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The John Johnson Collection


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The John Johnson Collection is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Library link to external site, this link will open in a new window and ProQuest to conserve, catalogue and digitise more than 65,000 items drawn from the Bodleian's John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera. The project, which has been funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) through its Digitisation Programme link to external site, this link will open in a new window, broadens access to a wide array of rare or unique archival materials documenting various aspects of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera

Housed in the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the John Johnson Collection is widely recognised as one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world and generally regarded as the most significant single collection of ephemera in the UK. It was assembled by John de Monins Johnson (1882-1956), Printer to the University, who was visionary in his preservation of Britain's vulnerable paper heritage. It contains a wide array of rare and unusual materials, which has remained largely unknown to scholars and researchers.

For information about gaining access to the original collection, please visit the John Johnson Collection pages of the Bodleian Library web link to external site, this link will open in a new window site link to external site, this link will open in a new window.

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