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Counter culture poster collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS R23

Overview

Miscellaneous collection of counter culture, youth culture, drug culture, and Vietnamese conflict-related posters primarily from the mid- to late 1960s, but probably including some of early 1970s vintage. The collection is divided into 4 categories: Prominent individuals, Vietnam and related, Psychedelic and drug, and Counter culture and miscellaneous.

Dates

  • approximately 1960s-early 1970s

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

23 folders (219 posters) ; 59 x 90 cm

Arrangement

The folders are grouped into 4 topical series: posters of prominent people, including pop culture stars and musicians and political figures; posters related to the Vietnam war; posters related to recreational drug usage, particularly psychedelics; and a variety of posters reflecting the 1960s counterculture, including caricatures of United States politicians.

Physical Location

RH MS R23

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Susan Anderson, 1977.

Title
Guide to the Counter Culture Posters Collection
Subtitle
Counter culture poster collection
Author
Finding aid compiled by chh, js, 1977. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2017. Finding aid revised by cmp, 2021.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/2559726976
Preferred citation
Counter culture posters collection, RH MS R23, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
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