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Ephemera 44

Join the Ephemera Society of America for our 44th Annual Conference and Fair

March 14-17, 2024
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870

Book your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency by February 23, 2024 to receive our group rate of $155.

The taking of opposing positions and advancing them, often to a resolution, is integral to our history. Our March 2024 conference will look at the ephemera of conflict and where possible, resolution. While war, national and international, may first come to mind, our topic will also include significant social or political movements where ephemera has been produced to advance an argument or as evidence of what transpired.

The many sides of conflict can include non-aggressive or fervently anti-aggressive positions such as pacifism or diplomacy. Using satire and even humor in the cause of a serious argument can result in ephemera with a “bite.” For example, the Guerilla Girls art movement has sought to expose bias and corruption in the arts using stealthy and satirical forms of “attack.” Ephemera has also been a crucial component in propaganda and disinformation campaigns in a variety of conflicts.

Ephemera 44 will include nine presentations relating to the topics of conflict and/or resolution, relying heavily on tangible ephemera.

Saturday March 16 & Sunday March 17

List of 2024 Exhibitors

60+ Exhibitors specializing in Ephemera
vintage posters, postcards, letters, photographs, tickets, brochures, advertisements, and so much more.

Member’s Preview: Saturday, March 16, 9-10am

Regular Hours: Sat 10am – 5pm; Sun 11am – 4pm

Conference Schedule 

4:30 p.m. Roundhill Room
Young Scholars Presentation

6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. — Mead BC
Board reception for early arrivals. Join old and new friends, and be fresh for the conference that begins Friday morning.

Four morning conference sessions: Roundhill Room

8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Barbara Loe, Conference Committee Chairman
David Lilburne, President

9:00 a.m.
Looted and Supplied: Ephemera Travels to the Enemy
Richard Thorner

9:45 a.m.
Interactive Political Ephemera: Making a Statement with Mechanical  Paper
Ellen G.K. Rubin

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.
The American War In Vietnam: The Pro-War and Anti-War Movement
Stuart Lutz

11:30 a.m.
Printing 1960s High School Student Activism
Jennifer Hoyer 

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Lunch Break

Four afternoon conference sessions:  Roundhill Room

1:45 p.m.
English Suffrage Ephemera of Militancy and Response
Ken Florey  

2:30 p.m.
How the Union Printing Industry Promoted Patriotism and Profited During the Civil War
Vinnie Vaicekauskas and Heather Locklear   

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.
Strikethrough: Typography as Protest
Stephen Coles

4:15 p.m.
Gay liberation movement of the 1970s and 1980s 
Corey Serrant

Ephemera Fair Opens today!

8:15 a.m. — Memberships will be sold at the Ephemera Society desk at the entrance to the fair in the Grand Ballroom.

9 a.m. — Members-only fair preview ($12) for the Society’s 44th Annual Ephemera Fair in Grand Ballroom. Membership cards will be available at registration desk.

10 a.m. — General public entry. Admission is $15 at the door.

Discounted Fair tickets available online at:

12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Silent Bid Auction in Roundhill. Many Lots. Bid early and often!

5 p.m. — Fair closes; reopens 11 a.m. Sunday.

5:30 p.m. — Silent Auction final bids close in Roundhill Room.

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. — Cash Bar outside Mead ABC.

6:00 p.m. — Live Auction Roundhill Room

7:00 p.m.Ephemera 44 Banquet and Presentation — Mead ABC. Reservations required and additional feel.

After Dinner Presentations:
Protesting on the Capitol Steps
Barbara Fahs Charles

Ephemera Jeopardy
Evie Eysenburg


9:30 a.m. Mead AB
Members annual meeting
All members are urged to attend.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Ephemera Fair in the Grand Ballroom.