Fonds mostly consists of propaganda leaflets dropped from Allied and German aircraft during World War II, but also contains leaflets from other conflicts (including the First World War, Vietnam War, Gulf War) and political campaigns. The airborne leaflets targeted enemy combatants, munition workers, and civilians and were designed to undermine morale, persuade their readers to surrender or stop fighting/working, or provide access to censored war news.
Collection consists of pamphlets published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and other organizations in the British anti-nuclear movement during the Cold War. The pamphlets were published to encourage activism related to nuclear disarmament, and to inform the public on related issues including the arms race, civil defence, government policy, and the threat and effects of nuclear war. The collection contains one series of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament publications, and also contains other pamphlets published by the Communist Party of Great Britain, Scientists Against Nuclear Arms, and others.
Collection consists of pamphlets published by the Canadian government and other organizations during the Cold War, mostly concerning the threat of nuclear war. Pamphlets were published by the Government of Canada, Combined Universities Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and others. The collection is arranged into five series, and subjects include civil defence, the anti-nuclear movement, nuclear war, survival planning, communist threats, and Canadian Army training. Other items discuss radioactive fallout, rescue operations, and first aid.