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
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
web catalog of these posters at OMCA