Subject Source: Art & Architecture ThesaurusScope Note: Printed works that are created to meet an array of immediate needs, usually transitory in nature not intended to be saved. Examples cold be broadsides, posters, leaflets, pamphlets, programs, postcards, tradecards, labels, tickets, handbills, sale notices, and valentines.
Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:
Marc Allegrét papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 651
Overview: The Marc Allégret Papers document Allégret 's career as a filmmaker and his association with author André Gide. Allegrét's working files include screenplays, shooting scripts, correspondence, background and research materials, production notes and documents, cut film, photographs, and printed ephemera. There are screenplays or shooting scripts for over a dozen feature-length films and larger, mixed files for the documentaries Voyage au Congo (1927), Occultisme et magie (1951), and Avec...
Dates: 1900-1972, bulk 1920-1956
American Trade Card Collection
Call Number: AOB 3
Overview: The collection consists of illustrated 19th century trade cards (small printed cards, bearing tradesmen’s advertisements and including an illustration); early 20th century advertising cards which were distributed by merchants or manufacturers to advertise or promote their business or product; and a small number of collecting cards.
Dates: circa 1870-1950
Artists Pamphlet collection
Call Number: ART 2
Overview: The collection contains pamphlets, brochures, and other ephemera on individual artists published by museums, galleries, and other institutions throughout the world.
Dates: circa 1888-1995, bulk 1960-1980
Collection of advertisements that depict American history
Call Number: WA MSS S-2622
Overview: This collection consists of collecting cards, advertising cards, sticker books, sheet music, and printed ephemera that document popular culture images of the United States and North America, as viewed chiefly by countries throughout Europe, including France, Great Britain, Belgium, Germany, Italy, and Spain. The collection provides depictions of American subjects and themes from primarily European viewpoints used by companies to advertise their products or as premiums accompanying products....
Dates: 1870-2004, bulk 1887-1970
Jonathan Dodd collection of Edward Albee, Stephen Sondheim, and Tennessee Williams
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1411
Overview: The collection contains drafts and print editions of scripts, scores, and other writings by American playwrights Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams, and musical theater writer and composer Stephen Sondheim. Also included is correspondence, contracts, and other materials related to the publication of Sondheim’s and Williams’s works; photographs; printed materials, such as playbills, souvenir programs, periodicals, and clippings; and notes and inventories related to the collection.
Dates: 1928-2015, (bulk 1954-2015)
Alfred E. Heller collection of world's fair material
Call Number: GEN MSS 734
Overview: The collection consists of photographs, picture postcards, printed ephemera and other printed material collected by Alfred E. Heller documenting international fairs and exhibitions held around the world between 1851 and 2005. Photographs, picture postcards, and printed ephemera depict the locations and attractions of individual fairs and exhibitions, particularly those held in Europe and America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Highlights include: photographs of the...
Harold Hugo papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1785
Overview: The collection contains personal and professional papers accumulated by American printer and businessman Harold Hugo over the course of his career at the Meriden Gravure Company. Materials include personal and professional correspondence, writings, publishing prospectuses and drafts of printed works, papers of professional organizations, school records, book plates, printed ephemera, print books and pamphlets, photographs, financial records, and computer media. Also included are clippings and...
Dates: 1922-2016, bulk 1928-1989
International Imperial Court System collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1840
Overview: The collection consists of programs, fliers and handbills, tickets, leaflets, certificates, medals, pins, and other ephemera and memorabilia related to the LGBTQ group the International Court System (ICS), also known as the International Imperial Court System. Materials primarily document activities of individual courts in California and the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s and 1980s, including annual Coronation Balls, drag shows, and other charitable or social events.
Sam Kim Collection
Call Number: AOB 43
Overview: The collection showcases the wide variety of materials designed by Sam Kim, including annual reports, corporate stationery, greeting cards, bumper stickers, and T-shirts.
Jerome Mellquist papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 353
Overview: Collection consists of correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of Jerome Mellquist. Correspondence includes letters between Mellquist and family, friends, writers, artists, musicians, and cultural critics in the United States and Europe from 1918 to 1962, with the bulk dating from the early 1930s to early 1960s. Correspondence dating from 1946 to 1948 relates chiefly to the journalist and music critic Paul Rosenfeld (1890-1946), for whom, along with Lucie...
Thomas Meyer papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1461
Overview: The collection contains correspondence, writings, research files, astrological charts and readings, notebooks, photographs, artwork, computer media, and audiovisual media created or collected by American poet, author, and translator Thomas Meyer. Also included are materials related to Jonathan Williams, Meyer's long-time romantic partner and collaborator with The Jargon Society, as well as friends and colleagues such as Jeffrey Beam, Alfred Corn, Guy Davenport, Kenward Elmslie, Clayton...
Dates: 1952-2016, bulk 1966-2008
Vincent Peranio Papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1346
Overview: The Vincent Peranio Papers consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, scripts, photographs, props, miniature set models, concept art, architectural plans, ephemera, computer media, one audiocassette, and other materials documenting the career of production designer and art director Vincent Peranio. Peranio had a close working relationship with American director John Waters, and included are materials related to the production of Waters movies such as ...
Printed ephemera of African American political activism and arts
Call Number: JWJ MSS 36
Overview: Printed ephemera related to African American political activism and arts primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1913-1990, with the bulk of the material from 1963 to 1976. Significant organizations documented in the collection include the Philadelphia chapters of the Black Panther Party and Peace and Freedom Party, as well as local and national electoral campaigns of the Communist Party of the United States of America. Many of the items document speakers and events sponsored by...
Dates: circa 1913-1990, bulk 1963-1976
David Slavitt papers
Call Number: YCAL MSS 1476
Overview: The collection contains writings, printed material, photographs, personal and professional papers, and memorabilia created and collected by American author, poet, and translator David Slavitt. Throughout his career, Slavitt published works of poetry, erotic novels, memoirs, and thrillers, as well as English translations of works from Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, French, Old English, and Sanskrit. Also included are correspondence and writings of Slavitt’s family, friends, and...
William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : general ephemera
Call Number: YCGL MSS 27
Overview: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: General Ephemera is an artificial collection of miscellaneous, non-book materials long associated with the Speck Collection but previously uncataloged. The collection demonstrates how Goethe and his works entered into the popular culture in the late nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. The collection includes a few items relating directly to Goethe, such as pens that he used and his grandfather Textor's seal, as well as items...
Sean Strub papers
Call Number: GEN MSS 1781
Overview: The collection consists of direct mail samples, printed material, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and ephemera, writings, and computer and audiovisual media documenting the work and life of gay rights activist, publisher, and entrepreneur Sean Strub.
Dates: 1908-2015, bulk 1986-2000
Ladislav Sutnar Collection
Call Number: AOB 39
Overview: The Ladislav Sutnar Collection documents the post-war graphic design career of Ladislav Sutnar from 1945 to 1975 through examples of publications and ephemera he designed for specific clients. Sutnar worked for a variety of clients, including RCA, Knoll, the AIGA, and the Museum of Modern Art. The collection also includes letterhead and promotional materials he designed for himself.
Call Number: ART 1
Overview: Jessica Helfand, a graduate of the Yale School of Art Graphic Design Program (MFA ‘89) and a respected critic of visual culture, collected hundreds of examples of the volvelle format. In December of 2004, Helfand donated the collection to the Arts Library.
Ken White Collection
Call Number: AOB 38
Overview: The Ken White Collection documents the graphic design career of Ken White from 1964 to 1985 through examples of publications and ephemera he designed for specific clients. White worked for a variety of clients, including IBM, Better Homes and Gardens, and the Phoenix Art Museum.
Winterhouse Art and Design collection of ephemera
Call Number: ART 23
Overview: The collection contains a variety of design-related printed ephemera collected by William Drenttel and Jessica Helfand in the course of their work as principals of Winterhouse Design and later Winterhouse Institute.