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In addition, the Centre has access to numerous collections of ephemera in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication and in other parts of the University. For example, there are major holdings of material relating to the biscuit manufacturer Huntley & Palmers and the agricultural engineering firm of Ransome; proofs and original artwork of the security printers De La Rue; a set of trade material available from exhibitors at the Great Exhibition of 1851; two of the largest survivng collections of work by nineteenth-century jobbing printers (John Soulby and the firm of Kitchin, both of Ulverston); the John Lewis collection of ephemera; the Dorothy and Sydney Spellman collection of Victorian sheet music covers. The University also has several smaller, well-focused collections of ephemera, and its substantial collection of publishers' archives includes ephemera (preserved with other documents).

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