Posters on Alcoholism

The Yale Plan Posters on Alcoholism series consisted of twelve posters prepared by the Section of Studies on Alcohol, Yale University in 1950 according to the copyright statement. The individual posters were available for purchase, as seen in the Publication Catalog. A catalog record from 1958 shows the set available  for $6, while individual copies cost $1.50 a piece. Prices are also shown on the back of the flier, including discount for larger orders. Among the red-white-black posters are a few explaining “ALCOHOLISM as an ILLNESS,” educating about causes and danger signs of alcoholism, promoting help for alcoholics from a clinic or AA, or just describing the nature of alcoholism. For the Center, the most remarkable poster is perhaps #12, which sends the message that research, treatment, education, and community action together can help prevent alcoholism. We have located six of these posters in the library: full size in multiple copies, some in quite decent shape. If you know anything about their history or if you happen to own a copy, contact us!