We are working hard to collect as much ephemera relating to the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee as possible. Gill is nobly emailing Oxfordshire town and parish clerks. We are all scouring tourist offices, racks of brochures and shops for anything and everything Jubilee-related. Gill has three boxes so far, with much more to come.
All contributions of printed material in hard copy are very welcome. Please send them to: Librarian of the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Libraries, Osney One Building, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 OEW. This fine example is reproduced by kind permission of the Earth Trust.
I will be tweeting images from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee all next week: @jjcollephemera.
Exciting news at the Bodleian of the publication online today of Queen Victoria’s diaries, in a collaboration between the Royal Archives and ProQuest. This was announced by HM the Queen. Some of the images in the Timeline are from the John Johnson Collection.
The John Johnson Collection collects modern ephemera, which is sorted into some ninety categories. Although there are some special categories (e.g. Oxford University Societies and Private Presses), mostly this is as broad-ranging as possible with the aim of reflecting contemporary society. Occasionally, however, we create special collections to mark events of national or international significance. Last year, we gathered ephemera relating to the Royal Wedding.
This year, we are collecting printed ephemera relating to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and to the Olympics. We would be grateful for contributions, however slight, e.g. fliers for jubilee street parties, advertisements for memorabilia, concerts, events, and all ephemera carrying the official logos of the Diamond Jubilee or the Olympics. We do not collect three-dimensional artefacts.
If you can help, please send contributions to: Librarian of the John Johnson Collection, Bodleian Libraries, Osney One, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0EW