Sunday, January 17, 2010

Polish Poster Collection at the Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in New York State, has digitized over 440 Polish cultural posters that are held in its Archives & Special Collections. The RIT's Archives holds approximately 600 such posters which were donated by Joanne Szabla, an RIT faculty member of art history. Of these, nearly nearly two-thirds have been digitized through grant funding. The Polish Poster Collection's individual images are accessible via the RIT's online catalogue, Einstein, by simply doing a "Subject" search using the terms, "Polish Posters". Each poster is catalogued separately, and therefore contains an individual catalogue record. In addition, each catalogue record contains 3 separate links, that allows one to view the poster as: a thumb nail image; a screen size image; and a high resolution image.

RIT's Polish Poster Collection consists of posters that showcase Polish tourism, cultural events and institutions. Some of the images include the art work of such notable Polish artists as Waldemar
Swierzy and Henryk Tomaszewski.