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Dear Free Speech Movement Archives Community,


We have just learned the details of the upcoming exhibition of Michael Rossman’s All Of Us Or None political poster collection at the Oakland Museum, and for those of you far from Oakland, online. We wrote you last July:


“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.”


We now add:

Presented as a companion exhibition to The 1968 Exhibit, the exhibition features 68 original political posters framed and traditionally hung, in addition to countless posters digitally printed and collaged on the gallery walls, a method similar to the way they were originally displayed.


The exhibition is guest curated by collection archivist and author Lincoln Cushing. Accompanying the exhibition is a catalog published by Heyday Press.


The exhibition will run from March 31 through August 19, 2012.

The "sneak preview" opening event will be Friday, March 30, 7-9 PM ($12 museum admission)


Published catalog about exhibition


Online catalog of collection—now posted: 1341 items of 25,000




All power to the people