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About Us

The Ephemera Society of America, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it; to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest; to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials; to serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and scholars; and to contribute to the cultural life of those who have an interest in our heritage as a nation or a people, both nationally and internationally.

The Society sponsors an annual convention that includes seminars, exhibitions, a superb ephemera show and sale, workshops, collector forums, and other conference events.

The Society's Web site — www.ephemerasociety.org — connects with thousands of visitors seeking information about ephemera, provides contacts with other collectors and ephemera-related businesses, and includes notices of Society events.

All members-—individuals, libraries, corporations, colleges, historical societies, and museums—receive The Ephemera Journal, a 32-page four color publication published three times a year; an annual Membership Directory; the eNews, and special admission to Society-sponsored functions.

Members also enjoy the camaraderie and shared interests of fellow ephemerists.

Mission Statement

Mission of the Society and its Members

  • - To cultivate and encourage interest in ephemera and the history identified with it
  • - To further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest
  • - To promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials
  • - To serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and scholars
  • - To contribute to the cultural life of those who have an interest in our heritage as a nation or a people, both nationally and internationally

Commitment of the Society and its Board
  • - To conduct the affairs of the Ephemera Society according to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • - To strive to be recognized for excellence
  • - To value and develop our membership
  • - To manage our finances prudently
  • Media Relations

    The Ephemera Society of America is a non-profit organization linking collectors, dealers, scholars, museum curators, publishers and others.

    To arrange an interview with one of our experts, please contact:

    Diane DeBlois
    Media Relations Director
    The Ephemera Society of America

    (315) 655-9139

    diane@ephemerasociety.org

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