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Political Poster Collection to be Exhibited in FSU’s Roper Gallery

The Frostburg State University Ort Library will display a select number of posters and memorabilia from its George A. Meyers Collections in the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery from Sept. 30 through Oct. 22. The Collections include nearly 15,000 items on Marxism, Leninism, Communism, Socialism, labor unions and the Women’s Rights and U.S. Civil Rights movements.

Posters were selected to represent a cross-section of the Collections. Memorabilia displayed includes membership cards in the Communist Party USA, international political buttons and pins and personal items of George A. Meyers, a labor union organizer and chair of the Labor Committee of the of the CPUSA for more than 40 years. Also featured are supporting items from the Victor Perlo (Socialist author) Collection at the Ort Library.

Opening day is Friday, Sept. 30, with a 6 p.m. reception.

For more information, call the FSU Department of Visual Arts at 301-687-4797.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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