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Fonds C 233
Archives of Ontario poster collection
About these records
- Archives of Ontario poster collection
- Dates of Creation
- 1712, ca. 1805-1977
- Physical Description
- Scope and Content
This collection, comprising over 700 posters and broadsides, is a compilation of two discrete collections: general posters mostly from the nineteenth century (Series C 233-1) and war posters (Series C 233-2). Series C 233-1 contains posters and broadsides relating to elections, political affairs, auctions and sales, advertisements, social events, immigration and settlement, and books and publications. Series C 233-2 contains posters pertaining specifically to war, primarily World War I, but with some representation from World War II as well. The majority of the material in series C 233-2 is Canadian in origin; however, sub-series C 233-2-8 to C 233-2- 11 consist of posters from the United Kingdom and the United States.
Neither original collection was organized into any visible grouping despite the numerous accessions included in this collection, thus order was imposed to make access easier for researchers. The items in both series were numbered consecutively as they arrived
at the Archives of Ontario, and this numbering system has been maintained to facilitate the retrieval of posters, with the addition of series and sub-series prefixes.
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- Restrictions on Access
Access to some material is restricted for conservation reasons.
- Terms For Use and Reproduction
- For records less than 50 years old, copyright is held by the creator and materials cannot be published without their consent. For most of the posters in the collection, copyright has expired. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication of these posters.
- Immediate Source of Acquisition
- The records in this collection have come for the most part from numerous unidentifiable sources, and have been collated by subject by Archives of Ontario staff. Several WWI posters were transferred from the Clerk of the Peace, York County, which is now part of RG 22. These records would most likely have been left there as a result of the fact that most county clerk's offices were used as recruiting offices during war time. A note dated 1981 indicates their transfer to the Archives of Ontario. In addition, many other accession numbers, MSS reference numbers and other archival codes have been assigned to posters within the collection, and the relevant paperwork has been included in the archivist's collection file. These accession and RG numbers are included in the paper inventory in the Reading Room for cross-referencing purposes. F 37, the Mackenzie-Lindsey Poster Collection has been removed from this collection and added to the appropriate fonds inventory.
- Associated Material
For records that are complementary to the posters in series C 233-2, researchers may contact the Canadian War Museum or the Library and Archives of Canada to view their extensive holdings of war posters. In addition, the Library and Archives of the National Gallery of Canada and the Library and Archives of Canada have extensive holdings of correspondence and documentation relating to the production of posters for the Wartime Information Board as many prominent Canadian artists were commissioned to do the original design work.
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