On Collecting Literary Ephemera

1957 handbill - Amram, Lamantia & Hart / courtesy T.Walden

The term ephemera refers to items, usually printed on paper, which are meant to have a very short life span. These may include tickets, bookmarks, advertisements, event posters, programs, menus, news clippings, business cards, handbills, pamphlets & brochures, greeting cards, invitations, labels, postcards, trading cards, photos, drawings, letters, stickers, and other paper … [Read more...]