University of Toronto Poster Collection
- 1955-1972 (Creation)
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The University of Toronto Archives was established in 1965 as a unit within the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. Its antecedents, however, date back much further to the Art Room in what is now the Science and Medicine Library. It has been located on the fourth floor of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library since 1972. Along with the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, it forms part of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Libraries.
Posters in A2015-0028 were found in August 2015 during an inventory in the Archives. Their original provenance is unknown, although some were collected by the Library.
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Collection consists of various posters for lectures, meetings, performances, elections, and other events on campus. Posters vary in type and style. Posters may be professionally printed, screen-printed, handwritten, or printed from a computer.
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Posters are listed chronologically (by year, but not by month), within each series.
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