Broadside Collection

broadsideFour thousand rare and significant pieces spanning the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries from many communities in Europe, Israel, the Near East, and America.

Broadsides are sheets printed on one side. They may be posters, handbills, or signs. They were, more often than not, intended to be ephemeral. The collection includes broadsides of poems and prayers, Kabbalistic writings, genealogical charts, micrographs, maps, and legal documents.

Access to the broadsides varies by collection. Most are found in the catalog. The Wedding Poems and Portraits are part of the Digital Collections.