AL2446 :: The SAHA Poster Collection

Collection No: AL2446
Title: The SAHA Poster Collection
Creator: Inventory prepared by Elizabeth Nakai Marima
Origination: Multiple donors
Publisher: SAHA
Inclusive Dates: 1940s to date
Bulk Dates: 1980s-1990s
Extent: 4789 posters (in print and digital format)
Language: English
Acquisition: Refer to the SAHA accession register
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research
Use Restrictions: Copyright to some material held by individual poster-makers/organisations. See SAHA copyright statement for further information.
Copyright: Finding Aid: © The South African History Archive (SAHA)
Created: 06 August 2009
Abstract: This collection consists of over 4000 unique posters dating mostly from the 1980s-1990s. Duplicate copies of many of these posters exist. 327 posters from the collection have been reproduced in the book "Images of Defiance: South African Resistance Posters of the 1980s" by Ravan Press. A considerable number of posters also feature in the STP publication "Red on black: The story of the South African poster movement". Some of the posters are also available in slides (See AL2432) and digital format. The collection includes a large number of posters from the End Conscription Campaign (ECC), the United Democratic Front (UDF) and also includes posters relating to women, youth, AIDS, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) as well Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) struggles.
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