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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