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The Briscoe Center for American History's Printed Ephemera collection, dating from 1773 to the present, provides evidence of people, places, events, and ideas that helped shape American history and culture. Examples of printed ephemera include broadsides, invitations, advertisements, business cards, campaign posters, admission tickets, printed programs, and greeting cards. For historians and other researchers, ephemera has value because it has the characteristic of being "of the moment," thus serving as a mirror of our past.

Ephemera Collection - Detail from NTC_0178a, Mill and plantation machinery [leaf 1-recto], Natchez Trace Collection, Ephemera Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Ephemera Collection:
Online inventory, arranged by material type.
University of Texas Ephemera - Detail from di_04278, UT versus Texas A&M Football Game program, November 27, 1941, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
University of Texas ephemera:
Online inventory, arranged by material type.

Selections from the Briscoe Center’s UT Ephemera Collection

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s Printed Ephemera collection includes a number of items produced for UT student groups, activities, and events. The images in this slideshow were taken of materials dating from 1885 through the late 1920s. View captions to learn more about each item.