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Books are weapons in the war of ideas

File name: 07_01_000011

 

Title: Books are weapons in the war of ideas

 

Creator/Contributor: Broder, S. (artist); United States. Office of War Information (sponsor)

 

Created/Published: U.S. Government Printing Office

 

Date issued: 1942

 

Physical description: 1 print (poster) : color

 

Summary: Poster of Nazis burning books, with quotation by Franklin D. Roosevelt on a large book in the background: "Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man's eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons." Poster produced by the United States Office of War Information (OWI) for distribution to libraries and book stores.

 

Genre: War posters

 

Subjects: Books; Propaganda; Book burning

 

Notes: U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942--O-487131; OWI poster no. 7; For additional copies write Division of Public Inquiry, Office of War Information, Washington, D. C. Specify O.W.I. No. 7

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

 

Rights: Rights status not evaluated

 

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