The Yanker Poster Collection includes more than 3,000 political, propaganda, and social issue posters and handbills, dating 1927-1980. Most posters are from the United States, but over 55 other countries and the United Nations are also represented. The materials were acquired by gift of Gary Yanker in 1975 and later.
Background and Scope
In 1975, Gary Yanker, a collector of political and social propaganda posters, began presenting his collection to the Library of Congress. The Yanker Collection numbers over 3000 posters. Most are from the United States, but over fifty other countries are also represented.
A majority of the posters were published in the 1960's and 1970's, a time of great upheaval in world politics and society. Many of the views expressed on these posters were considered radical at the time. The posters address a wide range of subjects, as suggested below.