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Ephemera collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS2380

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of publication, portions of publicatons and other printed materials. These materials were originally individually cataloged and managed in the library's ILS. The primary subject of the materials is the history of Washington DC and the Metropolitan area. More broadly the subject is American History. The items date from approximately 1835-2002.

Dates

  • 1835-2002

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For activities that the researcher determines fall under fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights, determining if the intended re-use falls under fair use, and obtaining approval from the copyright holder if the intended use does not fall under fair use. Please contact Special Collections if the copyright status of the materials you wish to reuse is unclear. Staff will provide additional information.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificial collection composed of printed materials acquired by Special Collections Reearch Center at various times. The collection was created in 2018 from original MARC records.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (8 document boxes and 1 flat box)

Language

English

Overview

This is an artificial collection composed of printed materials acquired by Special Collections Reearch Center at various times. The collection was created in 2018 from original MARC records. The collection contains magazines, printed materials, and paper documents related primarily to the history of Washington DC and the Metropolitan area. More broadly the subject is American History. The images date from approximately 1835-2002.

Arrangement

Organized in two series: Oversize ephemera [formerly flat folio] and Ephemera. These series are devised from the original location codes used in the ILS.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials acquired over time from many sources.

Processing Information

This collection is composed of publications or portions of publications and other printed materials. This is an artificial collection created in 2018 by repurposing MARC data. These materials were originally item level records in the library's ILS. With the creation of the resource record the MARC records were withdrawn from the ILS. Each item includes a general note that contains the original call no., 5xx and 6xx field data.
Title
Guide to the Ephemera collection, 1835-2002
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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