Articles and Essays

  • Page Order and Folding Diagrams Descriptive Overview When viewing the digital images of the Printed Ephemera Collection online, a series of consecutive images is displayed. However, the pages of the original document may have been printed and folded in any of a wide variety of formats.
  • Introduction to Printed Ephemera Collection Historic printed ephemera tells us much about the issues, events, and ordinary people that have shaped our past. Produced in a variety of formats including broadsides, broadsheets, leaflets, pamphlets, and programs, printed ephemera is created to meet an array of immediate needs, usually transitory in nature, and is not intended to be saved. Indeed, part of the delight of working with these elusive scraps...