Thursday, 3 January 2013

Ephemera at Chetham's Library, Manchester

Chetham's Library in Manchester has rich collections of printed ephemera, most of which are catalogued, including bookplates, postcards, chapbooks, broadsides, ballads, theatre programmes, posters, trade cards and bill heads.

The Chethams website has a very useful guide to discrete collections of rare books and printed ephemera, notable among which are the Halliwell-Phillipps collection (donated to the library in 1852), a fne collection of scrapbooks of local material and the Belle Vue zoo and gardens archive.

(C) Chetham's Library, Manchester

There is project to digitise ballads across all Manchester libraries, including the newly-acquired (and already indexed) Robert Holt Collection of Manchester Street Songs and Ballads.