IHLC Collection of Illinois and U.S. History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, 1800-2001 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
The IHLC Collection of Illinois and U.S. History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera consists of ephemeral materials, mostly related to the history of Illinois and the Midwest, collected by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) and its predecessor, the Illinois Historical Survey.
The collection includes circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, newspaper clippings, advertisements, handbills, leaflets, and various financial documents from the nineteenth through the early twenty-first century. The materials document U.S. and Illinois history related to politics and government, education, religion, financial matters, and various advertising endeavors.
The collection is comprised of items donated and purchased at various dates from several sources, including transfers from other libraries at the University of Illinois.