The exhibition was held in the Rare Books Exhibition space, Sir Louis Matheson Library, Monash University from 19 October 2006 - 28 February 2007 Opening address given by Seamus O'Hanlon, Lecturer, School of Historical Studies, Monash University. The library's new exhibition is a display of "Ephemera", printed material which is used for various purposes and then discarded. These fragments of the past illuminate previous lives for future generations. Items displayed range from 17th century to the present. Among the earliest are pieces concerned with an execution in 1678; tourist notices from the early 19th century; early greetings cards including valentines; a colour brochure for the first Holden car from 1950; the first Moomba programme from 1955; and lots of current posters and fliers for music events and political campaigns. The exhibition is drawn from the holdings of the Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. The library has been collecting ephemera since the early 1990's in support of research by social historians.
Overell, Richard and Overell, Richard (curator), “Ephemera: an exhibition of material from the Monash University Library Rare Books Collection 19 October 2006 - 28 February 2007,” Monash Collections Online, accessed November 25, 2020, http://repository.erc.monash.edu/items/show/13347