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(accessed September 9, 2009)

L'affiche, revue murale de poésie. Le Bleu du ciel éditions
(available in French only)

Affiches 14-18
(available in French only)

AIDS Posters. UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library. History and Special Collections Division

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

Ann Tompkins (Tang Fandi) and Lincoln Cushing Chinese Poster Collection, East Asian Library, U.C. Berkeley

Ballyhoo! Posters as Portraiture. Smithsonian Institute, National Portrait Gallery

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads: The allegro Catalogue of Ballads. University of Oxford

Breathtaking Typographic Posters. Smashing Magazine

Broadside Collection. New Hampshire Historical Society. Library

Broadsides. The Massachusetts Historical Society Library

Broadsides & Posters from the National Archives (United States)

Broadsides Search. Middle Tennessee State University. Center for Popular Music. Kenneth Goldstein Collection of American Song Broadsides

Broadsides. University of Pittsburgh. The Darlington Digital Library

Broadsides. University of South Carolina. University Libraries Digital Collections

Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides: Pre-1930 Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides from the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. University of Toronto Library

Canadian Posters from the First World War. Government of Ontario

Canadian War Poster Collection / Collection Canadienne d'Affiche de Guerre. McGill University Library Digital Collections

Cigarette Cards: ABCs. NYPL Digital Gallery. New York Public Library

Le cinema québécois s'affiche
(available in French only)

Circus World Museum Poster Collection: Photos. Circus World Museum of Baraboo, WI

Collection patrimoniale d'affiches. Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

(available in French only)

Confederate Broadsides. Wake Forest University. WakeSpace Digital Archive

Cuala Press Broadside Collection. Villanova University. Falvey Memorial Library

Directory of Special Collections of Research Value in Canadian Libraries: Canadian Broadsides Collection. Library and Archives Canada

Dying Speeches & Bloody Murders: Crime Broadsides Collected by the Harvard Law School Library

Éducation et liaison. Le gouvernement de l'Ontario

(available in French only)

The Ephemera Society: For the Conservation, Study and Presentation of Printed and Handwritten Ephemera

Exposition d'affiches refusées de films québécois. Le blog des films québécois, des origines à nos jours. Films du Québec

(available in French only)

Follow the Sun: Australian Travel Posters, 1930s-1950s. National Library of Australia

The International Poster Collection. Colorado State University Libraries

Imperial War Museum: Posters of Conflict. VADS (the online resource for visual arts)

Lewis M. Stark New Hampshire Broadsides. University of New Hampshire Library

More About Broadsides and the Broadsides Collection. Duke University Libraries. Digital Collections

People's History of Kanada Poster Project. No One Is Illegal

Performing Arts Poster Archive: Persuading Presence. National Arts Centre

Poster Collection. London Transport Museum

Poster Collection. Manchester Metropolitan University. Special Collections

The Poster, Notice and Handbill Collections. National Railway Museum

The Poster War Virtual Exhibit. Royal Alberta Museum

Posters Are the Records Created for Promotion and Publicity of Functions and Policies. Public Records Office - Hong Kong

Posters Collection. Department of Defense. United States of America

Posters. Library & Archives. Hoover Institution. Stanford University

Rare Book & Special Collections Division: Broadside Collection. The Library of Congress. Rare Book & Special Collections Reading Room

Résultats 2005. Concours grafika

(available in French only)

Search the War Posters Collection. University of Minnesota Libraries

Selling, Telling, and Yelling: Florida Broadsides and Other Ephemera, 1800-2000. Florida Memory. State Library & Archives of Florida

Soviet Poster Collection: Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Triptych: The Tri-college Digital Library

War Poster Collection. University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division

The Word on the Street: How Ordinary Scots in Bygone Days Found Out What Was Happening. National Library of Scotland

World War Poster Collection. University of North Texas Libraries

World War II Poster Collection. Northwestern University Library

Print Publications

Abrahamson, Roy A. Canadian History: Off the Wall: Broadsides Posters & Like Ephemera Before Our Times Revealing "The Way it Was". Toronto: Cherry Tree Press, 1984.

Ades, Dawn and Robert K. Brown. The 20th-Century Poster: Design of the Avant-garde. Edited by Mildred Friedman. New York: Abbeville Press, 1984.

L'art de Vittorio Fiorucci : affiches, 1964-1981, Paris, Centre culturel canadien, 1981.

Les Arts du spectacle en France: Affiches illustrées, 1850-1950. Compiled by Nicole Wild. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1976.

Barnicoat, John. A Concise History of Posters. London: Thames & Hudson, 1972.

Brisebois, Michel. "Posters and Handbills", in History of the Book in Canada, Patricia Lockhart Fleming and Yvan Lamonde, Editors, Vol. 2, pp. 111-115. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Burant, Jim. "Ephemera, Archives, and Another View of History", Archivaria, No. 40. Ottawa: Association of Canadian Archivists, 1995.

Catalog of the Abram & Frances Pascher Kanof Collection of Yiddish Theatre and Motion Picture Posters Found in the Library of the American Jewish Historical Society. Prepared by Nathan M. Kaganoff, Susan Landy and Bruce Rosen. Walthan, Mass.: The Library, 1972.

Choko, Marc H. L'affiche au Québec: des origines à nos jours. Montréal: Éditions de l'Homme, 2001.

--. Canadian War Posters: 1914-1918, 1939-1945. Laval, Québec: Éditions du Méridien, 1994.

Choko, Marc H. and David L. Jones. Canadian Pacific Posters, 1883-1963. Montréal: SIAP, 1999.

CHOKO, Marc H. and Katie Roth. Rejected: posters for Quebec movies, Montreal, Design Centre of the Université du Québec à Montréal, 2007.

--. Posters of the Canadian Pacific. Richmond Hill, Ont.: Firefly Books, 2004.

Cirker, Haward and Blanche Cirker. The Golden Age of the Poster. New York: Dover Publications, 1971.

Constantine, Stephen. Buy & Build: The Advertising Posters of the Empire Marketing Board. London: H.M.S.O., 1986.

Donnelly, Brian. Graphic Design in Canada Since 1945. Ottawa: Carleton University Art Gallery, 1996.

--. "Locating Graphic Design History in Canada", Journal of Design History, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 283-294. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Donnelly, Brian T. Picturing Words, Writing Images: Design Contingent Meaning. Ph.D. Thesis. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2006.

Fern, Alan Maxwell. Off the Wall: Research into the Art of the Poster. Chapel Hill: Rare Book Collection, Library, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, 1985.

Fiftieth: The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, 1949-1999. Edited by Doug Dolan. [Toronto]: ADCC, [1999].

Fleming, Patricia L. "Public Print", in History of the Book in Canada. Edited by Patricia Lockhart Fleming and Yvan Lamonde. Vol. 1, pp. 215-219. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004.

Gallo, Max. The Poster in History. Translated by Alfred Mayor and Bruni Mayor. Feltham, England: Hamlyn, 1974.

Great Canadian Posters. Selected by Theo Dimson. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1979.

The Great Patriotic War: A Collection of World War II Soviet Propaganda Posters. Edited and compiled by Robert Logan. [Guelph, Ont.]: University of Guelph Library, 1984.

Heck, Thomas F., Robert Erenstein et al. Picturing Performance: The Iconography of the Performing Arts in Concept and Practice. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1999.

Hoag, Elaine. "Arctic Shipboard Printing During the Franklin Search, 1850-1854", in History of the Book in Canada. Edited by Patricia Lockhart Fleming and Yvan Lamonde. Vol. 2, pp. 432-435. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Images of an Era: The American Poster, 1945-75. Washington: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1975.

Jacob M. Lowy Collection. Incunabula, Hebraica & Judaica Exhibition Catalogue. Prepared by Brad Sabin Hill. Available online at (accessed September 10, 2009).

Manitoba Theatre Centre. 25th Anniversary Poster Book. [Winnipeg]: The Theatre, [1978?]

Margolin, Victor. American Poster Renaissance. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1975.

Meggs, Philip B. A History of Graphic Design. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983.

Picture This!: 659 Posters of Social Movements in Québec, 1966-2007. Edited by Jean-Pierre Boyer, Jean Desjardins and David Widgington. Translated by Jennifer Westlake, Robert Charbonneau and William B. Burns. Montréal: Cumulus Press, 2007.

Posters from Three Wars. Prepared by Karl Schutt and Rosemarie Tovell. Ottawa: [National Gallery of Canada], 1969.

Renaud, Lise and Caroline Bouchard. La santé s'affiche au Québec: plus de 100 ans d'histoire. Sainte-Foy, Québec: Presses de l'Univeristé du Québec, 2005.

Rickards, Maurice. The Encyclopedia of Ephemera: A Guide to the Fragmentary Documents of Everday Life for the Collector, Curator, and Historian. Edited by Michail Twyman, Sally de Beaumont and Amoret Tanner. New York: Routledge, 2000.

--. Posters of the Nineteen-Twenties. London: Evelyn, Adams & Mackay, 1968.

--. The Public Notice. [Newton Abbot, England]: David & Charles, [1973].

--. The Rise and Fall of the Poster. New York: McGraw-Hill, [1971].

Shepard, Leslie. The History of Street Literature: The Story of Broadside Ballads, Chapbooks, Proclamations, News-sheets, Election Bills, Tracts, Pamphlets, Cocks, Catchpennies, and Other Ephemera. Detroit: Singing Tree Press, [1973].

Stacey, Robert. The Canadian Poster Book: 100 years of the Poster in Canada. Toronto: Methuen, 1979.

Stanley, Peter. What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?: A Visual History of Propaganda Posters. Melbourne; New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.