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Collection Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

Genre Terms

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An item printed solely as a means of advertising a product or service, but not an event (See Programs).
Blank forms
Forms that have been printed blank, which may or may not have been filled in; the document was typically meant to be returned to the publisher (e.g., subscription lists, petitions).
Broadsides
Single-sheet notices or announcements printed on one or both sides, intended to be read unfolded.
Catalogs
Simple or descriptive list.
Clippings
Objects with physical evidence suggesting extraction from a larger entity (e.g., books, newspapers).
Leaflets
Unbound volumes with fewer than five pages.
Menus
Items printed solely for use as menus (i.e., a program that includes a dinner's bill of fare has been called a program, not a menu).
Pamphlets
Published, non-serial volumes with no cover or with a paper cover; usually five or more pages and fewer than 49.
Printed ephemera
Printed matter of a more general nature, not readily fitting into any other category.
Proclamations
Official or general notices in which the word "proclamation" is used in the heading.
Programs
Lists of the events, pieces, performers, speakers, etc., of an entertainment, ceremony, or the like.
Timetables
Items printed solely for use as timetables (e.g., train schedules).
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