Allison Meier ~ The Revolution Has Been Digitized: Explore The Oldest Archive Of Radical Posters

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Joseph Labadie (1890)  Photo: Wikimedia

Joseph Labadie (1890)
Photo: Wikimedia

The oldest public collection of radical history completed a digital archive of over 2,000 posters. The Joseph A. Labadie Collection at the University of Michigan Library announced this month that its posters on anarchism, civil liberties, feminism, labor, and other political movements are online for the first time.

“It’s not enough for us to preserve the artifact if people cannot see it,” Julie Herrada, Labadie Collection curator, told Hyperallergic. “Posters are a difficult format because they are fragile and can only withstand so much physical handling, so providing access to these materials while keeping them safe is a complicated process, or it was, until the technology and resources became more readily available to us.”

Read more: http://hyperallergic.com/the-revolution

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