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Printed ephemera

Ephemera are, generally speaking, advertising and information materials. These reflect the society and everyday life of their time, which is why they are important research sources.

Ephemera forms a large part of our collections because ephemera is the most printed material in Sweden.

Ephemera 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, organisational material, parish newsletters, posters, school yearbooks and timetables.

Requesting ephemera

You request ephemera through our request form. Describe what you are looking for in the request form. We will contact you once we have processed your request, generally within a week.

Request ephemera through this form

You read the material in the Special Collections Reading Room. You need to have a library card to read the material.

Apply for a library card

Please book a seat in the Special Collections Reading Room. Walk-ins are welcome If seats are available.

Book a seat in the Special Collections Reading Room

Find out more about printed ephemera

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

See examples of ephemera in the exhibition catalogue (PDF, 5 MB, in Swedish, new tab)


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