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Paper Monuments posters and ephemera

Identifier: MRBC-MS-00432


Posters, one newspaper, and one postcard by organization Paper Monuments to tell overlooked stories of the people, places, events, and movements that have shaped the history of New Orleans.

Dates of Materials

  • July 2017-July 2018


Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to these works has been assigned to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by [donor], researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

From the Paper Monuments website: "Paper Monuments is a public art and public history project designed to elevate the voices of the people of New Orleans, as a critical process towards creating new narratives and symbols of our city that represent our collective vision, and to honor the erased histories of the people, places, movements, and events that have made up the past 300 years as we look to the future."


15 items : 13 posters, one newspaper, and one postcard

1.75 linear feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from Paper Monuments staff by the curator of rare books while she was in New Orleans for the American Library Association annual conference (June 2018).



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Repository Details

Part of the Mortimer Rare Book Collection Repository

Neilson Library
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