Translation: Books are the source of knowledge. Citizens, protect libraries.
Poster Number: PP 940
Category: Education & Literacy
Artists: Kupreianov, Nikolai Nikolaevich — Купреянов, Николай Николаевич; Kupreianova, Natalia Sergeevna Iznar — Куприянова, Наталья Сергеевна Изнар;
Media Size: 32.5x22.5
Poster Type: Lithograph
Printer: Printer not indicated
Publisher: Narkompros (People’s Commissariat for Education)
Publishing Date: c. 1918
Publisher Notes: Narkompros was the agency in the USSR that ran public schooling, culture and the arts. Narkompros had numerous sections within its bureaucratic composition such as Likbez, the campaign to liquidate illiteracy and the section known as Glavlit, the office for censorship in the media and public speaking and Glavreperkom, the office of censorship for the performing arts. In 1946, Narkompros was transformed into the Ministry of Education.
Technical Information on Poster: Narkompros Moscow, 9 Dead Lane (today Nikitskii Lane)
Catalog Notes: PP 940 Communist Culture b