Publication Details

Organ, M.K., Ephemera in Archives: What to Do? - A Possible Solution from the University of New South Wales Archives, Archives and Manuscripts - Journal of the Australian Society of Archivists, Canberra, 15(2), November 1987, 105-118.


This article attempts to define ephemera for archivists and librarians; looks at the methods o f dealing with ephemera previously employed by both groups; suggests that instead o f undergoing off-hand destruction, ephemera be considered a necessary part o f a comprehensive archival collection; and, finally, proposes a simple system for gaining physical and intellectual control over ephemera in an Archives, based on methods employed by the University o f New South Wales Archives.