American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
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|Title:||American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera|
ListSets setName: LC Printed Ephemera Selections
ListSets title: Records for An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera
The Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress is a rich repository of Americana containing, among other materials, posters, playbills, songsheets, notices, invitations, proclamations, petitions, timetables, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, ballots, tickets, menus, and business cards. There are more than 28,000 items in the collection. The material dates from the seventeenth century to the present day and covers innumerable topics.
The library of Peter Force, acquired by the Library of Congress in 1867, furnished the basis of the Printed Ephemera Collection. Force himself had secured many of the pieces assembled by an earlier American historian and collector, Ebenezer Hazard. The majority of the items in the collection were produced in America and their major strength is in historical Americana. In adding to the collection, the Library's aim was to accumulate a record of all broadsides printed in America, and to do so, photostats as well as originals were collected.
United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775--Sources.
United States--History--18th century--Sources.
United States--History--19th century--Sources.
United States--History--20th century--Sources.
United States--Social life and customs.
Printed ephemera--United States.
|DLF-specific Subjects:||American Culture|
|Geographic Coverage:||North America (continent)|
Late 20th Century (1968-2000)
Middle 20th Century (1934-1967)
Early 20th Century (1901-1933)
Late 19th Century (1868-1900)
Middle 19th Century (1834-1867)
Early 19th Century (1801-1833)
Late 18th Century (1768-1800)
Middle 18th Century (1734-1767)
Early 18th Century (1701-1733)
Late 17th Century (1668-1700)
Middle 17th Century (1634-1667)
Early 17th Century (1601-1633)
Books and pamphlets
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|accessRights:||With a few exceptions, the Library is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions in the materials in An American Time Capsule. There may be content that is protected as "works for hire" (copyright may be held by the party that commissioned the original work) and/or under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. A few items in this online presentation are subject to copyright and are made available here with permission of the copyright owners. Copyright information is provided with these specific items. In all cases, responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item.|
|Copyright & IP rights:||The Library of Congress is providing access to these materials for educational and research purposes and makes no warranty with regard to their use for other purposes. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.|
|Frequency of additions:||Irregularly|
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Dublin Core (simple or qualified)
[Washington, D.C.] : American Memory, Library of Congress, 1998-
Introduction to printed ephemera collection -- About the collection -- Glossary -- Page order and folding diagrams.
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|Notes:||Selections from the Printed Ephemera Collection at the Library of Congress|
|Projects Associated with Digital Collection|
|Title of Project:||Aquifer American Social History Online|
|Administrative Notes About this Collection in the Aquifer Projects|
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