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Poster collection

Identifier: MC-54

Scope and Contents

The Poster Collection consists of posters relating to Williams College events and activities that date from the 1970s to the present. The posters reflect a variety of techniques, including embossing, photocopying, silk screening, and mixed media. Poster subjects include dance, theatre, music, lectures, film and much more.


  • Creation: 1970-present and undated

Conditions Governing Access

The Poster Collection is open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Please consult with staff regarding questions about publishing materials from Williams Special Collections. Researchers are responsible for handling any copyright issues that may be associated with collections and materials.


25.74 Linear Feet (11 flat file boxes, 1 telescope box)

7 Broadsides

Language of Materials



Arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Library Shelving Facility and L2 Storage (Oversize Drawer 1d)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Williams College departments, dates vary. Source unknown for a significant number of posters.

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen Partenope, June 1999. Reprocessed by Cindy Ge, 2022. Posters stored at the Library Shelving Facility have not been processed.

Poster collection
Nash, Katie and Laura Zepka
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267