The City College of New York (CCNY) Anti-War Notices collection on JSTOR is a fascinating resource of ephemera and political flyers that were circulated at CCNY primarily between 1934 and 1936. The collection includes flyers urging students to “burn fascism” and vote communist, posters in support of write-in candidates for mayoral elections, a who’s who in political elections cast as a conversation with Alice in Wonderland, an invitation for an anti-military ball, flyers decrying the ROTC, and much more. There’s even a pamphlet that includes text of a speech by Charlie Chaplin arguing in favor of a second (Russian) front during WWII. As Chief Archivist Professor Sydney Van Nort and his colleagues explain, the items in the collection “reflect a time of political activism by members of the student body concerned about events in the wider world and their possible impact on their lives.”
Here’s some of the most visually compelling material. You can browse the full collection for free on JSTOR.