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Marine Corps recruitment posters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7080
Collection includes forty posters printed in 1942 advertising the U.S. Marines. Three different poster designs are included, two designs signed by F.S. Thomas. One poster depicts a U.S. fighter plane attacking a Japanese naval vessel. All posters are labeled at the bottom by "434 PB."


  • 1942

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Marine Corps recruitment posters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


3 oversize folders (0.6 linear ft.)


Collection includes forty posters printed in 1942 advertising the U.S. Marines.

Academic History

The United States Marine Corps was established in 1798 by Congress in preparation for a naval war with France. The Marine Corps served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid 20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare.

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Appraisal note

Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.I).

Processing Information note

Processed; Mary Downs; 2009.
Register of Marine Corps recruitment posters
Mary Downs, student processor, and John Murphy, curator
25 June 2009
Description rules
Language of description

Revision Statements

  • 2009 September 29: Reviewed for DACS and subject compliance by Cory Nimer.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States