Research and Instructional Uses of Ephemera and Realia in Academic Library Archival Collections.

by Koelsch, Beth Ann

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this research study is to illustrate the importance of ephemera and realia for historic research and undergraduate instruction and thus encourage academic archives to expand their collection development policies and cataloguing procedures to include more ephemera and realia. Through examination of the literature about the collection and use of non-traditional academic special collections materials and the information gathered from interviews with university professors, researchers and archivists in academic special collections libraries at universities in the Triangle area of North Carolina, a variety of opinions about the research and pedagogical value of realia and ephemera are revealed.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Deborah Barreau

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:libraries special collections printed ephemera archival materials material culture archives study and teaching higher united states history


Date of Publication:04/09/2007

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