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John Johnson Collection

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Works: 59 works in 122 publications in 1 language and 1,064 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Biography  Portraits 
Classifications: Z921,
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Most widely held works by John Johnson Collection
The John Johnson collection : an archive of printed ephemera ( file )
in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
This collection provides access to thousands of items selected from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, offering unique insights into the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 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. Assembled between c.1923 and 1956, the collection 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
[Circuses ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of printed ephemera relating to circuses and similar entertainments; includes advertisements, programmes, hand bills and posters
[London playbills ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of late 18th to late 19th century playbills from London theatres; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library
[Boxing folder] ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique of a collection of printed ephemera on boxing; includes rules, reports of fights, posters, hand bills. From the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library--Résumé de l'éditeur
[Bill headings ( file )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique of a collection of bill headings for the supply of linen and woollen goods; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library--Résumé de l'éditeur
[Bill headings ( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique of a collection of bill headings for the supply of jewellery and other goods and services by goldsmiths and silversmiths, chiefly from London; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library-Résumé de l'éditeur
[Concerts ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of printed ephemera relating to performances at the Royal Albert Hall; includes newspaper reviews, advertisements, hand bills and programmes
[Magic and mystery ( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of playbills, posters and advertisements for shows featuring conjuring and illusions
[Cinema ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique of a collection of printed texts and illustrations relating to magic lanterns, from various sources; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library--Résumé de l'éditeur
[Bill headings ( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique of a collection of bill headings for the supply of silk goods and corsets; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library--Résumé de l'éditeur
[Seaside, lakes and spas ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of 19th century printed ephemera relating to seaside and lakeside holidays in England; includes illustrations of seaside destinations and activities, and tourist guides. From the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library
[Entertainment folder] ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of printed ephemera relating to circuses and other entertainments; includes newspaper reports, particularly about the tightrope walker Blondin, hand bills and advertisements
[Bill headings ( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique of a collection of bill headings for the supply of clothing; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library--Résumé de l'éditeur
[Bill headings ( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Reproduction électronique a collection of bill headings for the supply of chemists' and druggists' goods; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library--Résumé de l'éditeur
[Provincial theatre folder ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of playbills and other ephemera from English provincial theatres; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library
[Fairs and festivals ( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of articles, posters and newspaper clippings relating to fairs, market days, showmen and outdoor entertainments held in London, including Bartholomew Fair
[Saloons and taverns playbills folder] ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of 19th century handbills, playbills and reviews of performances at various English taverns; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library
[London play places ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of printed ephemera relating to London entertainment venues; includes programmes, hand bills, posters and advertisements for music hall, theatre, variety concerts and sporting events. From the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library
[Sport ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of English sporting ephemera including newspaper cuttings, records, handbills, illustrations and posters; from the Johnson Collection in the Bodleian Library
[Actors and actresses ( file )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Electronic reproduction of a collection of articles and portraits of British actors and actresses, from 19th and early 20th century English periodicals, with handbills, posters, contracts and other theatre ephemera
 
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Bodleian Library. John Johnson Collection
Johnson Collection
Languages
English (79)
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