Poster Collection of the National Collection
Collection materials in format
Due to censorship statutes, the Poster Collection contains only few posters printed before the Finnish independence.
Due to censorship statutes, the Poster Collection contains only few posters printed before the Finnish independence. The collection started growing fast in the early-1900s. Important sub-collections include film posters from 1920s to 1980s. political posters especially from 1907–1944, posters advertising entertainment and other events as well as products advertisements.
The collection grows by approximately 2,000 posters each year. Significant donations include the Year's Best posters 1967–1977 received as slides as well as slides of large outside posters for 1982–1987.
Temporal coverage of the collectionmodern times (1900-)
Spatial coverage of the collectionFinland
Main collectionNational Collection
Parent collectionNational Collection
Restrictions of useOnly for Special Collections Reading Room Kept in closed stack collection, use requires ordering the publication
Parallel collectionsThe National Collection's Picture Collection
Legal deposit copy collection
Accrues statutorily as legal deposit copies, see Act on Collecting and Preserving Cultural Materials (Laki kulttuuriaineistojen tallettamisesta ja säilyttämisestä 1433/2007), http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/alkup/2007/20071433.