The Printed Ephemera Collections contain a variety of formats including fliers, brochures, pamphlets, constitutions, contracts, tickets, membership cards, bumper stickers, stamps, and postcards, all of which highlight the diversity of the Collection.
Images from left to right:
Bumper Sticker - Collection: PE 029, Box: 1, Folder: Anti-War Movements
Postcard (front and back) - Collection: PE 029, Box: 11, Folder: Postcards: Various
Pamphlet - Collection: PE 008, Box: 4, Folder: Pamphlets and Publications, 1944-1961
Stamps - Collection: PE 036, Box: 82, Folder: Public Citizen
Use ephemera to add another dimension to your research! The online glossary from the Society of American Archivists defines ephemera as:
Ephemera: pl. n. (ephemeron, sing.) ~ Materials, usually printed documents, created for a specific, limited purpose, and generally designed to be discarded after use.
Notes: Examples of ephemera include advertisements, tickets, brochures, and receipts. A repository may collect ephemera as examples or specimens. Individuals often collect ephemera as mementos or souvenirs because of their association with some person, event, or subject; personal collections of ephemera are often kept in scrapbooks.
From The Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology by Richard Pearce-Moses, http://www.archivists.org/glossary/index.asp.
In addition to the above, the Printed Ephemera Collections at the Tamiment Library consist of well over a thousand pamphlets. The Library cataloged many of these at the item level and they can be found via BobCat. Others are in the Printed Ephemera Collection on Organizations, PE 036 under the name of the press, such as New England Free Press and the Appalachian Movement Press. Still others are located with the organization for which they were published, such as International Publishers and New Century Publishers (Communist Party of the USA Printed Ephemera Collection, PE 031), and New York Labor News Company (Socialist Labor Party Printed Ephemera Collection, PE 028).