University of Notre Dame


Hesburgh Libraries

Rare Books & Special Collections

Printed Ephemera

The Department houses a number of collections consisting wholly or primarily of printed ephemera. These are typically stored in folders and boxes, like archival collections, and are accessed through archival finding aids. Among the formats most frequently encountered in these collections are pamphlets, individual periodical issues or clipped articles, programs, and book jackets. Collections are grouped by subject area; links are to finding aids or other descriptive material. For ephemeral formats in which image rather than text is paramount, see Broadsides, Prints & Posters.

U.S. History and Culture

Irish Studies

Latin American Studies

American Catholic Studies

Fine Printing & Book Arts

Modern European Cultures


  • Ervin C. Kleiderer collection on horology (EPH 5022)

In addition, the Joyce Sports collection contains a very large component of printed ephemera (game programs, media guides, yearbooks, schedules, etc.).