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Ephemera

Ephemera at RBSC

The term "ephemera" refers to documents such as broadsides, leaflets, pamphlets and posters which are intended for use for a short period of time. Ephemera can be used as a primary source in a variety of types of research.

Our Collections

Related Resources

If you want to continue your research beyond our collections, the links below will help guide you in finding other useful sources.

 

Related UBC Sites

Department of English

Department of History

Department of Political Science

Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Department of Theatre and Film


UBC LibGuides

Archival Material

  • This is a guide to searching for archival material in Canada and internationally, with an emphasis on British Columbia. Archival material includes primary sources (generally unpublished material ) such as manuscripts, letters, photographs and audio-visual material.

English

  • This guide will help you locate books, articles, online databases, journals, primary sources, and theses concerning English literature and language.

History

  • This guide will help you locate books, articles, online databases, journals, primary sources, and theses concerning history. 

Organizations and Associations

The Ephemera Society of America

  • The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it, and is a good way to connect with other people interested in ephemera.