Archivist Eva Garcelon-Hart and avid ephemera collector, Lucinda Cockrell, present a broad overview of the Sheldon archives’ colorful ephemera collection. The plethora of broadsides, trade cards, posters, catalogs and other formats will provide a unique glimpse into 19th-century local and national business advertisements, medical practices, sports, and entertainment. Eva Garcelon-Hart has managed the Sheldon’s Stewart-Swift Research Center since 2011. She holds graduate degrees in Art History and Information Science from UC Berkeley. Lucinda Cockrell is a retired curator and archivist. She worked for more than thirty years in the museum, archives, and public history field in various states. Did you know that Eva worked for the Nobel Prize laureate poet Czesław Miłosz and for pictorial collections at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and Lucinda is co-author of the recently published book How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History?
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Producer: Henry Sheldon Museum