Punk band flyers and posters collection Edit


MSS 279 oversize


  • 1972-1992 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 oversize box



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and available for research in the MSU Special Collections' reading room.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Punk band flyers and posters, MSS 237, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession information unknown.

  • Processing Information

    This collection was processed by London Wilson and Leslie M Behm in 2013.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Punk started as a subgenre of music during the 1970s. Many of the bands practiced out of garages and produced their own records. The music was faster with a more aggressive style. By the mid-1970s punk music had spread around the world. The band members in general were linked by a common anti-establishment mentality. The Punk Band Flyers and Posters Collection documents some of the art and graphics used to promote punk band concerts in the late 20th Century.

  • Scope and Contents

    The collection is comprised of 80 posters and flyers from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s for concerts of various punk bands, the majority of which took place on the U.S. West Coast.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically.

  • General

    Box size varies.