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Email: jjcoll@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 277047

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If you are planning a research visit, please contact us first. You will need a category 'A' Bodleian reader's card and an appointment. Ephemera are read in the Rare Books and Western Manuscripts Reading Room in the Weston Library.

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About Us

What is the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera?

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There are various ways of seeing the John Johnson Collection and of cross-searching it with other collections. Find out how.

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Skip the introductions and go straight to our online catalogue, indexes and The John Johnson Collection: an archive of printed ephemera (ProQuest)

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Research Visits

Essential information about arranging to look at material from the Collection

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We have digitised c.74,000 items. How can you find the images?

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