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18th century Entertainment Ephemera
General Information

 Institution



University of Oxford
 Department Bodleian Library
 Title of Project 18th century Entertainment Ephemera
 Funded by: Oxford Digital Library Development Fund
 Length of
 collection/project

Complete
 Summary

This will be the fourth John Johnson Collection digital project. The scope of the project is all 18th century Entertainment ephemera in the John Johnson Collection - Paybills, handbills, newscuttings and prints taken from the following sections: Theatre; London Play Places; Animals on Show; Circuses; Concerts; Dioramas; Entertainment folders; Exhibitions; Human Freaks; Magic and Mystery; Museums and Waxworks.
The objective is to provide detailed cataloguing of this material for the Johnson online catalogue, with digital images for web delivery. This will make the material available to a wide public worldwide and will also enable Bodleian readers to browse the material electronically, before selecting individual items for consultation, a welcome preservation measure for such vulnerable material. Photocopying is not permitted of 18th century items, but readers will be able to make (or perhaps order) reference quality print-outs from the digital files.

Collection
Description

 Subject 1
 Subject 2 
 Subject 3 
 
 Time period
 Language

 

 
Theatre (239 items)
Entertainment 18th Century (236 items)
Performing Animals

1700 - 1800
Mainly English, some German.

Contact Details Julie Anne Lambert
jal@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Librarian of the John Johnson Collection
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 (2)77047
URL Access via John Johnson catalogue and odl collections site
Record updated 13/11/2006
 

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