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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 925

Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of printed ephemera

18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century printed materials on various topics.


  • 1702-2007

Language of Materials

Collection materials are primarily in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


8 linear feet (16 boxes)

This collection includes ephmera and printed materials on various topics. Material types include but are not limited to admission tickets, advertisements, annual reports, bookplates, broadsides (notices), business cards, by-laws (administrative records), calendars, catalogs, clippings (information artifacts), comic books, correspondence, envelopes, essays, exhibition catalogs, fliers (printed matter), fractional currency, greeting cards, guidebooks, gum, invitations, lectures, maps, menus, obituaries, order forms, pamphlets, paper dolls, perpetual calendars, photographs, playbills, poems, poetry, portraits, postage stamps, postcards, programs (documents), promotional materials, recipes, rosters, schedules (time plans), sheet music, songs (document genre), stereographs, stickers, trade cards (advertising), travel guidebooks, and zodiac symbols. Manuscript materials, when present, have been noted.


Arranged alphabetically by person, topic, or place.

Unless noted, original arrangement by collector has been retained.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository


Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley M. Nary
Link to catalog
Wilson, Fredric Woodbridge, collector. Fredric Woodbridge Wilson collection of printed ephemera, 1702-2007: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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