… the product of a unique partnership between JISC’s Digitisation Programme, the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, and ProQuest to conserve, catalogue and digitise more than 65,000 items drawn from the collection.

Alastair Dunning, JISC Digitisation Programme Manager said, ‘The ephemera that form the John Johnson collection are a valuable yet neglected source for historians. The conversion of this collection to digital form now permits scholars to access an astonishingly diverse range of material, allowing them to explore the newssheets, popular prints, adverts, and other items that made up people’s everyday life of the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century.’

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