Iran - people in struggle for independence and democracy

Iran: People in struggle for independence and democracy, by Leah Statman, for Gonna Rise Again Graphics (San Francisco, CA); circa 1978, screenprint

All Of Us Or None
political poster archive assembled by Michael Rossman

Michael Rossman in his archive
The “All Of Us Or None” (AOUON) archive project was started by Free Speech Movement activist Michael Rossman in 1977 to gather and document the poster-work of modern progressive movements in the United States. Though earlier work is included, its focus is on the domestic political poster renaissance, which began in 1965 and continues to this day. The Archive gathered posters from all streams of progressive activity — from movements of protest, liberation, and affirmative action, trade union and community struggles, to electoral and environmental organizing, community services, and visionary manifestos. Though strongest in work from the San Francisco Bay Area, its scope is national: one-quarter of its holdings come from out-of-state. These are complemented by an archive of international work. The collection consists of approximately 25,000 distinct titles. The collection is now part of the Oakland Museum of California.

Rossman died May 12, 2008. For more information about the AOUON collection, contact curator Lincoln Cushing, lcushing "at" igc dot org.

All Of Us Or None:
Social Justice Posters of the San Francisco Bay Area

Exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)
March 31- August 19, 2012

Ever-expanding web catalog of these posters at OMCA

Published catalog through Heyday, now available as an eBook

|Listing
of Bay Area radical workshops and presses


Review by Jessamyn West in SRRT Reviews

Steven Heller interview about exhibition and book

German public radio
| report on exhibition 4/2/2012

Video of AOUON poster archive lecture, Marin History Museum, February 2013

Oakland Museum of California Acquires Historic "All of Us or None" Poster Collection, ArtDaily 10/28/2010

AOUON collection featured in PBS History Detectives episode on mystery poster from 1968 Chicago Convention

Mystery posters!
AOUON posters about Kent State, 1970
Article about the collection in Views, Society of American Archivists

Exhibition at the Berkeley Historical Society 2009
Up Against the Wall : Berkeley Posters from the 1960s


Comments upon his passing, by Lincoln Cushing

Remarks about AOUON archive at Rossman memorial June 23, 2008


Article in Oakland Tribune about the importance of the collection

Rebroadcast of 2008 LALX interview with Michael about AOUON

AOUON materials used in "Myth and Manpower" exhibition and study guide at Museum of California Design

Michael Rossman's own web page about the collection





Unity is the solution

Unity is the solution : From the prisoners of Attica State prison to all oppressed people of the world, by the Student Research Facility (Berkeley, CA); mid 1970s, offset

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