Finding Aid

University Poster Collection

UPX 4 P857

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Prepared by
Joseph-James Ahern
Preparation date
February 2019
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1900-2000
Date [inclusive]
1886-2009
Extent
3.5 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Items in the University Poster Collection have been donated and acquired by the University Archives through various individual accessions.

ARRANGEMENT

The University Poster Collection is organized into five series: Decorative, Exhibitions, Informational, Lectures and Conferences, and Performances. Each series has been arranged alphabetically.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The University Poster Collection consists of various posters produced by and for the University of Pennsylvania, it’s schools, student organizations, and various departments. The posters cover all topics – including performances, exhibitions, informational, conferences, and decorative.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
Arthur Ross Gallery.
Mask and Wig Club.
University of Pennsylvania. University Musuem of Archaeology and Anthropology.
University of Pennsylvania.

Inventory

 

Decorative 

Box

Folder

94s Periodical Publications, Mirthful Melodies, No. 1 ca. 1894 

OS 7

1

“The Agnew Clinic” n.d. 

OS 4

1

Agnew Clinic, by Thomas Eakins n.d. 

OS 4

2

Benjamin Franklin’s Creed (illuminated) n.d. 

OS 4

3

Bicentennial of Medical Education 1965 

OS 7

2

“Greatest Show on Earth,” Spoof on Seniors by Juniors 1886 

OS 8

1

Ivy Stone Tradition (black background) n.d. 

OS 7

4

Ivy Stone Tradition (cream background) n.d. 

OS 7

3

Journal of American Medical Association Covers featuring Medical School Bicentennial 1965 November 15 

OS 1

3

Journal of American Medical Association Covers featuring Medical School Bicentennial 1965 October 25 

OS 1

2

“Oh Soph” (Class of 1908) 1907 

OS 8

4

Paving the Way: 125 Years of Women at Penn 2001 

OS 8

2

PennPix parody n.d. 

OS 4

4

Poem by Karl Blommingdale for 45th Reunion of 1887 1932 

OS 1

4

Purposes of the Wharton Foundation n.d. 

OS 7

5

Student in profile reading in a morris chair, with large red and blue “P” surrounding him and red and blue “UP” cushion on floor. by John Weston Galbraith 1902 

OS 4

5

The Ivy Emblem 1966 

OS 1

1

Two Women Golfers [reproduction, formerly Mem 298 and 299] ca. 1900 

OS 1

5

United States of America Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1765 – 1965 [design with Fourth Street Campus] 1965 

OS 1

6

United States of America Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1765 – 1965 [design with John Morgan] 1965 

OS 1

7

United States of America Bicentennial of Medical Education, 1765 – 1965 [design with Medical School Symbol] 1965 

OS 1

8

University of Pennsylvania 1740-1990, by Van Alstyne 1989 

OS 7

6

University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Celebration 1940 

OS 4

6

University of Pennsylvania People 1976 

OS 7

7

University of Pennsylvania Places [1976] 

OS 7

8

Woman waving “U of P” pennant [Formerly MEM 297] 1905 

OS 1

9

 

Exhibitions 

Box

Folder

Arthur Ross Gallery, “A Continuing Legacy: Paintings, Sculpture, and Graphics” 1983 

OS 4

7

Arthur Ross Gallery, “Henry Moore: Mother and Baby” 1988 

OS 4

9

Arthur Ross Gallery, “Living with Art: The Segal Collection” 1984 

OS 4

10

Arthur Ross Gallery, “The Gift of Art: New Dimensions for Learning” 1984 

OS 4

8

Arthur Ross Gallery, Reva Urban 1991 

OS 4

11

Designs and Dreams for the University of Pennsylvania campus 1980 

OS 4

12

Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Ars Medica” 1985 

OS 6

1

Philomathean Art Gallery, “American Waterfowl Decoys from the Collection of Dr. David Orr” April 16 – 30 

OS 1

10

Philomathean Art Gallery, “An Exhibition of New Works by Judith Rothschild” 1978 January 27 – February 10 

OS 1

11

Philomathean Art Gallery, “Bill Butterworth Paintings” 1976 February 22 – March 12 

OS 1

12

Philomathean Art Gallery, “Figures into Landscape’s Horizontals…” 1977 March 22 – April 21 

OS 1

13

Philomathean Art Gallery, “Frank Kelly Freas Science Fiction Art” November 11 – November 13 

OS 1

14

Philomathean Art Gallery, “High Times is Here!” February 28 – March 10 

OS 1

15

Philomathean Art Gallery, “Human Locomotion Photographic Prints by Eadweard Muybridge” April 12 – April 30 

OS 1

16

Philomathean Art Gallery, “Recent Works: 15 Student Painters and Sculptors” April 27 – May 5 

OS 1

17

Philomathean Art Gallery, “The Ivy Stone Present and Past” March 3 – March 21 

OS 1

18

“Prelude to the Bicentennial,” University Archives 1973 October 9 – 1974 April 30 

OS 4

14

Red Groom’s Philadelphia Cornucopia, at ICA 1982 June 15 – September 12 

OS 6

2

See Two Superb Bicentennial Exhibitions, Area University Bicentennial Exhibition, Penn Mutual Tower, Philadelphia [1976] 

OS 6

3

The Intellectual World of Benjamin Franklin 1990 

OS 4

13

University Museum “Man and Animals Living, Working and Changing Together” 1984-1985 

OS 6

4

University Museum, “Addams and Anthropology: An Exhibition of Primitive Art and New Yorker Cartoons by Charles Addams” May 17 – September 15 

OS 1

19

University Museum, ” Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur” n.d 

OS 4

15

W. W. Denslow, Children’s illustration – Philomathean Society Art Gallery 1977 

OS 6

6

West Philadelphia: Building a Community. Exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Arthur Ross Gallery [poster with rack card] 2009 

OS 6

5

 

Informational 

Box

Folder

250th Fall Finale 1990 

OS 6

18

Bicentennial Convocation in Economics [1976] September 19 

OS 4

16

Carnival Opening (unfinished) n.d. 

OS 4

17

Christian Association, Fund Raising January 22 – February 1 

OS 6

7

Class of 1910, Sophomore Cremation, Franklin Field 1908 May 27 

OS 6

8

“Coffee Hour Today in Houston Hall” n.d. 

OS 4

18

“Coming: A City within a City,” Insurance Company of North America advertisement 1966 

OS 4

19

Declaration of Common Concern for Funding University Students. n.d. 

OS 4

20

Graduate History Club n.d. 

OS 4

21

“Harken Freshmen,” Rules for Freshmen Conduct 1923 

OS 8

3

Houston Hall “Cabaret Dance” n.d. 

OS 4

22

Houston Hall House Rules n.d. 

OS 4

23

Houston Hall Rules n.d. 

OS 4

24

Keedy Cup Final Argument [1976] November 18 

OS 4

25

Memorial Meeting in Honor of William Romaine Newbold December 1 

OS 1

20

Newman Club Communion Breakfast 1951 May 27 

OS 1

21

Pennsylvania Players Tryouts for Carnival January 14 – 16 

OS 1

22

Second Far Eastern Olympic Games (in Chinese) 1915 

OS 6

10

Seniors .. We Pay Tribute Women’s Hey Day May 19 

OS 1

23

Smoke Happy Apollo. Phila College of Pharmacy and University of Pennsylvania. High Grade First Class Cigars. A. R. Saylor, Manufacturer, 1614 Market Street, Phila. n.d. 

OS 4

26

Student-wide referendum offer Houston Hall as sanctuary to draft resistors 1969 

OS 4

27

The Plenum Wall Poster “President Petition Drive for Ohmann, Meyerson” 1969 December 9 

OS 6

9

The Undergraduate History Club Presents Tour of the University Archives October 8 

OS 1

25

This is Nearing Day on Campus … Sign the Petition to have Dr. Scott Nearing Reinstated n the Wharton School n.d. 

OS 1

24

University of Pennsylvania Medical Center ca. 1980 

OS 4

28

W. E. B. DuBois Event Calendar 1976 

OS 4

29

Wharton I splaying to Win. IBM e-business 2001 

OS 6

11

Women’s Crew Introductory Meeting 1981 September 9 

OS 6

12

Women’s Hey Day 1956 

OS 4

30

Women’s Hey Day 1957 

OS 4

31

 

Lectures and Conferences 

Box

Folder

China in Revolt, A Stereopticon Lecture by Prof. Frank P. Beal 1912 April 18 

OS 6

13

Daniel Hoffman Poet in Residence Reading From “Brotherly Love,” University President’s Lecture 1982 December 9 

OS 4

32

German Club Program 1951 March 5 

OS 2

2

Inaugural Lecture of Louis B. Flexner Annual Lectureship Dr. Louis B. Flexner “The Neurochemical Basis of Memory” November 17 

OS 2

3

Music Department Presents Edward Lowinsky, Music in the Culture of the Renaissance 1954 May 24 

OS 2

4

Philomathean Society Presents Alan Mann, The Roll of Women in Human Evolution April 18 

OS 2

5

Philomathean Society Presents Drew G. Faust, The Sacred Circle: The Dilemma of the Intellectual in the Old South, 1840 – 1860 February 7 

OS 2

6

Philomathean Society Presents Patricia McFate, Saints and Sinners in Irish Mythology and Literature November 7 

OS 2

7

Philomathean Society Introductory Meeting, “Raise Hell with your Brains” September 30 

OS 2

8

Philomathean Society Presents a Lecture in the Memory of the Late Loren Eiseley: Mark Blitz “The Meaning of Liberal Arts” 1978 April 11 

OS 2

9

Philomathean Society Presents Dr. Lawrence Klein, Some Tendencies in the World Economy October 17 

OS 2

10

Philomathean Society Presents Tony Auth, Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburger 1978 April 20 

OS 2

11

Rising to the Challenges of a Diverse Democracy: A Symposium in Honor of the Inauguration of Dr. Amy Gutmann 2004 October 15 

OS 6

14

Sister Carrie turns 100: A Celebration 2000 November 9 – 11 

OS 6

15

The A.S.W Rosenback Lectures in Bibliography, Fredson Bowers, On Editing Shakespeare and Other Elizabethan Dramatists Wednesdays 

OS 2

1

Toward Improving the American Political System 1984 April 24 – May 7 

OS 2

12

 

Performances 

Box

Folder

Architectural Society of the University of Pennsylvania, performance of “The Discounters” ca. 1912 

OS 3

1

Bloomers Presents its First Annual Production Fruit of the Bloomers March 23 and 24 

OS 2

13

Campus Performance Society Presents John Platoff playing Back to Bartok November 20 

OS 2

14

Houston Hall Board Presents the Spectacular Series with Josh White February 13 

OS 2

15

John Philip Sousa’s Baton and Poster articles 1930 

OS 5

1

Mask and Wig Club, “Drums Fortissimo” 1935 

OS 5

2

Mask and Wig Club, “Drums Fortissimo” 1935 

OS 5

3

Mask and Wig Club, “Fifty-Fifty” 1937 

OS 5

4

Mask and Wig Founder’s Night 1927 February 12 

OS 2

16

Mask and Wig Club, “Great Guns” 1939 

OS 6

17

Mask and Wig Club, “Joan of Arkansas” 1925 May 27 

OS 5

5

Mask and Wig Club, “Out of This World” 1941 

OS 5

6

Mask and Wig Club, “Red Points and Blue” 1941 

OS 5

7

Mask and Wig Club, “Red Rhumba” 1936 

OS 5

8

Mask and Wig Club, “Red Rhumba” 1936 

OS 5

9

Mask and Wig Club, “Ruff-Neck” 1932 

OS 5

11

Open – Air Performance of Verdie’s “Aida” in Franklin Field [landscape, illustration by Elsa Koenig Nitzsche], June 6 

OS 5

12

Open – Air Performance of Verdie’s “Aida” in Franklin Field [portrait, illustration by Elsa Koenig Nitzsche], June 6 

OS 5

13

Penn Med Horizons, “Alan Ayckbourn’s Comedy Bedroom Farce” 1992 January 24 and 25 

OS 3

2

Penn Med Horizons, “Beauty and the Yeast” 1993 February 20 

OS 3

3

Penn Med Horizons, “Herpe, the Love Bug” 1991 February 23 

OS 3

4

Penn Med Horizons, “Honey I Shrunk the Hemorrhoids” 1990 February 24 

OS 3

5

Penn Med Horizons, “The Phantom of the O.R.” 1988 February 20 

OS 3

6

Penn Med Horizons, “Whodunnit, A Farcical, Comical Mystery by Anthony Shaffer” 1990 January 26 and 27 

OS 3

7

Penn Players, “The Amorous Flea” n.d. 

OS 5

14

Penn Players, “The Imaginary Invalid,” with program n.d. 

OS 5

15

Scheie Eye Institute Bicentennial Benefit Concert 1976 May 11 

OS 6

17

A Sonic Experience: 50th Anniversary Concert of the Curtis Memorial Pipe Organ with the Rodgers Touring Organ 1979 March 23 

OS 2

17

The Trial of John Jasper for the Murder of Edwin Drood, Given under the Auspices of the Dickens Fellowship at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA 1914 April 29 

OS 5

16