Printed ephemera

We are currently unable to handle ephemera requests due to repairs of the storage.

Important information concerning requests

Due to repairs in our external storage location, we are unfortunately unable to process ephemera requests. We hope that the collection will be available before the end of the year.

Printed ephemera

Ephemera are, generally speaking, advertising and information materials. These reflect the society and everyday life of their time, and that is why they are important sources of research. The ephemera are not included in the library catalogue, but you can request and read them in our Special Collections Reading Room. We are currently unable to process ephemera requests, see above. 

Ephemera are the most frequently printed materials in Sweden, and form a large part of our collections. It is material published by companies, institutions, organisations and associations such as: 

  • Almanacs
  • Advertising material
  • Annual reports and other corporate publications
  • Brochures
  • Local government documents
  • Maps
  • Organizational material
  • Parish newsletters
  • Posters
  • School yearbooks
  • Timetables

In a previous exhibition on ephemera we have highlighted different prints. If you want to know more about ephemera, the exhibition catalogue gives a good overview.

See examples of ephemera in the exhibition catalogue (PDF, in Swedish)



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