The University of Minnesota Libraries has contributed more than 5,700 images of posters and postcards from World Wars I and II to the Artstor Digital Library.

Illustrations by artists such as James Montgomery Flagg, James H. Daugherty, Ben Shahn, Gil Spear, Otto Fischer, and others are represented. The international selection contains posters from a range of governmental, commercial, and charitable organizations that touch on many aspects of wartime life away from the front: veterans’ benefits, war bonds and loans, military recruitment and morale, civil defense, industrial production, freedom and loyalty campaigns, welfare organizations, prices and rationing, transportation, health and safety, labor organizations, films and theater, food production, sports and leisure, recruiting of women, and anti-war movements.

The University of Minnesota Libraries received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to digitize and make available their World War I and II poster and postcard collection.