics, feature films and training videos. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by current students, faculty, and staff.