Special Collections: Ephemera

Baseball card, American League 1966 Home Run Leaders, Ephemera Collection, Sports O – Z, Baltimore Orioles, 13 cards 1958-82, MdHS.

Baseball card, American League 1966 Home Run Leaders, Ephemera Collection, Sports O – Z, Baltimore Orioles, 13 cards 1958-82, MdHS.

How to Find Ephemera

The ephemera collection consists of over one million items containing obsolete money and lottery tickets, playbills, invitations, billheads, menus, tobacco labels, match books, bottle caps, and countless other types of materials. The collection is arranged arranged chronologically or alphabetically within series. Request items from the ephemera collection in special collections.  

Baltimore City Government

Hoen & Co. Imprints Schools and Colleges

Business

Juvenalia 

Scrapbooks

CalendarsLottery Tickets and AdvertisementsSports

Churches

Maritime 

Theatre

Concerts and Entertainment

Maryland State Government 

Tobacco

Dance Programs

MenusTrade Cards

Embossed Items

Military

Transportation

Financial Documents

OrganizationsUnited States Government

Fine Arts

PersonalUnclassified

Greeting Cards

Political Valentines

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PRINTED EPHEMERA SERIES

Businesses and Manufacturers—Includes business cards, advertisements, price lists, billheads, business stationery
B1 A

B2

Bac - Bay

B3 Be–Bo
B4 Br - Cen
B5 Ch–Cu
B6 D–E
B7 F–G
B8 H_Hur
B9 Hurs-J
B10 K–L
B11 Ma–Mez
B12 Mi–P
B13 Mencken Cigar Co.
B14 Q–Sc
B15 Se–Sz
B16 T–U
B17 V–Z
B18 Baltimore Hotel Collection

 

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Calendars—includes calendars published by business companies
C1 Undated, 1867–1906
C2 1918–1969
C3 1970

 

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Churches—includes confirmation certificates, lecture announcements, mass tickets
D1 A–D
D2 E–F
D3 G–R
D4 S–Z

 

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Baltimore City Government
E1 Baltimore City
E2 Baltimore Chamber of Commerce
City Hall
Maps and Guides
E3 Baltimore City Events
E3a Baltimore City Events
E4 Counties A–Do
E5 Counties Fr–Z

 

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Concerts and Entertainmentannouncements and programs, etc.
F1 A–Bu
F2 Bv–C
F3 D–L
F4 M–P
F5 Q–V
F6 W–Z
F7 Academy of Music, before 1890
F8  Academy of Music, 1890–1899
F9  Academy of Music, 1900–1909
F10  Academy of Music, 1910–1925
F11  Academy of Music—Bound, 1897–1901
F12  Academy of Music—Bound, 1901–1904
F13  Academy of Music—Bound, 1904–1908
F14  Academy of Music; bound, 1908–1909
F15 Baltimore Symphony, 1897–1942
F16  Baltimore Symphony, 1943–1949
F17  Baltimore Symphony, 1946–1951
F18  Baltimore Symphony, 1951–1955
F19  Baltimore Symphony, 1956–1975
F20  Baltimore Symphony, 1976–1978
F21  Baltimore Symphony, 1979–1982
F22  Baltimore Symphony, 1983–1987
F23  Baltimore Symphony, 1988–
F24 Music Hall, 1894–1903
F25 Oratorio Society, 1883–1914
F26 Paint and Powder Club, 1894–1916
F27  Paint and Powder Club, 1922–1953
F28  Paint and Powder Club, 1960–
F29 Wednesday Club
F30 Baltimore Opera Co., 1971–1980
F31  Baltimore Opera Co, 1981–

 

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Fine Arts—invitations and programs for exhibits
H1 A–C
H2 D–N
H3 O–Z

 

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Greeting Cards—all greeting cards except for valentines (see below)
I11 Christmas, 1870–1930 (dated)
I12 Christmas, 1951 (sealed until 2051)
I13 Christmas, 1930–1950 (dated)
I14 Christmas, 1880s–1900s (undated)
I15 Christmas, 1880s–1900s (undated)
I16 Christmas, 1900–1930 (undated)
I17 Christmas, 1930–1950 (undated)
I18 Christmas, 1950– (undated)
I18a Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, 1970s–1990s
I19 Birthday
I20 Easter
I21 Religious and Misc.
I22 New Year, Thanksgiving, Halloween

 

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Maritime—material pertaining to ships and shipping lines
J1  A-Z

 

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Maryland State Government
K1 A–L
K2 Maryland Day, Maryland anniversaries (tercentary, etc.), Maryland State Archives, Maryland State Fair
K2a Maryland Department of Economic Development (tourism), Maryland Homecoming Week
K3 M–Z (excluding Maryland)

 

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Menus—menus and winelists of dinners given for famous persons and/or dinners given by organizations
L1 A–B
L2 C–E
L3 F–H
L4 I–Mar
L5 Mas–R
L6  S
L7  T–Z
L8 Henry Powell Hopkins, 1950–1955
L9  Henry Powell Hopkins, 1956–1959
L10  Henry Powell Hopkins,  1960–
L11 Miller Bros.
L12 Wine and Food Society
L13 Wine and Food Society
  
Military
M1 General Military
M2 Civil War envelopes

 

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Organizations—programs, invitations, membership lists
O1 A
O2 B–Baltimore G
O3 Baltimore H–Col.
O4 Com–E
O5 F
O6 G–Ha
O7 Hc–K
O8 L–Maryland G.
O9 Maryland Historical Society
O10  Maryland Historical Society
O11  Maryland Historical Society
O12  N–O
O13 Pa–Po
O14 Pr–R
O15 S–Sn
O16 Soc
O17 Sod–U
O18 V–Z

 

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Personalcalling cards, invitations, marriage certificates
Q1 A–Bross
Q2 Brown–C
Q3 D–E
Q4 F–G
Q5 H–J
Q6 K–M
Q7 N–Ri
Q8  Ro–S
Q9 T–Wa
Q10 We–Z
Q11 Harry S. Scott Collection
Q12 Louise Kerr Hines African-American Ephemera
Q13 Arthur D. Gans Collection (magician; formerly PP136) 

 

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Politicalelection tickets, campaign literature
R1 1753-1879 (1 of 2) , (2 of 2)
R2 1880–1899
R3 1900–1929
R4 1930–1979
R5 1980–2002

 

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Schools and Colleges—diplomas, brochures, commencement programs
T1 A–G
T2 H–L
T3 M-P
T4 R-S
T5 T-Z
T6 Johns Hopkins University
T7 College of Notre Dame Alumnae Association, 1897–1923
T8  College of Notre Dame Alumnae Association, 1924-1993
T9 Peabody Institute, before 1862-1929
T10 Peabody Institute, 1929-1983
T11 University of Maryland

 

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Scrapbooks—clippings, monogram albums
U1  Cocheco Extra Fine Saltines(trade cards) 64961
Fannie Boyer (trade cards and stickers) 64184
U1a Anne Gordon Thom - Monogram Album
Lithographers proofs 62307
U2.1a+b Faust
U2.2 Abercrombie
U2.3 Bragonier
U3 Theatre ephemera 65357
U4 Political Ephemera 74591
U5 Baldwin 74583
U6 Adele A. Smith(Mrs. Baldwin) w/PP69 76219
U7 Blanche Hungerford  with PP58  76488
U8 Teacher’s rollbook, advertising p.e., valentines, business cards  76695
U9 Carroll A. Hill (Was MD 970)  55000
U10 Freeburger (Was MD 970)   55322
U11 Fusco  001440
U12 Marbury/Fendall  001476
U13 [Annabel George] MSS transfer 75361
U14 Rosa Rand 001662
U15 John F. Hancock & Son  69932
U16 Elizabeth Taylor Goodwin (Mrs. Charles E.  Rieman) embossed designs scrapbook  003240
U17 Tradecards (Mr.& Mrs. William Merrick) 003088
U18 Samuel T. Morgan  003510
U19 J. Winfield Henry  Postcard Album  003776
U20.1-.5 Entre Nous Dance Club  003884
U21 Harry Scott  004108
U22 Birkhead Civil War, Nov. 1916
U23   Baltimore Tradecards (Frances A. Baldner) 1883
U24 a-c Symington 

 

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Sports—tickets, programs, baseball and football cards
V1 A–Z
V2 G–N
V3 O–Z
V4 Baltimore Colts football
V5 Naval Academy Football
V6 University of Maryland football

 

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Theatres—programs, playbills
W1 Albaugh’s Lyceum 1889–1924
W2 A
W3 B–E
W4 Center Stage
W5 Charles
W6 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1871–1879
W7  Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1880–1899
W8  Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1900–1914
W9  Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1915–1925
W10 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1926–1930
W11 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1931–1939
W12 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1940–1945
W13 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1946–1953
W14 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House 1954–
W15 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1876–1881
W15a Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1880–1890
W16 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House(bound) 1892–1894
W17 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1895–1896
W18 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1896–1898
W19 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1898–1899
W20 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1900–1902
W21 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1902–1904
W22 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1906–1908
W22a Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1908–1909
W23 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1909–1910
W24 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1910–1911
W25 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1911–1913
W26 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1912–1914
W26a Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1914–1916
W26b Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1915–1917
W26c Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1917–1918
W27 Ford’s Theatre and Grand Opera House (bound) 1918–1919
W28  F–K (includes Front St. (1845–1877), Garden (1915), Guild (1926–1933), Hilltop (1947–1950), Holliday St., (1856–1911), Kelly’s Front St. (undated) and others)
W29 Kernan’s Monumental, 1892–1898 (bound)
W30 Theatres L–R  (Lyceum, Hagerstown and Baltimore, Rivoli, People’s, Playhouse, Pythian)
W31 Lyric 1903–1912
W32 Lyric  1913–1916
W33 Lyric 1917–1924
W34 Lyric 1925–1935
W35 Lyric 1936–1949
W36 Lyric 1950–
W37 Maryland  1905–1943,
W38 Morris Mechanic, 1963–1976
W38a Morris Mechanic, 1977–1983
W38b Morris Mechanic, 1984–
W39 S–Z: Stanley 1927, “Theatre” 1798, Vagabond 1917–1956; various theatres, 1781–1796
W40 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1809–1813
W41 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1814–1816
W42 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1822–1824
W43 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1817–1821
W44 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1825–1827
W45 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1825–1858
W46 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1866–1892, 1889–1895
W47 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1869, 1888–1895
W48 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1872, 1880, 1895–1919
W49 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1873–1889, 1892–1900
W50 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1875, 1884–1889
W51 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1885–1898, 1890–1893
W52 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1890–1944
W53 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1891–1907
W54 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1902–1905, 1909–1917
W55 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1910–1938
W56 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1910– 1925
W57 Scrapbooks for various theatres, 1921–1951
W58 Scrapbooks: Theatre Reviews, 1864–1864, 1888–1889 (2 volumes)
W59 Scrapbook: Theatre Reviews, 1894–1899 (1 volume)
W60 Scrapbooks: Theatre Reviews, 1891–1892, 1905–1906 (2 volumes)
W61 Dowell Collection: Baltimore theatres1931, 1941–1942, 1956, 1960s–1975 acc. No. 72394 (box 1 of 2) 
W62 Dowell Collection: Baltimore theatres1931, 1941–1942, 1956, 1960s–1975 acc. No. 72394 (box 2 of 2)
W63 Palace, 1917–1918   001662
W64 Durkee Theatre Collection 1, A–G (excluding Garden)
W65 Durkee Theatre Collection 2, Garden
W66 Durkee Theatre Collection 3, Harford, Highland
W67 Durkee Theatre Collection 4, Hilton–O
W68 Durkee Theatre Collection 5, P–Windsor 1943
W69 Durkee Theatre Collection 6, Windsor 1944–1945 and miscellany

 

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Transportation—tickets, schedules and advertisements
X1 #-Ma (Except Baltimore and Ohio Railroad)
X2 Me-R
X3 S-Z
X4Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, #-R
X5Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, S-Z

 

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US Government
Y1 A–I
Y2 J–Z

 

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Valentines
Z1 1845–1860s
Z2 1870s–1899
Z3 c. 1870–1899
Z4 1900–1950
Z5 1950–

 

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Juvenalia—Items made especially for children
AA1  

 

Embossed items (diecuts?)

BB1  
 
Dance Programs
CC1  
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Unclassified
EE1  

Lottery Tickets and Advertisements
FF1  

Tobacco—trade cards, advertisements
GG1  A-Z

 

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Financial Documents
II1  

Trade Cards
KK1 Not illustrated
KK2 Illustrated

 

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Hoen & Co. Imprints
LL1  

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