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John Johnson Collection
General Information

 Institution



University of Oxford
 Department Bodleian Library
 Title of collection John Johnson Collection
 Funded by: JISC: Part of the UK's JISC Image Digitization Initative (JIDI)
 Length of
 collection/project

November 1998 - July 1999
 Summary The John Johnson Collection is one of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world. It was assembled by john de Monins Johnson between c.1923 and 1956 and was housed at the Oxford University Press (where it was called The Constance Meade Collection of Ephemeral Printing) until its transfer to the Bodleian Library in 1968. Johnson collected retrospectively, establishing 1939 as his terminus ante quem (although there are exceptions). While the majority of material dates from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, there is ephemera dating back to 1508. There are over 1 million items in the original collection. The material is principally British. The material selected for the JIDI project was the Political Cartoons section (1368 images) and Trades and Professions Prints (830) images.
Collection
Description

 Subject 1
 Subject 2 
 Subject 3
 Time period
 Region
 Language
 

 

 
Political Cartoons
Trades and Professions
Prints
1749-1908 (Cartoons); 1711-1896 (Trades & Professions)

English

Contact Details Librarian of the John Johnson Collection
jjcoll@bodley.ox.ac.uk
Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
(01865) 277047
URL JIDI Project and incorporated into John Johnson online catalogue (under Catalogue)
Record updated 16/07/2002
 

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