Primary Sources: Broadsides & Ephemera Collection from Duke University

Duke University’s Broadsides and Ephemera Collection “contains broadsides, pamphlets, form letters, posters, newspapers, tickets, and other short printed items dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth century (with the majority dating from the nineteenth century). Truly an interdisciplinary collection, the Broadsides and Ephemera Collection includes materials related to political campaigns, politics, theater, dance, popular entertainments, immigration and emigration, advertising, travel, expositions, military recruitment and campaigns, as well as issues related to race, class, gender, and religion.”

 The majority of the collection (over 4,000 items) is material published in the United States; the international collection includes about 1,400 pieces published primarily in Europe.