American Broadsides and Ephemera offers fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. This database features images of rare items including historical menus, invitations, theater, music and traveling entertainment (including circus) programs, and more.
The diverse subjects of these broadsides range from contemporary accounts of the Civil War, unusual occurrences and natural disasters to official government proclamations, tax bills and town meeting reports. Features many rare items, the pieces of ephemera include clipper ship sailing cards, early trade cards, bill heads, theater, music and traveling entertainment (including circus) programs, stock certificates, menus and invitations documenting civic, political and private celebrations.
Searchable database of downloadable archival files of CD-ROMs, DVDs, and floppy disks distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Products contain fundamental data and statistics on economics, the environment, population, and life and physical sciences. Some items limited to the Indiana University community only.