The Printed Ephemera Collections at the Tamiment Library consist of over one million items - fliers, handbills, leaflets, and pamphlets among other printed material - from hundreds of labor unions and left organizations. The material's currency and topicality provide a perspective on American society, culture, working-class life, and the varied movement for progressive change that are so often invisible through more traditional sources. In a unique method used to arrange and describe Tamiment's printed ephemera, the Collections, made publicly available through a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, are arranged around a central trade union or organization. Familiarly, the Collections are known as the PEs and generally relate to and complement manuscript collections at the Tamiment Library.
NYU Libraries acknowledges the work of Adrien Hilton, former Printed Ephemera Collections Project Archivist, and Rebecca Altermatt, former Archivist, as the original creators and authors of the content of this LibGuide.