This website is based on an exhibition in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication,  University of Reading from 18 September to 8 December 2017.

The items shown are are either from the Rickards Collection, or from a parallel collection of items collected or donated subsequently, housed in the Centre for Ephemera Studies. The material in the Centre provides what is probably an unparalleled gateway to the study of ephemera of the last 250 years, and, as with ephemera generally, a fascinating window into aspects of life in the past.

The A-Z of ephemera has been curated by the Centre for Ephemera Studies; with contributions from Caroline Teng and Kash Loi, students in Typography Department who worked on the exhibition and website design, and digitisation of the images.