Poster Art

Guide to library resources related to posters as artwork.

Poster Collections

Archives and Special Collections holds about 5,000 posters in a variety of collections. The focus is on modern, international art posters. Viewing is available onsite.


Kazumasa Nagai, “Life”

International Poster Collection
(2003-120)

International Poster Collection

  • Posters from the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (CIIPE)
  • Posters address social concerns, cultural events, advertisements and other topics
  • Date range: 1979-2017
  • Over 2,700 posters (most online)
  • Exhibition catalogs online and in library

Kluge Collection

  • Collected by communications entrepreneur John Kluge, the collection is comprised of a selection from Graphis poster catalogs, posters from China, and other posters
  • The collection includes advertisements, cultural and social posters
  • Date range: 1980s-1990s
  • 1,156 posters

Sorbie Collection

  • Posters by Colorado artist John Sorbie, one of the founders of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition
  • The posters mainly advertise local Colorado and Colorado State University cultural events
  • Date range: 1970s-1980s
  • 113 posters

Risbeck Collection

  • Posters by CSU art professor and artist Phil Risbeck, one of the founders of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition
  • Posters created to advertise campus and local cultural events
  • Date range: 1973-2017
  • 103 posters

Coonts Collection

  • Posters by Colorado artist Bob Coonts, one of the founders of the Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition
  • Posters mainly advertise local Colorado cultural and social events, including the popular American West series
  • Date range: 1970s-1990s
  • 24 posters

Drueding-Scorsone Collection

  • The work of American artists Alice Drueding and Joe Scorsone was displayed in a satellite exhibit in connection with the 2017 CIIPE show, and their work has appeared in a number of other CIIPE exhibitions
  • Posters generally concern social topics
  • Date range: 1995-2016
  • 25 posters

Kath Collection

  • The work of Danish artist Gitte Kath was displayed in a satellite exhibit in connection with the 2013 CIIPE show, and her work has appeared in a number of other CIIPE exhibitions
  • Posters are generally collage-type images for cultural institutions or events
  • Date range: 1995-2012
  • 54 posters

Katsui Collection

  • Posters by Japanese artist Mitsuo Katsui, a frequent participant in the CIIPE exhibitions
  • Posters created for exhibitions, galleries, and various companies
  • Date range: 1967-2012
  • 114 posters

Taborda Collection

  • The work of Brazilian artist Felipe Taborda was exhibited at the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art in connection with the 2005 CIIPE show, and his work has appeared in a number of other CIIPE exhibitions
  • Posters on a variety of cultural and social events
  • Date range: 1990s-2000s
  • 83 posters

Witold-K Collection

  • Posters by Polish/American artist Witold-Kaczanowski, an internationally known CIIPE artist, and some of his fellow Polish contemporaries
  • Posters on a variety of cultural and social events
  • Date range: 1960s-2004
  • 198 posters

Broadhurst Collection

  • Collected during travels to South America and Asia by retired CSU professor Betty Broadhurst
  • Cultural posters from South America, Asia and other locales
  • Date range: 1960s-1990s
  • 67 posters

World War I and World War II Collection

  • An assortment of posters produced by America during war times
  • Posters on topics such as war bonds, the need to keep silent about war information and the value of wartime rationing
  • Date range: 1918-1943
  • Approx. 115 posters

CSU and other related posters

  • Posters featuring events at Colorado State University and provide an interesting look at the institution's history
  • Posters cover topics ranging from music performances to CSU spirit activities and other notable college events
  • Date range: 1920s-2000s
  • Approx. 220 posters

Your Archivist

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Patricia Rettig
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Archives & Special Collections
Morgan Library
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019
970-491-1939
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