Celebrate people's history posters collection
Scope and Contents
The Celebrate People's History poster series at MSU Libraries consists of a small sampling of the larger poster series. Topics covered include trans rights, Chicano rights and history, the labor movement, art history, women's history, and anarchist history. Most of the historical topics are from the United States and Mexico, but some also include England. As of November 2022, the MSU collection consists of 20 posters from the larger series.
Posters are cataloged individually in the MSU Libraries catalog.
- 2002 - 2010
- Justseeds Artists' Cooperative (Issuing body, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections at the Michigan State University Libraries.
Biographical / Historical
The Celebrate People's History poster series is distributed by the artist collective, JustSeeds in 1998 and is curated by Josh MacPhee. According to their website, the posters "are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced and distributed political propaganda, but detourned to embody principles of democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of history." As of November 2022, the series consists of 171 posters and will likely grow to include more.
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The posters retained the series number given to them by the creator, so poster number 7 in the series is MSS 765-7. They are arranged numerically by this poster series number.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased by Diana Rivera over multiple years.
Nicole Smeltekop processed this collection on November 14, 2022.
- Anarchism -- Posters
- Celebrate people's history (Poster series)
- Civil rights -- Posters
- Feminism -- Posters
- Gender identity -- Posters
- Political activists -- Posters
- Political posters
- Revolutionaries -- Posters
- Social action -- Posters
- Social justice -- Posters
- Social movements -- Posters
- Social problems -- Posters
- Working class -- Posters
- Finding Aid for the Celebrate people's history posters collection
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- Nicole Smeltekop
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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