Imagined Realities: World War Propaganda Mansfield Library


May 1, 2019 – May 31, 2019 all-day
Hannah Soukup
Mansfield Library

This exhibit in the Mansfield Library’s Theta Rho Room presents examples of World War I and World War II propaganda that were created from multiple perspectives and published in the United States, Germany, Great Britain and France.

Propaganda can be bold or subtle. It often takes simple facts and twists them to convince people of their worst fears, and it persuades everyday individuals to mobilize against a perceived threat. This exhibit demonstrates how wartime propaganda during both World Wars strategically harnessed the fears and expectations of an intended audience and made them come alive through carefully chosen images and text.

The materials in the exhibit are drawn from original documents held in the World War I Pamphlet Collection (Pam 01) and the World War II Pamphlet Collection (Pam 02) at the Mansfield Library’s Archives and Special Collections. The exhibit will be up through the end of 2019.