Join, Save, Buy: U.S. World War I Posters on the Home Front

BeginsThursday, July 12 at 7:00pm

ConcludesThursday, July 12 at 8:00pm

LocationMissouri State Archives

Upon entering World War I in 1917, the United States government and its civilian agencies produced roughly 3,000 different wartime posters. These artistic renderings depicted the ideals of patriotism, beauty, adventure and protection, and strongly contributed to the successful mobilization of citizens during the Great War. In Join, Save, Buy: U.S. World War I Posters on the Home Front, Amanda Langendoerfer, Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections and Museums at Truman State University’s Pickler Memorial Library, along with Assistant Professor of History Dr. Jason McDonald and University Art Gallery Director Dr. Heidi Cook will examine a selection of never-before-exhibited World War I posters from Truman State’s E.M. Violette Museum Collection. Their program will provide an opportunity to view samples from one of the U.S. government’s major historical marketing endeavors and to recognize the impact of the war on American citizens, both home and abroad.