Spanish Civil War Poster Collection

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Spanish Civil War Poster Collection


Brandeis University Special Collections holds a wide range of materials on the Spanish Civil War, a conflict that many historians consider to be the prelude to World War II. The Spanish Civil War Poster collection includes more than 250 anti-Fascist posters, sent or brought home by American volunteers in the Spanish Civil War.

Like all posters, the Spanish Civil War posters in the Brandeis collection are public art with a focused agenda. These posters were meant to encourage support of and participation in the effort to resist a fascist takeover of Spain. Although other posters were created for commercial ends, these were created to serve a broader purpose, to make the viewer feel the importance of a strongly held belief—for thousands, a matter of life or death.

A checklist of Spanish Civil War posters at Brandeis can be found here.

This collection is part of an ongoing project. Posters will continue to be uploaded as the project progresses.


Requests to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Spanish Civil War Poster Collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

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