Christina and Jaroslaw Pelenski Polish Posters Collection
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Scope and Contents
The Christina and Jaroslaw Pelenski collection contains over 200 posters from Poland. These include circus posters from the 1960s, 1970s, and early 1980s, as well as theatre, opera, operetta, and film posters from the 1960s to 1980. It was donated to the Special Collections Department in April 2000. In October 2006, 31 duplicate posters from the collection were exchanged for 31 circus posters from Contemporary Posters in New York City.
Four 1976 envelopes from Muzeum Plakatu w Wilanowie for artists Jan J. Aleksium, Jerzy Czerniakwski, Jan Sawka, and Eugeniusz Stankiewicz. Each envelope contains a portrait and brief biography of the artist and several sheets reproducing designs by the artist.
Folders 1-3 contain circus posters and folders 4-6 contain other posters (film, theater, opera, etc.), arranged alphabetically by poster artist. This collection is stored in map cases, not boxes.
250 posters created by Polish articles: circus, theater, musical and other cultural events.
Exchanged 31 duplicate posters with Contemporary Posters, Ylain Mayer, New York City, September-October 2006. We acquired 31 different circus posters. The dates now run from 1960s-1985, with only 3 posters from the 1980s.
- Creation: 1960-1989
- Pelenski, Christina and Jaroslaw (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
3.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
History professor. Over 200 Polish circus, theatre, opera and operetta posters from the 1960s to 1985.
Method of Acquisition
These posters were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Dr. and Mrs. Pelenski in April 2000. In October 2006, 31 duplicate posters from the collection were exchanged for 31 circus posters from Contemporary Posters in New York City.
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