The Herskovits Library maintains a comprehensive collection of posters published in Africa and elsewhere. The posters provide a unique resource to carry on research in a broad range of disciplines by consulting the visual image created by governments (independent and colonial) and international agencies, as well as political, labor, social, religious, educational and cultural organizations. On this web site, 590 posters, selected as a representative sampling of the collection, are available for searching and viewing.
Not all of our posters have been scanned, but all have been cataloged by subject. You can use NUsearch to search all of our Africana posters (scanned and unscanned) for specific topics by clicking the "Africana Posters" tab on the Herskovits Library NUsearch page.
To scan a list of all of our nearly 4,500 posters in NUsearch, click the "Advance Search" option (next to the gold "Search" button). Then input your search terms as follows:
If your search results include any posters which have already been scanned, those records will include a link to view the poster online.