Translation: The All-Union Population Census of 1939.
It is the obligation of the citizen to participate in the census and give truthful answers to all questions on the census form.
Poster Number: PP 925
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Poster Notes: The 1939 Soviet census is mired in historical debate much like its 1937 counterpart however the 1939 census endeavor was less deadly. In 1937, a host of workers in the Central Administration for National Economic Accounting (the agency handling the census) were arrested and/or executed after a disagreement over population findings. Therefore, the 1939 census was more controlled from the top down when it came to publishing results. After 1939, the USSR did not undertake another census until 1959.
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: Gudok Typography Workshop, Moscow, 7 Stankevich Street
Printer Notes: The Railway industry newspaper was called Gudok, meaning "whistle"
Publisher: Izostat (All-Union Institute of Pictorial Statistics of Soviet Construction and Economy)
Publishing date: 1938
Publisher Notes: Izostat was the All-Union Institute of Pictorial Statistics of Soviet Construction and Economy of the Central Administration of Economic Accounting (TsUNKHU). Its offices were in the State Planning Committee of the USSR (Gosplan) at Moscow.
Editorial Information: Editor S.N. Golovin; Technical Editor I.A. Kaplun
Technical Information on Poster: Submitted for production October 22, 1938. Approved for printing October 23, 1938; Format 62x94 [cm] – 1 sheet; Order No. 2897; Second Printing; [Price] Free; Printed on an intaglio rotational machine at "Gudok" Typography Workshop, Moscow, 7 Stankevich Street
Print Run: 150,000
Glavlit Directory Number: B-8380. Mosoblgorlit, Moscow Regional and City Department of Literature and Publishing
Sources: "Research Guide to the Russian and Soviet Censuses", edited by Ralph S. Clem (1984).
Catalog Notes: PP 925 Events b