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Special Collections: Ephemera

Ephemera Collections

There are two Ephemera Collections:

Ephemera

This consists of  historical and contemporary (mostly) paper ephemera; greeting cards, private view cards, maps, cigarette cards, travel guides, club flers.  It also includes matchbooks, mail-order catalogues such as Argos, Littlewoods, boxes and carrier bags.

Middlesex Ephemera

This collection consists of corporate and student publications produced by the art and design courses at the Hornsey College of Art, Middlesex Polytechnic and more recently Middlesex University. Items iclude prospectuses, diaries, posters, architectural plans for Cat Hill, exhibition catalogues and private view cards.

Ephemera Collection

The Ephemera Collection contains a fascinating array of historical and contemporary (mostly) paper items which would normally be thrown away, such as greeting cards, maps, flyers, private view cards.  It also has matchbooks, mail order catalogues, carrier bags and many other items.

Ephemera

Accessing the Ephemera Collections

The Ephemera Collections are stored in boxes and kept in the Materials Room which is located in the Basement of the Sheppard Library, Hendon. The Materials Room is open from 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday during term-time.

 

Ephemera: Categories

This is a list of the categories in the Ephemera Collection

Bags 
Bookmarks
Boxes
Braille
Catalogues
Catalogues - Argos
Catalogues – Children
Catalogues – Gift
Catalogues – Toys
Fanzines
Flyers
Games
Greeting Cards
London Transport
Maps 
Matchbooks
Matchbooks + Cigarettes
Papers
Music  
Paper Ephemera  
Postcards + Cigarette Cards
Programmes
Private View Cards
Royal Souvenirs
Sport
Tart Cards
Travel
Sheet Music