Title: Russian Posters 1919-1962 (53 items)
Description: Large-format color posters: early Soviet (30 items); Khrushchev era (14 items); Facsimiles of posters (9 items)
Location: Special Collections Library: [Oversize] Cabinet I, 15 | OC: I: 15
Early Soviet Posters
These original 20th-century Russian posters, the gift of Dean Calvin B. Hoover, cover the period between the end of the New Economic Policy and the beginning of the first Five Year Plan. The following titles of the broadsides were translated by Professor Raphael Lemkin of Duke University Law School:
1) Snaring the Birds: Anti-religious
2) Farm Women, Prepare to Quit Old Life and Move into New Life.
3) Enemies of the Five Year Plan [1929?]
4) Long Live the 1st of May
5) We are Preparing to Repulse the Enemy 
6) All the Past Will be Put into the Garbage Dump
7) Easter: Contrast of Joyous Easter of Long Ago with Serious Workers of Communist Russia
8) With the Pen and the Light of Science Disclose Plots of the Sects; Anti-religious
9) Public Nursery
10) Stalin: “Russian Revolution has Given National Life to Many Groups in Russia.”
11) Achievements of Russia Under Communism (published by Propaganda Division or Russian Communist Party)
12) Proletarians of the World Unite!
13) Importance of Knowledge for Red Soldiers
14) Against the [Capitalsitic] Wars, Yellow Second [?] enternational, the League of Nations, Appeasers of the International Cooperation Movement.
15) Why were 10,000,000 Men Killed from 1914-1918? 
16) “Double Crosser”: The Church, Published by the Artists’ Society
17) The Way to the Russian Revolution and the World Revolution. (2 copies)
18) Struggle against Religion is a Struggle for Communism
19) Propaganda for Young Communist Pioneers
20) The Girl Worker of Oriental Russia: Freedom for Women. 1930.
21) Red Army Training.
22) Member of a Religious Sect Is Fooling the People
23) “Struggle Against Religion is Struggle for Socialism.” Artists at Work (Journal) Supplement
24) “The Best Answer to the Design of Imperialism Is a Strong Industrialization and a Spirit of Cooperation.”
25) Fighting against Illegal Alcohol. From the Propaganda Division of the Head Department of Political 26) Capitalstic and Communistic Conceptions of the Army.
27) The Saviors of the World: Founders of Word Religions.
28) The Coming of Lenin to Petrograd in 1917.
29) Ironical Poster on Christmas. Supplement from the Atheist at Work (Journal)
30) Go to the Collective Farms [anti-kulak]
Electioneering placards on materials from the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (14 items). The placards have the following titles, as translated into English:
1) Twenty-Second Congress of the CPSU—Congress of Communism’s builders. Moscow, Oct. 17-31, 1961.
2) The transformation of the socialist system into a decisive factor of world development.
3) The collapse of the colonial system of imperialism.
4) New strain on capitalism’s general crisis.
5) Further strengthening of the economic might of the USSR, 1956-1961 (heavy industry statistics)
6) New, higher tasks of the Seven-Year Plan.
7) Further strengthening of the economic might of the USSR, 1956-1961 (consumer goods supply)
8) The rise of agricultural production, 1956-1960
9) The growth in national welfare in 1956-1960.
10) A general perspective of USSR industrial development, 1961-1980—capital investment.
11) Electrification – pivot in the building of the Communist economy, 1961-1980.
12) A general perspective of USSR industrial development, 1961-1980 – production goals.
13) Master-plan of development of the USSR’s agricultural sector, 1961-1980
14) Rise in the national material welfare, 1961-1980.
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