Our holdings of Russian and Soviet posters and postcards from the 20th century form a representative and important collection
About the collectionItems include a collection of political and Soviet posters have been fully described in the catalogue record.
Other items, such as a set of eight coloured cartoons of the Russo-Japanese War and a set of Russian cartoons on the Russo-Japanese war, issued from January to June 1904 are not catalogued individually and should be searched in the catalogue using general terms and key words such as 'posters Russian', 'postcards Russian' or subject headings, such as 'Russo-Japanese war' or 'Propaganda'.
Sets of recent reprints and secondary sources with colour reproductions are also being collected comprehensively.
What is available online?Online resources include:
What is available in our Reading Rooms?Catalogue records are available for all collections and they can be searched via Explore the British Library
What is available in other organisations?
Further resources are available at the following organisations:
- International Institute of Social History
- State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (Moscow)
- Collection of Visual Art Publications at the State Russian Library (Moscow)
- Windows on War: Soviet Posters 1943-1945 (University of Nottingham)