Caring for the ephemera in your collections

by Sally J.

Do you have ticket stubs, programs, licenses or calling cards in your family history collection?

Of course you do.

Well, it doesn’t matter if they were forgotten in the pages of a book or carefully pasted into a scrapbook…they’re all paper ephemera.

What the heck is ephemera?

The Society of American Archivists’ glossary defines ephemera as “materials, usually printed documents, created for a specific, limited purpose, and generally designed to be discarded after use.”

Today, Marty Weil over at ephemera.com included Practical Archivist in his list of Eight Essential Resources for Ephemera Collectors. I’m honored and delighted.

So. If you landed here from Marty’s place, welcome!


The Practical Archivist’s Tips for Ephemera Collectors

Ephemera.com. If you haven’t yet discovered Marty’s blog I encourage you to check it out. stop by for a visit.

Photo Credit: 1913 Puffing Billy Train Ticket by Laineys Repertoire. Click here for license information.

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