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Small Press Ephemera Collection

Identifier: MA.00280

Scope and Contents

Pamphlets, publicity material, mailings and other ephemera relating to small presses, chiefly in the United States and United Kingdom.


  • Creation: circa 1926-1982

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Small Press Ephemera Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Small Press Ephemera Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.


3.5 Linear feet (7 archives boxes)

Language of Materials



Pamphlets, publicity material, mailings and other ephemera relating to small presses in the United States, United Kingdom and elsewhere.


This collection is organized into two series:

  1. Series 1: Small Presses
  2. Series 2: Miscellaneous Material

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Items in the collection derived from many sources, but chiefly through acquisitions by the Amherst College Library and through the gifts of Dr. Jack W. C. Hagstrom (AC 1955).

Related Materials

  1. Publications by the presses represented in the collection can be found in the Amherst College Library online catalog.
  2. Ron Gordon (AC 1965) Oliphant Press Materials, 1965-2009
  3. Harbor Press Ephemera Collection, 1924-2006 (bulk 1925-1941)
  4. Snail's Pace Press Ephemera Collection, 1922-1963 (bulk 1924-1957)
Tessa McEvoy, AC 2016, Student Assistant
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Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299