Subseries - Poster collection

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Poster collection

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  • [1936-1988] (Creation)

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Physical description

ca. 336 prints and other material

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The subseries contains various prints related to Adams' interest in political and social justice movements. The publications include posters, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, banners, signs, brochures, and magazine pages. These prints relate to the political landscape in Vancouver in the 1960s and 1970s; Vancouver benefits, fundraisers, and community events; anti-Vietnam War activism; draft resistance and amnesty movements in Canada and the United States, Anti-Nazi publications; women, refugee, and minority rights; the Latin American political landscape; and Marxist-Leninist publications. Also included are some musical band posters, protest signage, and replica drawings and prints.

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The prints arrived in two boxes with no arrangement. Posters with common themes were roughly sorted and stored together in order to facilitate storage and greater access and retrieval. Oversized posters are stored together for conservation purposes. Further arrangement and description of these prints at the item-level will be a future project.

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Item-level description available for posters in this subseries. See attached PDF.

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Physical description

Subseries also includes 7 cloth banners, 5 photographs, 3 maps, 1 painting of Elfin Lake at Diamond Head, a Buster's Patrol Parking plate, a copy of the October 1976 Rolling Stone paper, and 1 wooden sign: "Philosophy." There are multiple prints with duplicate copies.

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