Guide to Western American Ephemera MS.R.055

Finding aid prepared by Carole McEwan
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
The UCI Libraries
P.O. Box 19557
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California, 92623-9557
949-824-3947
spcoll@uci.edu
© 2012


Title: Western American ephemera
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.055
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.8 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1900-1970
Abstract: This collection consists of historical ephemera from the western United States and Canada, specifically excluding the state of California. Types of materials include road maps and geographical maps, pamphlets, brochures, guides, articles, magazines, souvenirs, scrapbooks, city information sheets, fact books, gazetteers, and other odd bits of ephemera. Most items are of a promotional nature directed at tourism for the state, county, city or region. National parks and state history comprise the bulk of the subject matter. All decades from 1900 through the 1960s are well represented throughout the collection, though not necessarily for every state; several items date from the late 1800s.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection consists of historical ephemera from the western United States and Canada, specifically excluding the state of California. Types of materials include road maps and geographical maps, pamphlets, brochures, guides, articles, magazines, souvenirs, scrapbooks, city information sheets, fact books, gazetteers, and other odd bits of ephemera. Most items are of a promotional nature directed at tourism for the state, county, city or region. National parks and state history comprise the bulk of the subject matter. All decades from 1900 through the 1960s are well represented throughout the collection, though not necessarily for every state; several items date from the late 1800s.