Miscellaneous Subject Files, circa 1874-1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

University of Oregon. Libraries. Special Collections & University Archives.
Miscellaneous Subject Files
circa 1874-1978 (inclusive)
61.25 linear feet, (94 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 240
The collection contains ephemeral materials such as brochures, flyers, greeting cards, catalogs, and promotional or advertisement cards. The collection was formed by a former curator of Special Collections at the University of Oregon as a way to handle single items that were not a part of a larger collection.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ephemeral publications are produced as single-use items, such as tickets, brochures, catalogs, menus, receipts, and greeting cards. They are often useful to the researcher as evidence of social and economic life in earlier times.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection is an artificial, or intentional, collection created by gathering together examples of ephemera that had been acquired over the span of several years by staff in Special Collections. The collection includes advertisement cards; greeting cards; book catalogs; product catalogs; autograph books; and small publications relating to Communism, Socialism, Marxism, music and art, and other social topics.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish or from collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Miscellaneous Subject Files Collection, Coll 240, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Miscellaneous files: Advertisements - Journalism
2 Miscellaneous files: Korea - Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
3 Miscellaneous files: Social change - Tibet
4 Miscellaneous files: United Nations - World hunger
5 Advertising cards: Axle grease - Manufacturing (miscellaneous)
6 Advertising cards: Medicines - Toys
7 Advertising cards: Transportation, railroads - Miscellaneous
8 Artifacts: Charles W. Furlong - sign
9 Artifacts: Dwight D. Eisenhower - plaque
10 Autograph/memory books
11 Book Club of California: Bonanza Banquets - Miscellaneous
12 Book Club of California: Miscellaneous - Six California Tales
13 California Presses
14 Cards: Birthday - Christmas
15 Cards: Easter - Reward of Merit
16 Cards: Valentines - Miscellaneous
17 Children's book catalogs: Abingdon/Cokesbury Press - Cleveland book fair
18 Children's book catalogs: Thomas Y. Crowell Company - NY Public Library children's books
19 China
20 Civil Liberties
21 Clubs and Associations
22 Commercial catalogs: Advertisements - Engines and pumps
23 Commercial catalogs: Engines and pumps - Household items
24 Commercial catalogs: Iron works - Machinery
25 Commercial catalogs: Machinery - Sporting goods
26 Commercial catalogs: Sprayers - Miscellaneous; Volumes 1-4, 6
27 Commercial catalogs: Volumes 7 - 9, 11 - 15
28 Communism, Socialism, Marxism: Communism - Monthly Review
29 Communism, Socialism, Marxism: Monthly Review publications - Socialism, United States
30 Communism, Socialism, Marxism: Miscellaneous - The Student Outlook
31 Cookbooks
32 Co - ps
33 Cuba
34 Disarmament
35 Economics: Advertising - Social Security
36 Economics: Taxation - United States
37 Economics: United States - Miscellaneous
38 Education: Arts - Miscellaneous
39 Education: Miscellaneous study aids
40 Education: School papers
41 Foreign Aid and Relations: Africa - Foreign relations
42 Foreign Aid and Relations: France and Spain - Switzerland
43 Germany/World War I and II: Arms/armies - Munich
44 Germany/World War I and II: Nazis - Miscellaneous
45 Great Britain
46 Halderman - Julius publications
47 Health: Aged/elderly - Insurance
48 Health: Medical health care - Miscellaneous
49 Homosexuality
50 Housing
51 India: Cultural - Missionaries
52 India: Pakistan - Miscellaneous
53 Jewish Pamphlets
54 Juvenile Deliquency
55 Labor: AFL - CIO -- Strikes
56 Labor: Trade unions - Unions
57 Labor: United Automobile Workers - Miscellaneous
58 Latin America
59 Limited Editions Club
60 Mexico
61 Missionary Pamphlets
62 Music, Culture, Art: Advertisements - Poetry
63 Music, Culture, Art: Poetry - Elinor Henry Brown - Volumes
64 Oregon: Agriculture - Organizations, fraternal
95 Newspapers and Publications: Ashland-Eugene
2 Newspapers and Publications: Grants Pass - Oregon City
96 Newspapers and Publications: Portland
97 Newspapers and Publications: Roseburg-Woodburn
65 Oregon: Organizations, general - Oregon Trail
66 Patent Medicines
67 Penology
68 Political Literature
1 Political: Prohibition newsprint
95 Publications: Time Magazine [President John F. Kennedy] November 29, 1963
69 Religion: African American - Quakers
70 Religion: Search Magazine - Pamphlets
71 Republican Pamphlets: Bryan/McKinley - Election analysis
72 Republican Pamphlets: Election analysis - Report by the Chairman
73 Republican Pamphlets: Republican Congressional Committee - Miscellaneous
74 Rodeos
75 School of Printing, North Union, Boston
76 Social Welfare: Alcoholism - Elderly
77 Social Welfare: Family - Miscellaneous
78 Sports
79 Theater Memorabilia: Actors and troupes - Dance
80 Theater Memorabilia: Drama
81 Theater Memorabilia: Magazines and brochures - Variety shows
82 Theater Memorabilia: Scrapbooks
83 Timber/lumber, Pacific Northwest: American Forest Products Industries - Lumber grades
84 Timber/lumber, Pacific Northwest: Lumber seasoning - Miscellaneous
85 Travel and recreational brochures
86 Turkey
87 UFOs
89 Vietnam: American Friends Service Committee - Germany
90 Vietnam: International Conferences - Miscellaneous
91 Women's Club (OR) Programs: Albany - Portland, OR Business and Professional Women's Club
92 Women's Club (OR) Programs: Portland, The Professional Women's League - Salem, Salem Business and Professional Women's Club
93 Women's Club (OR) Programs: Salem, Salem Women's Club - Wasco
94 Women's Club (OR) Programs: Weston - General Women's Clubs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Advertising cards
  • Catalogs
  • Ephemera
  • Greeting cards
  • Leaflets