Mid-Year Meeting


May 27, 2013 admin

The 2014 Ephemera Society of America mid-year board meeting will be held on September 13, 2014 in Washington DC.  Events surrounding the meeting will include visits to several libraries and museums in the area to view special collections. For area society member's who wish to attend one of the tours please email info@ephemerasociety.org to make arrangements to participate. There are no admission fees associated with the visits, however space is limited as these are private showings. We look forward to seeing some of you then.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


10 a.m. - 12 noon:  Folger Shakespeare Library Visit special collections, conservation laboratory and other unique parts of the Library. Exhibition on view: “Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare’s England” www.folger.edu

Walk to Library of Congress Madison Building

12noon - 1pm: Lunch at the Library of Congress Cafeteria (Madison Building)


1 p.m. -3 p.m. (or loclater): Library of Congress. In the Madison Building, meet with specialists and view selected items from the Divisions of Manuscripts, Rare Books, Music, and Prints & Photographs. Then have a private tour of the historic Jefferson Building. Followed by a visit to the Eames collection in the Manuscripts Division and/or the Conservation Laboratory.   www.loc.gov


7 p.m. - 10 a.m. Buffet supper for participants and our hosts at the various institutions.

Friday, September 12, 2014


Walk or Metro to Air & Space Museum

9 a.m.-9:30 a. m.  Air & Space Museum Library. See the Bella Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music. www.sil.si.edu/ondisplay/Music   Walk to the Freer/Sackler Museums of Asian Art

From the Collection of Dr. Henry & Nancy Rosin

10 a.m. – 12 noon.  Freer/Sackler Museums of Asian Art Archives. See the Henry and Nancy Rosin Collection of Early Japanese Photography of Japan (1860 – ca. 1900) and other collections. www.asia.si.edu/research/archives.asp   Walk across the Mall to the National Museum of American History


12 noon – 1 p.m. Lunch at the National Museum of American History Cafeteria


1 p. m. – 4 p. m.  National Museum of American History. Visit various divisions with strong ephemera collections. The Warshaw collection of advertising history, the Division of Political History, and the Division of Graphic Arts have been confirmed. Others may be added. http://www.americanhistory.si.edu


Shakespeare’s Globe from London will be performing King Lear at the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Elizabethan Theatre. This is an intimate 250-seat historic-style theatre. Full-price tickets are $60, $75, and $85 depending on location. Please let me know by 30 June if you want to attend, price and your age. www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/globe-theatre/king-lear-2014 www.folger.edu/Content/Discover-Shakespeare/Shakespeares-Theater/

Saturday, September 13 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Board meeting at 731 8th St. SE

Walk or ride to Congressional Cemetery (1801 E Street SE)

cemetery4 p.m. Tour of Historic Congressional Cemetery (and possibly their archives and interment registers). Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of an amazing collection of notables—American Indian leaders who petitioned Congress in the early 19th C, Mathew Brady, J. Edgar Hoover, Belva Lockwood, John Philip Sousa, Leonard Matlovich www.congressionalcemetery.org  


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