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Ephemera Collection

Identifier: GV019

Scope and Content

The collection includes press clippings and playbills (bulk), as well as some correspondence, manuscripts excerpts/short drafts, stickers, review slips, and other ephemera related to African-American history and culture. Subjects range from individuals and organizations, to artistic works or historical events. Some materials are collected according to item type as well (such as stickers, stamps, review slips, etc). Colllection is arranged alphabetically.


  • 1857-1988

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Historical Note

Collection was established by Givens collection archivists, curators, and staff. Matertials are acquired by staff and added to the collection intermittently.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


Includes press clippings, playbills, correspondence, and manuscripts excerpts/short drafts, and other ephemera about African-American history and culture.

Physical Location

Givens Vault


Collection was established by Givens collection archivists, curators, and staff.

Ephemera Collection
Kathryn Hujda
January 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Givens Collection of African American Literature Collecting Area