University of Notre Dame


Hesburgh Libraries

Rare Books & Special Collections

Broadsides, Prints & Posters

The Department houses several collections of broadsides, prints, posters, and related single-sheet graphic formats. Notable among these is a group of more than 500 19th century Irish broadside ballads, now accessible online. There is an accumulation of miscellaneous prints relating to the life and works of the poet Dante, and a small group of American lithographic posters from World War I.

Some of the Department’s manuscript and ephemera collections contain strong print, poster, or broadside components, including the Eric Gill Collection, the Jack Pfefer Wrestling Collection, and the Robert Creeley Collection. Collections of non-print pictorial materials like drawings or photographs are grouped among the manuscript collections.

A finding aid to the Department’s broadsides, prints, and posters is currently in preparation. Until its completion, patrons should direct inquiries about graphic materials to the department via email or to the appropriate subject specialist.