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Ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: S4572

Scope and Contents

The collection contains items originally made for one-time impact or for informational purposes such as advertisements, announcements, broadsides, bumper stickers, calendars, flyers, handbills, invitation, letterheads, menus (not of a restaurant: see S4524 for Menu Collection), programs, and tickets. The collection includes a series of pin-back buttons related to events and organizations.

These items are placed into the Ephemera collection when they are not an integral part of another collection, have a broader appeal, and can be more easily found if filed separately. Ephemera items should be whole, which excludes incomplete items like newspaper clippings. Many have interesting illustrative aspects. Ephemera items are numbered, cataloged by maker or the publisher, and title, date, as well as described by the type of item such as 'advertisement' or 'letterhead."

Ephemera items are boxed by size in numerical sequence. To browse the collection, see the binder of photocopies of the originals.

Dates

  • 1860-

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Archives staff sometimes receives donations of single items or small amounts of unrelated materials for the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections. Staff have set up collections to group like materials that come from disparate sources.

Extent

5.33 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

Undetermined

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

General

Other Information:

NEMHC staff: see accessions list for detailed information on items transferred to other collections.

General

This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
  • Advertisements Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Business Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Drawings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Ephemera Subject Source: Local sources
  • Letters Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Organizations Subject Source: Local sources
  • Programs Subject Source: Local sources
  • Schools Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Tickets Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Guide to the Ephemera collection
Author
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526