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Ephemera Society of America

Virtual Mid-Year Event

August 13-15, 2021

Ephemera Presentations will be Friday August 13th at 2 pm and 3 pm (EST)

The enthusiastic response to our January preview and our March conference has prompted the ESA to plan another virtual event — an afternoon of ephemera via Zoom, followed by members-only early admission to a virtual fair organized by Marvin Getman.

On Friday August 13th, two ephemera professionals will share experiences with collections institutional and personal. Then at 4:30 pm (EST), Ephemera Society of America members get first crack at shopping the fair (which opens to the public Saturday at noon and closes at 8 pm Sunday). 

Meet our Speakers:

2:00 pm Paul Erickson, Randolph G. Adams Director of the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, will discuss the rewards of opening researchers’ eyes to the power of ephemera — from trade cards to sheet music to broadsides to pamphlet fiction. Many researchers come to special collections libraries not knowing what “ephemera” is and not thinking it will play any role in their project. As a professional, Paul’s primary goal (and challenge) is to create spaces for scholars to encounter unexpected materials in library collections.

3:00 pm Beth Carroll-Horrocks, ESA Board member and Head of Special Collections at the State Library of Massachusetts, will take us through her personal collection — over 18,000 rulers on an astonishing variety of paper ephemera.

This event is free! Please register here

The ESA is pleased to offer this virtual event for no charge — but that doesn’t mean this event or our other engaging programs and publications came together without considerable expense and effort. Months of dedicated work by the Board comes gratis, but your ESA also depends on the generous financial support of its members and guests. Your gift makes a big difference! Please click here to donate as you are able.  

Virtual Ephemera Fair

August 14 & 15, 2021

        Marvin Getman’s will host another virtual fair sponsored by the Ephemera Society of America — a summer edition — on August 14 & 15. This special fair event will feature expanded dealer offerings and numerous dealers from throughout the country and internationally.        

The Fair will begin Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM
and will continue through Sunday, August 15, 2021 until 8:00 PM

You can enter the Fair at this website:


Ephemera Society of America MEMBERS ONLY 

4:30 PM EST FRIDAY August 13th

A personalized link will be provided to all members in good standing

as we get closer to the event.

Dealer Registration and Uploading will begin on Monday July 12th.

Visit for further information.