Marine Corps recruitment posters

Marine Corps recruitment posters

Dates: 1942

Collection includes forty posters printed in 1942 advertising the U.S. Marines. Three different poster designs are included, two designs signed by F.S. Thomas. One poster depicts a U.S. fighter plane attacking a Japanese naval vessel. All posters are labeled at the bottom by "434 PB."

  • Extent: 3 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)
  • Call Number: MSS 7080
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Marine Corps recruitment posters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7080; Marine Corps recruitment posters; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7080, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Acquisition Information
Subject Terms
United States. Marine Corps--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.; Military; Politics, Government, and Law; World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
Genre / Form
Processing Information
Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Marine Corps recruitment posters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:31-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Academic History

The United States Marine Corps was established in 1798 by Congress in preparation for a naval war with France. The Marine Corps served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid 20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts